Who says being compassionate means that you have to sacrifice flavour? Vegan food is more accessible than ever before, and with plenty of choice when it comes to fake meats and replacement milks and cheeses, that means that even barbecues – which were previously the domain of meat eaters alone – can be 100% plant-based.
But to pull off a vegan barbecue in style, you need to have some decent recipes, and that’s where this post comes in. Let’s take a look at just five of the best vegan barbecue recipes.
So get ready to throw the best, most inclusive, BBQ party of your life with these recipes.
Seitan is made from vital what gluten along with a little seasoning, and it’s a pretty durable meat substitute that works great in a range of different situations. If you make seitan in bulk, you can mould it into everything from burgers and sausages to juicy steaks that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Jackfruit is a popular choice amongst many vegans because it does a great job of taking on the flavour of whatever sauce that you marinate it in. It also has a texture that’s similar to pulled pork, and it goes great with barbecue sauce to make the perfect topping for your burgers and hot dogs. You can prepare it in advance, too!
If you’re catering for kids - they love this one! And, while Not everyone agrees that mac and cheese belongs at a barbecue, you won’t want to miss out once you give this recipe a try. Mac and cheese is another one that you can prepare in advance and then serve in a big bowl for people to dip into as and when they want some. Your omnivorous friends won’t be able to tell the difference.
Vegetable skewers are so simple that you probably don’t need a recipe, but we thought we’d share one anyway. They’re a delightful addition to any barbecue, and they’re easy to make and can be done with metal skewers to cut down on waste. And did we mention that they’re delicious, too?
Grilled aubergine is also nice and simple to make, and if you slice it thinly enough and season it with a little paprika then you can make your own vegan bacon - the perfect late-night snack. If you’re going with the skewers then you can include a little aubergine there too, or just slice it in half and grill it straight on the barbecue. It’s delicious either way!
Now that you know just some of the best vegan BBQ recipes, it’s over to you to give them a go. Remember that if you want your barbecue to go with a bang, it’s a good idea to test out the recipes in advance to make sure that you know what you’re doing and to do as much of the preparation as you can beforehand. You’ll be tucking into your delicious vegan barbecue in no time. Bon appetite!
So there you have it - now you know what to cook on a BBQ with loads of great ideas for vegan recipes.