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Whether you need an amazing vegan dish to bring to a BBQ or you’re attending an all-vegan BBQ, this list of 50+ Vegan BBQ Recipes has what you need. Browse the list below and get new ideas for a fun and delicious summer cookout.

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Most people can agree that BBQ is one of the best things about summer. BBQ is to summer as soup is to winter: flavorful, comforting, and just what you need.

Vegan BBQ features all those bright summer flavors: smoky, sweet, tangy, spicy, and savory.

You’ll be surprised just how many different foods can be grilled, from zucchini and corn to watermelon and peaches!

And of course, we certainly can’t forget delicious vegan meat alternatives such as vegan burgers and bratwurst. Check out my favorite Beyond Meat recipes and Beyond Sausage recipes to pair with these Vegan BBQ recipes.

Even if you don’t own a grill, there are many ways to achieve grilled food, such as a grill pan, grill press machine, or even cooking items like corn and peppers over the gas flame on your stove.

Additionally, vegan BBQ recipes definitely don’t just consist of food you can grill. There’s appetizers and sides that make a cookout great too, not just grilled food.

Vegan BBQ Recipes

The list below features various vegan BBQ recipes that are perfect for a backyard bash. If you want to plan an all vegan event, take options from every category: plant based proteins, grilled vegetables, and side dishes.

But if you are just responsible for bringing a dish or two to someone else’s BBQ, I recommend taking a filling main dish and/or a pasta or potato salad. This way you’ll have contributed something delicious and you’ll make sure you have plenty to eat in case you brought the only vegan option.

5-Must Try Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauces

Skip the Store-Bought BBQ Sauce Brands and make your own from scratch! It's often cheaper, healthier, and more flavorful!

1

Vegan Peach BBQ Sauce

This easy, unique and flavorful vegan Peach BBQ sauce recipe will be your new summer favorite sauce or even dip! Top 8 Allergy Friendly!
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2

Vegan BBQ Sauce

This vegan BBQ sauce is perfectly sweet, tangy, smoky, and a little spicy. Just 10 minutes and tastes like your favorite bottled BBQ sauce!
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3

Texas BBQ Sauce (No ketchup!)

Learn how to make a delicious homemade Texas BBQ Sauce without any ketchup or mustard! Using wholesome ingredients for ultimate flavor and the perfect blend of sweet, smoky, tangy and slightly spicy! This is the
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BBQ sauce in a white bowl with a silicone brush dipped in.

4

Vegan BBQ sauce

This homemade vegan BBQ sauce is the perfect sweet and smoky sauce to smother on your favorite vegan BBQ sandwiches, salads, BBQ tempeh, and more! It's naturally sweetened with date syrup and blackstrap molasses, making it a healthier alternative to most store-bought versions. All you need is 15 minutes to prepare this quick vegan condiment!
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5

15 Minute Homemade Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This quick and easy DIY bourbon BBQ sauce is smoky, semi-sweet and tangy. Slather it on wings, burgers, or use it as a barbecue dipping sauce.
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Plant Based Proteins

The plant based proteins below are either cooked on the grill or they might be cooked ahead of time inside and served at a vegan BBQ for a delicious, satisfying main dish.

BBQ tempeh strips being brushed with BBQ sauce.

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Vegan BBQ Tempeh

This sweet and smoky BBQ Tempeh is marinaded for 24 hours then smothered in homemade vegan BBQ sauce before searing and baking until tender. It's easy to make, hearty, and the perfect substitute for BBQ meats.
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Easy Vegan BBQ Seitan Ribs

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Easy Vegan BBQ Seitan Ribs

Easy Vegan BBQ Seitan Ribs are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Slathered in sticky BBQ sauce, these succulent ribs are irresistible.
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Grillable Veggie Burgers

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Grillable Veggie Burgers

Learn how to make these simple and delicious grillable veggie burgers for all of your cookouts this summer. It’s a hearty alternative to faux meat burgers!
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9

BBQ Vegan Pulled Pork Burger (Mushroom)

Shredded king oyster mushrooms are the surprising star in this vegan pulled pork sandwich. Top this amazing sandwich with your favorite vegan coleslaw and you'll be proud to see your guests enjoy it.
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10

Jackfruit Vegan Ribs

Realistic yet totally delicious, seitan ribs are made from jackfruit and seitan for an amazing texture. These vegan ribs are flavored with classic BBQ flavors so they're perfect for your cookout.
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11

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger

12

Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger

Say hello to your new favorite veggie burger. It’s gluten-free, BIG on flavor, infused with smoky BBQ flavor, and perfect on the grill or stovetop. Let’s
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13

How to Make The Best Smoky Tofu by Sunglow Kitchen

Smoky tofu is an excellent choice for a cookout because it is the perfect sandwich filling (tastes like bacon!). This simple plant-based protein could be set out on the table next to sandwich fillings like lettuce, tomato, and avocado for a build-your-own sandwich or salad option.
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14

The Best BBQ Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce before, during, and after grilling these are the best BBQ Cauliflower Steaks around- a delicious, easy-to-make vegetarian dinner!
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15

Slow Cooker Vegan BBQ Meatballs

These Vegan BBQ Meatballs are the best food to bring to a party! Since they’re made in a slow cooker, they’re the perfect tailgate recipe!
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Grilled Carrot Hot Dogs

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Grilled Carrot Hot Dogs

Carrot Hot Dogs? This fun vegan twist on the traditional hot dog is marinated, then grilled until juicy and tender.
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17

Vegan Sausage

Tender, flavorful, and protein-packed, these vegan sausages are easy to make and perfect for all your sausage needs. Grill ‘em and serve in buns; this seitan sausage is a winner.
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18

BBQ Grilled Seitan Chicken

Tender and juicy vegan grilled chicken is made from seitan and perfect for a vegan BBQ. Make this delicious chicken alternative by washing flour for a high protein and impressive plant-based main.
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Grilled BBQ Tofu (Stovetop Option!)

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Grilled BBQ Tofu (Stovetop Option!)

These Vegan BBQ Tofu Skewers are the perfect main for any summer cookout. They’re grilled to perfection in just minutes and only require 2 simple ingredients.
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20

Vegan BBQ Chicken Pizza

This Vegan BBQ Chicken Pizza is made extra crispy and delicious by using a cast iron skillet. Top it off with vegan ranch and fresh cilantro!
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21

Sloppy BBQ Chickpeas Sandwich by Veggie Inspired

Chickpeas turn these vegan sloppy joe sandwiches into a fun and protein-packed main. These sweet and mildly spicy sandwiches are especially perfect for picky eaters.
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Veggies to Cook on the Grill

It’s not always obvious how to grill some vegetables. You might worry about thinner veggies (like asparagus) falling through your grill grates, or how long to cook certain vegetables. Check out the list below for several fresh and healthy options.

22

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans (30 Minutes!)

If you’ve never tried grilling romaine lettuce, you’re missing out. It adds a new depth of smoky flavor, wilts the lettuce slightly so it’s easy to eat, and absolutely delicious.
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23

THE BEST Grilled Asparagus

This grilled asparagus recipe is tossed in olive oil with salt and pepper for a healthy 15-minute side that’s tender, smoky, and sweet.
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Grilled Pineapple and Tofu Kebabs

24

Grilled Pineapple and Tofu Kebabs

These grilled pineapple and tofu kebabs are made with colorful fresh vegetables, extra-firm tofu and homemade vegan barbecue sauce.
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25

Grilled Veggie Kabobs by Little Sunny Kitchen

These easy grilled veggie kabobs make it super easy to grill a wide variety of vegetables at once. Veggie skewers ensure now bits of veg fall through your grill grates and all that delicious char ends up on your food.
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26

Grilled Green Beans by Pinch and Swirl

Grilled green beans make use of a grilling basket (or use a grill pan instead) to make delicious, tender, smoky green beans. This easy method turns any summer vegetable into the perfect side dish.
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How to Grill Corn in the Husk

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How to Grill Corn in the Husk

Knowing how to grill corn in the husk is a simple summer staple every home chef should have under their belt. Get ready to enjoy the best grilled corn in less than an hour!
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28

Grilled Nectarines by A Virtual Vegan

If you've never grilled nectarines, you don't know what you're missing! They get soft, caramelized, even sweeter when grilled. Method works with peaches too.
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29

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks by Vegan Huggs

Portobello mushroom steaks are super tender and juicy when cooked on the grill! This fantastic mushroom side might just steal the show.
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30

Grilled Baby Bok Choy by The Dizzy Cook

Use regular bok choy or baby bok choy to make this simple and healthy side dish. Serve your grilled bok choy with those grilled Portobello steaks (above) and grilled baked potatoes (below) for a wonderful full meal from the grill.
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31

15-Minute Sweet & Smoky Grilled Peppers

Learn how to grill bell peppers & more with this Easy Grilled Peppers recipe! It takes 4 ingredients, 15 minutes, & pairs with everything!
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32

Vegan Elote by ZardyPlants

Fresh, zesty, and delicious, this easy Vegan Elote is the perfect food to serve at a BBQ, potluck or side on your dinner table. You don’t need much time at all to make this delicious side dish.
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33

Baked Potatoes on the Grill by Little Sunny Kitchen

If you've got the grill on already, throw on some potatoes. These tasty baked potatoes on the grill are simple and easy to make.
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Side Dishes Made Off the Grill

As much as you might like to, you can’t make everything on the grill especially if others are using it. These tasty vegan side dishes can be made ahead of time in the kitchen and served at a cookout.

Instant pot baked beans in white serving dish garnished with sliced green onion.

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Instant Pot Baked Beans Recipe

These Vegetarian Instant Pot Baked Beans are perfect for summer barbecues and budget-friendly dinners. Tender navy beans combined with a few pantry staples to create a wildly flavorful side dish. Learn how easy it is to make in a fraction of the time with this easy Instant Pot method!
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35

Vegan Coleslaw by Home-Cooked Roots

This creamy Vegan Coleslaw is whipped up in just 5 minutes and the perfect easy vegan side salad to serve with BBQ tempeh or topped on Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos. This dairy free slaw tastes just like the fresh summer classic you know and love!
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36

Vegan Pasta Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce by Rainbow Plant Life

This unique smoky roasted red pepper pasta salad is the perfect dish for any summer cookout. The flavors will go perfectly with grilled food, making this the perfect satisfying side.
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37

Jackfruit Buffalo Dip by The All Natural Vegan

Spicy, creamy, and WFPB, this jackfruit buffalo dip is a great appetizer. Everyone at your cookout will be snacking on this while the grill is going.
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38

Avocado Pasta Salad by Served from Scratch

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad is loaded with good-for-you veg and more importantly flavor! This tasty side will complement any dish at your cookout.
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Corn salsa with half lime in large white bowl and silver spoon.

39

Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa (Chipotle Copycat!)

This roasted chili-corn salsa is a copycat version of the corn salsa served at Chipotle Mexican Grill! Sweet corn, charred poblano peppers, cilantro, red onion, and a healthy squeeze of lime juice are key flavors in preparing this new family favorite. It's the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tangy and ready in 25 minutes!
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40

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

Nothing says summer like this vegan BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad – cold noodles, veggies & black beans with homemade vegan ranch & BBQ sauce.
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41

Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese

This is the best vegan mac and cheese ever! Cashews, carrots, and a few other simple ingredients whip up into a rich, velvety plant-based cheese sauce for tossing with elbow noodles. So good!
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42

Chipotle Corn Ribs (in the Air Fryer)

Spicy and flavorful, these chipotle corn ribs are made in the air fryer so you can make them even if the grill is full with all the other food. Corn ribs are relatively new to the scene and they are fun to eat.
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43

Summer Fruit Salad

A gorgeous summer fruit salad with stone fruit like peaches, nectarines & cherries, fresh berries and a flavorful lemon maple thyme dressing.
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44

10 Minute Black Bean & Corn Salad

Say hello to this super easy black bean and corn salad. It’s light and refreshing, crunchy, colourful, wholesome and ready in 10 minutes.
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45

Best Vegan Potato Salad

This is the best dang vegan potato salad, period. It’s ultra creamy with a flavorful mayo-mustard-sweet pickle dressing, “eggy” tofu and dill!
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46

Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

Cool and refreshing sesame soba noodle salad is great to make in advance and is loaded with veggies and protein. This hearty side is made in only 15 minutes, making it easy to add this last minute dish to your roster.
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Strawberry salad in large white mixing bowl with serving utensils.

47

Summer Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

This vegan and gluten free summer Strawberry Salad is made with your choice of spinach or kale, arugula, fresh strawberries, chickpeas, red onion, beetroot and the best, tangy Strawberry Balsamic Dressing! Ideal for healthy meal prep, potlucks, or easy dinners when it's too warm to cook!
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48

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Berries and Lime Dressing

Our summer Watermelon Fruit Salad with strawberries, raspberries, cherries & lime mint dressing is a refreshing, easy spin on classic fruit salad.
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Baked cauliflower bites close up.

49

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Air Fryer Option)

These Crispy Cauliflower Bites are baked until crispy on the outside, tender in the middle and coated in a spicy buffalo sauce mixture. Bake them in the oven or air fryer and serve immediately as a vegan appetizer or as Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with coleslaw. All you need is 10 simple pantry staple ingredients.
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Cornbread muffin with sliced jalapeno pressed in top, drizzled with sweet agave.

50

Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

These savory Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins are ready in less than 30 minutes. They're the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and have a tender crumb – even without eggs or milk! Prepare this easy vegan quick bread in just 1 bowl and serve it alongside your favorite chili, soup, or stew!
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Vegan collard greens in white bowl.

51

Instant Pot Vegan Collard Greens

These Instant Pot Vegan Collard Greens are perfectly savory and tender after being pressure cooked for just 5 minutes. Enjoy them as an easy vegan side dish to your favorite vegan BBQ, mac and cheese and cornbread muffins. All you need is 20 minutes and 10 simple ingredients!
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Vegan baked beans.

52

Best Ever Vegan Baked Beans

Caramelized onions, molasses and a touch of bourbon make these the best, knock-your-socks-off vegan baked beans on earth!
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