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
photo & tutorial credit: moonandspoonandyum.com
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!
2. Grilled Quinoa Stuffed Avocados
photo & tutorial credit: recipesfromapantry.com
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!
3. Vegan Pasta to Pass
photo & tutorial credit: pinkfortitude.com
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!
4. Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce
photo & tutorial credit: savorytooth.com
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
5. Easy BBQ Tofu
photo & tutorial credit: vegannie.com
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!
6. Herbs and Spices Protein Rub
photo & tutorial credit: tastygalaxy.com
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!
7. Avocado Nectarine Salad
photo & tutorial credit: slocooking.net
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!
8. Avocado Sweet Potato Salad
photo & tutorial credit: nestandglow.com
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!
9. Cuban Veggie Burgers with Guava BBQ Sauce
photo & tutorial credit: thesoccermomblog.com
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!
10. Thai Marinated Grilled Maitake Mushrooms
photo & tutorial credit: veganinthefreezer.com
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’!
11. Grilled Pineapple
photo & tutorial credit: dancingthroughtherain.com
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!
12. Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sliders
photo & tutorial credit: strengthandsunshine.com
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.
13. Grilled Veggies
photo & tutorial credit: drugstoredivas.net
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!
14. Vegan Charred Caesar Salad
photo & tutorial credit: thebakingfairy.net
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!
15. Grilled Corn on the Cob
photo & tutorial credit: soeasybeinggreen-blog.com
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!
16. Vegan Lentil Burgers
photo & tutorial credit: recipethis.com
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!
17. Miso Potato Salad
photo & tutorial credit: veryveganval.com
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!
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?