Looking for the perfect vegetarian BBQ ideas this summer? Don’t stick to the usual corn on the cob and grilled veggies – try our easy vegetarian BBQ recipes to impress guests and fill stomachs full of tasty veggie grub.
It’s every veggie’s worst nightmare – rocking up to the BBQ, only to discover there’s nothing to eat. Whether you’re cooking for a friend or that special someone, finding the perfect vegetarian BBQ recipes is essential to a successful meal out in the sun – for everyone. That’s why we’ve put together our suggestions for the best BBQ food for vegetarians. Consider it your ultimate inspiration for the grill this summer.
Smoked Vegetarian BBQ Ribs
For your main dish, why not try this tasty vegetarian barbecue recipe?
- 340g of wheat gluten
- 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 170ml of water
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- A pinch of brown sugar
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
Preheat your BBQ to 270 degrees. Meanwhile, add together your first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Pour your water into a measuring cup, adding and mixing in the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and almond butter. Combine your measuring jug and the ingredients in the bowl together and stir.
Knead your mixture until it has formed into a ball and then roll out into a rectangular shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 10 equal pieces from your mixture to make your ribs. Use lolly-pop sticks to hold each piece in place, pinching to seal.
Proceed to cook your ribs for 30 minutes, turn over, and then cook for another 30 minutes until piping hot throughout. Remove from the grill and serve with BBQ sauce to create your tasty vegetarian barbecue food.
Easy To Make Veggie BBQ Food
Now you have your main course sorted for your vegetarian BBQ menu, how about adding some extras to nibble on over throughout the afternoon?
Mexican Style Veg & BBQ Halloumi Skewers
Switch up your veggie skewers this year by adding some tasty sustenance to your sticks. Using grilled halloumi and butternut squash is a great equivalent to meat, filling you up while still giving that tasty barbecued flavour to your food.
- Butternut squash
- Tamarind paste
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
Boil your butternut squash in a pan of salted water until cooked. Whisk your tamarind paste, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil together to make your marinade, and then season as required.
Marinate your squash, halloumi and peppers in a large bowl and leave to soak. When properly marinated, thread each of your ingredients onto your skewer sticks.
Roast up your skewers on the BBQ until lightly charred and brush with any extra marinade sauce. Serve as required for a tasty veggie bite.
Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Burger
If skewers or vegetarian ribs aren’t for you, why not try a barbecued Portobello mushroom burger? What’s more, this tasty treat can be adapted for vegans too.
- 4 portobello mushroom caps
- 4 slices of cheese (Option: use vegan cheese to make this a vegan burger)
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat your BBQ to a medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk together your olive oil, garlic, oregano, and seasoning in a small bowl. Put your mushroom caps into your bowl and coat evenly by turning in the mixture.
Place your Portobello mushrooms on to the BBQ and cook until tender. Use any excess marinade to brush your mushrooms as they cook.
Fill your bun with lettuce, tomato, your Portobello mushroom and your desired cheese slice.
Got all the barbecue tips you need and ready to get going? Just pop down to your local convenience store to stock up on ingredients or get some menu ideas and you’re good to go. Happy Barbecuing!
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