15 Best Vegan Grill Recipes To Try Today

15 Best Vegan Grill Recipes To Try Today

As a vegan, BBQ season can sometimes make you feel a little left out, as it can often feel like there are very few options available to you, whilst your non vegan friends are able to pick whatever they’d like to put on the grill! 

Thankfully, there’s no need to worry, as we have some of the best vegan grill recipes you can find, so that you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the peak of grilling season! 

1. Grilled Eggplant Tahini Satay Kebabs

These kebabs feature a wonderful and rich tahini marinade, and with lime, ginger, and coconut milk, it very quickly becomes a luxurious tasting drizzle that makes these satay-styled kebabs extra special. 

The key to this recipe is to slice the eggplant thinly, which makes placing it on the skewers even easier.

Eggplant is a great choice for grilling, as it becomes extremely tender once grilled, and helps to give off that melt-in-your-mouth effect that a lot of vegetables can’t achieve. 

2. Grilled Avocado And Roasted Tomatoes

When you think of barbeques, the smokiness that becomes embedded in the food you grill is one of the best aspects of grilling, which is why this grilled avocado and roasted tomato recipe should excite you!

Once you’ve grilled your avocado, you could turn it into guacamole, but why limit yourself?

Instead, take your roasted tomato and corn filling, and stuff the avocado to create a super salad main meal.

From here, you can garnish as you like, but we recommend topping with some jalapenos and dairy-free sour cream. 

3. Grilled Miso-Glaze Zucchini

If you’re looking for something that is going to be bursting with umami, then you can go too far wrong with this amazing miso-glazed zucchini.

This recipe transforms what used to be a plain old grilled zucchini into something that your guests will be begging for more of!

It’s important to remember that you should only glaze the zucchini after you’ve finished grilling it, as a sweet sauce like miso can cause it to catch and burn on the grill, which will ruin the flavor.

4. BBQ Jackfruit Zucchini Boats

Another recipe, more zucchini, it’s truly amazing just how versatile zucchini can be, and this recipe really gets creative with the way that the zucchini is used too!

This recipe also uses jackfruit which as any experienced vegan will know, is a firm favorite when it comes to meat alternatives.

This recipe sees the jackfruit turned into a gorgeous BBQ pulled pork replacement, but you don’t actually need the grill to cook the jackfruit.

Instead, you cook the jackfruit on the stovetop, and you grill the zucchini. 

Either way, this recipe is super delicious, and you’ll soon forget pulled pork ever existed! 

5. Cauliflower Fajitas

Another vegetable that takes on spice well is cauliflower.

This recipe sees the cauliflower transformed into a fajita filling that is coated generously with warm spices that provide you with a real kick!

This filling is versatile too, so don’t just think you have to limit yourself to fajitas, it could also be used in flatbreads, tacos, or even in a rice bowl alongside a crisp salad.

Just make sure you have a grilling grate, as cauliflower is prone to crumbling!

6. Grilled Portobello Steaks

Arguably one of the most decadent recipes out there for your Portobello mushrooms, this recipe involves marinating your mushrooms and grilling them before you slice them into slabs.

These mushroom steaks are then topped with a wonderfully zingy chimichurri.

This recipe has 3 different aspects to it, so if it’s your first time doing it, just be sure to take your time to ensure you get it all right. 

Pair with some fries (Check out Are McDonald’s Fries Vegan?) and some onion rings for that truly authentic steak night experience!

7. Grillable Veggie Burgers

Often our first thought at the sight of a grill, or even the smell of the charcoal heating up, is to add a burger to the top of the grill, which is only hampered by the fact that many veggie burgers are unable to be grilled!

This recipe is here to save the day, as you can easily grill this vegan burger (Check out How To Cook Beyond Burger) with no worry about the burger crumbling over the grill!

Featuring black beans, walnuts, brown rice, and panko breadcrumbs.

In addition to these delicious ingredients, these burgers also host a lot of flavor from the wide variety of seasonings!

8. Easy Vegan BBQ Sauce

At first glance at this recipe, you might be wondering what makes your usual BBQ sauce not vegan.

Well, unfortunately, ingredients like honey and Worcestershire sauce aren’t vegan, and if you’re unsure if your BBQ sauce is vegan or not, then why not make this homemade tangy BBQ sauce instead? 

You can use this BBQ sauce however you’d like, whether it’s to glaze items after they’ve been grilled, to add on top of your grillable veggies burgers, or as a dipping sauce! 

9. Grilled Carrot Dogs

Another grill classic is the hot dog, and their vegan alternative? These amazing grilled carrot dogs!

This dish has become a firm favorite amongst those in clean eating groups, they’re gluten free, nut free, and contain a lot less ingredients than your standard tofu hot dog does! 

The key to ensuring these carrots become nice and tender is to boil them in hot water first, before marinating them in a tangy balsamic dressing before you grill them.

They don’t take long on the grill either, so they’re ready in minutes! 

10. Ratatouille Kebabs

A reimagination of a classic dish, this grilling recipe takes all of the most important ingredients needed to compose a ratatouille, and skewers them ready for the grill.

This means that if you happen not to like one of the ingredients to ratatouille, you can always remove it from the dish entirely!

The skewers consist of the eggplant and zucchini, and whilst you can add the tomatoes to the skewers, this recipe calls for the tomatoes to be made into a sauce that is adorned by the skewered vegetables!

11. Grilled Flatbread

These amazing grilled flatbreads are so delicious that they could be an entire meal of their own.

You should make these in a big enough batch so that they can be shared amongst everybody, and they’re perfect for serving alongside any salad or kebabs you can think of!

Plus, it’s an easy way to elevate your meal and impress your guests even more!

12. Corn On The Cob With Spicy Vegan Crema Topping

Another grilling classic, this corn (Check out these Corn Recipes To Try Today) on the cob is on a whole other level to your usually accompaniment of corn on the cob, with the dry rub that adorns it providing a little bit of a kick, and the spicy cream sauce that tops it truly helps to turn this dish from something good, to something super special!

Whether you decide to serve each person a full cob, or dice them up into smaller pieces for easier distribution is up to you, but just make sure that you make enough, as everyone will be wanting more! 

13. Romaine Hearts On The Grill

This is a super simple meal that is packed full of flavor, and will be sure to impress everyone at your evening barbeque!

Finish off this dish with salt, pepper, and olive oil, and then you’re done!

It might sound a little underwhelming at first, but it’s going to be extremely popular amongst your guests. 

Since this dish calls for very little in the way of ingredients, it’s nice to use some extra premium ingredients for this dish, so use the freshest romaine hearts you can find, and treat yourself to a fancy olive oil too! 

14. Strawberry Basil Kebab

Strawberries probably aren’t the first thing you think of adding on top of the grill at the start of the summer, but grilling these strawberries really helps to draw out the sweetness of this delicious fruit, and it helps to make them much softer too, which gives you the ultimate vegan dessert after a yummy grilled main course!

15. Grilled Blackberry Cobbler

Grilling a fruit cobbler probably sounds somewhat insane at first, but it’s absolutely possible with the use of a cast iron skillet. 

If you plan on grilling this, you’re much better off doing so before you grill the rest of your food, as it takes 30 minutes to cook, and has to sit for some time before you’re able to dig in to it! 

If you really fancy this dish but are unable to access a cast iron skillet then there’s no worries, you can always bake this cobbler in a small oven dish, and cook it at 350° instead for the same yummy taste!


We hope you have enjoyed our list of some of our favorite vegan grilling recipes, and are able to make some for yourself soon!

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