Healthy Vegan BBQ Recipes you have to try this Summer

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The time has come for backyard BBQs, days spent at the pool and lounging in the sun before the days of summer quickly come to an end.

If you’re anything like me, you probably forgot all about that neighborhood BBQ you have just around the corner and now you have to scramble to whip something up that’s not only healthy but delicious too! I’ve got you covered with over 15 healthy vegan BBQ recipes that are simple to make and oh so scrumptious!

These recipes are so mouth watering you and your guests will be coming back for seconds and even thirds! 

15+ Healthy Vegan BBQ Recipes You have to try this Summer

Whether you are vegan, want to try to eat more plant-based or feeling a little adventurous, these vegan BBQ recipes are absolutely perfect!

Mix and match, get creative and have some fun in the kitchen! Now that your mouth is watering, let’s dive into these healthy vegan BBQ recipes!


1. BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers

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You can’t have a BBQ without burgers! But these are no ordinary burgers as they have no meat and they are made from chickpeas, oats, walnuts, herbs, and spices and they look DELICIOUS!

Slap these burgers on the grill for added flavor and add any toppings you’d like! You can’t go wrong with these vegan burgers!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

2. Grilled Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

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If you’re not feeling burgers or would like a healthy side dish to pass, try these delicious grilled quinoa stuffed avocados!

All the heath and all the flavor, so yummy!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

3. Vegan Pasta to Pass

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If you’re short on time and looking for something simple, yet delicious to bring to your BBQ here is the perfect dish for you!

You can’t go wrong with pasta, I mean it’s basically it’s own food group! Pasta dishes are easy to make and oh so delectable!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

4. Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

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If you’re looking for a sweet, tangy and savory BBQ sauce without all those added chemicals and sugars, look no further!

This BBQ sauce recipe has simple, clean ingredients and you get to decide what goes into and what stays out of it! And the best part? There’s no added sugar! #winning

Get your hands on the recipe here!

5. Easy BBQ Tofu

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Tofu is the perfect source of vegan protein because it will literally take on any flavor you put it with! And it’s easy to cook with!

This recipe has all the smokey flavor we know and love but with a healthy tofu twist!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

6. Herbs and Spices Protein Rub

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While this rub was originally for chicken, the herbs and spices are vegan and can easily be used for tofu, tempeh, burgers or any other vegan protein of your choice!

Rubs are so easy to make and they really add a ton of flavor!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

7. Avocado Nectarine Salad

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Instead of having just a plain old fruit bowl at your backyard BBQ, spice it up a bit with this fruity dish!

Grab your nectarines and avocados to make a delectable, sweet and fruity salad that everyone will absolutely love!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

8. Avocado Sweet Potato Salad

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Turn your traditional potato salad upside down and add a healthy twist with this avocado sweet potato salad recipe!

You can reduce some unhealthy fats while still keeping the flavor! Seriously, you’re going to love this recipe!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

9. Cuban Veggie Burgers with Guava BBQ Sauce

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If you don’t feel like making your own veggie burger and need something quickly if you’re in a pinch, go to your local grocery store and pick up these delicious burgers!

All you need for the sauce is guava paste and bbq sauce! Add your favorite toppings and sides and you have yourself a juicy vegan burger!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

10. Thai Marinated Grilled Maitake Mushrooms

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I’m a sucker for all things mushrooms and these mushrooms are perfect for the grill or pan and are packed with flavor!

These mushrooms make the perfect side dish or vegan burger topper! Grab yourself some maitake mushrooms and start grillin’!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

11. Grilled Pineapple

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Pineapple is pretty much the perfect fruit for summer, you can eat it, you can decorate with it, you can lay in the pool on it or even take Insta worthy pics with it!

In this case, we’re eating it and not just in a traditional fruit salad! Grilled pineapple is a delicious and sweet addition to any BBQ and if you want, you can get extra fancy and drizzle on agave nectar!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

12. Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sliders

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You know what I love about sliders? They’re basically just mini burgers so you just get to eat more burgers because they’re miniature!

These mini sliders are packed with veggies which means you can eat as many as you want because…your eating your veggies. Am I right? But seriously, you’re going to want these grilled eggplant Banh Mi sliders on the menu at your next BBQ.

Get your hands on the recipe here!

13. Grilled Veggies

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It wouldn’t be a BBQ without grilled veggies! Grilled veggies are super easy to make and so versatile. Mix and match your veggies, add as many herbs and spices as you’d like and make a dish that’s not only healthy but packed with flavor!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

14. Vegan Charred Caesar Salad

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This is a new take on an old favorite, Caesar salad!

This vegan Ceasar salad is refreshing, clean and much healthier than the traditional Caesar salads! It’s also super easy to make and oh so delicious!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

15. Grilled Corn on the Cob

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Grilled corn on the cob is an absolute staple for backyard BBQs, you just can’t go without it! After grilling, add some vegan butter for that sweet and salty taste we all know and love!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

16. Vegan Lentil Burgers

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With this recipe, you not only get your veggies in but you get a delicious and savory burger too!

Vegan burgers are so simple to make and only require a few ingredients! You can quickly cook this burger in an air fryer or slap it on the grill for a deeper grilled flavor!

Get your hands on the recipe here!

17. Miso Potato Salad

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Potato salads are staples of backyard BBQs and they are so delicious!

Here is another take a traditional potato salad made with miso! Fill your potato salad with as many veggies as you would like for an even healthier twist!

Get your hands on the recipe here!


If you are not drooling over these sweet, savory and delectable vegan BBQ recipes then…you probably just ate. You are officially armed with 17 vegan BBQ recipes you need to make this summer!

Which recipe are you going to try?

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36 thoughts on “Healthy Vegan BBQ Recipes you have to try this Summer

  1. As someone who stopped eating meat a year ago, I loved this post because I’m always trying to find new recipes to make. Deff going to try a few of these 🙂

    1. That’s great!! I always love finding new recipes too that don’t require too many ingredients!

  2. I am a non vegetarian but I have been thinking to become vegan. I went through your recipes just now. They look yummy and easy to make so I guess I shall start with this.

    1. That’s fantastic!! Going vegan can be a challenge but with all these delicious recipes it’s much easier than it used to be!

  3. Thank you for sharing these great recipes. I switched to a vegan lifestyle and constantly seek for new recipes and ideas

    1. That’s so awesome!! I’ve been vegan for over a year and always looking to try new and exciting vegan recipes to spice up my meals! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Haha, love it! I was definitely getting hunger writing this post too! Thank you so much!

  4. I’m not vegan but I’ve been cooking 2 to 3 vegan meals each week lately because I feel like it’s a healthy option for my family. I’d really love to try the BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers and another recipe soon.

    1. That’s really wonderful, Terri! Homemade vegan burgers just can’t be beat! And you can make a whole bunch of them to have leftovers through out the week!

    1. Avocados are so good!! I know me either, such a fun idea!

  5. I am not a vegetarian but these recipes are so delicious. At first, you will not notice that these are vegetable unless someone will tell you that it is vegetables. This post gives me an idea on how to feed my kids with vegetables.

    1. It is very easy to hide vegetables in these recipes for your kids!

    1. Thank you, Charli! I hope your friends enjoy these recipes!

  6. This is a really great round up not just for vegans but for everyone! I think I’m most excited to try out the avocado and nectarine salad. I wouldn’t have thought to put those two things together but it sounds so refreshing and healthy! Thank you for rounding these up!

    1. I completely agree these recipes are for everyone! That avocado and nectarine salad does sound really delicious! Thanks for stopping by Megan!

  7. Maybe, it’s time for me to have a change of heart. I ate pork bbq for dinner tonight. And guess what, I felt undeniably,
    guilty. So, I am thinking of being a vegan now.

    1. Going vegan was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and as you can see it’s pretty easy to make substitutions! If you’re really serious about trying out veganism I highly recommend getting on youtube and looking for recipes, learning why you want to go vegan and really educating yourself! If you do choose to go vegan, good luck on your journey!

    1. Thank you so much! I know, I’m so excited to make that BBQ sauce instead of buying one at the store!

  8. I had to pin this. I just went pescatarian two months ago and this is my first summer where I realize a lot of food I cant eat a most peoples BBQs so these are some good options!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this post! It can be really difficult to find options at BBQs but these recipes are super easy to make and I think they’re perfect for anyone even if they aren’t vegan or vegetarian!

  9. These are some amazing recipes to try! I am not ready to give up meat yet but I am curious if I can live without it.

    1. Thank you, Ruth! If you want to try a few meatless meals or even days, give a few of these meals a try and you could also try the meat alternatives like Beyond Meat. They have burgers, “chicken” and even beefless ground!

  10. OMG I LOVE grilled veggies. These look like amazing recipes! I don’t make stuff like this often enough.

    1. I know, those veggies look so good!! Thank you so much, Marie!

  11. What a great list of vegan meals. They all look delicious and full of flavors! The Chickpea Walnut Burgers sounds really good.

    1. Thank you! The chickpea walnut burgers look really good to me too! So many options!

    1. Oh yeah! Everything can be veganized! Thank you, Lynnette!

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