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Hosting a Vegan-Friendly BBQ: Delicious Recipes and Tips

Guide for your vegan barbecue - Recipes and tips

It’s spring time! And when the weather turns warm, it’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy some outdoor cooking with friends and family. But if you or your guests follow a vegan lifestyle, you might wonder how to host a barbecue that caters to everyone’s dietary preferences.

Fear not! With a little creativity and some tasty recipes, you can throw a vegan-friendly cookout that will satisfy even the most dedicated carnivores. From savory barbecue “meats” to refreshing salads and indulgent desserts, here are some ideas to inspire your next plant-based barbecue extravaganza.

Creating the Perfect Vegan BBQ Menu

Start with a Fresh Salad: 

Every great barbecue needs a refreshing salad to balance out the hearty grilled dishes. A simple garden salad with crisp greens, colorful vegetables, and a zesty vinaigrette is always a crowd-pleaser. You can also get creative with ingredients like grilled corn, avocado, and toasted nuts for added texture and flavor.

salada for vegan bbq

You can also test another types of salad too! Heres another salad that i love.

Barbecue Fake Meats and Veggies: 

No vegan barbecue is complete without some delicious grilled “meats” and veggies. There are plenty of options available at most grocery stores, including veggie burgers, sausages, and even “ribs” made from plant-based ingredients. Marinate your fake meats and veggies in your favorite barbecue sauce or spice rub for extra flavor before grilling to perfection.

If you are fan of a good sausage, you can grill this recipe too!

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Serve a Pasta Salad:

 A creamy pasta salad is the perfect addition to any barbecue spread. Use your favorite pasta shape and toss it with a dairy-free dressing, plenty of fresh vegetables, and herbs for a light and satisfying side dish. You can add ingredients like cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and roasted peppers for extra color and flavor.

pasta salad vegan

Indulge in a Decadent Dessert: 

  • No barbecue is complete without a sweet treat to finish off the meal. Luckily, there are plenty of vegan-friendly dessert options to choose from. From fruity sorbets to rich chocolate cakes, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your commitment to plant-based eating.
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Recipes for Your Vegan BBQ Extravaganza

Fresh Garden Salad


  • Mixed salad greens
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Your favorite vinaigrette dressing


  • Wash and chop the vegetables.
  • Toss the salad greens and vegetables together in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette dressing and toss to coat.
  • Serve chilled.

Grilled Barbecue “Meats” and Veggies


  • Veggie burgers
  • Vegan sausages
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Bell peppers
  • Barbecue sauce or spice rub


  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Marinate the veggie burgers, sausages, mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers in barbecue sauce or spice rub for at least 30 minutes.
  • Grill the marinated ingredients for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and have grill marks.
  • Serve hot with your favorite barbecue sauce on the side.
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Creamy Pasta Salad


  • Your favorite pasta shape (penne, rotini, fusilli, etc.)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Black olives
  • Red onion
  • Fresh basil
  • Dairy-free mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, and fresh basil.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the dairy-free mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to coat evenly.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake


  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Non-dairy milk (such as almond or soy milk)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, and non-dairy milk.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.

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Hosting a vegan-friendly barbecue doesn’t have to be complicated. With these delicious recipes and tips, you can create a memorable outdoor dining experience that caters to all dietary preferences. So fire up the grill, gather your friends and family, and enjoy a delicious plant-based feast in the great outdoors!

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