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BBQ Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians


Planning your outdoor bbq party can be challenging especially when there are a variety of dietary needs to consider. You want everyone to feel at ease and not limited to what they can have. Putting together delicious options for your vegetarian and vegan guests is actually much easier than you think. There is a wide selection of delicious, healthy, plant-based foods you can add to the grill. Let’s go over some of our favorite dishes to make for vegetarians at bbqs. These are so good that we considered going meatless for the day!

Appetizers for Vegetarians

Looking for appetizer ideas for your bbq that everyone can enjoy? These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. This recipe is made in the oven. You can also find versions that go in the air fryer to save you time cooking and get back to enjoying the day with your guests. Bonus! Add sides of ranch, blue cheese, or even change up the sauces for those that aren’t keen on spicy “wings”. The possibilities are endless here so get creative. 

If you want to serve something lighter for appetizers, this Bruschetta will be perfect. Made from sweet tomatoes, fragrant basil, and garlic, this dish is bursting with fresh flavors and so easy to make. Serve it with slices of freshly toasted baguette or gluten-free crackers. 

Is a spread of dips a staple for your outdoor bbq parties? This Herb Artichoke White Bean Dip is easy to make and from simple ingredients. Yes, we would even call it a “healthy” recipe. All you need are white beans, artichokes, fresh herbs, and lemon juice. Put all of it in a food processor and serve it with crackers. Yum!

Main Dishes for Vegetarians and Vegans

If you’re scratching your head for vegan bbq ideas look no further than these delicious Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushrooms. When your guests taste them they won’t believe how incredibly easy this dish is to make. All you need are mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and skewers. After they’re grilled to perfection you can garnish them with a sprinkle of fresh herbs. It’s a feast for the eyes and taste buds.   

Here’s a second vegan bbq option to serve your guests. These Fajita Tofu Kebabs are a filling main dish option that is bursting with smoky paprika, spicy chili, fresh veggies. Skewer the seasoned tofu and veggies and grill them on foil to avoid sticking. Once finished, these beautiful kebabs will disappear off your table in an eyeblink. Note: This recipe is for the oven, but you can modify for the grill or air fryer to enjoy more time outdoors. 

Need a vegan bbq sauce to pair with pulled jackfruit or grilled tofu? This Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce is so delicious that you’ll be making it again and again. The ingredients are simple and likely you already have them in your spice cabinet. All you need to do is combine everything over medium heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. 

Now that you have your perfect vegan or vegetarian bbq party menu, all you need to do is prepare your backyard. Whether you need an update or a full-on makeover, The Porch Swing Store has a wide selection of teak, recycled plastic, and composite material patio furniture so you can host or relax in your dream space. 

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