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15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ

Is there anything more fun than barbecue season? Long days spent with family or friends, drinking cold beverages out in nature, grilling up delicious food while the sun sets… It’s a little bit like heaven!

But what if you don’t eat meat? If you find yourself living a more plant-based lifestyle, barbecues can sometimes feel a little isolating, especially if you don’t have anything to throw on the grill and share with friends. But fear not, plant lover! We’ve created a list of 15 fabulous vegan dishes to bring to your next barbecue that are so good, everyone will want a piece.

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ, portobello

BBQ Portobello Sliders

Sliders, the little baby cousins of the burger, are an adorable option for a BBQ (and great because you can fit two in one hand!), but if you’re not into eating meat, replacing it with a portobello mushroom is perfect. Portobellos are often subbed for burgers because of their “meaty” texture, and they stand up to sauces and grilling well. Plus, portobellos are low in calories, high in fiber, and are full of potassium and phosphorus. Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ, black bean burger

Black Bean Burgers

If you’re looking for a vegan and gluten free option for the grill, look no further than these hearty black bean burgers. The issue with a lot of burger substitutes is that the patty can often come out dry, or fall apart as soon as it hits a hot grill, but this particular recipe is guaranteed not to do any of those things! It’s also full of healthy black beans (fiber, folate and potassium), chia seeds (protein and omega-3 fatty acids), and cayenne (an anti-inflammatory agent). Click for recipe >>>

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Pulled BBQ Carrot Sandwich

Who knew that carrots (and onions) could take the place of pulled pork? If you love the tangy flavor and consistency of pulled pork sandwiches, but want to increase the amount of vegetables you eat, consider giving this recipe a try! In addition to carrots and onion, you’ll also get the nutritional benefits of garlic (nature’s antibiotic), apple cider vinegar (blood sugar-lowering properties), olive oil (monounsaturated fatty acids) and molasses (iron, calcium and magnesium). Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, bbq tofu

BBQ Tofu Burger

It’s true that tofu isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re willing to give it a little love and care, tofu will not only stand up to your grill, but will taste as delicious as any regular burger! By giving this slab of tofu both a dry rub and a generous slathering of barbecue sauce, Rika and Doni over at Veganmiam have created a sandwich so satisfying that no one will miss the meat. Click for recipe >>>

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Vegan Creamy Potato Salad

No barbecue seems complete without potato salad, but if you’d rather avoid a lot of mayonnaise or other dairy, this vegan version tastes just as decadent while remaining 100 percent vegan. With an avocado for creaminess (and heart-healthy fats), red onion, cucumbers, and dijon mustard, this potato salad is spicy, savory and super satisfying. Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, colorful veggie slaw

Colorful Veggie Slaw

Coleslaw is another summer salad that’s traditionally made with mayonnaise,  but by forgoing that rich addition and adding a light, peppery dressing, you’re increasing the health quotient while drastically lowering calories. What’s more, this slaw also includes brussels sprouts (vitamins K and C), broccoli (fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3s), and a jalapeno pepper (metabolism-boosting capsaicin). Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, grilled avocados

Lime Grilled Avocados

As if avocados couldn’t get any better.  First, imagine how good avocados taste. Then, imagine them slightly charred and spritzed with lime. Simple and delicious, you can eat this fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) with a spoon straight off the grill. The best part about the side dish is that it’s full of vitamin K, folate, protein, and those heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that actually help to lower cholesterol. Click for recipe >>>

15 vegan recipes to bring to a bbq by greenblender, jerk corn

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Corn

What’s summer without corn on the cob? But just because you’re going traditional, doesn’t mean you have to go boring. This Jamaican jerk-style corn is covered with flavor and spice, thanks to additional ingredients like Aleppo pepper, cayenne pepper, a little bit of coconut sugar and shredded coconut. Go tropical and adventurous, all while staying vegan! Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, grilled romaine

Grilled Romaine

Speaking of taking something traditional and making it original, why not try grilling some romaine lettuce? This recipe calls for a vinaigrette that includes olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard and parmesan cheese, but if you want to go completely vegan, try substituting the parmesan with a vegan cheese, or even nutritional yeast. Salad has never been so adventurous.  Click for recipe >>>

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Cheesy Vegan BBQ Potato Skins

If you’re interested in turning things up a notch, and showing how creative vegan recipes can get, consider these cheesy BBQ potato skins. With a cheese sauce made from cashews, turmeric and nutritional yeast, and the addition of tempeh, soy sauce and barbecue sauce, you’ve got a completely plant-based appetizer that would surely please even the biggest meat eaters in the house. Click for recipe >>> 

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, baked beans

Bourbon Maple Slow-Cooker Baked Beans

Another BBQ staple, baked beans are usually made with pork, but there’s definitely a way to retain the luscious savoriness of traditional baked beans without using meat. Ingredients like bourbon, maple syrup, ketchup, mustard, molasses and apple cider vinegar combine to make this a satisfying side dish that’s not just vegan, but gluten-free as well. Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, corn muffins

Vegan, Gluten-Free Cornbread

Apple cider vinegar (known for helping with insulin spikes and having anti-viral properties) makes yet another appearance in this delectable vegan cornbread that’s also gluten free. Combined with almond milk, cornmeal, maple syrup and apple sauce (just to name a few ingredients), it creates a sweet bread or muffin that’s so good, you’d swear grandma made it. Click for recipe >>>

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Vegan Biscuits

World class biscuits made from only seven ingredients, all of which are vegan? It’s possible! If you have flour, non-dairy butter substitute, salt, baking powder, baking soda, almond milk and lemon juice, you’ve got everything you need to make these biscuits. And don’t worry about telling people they’re vegan — they’ll never guess anyway. Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, berry crisp

Vegan Mixed Berry Crisp

Barbecue season is also berry season, and because berries are typically so sweet, there’s little else you need to add to make them delicious! This vegan berry crisp recipe is made with coconut oil, honey, spices, almond flour and chia seeds, can be baked completely in a cast-iron pan, and looks so awesome that you’re sure to make friends with everyone who tries it. The best part? No refined sugar! Click for recipe >>>

15 Vegan Dishes To Bring To Your Next BBQ by greenblender, key lime

Mini Vegan Key Lime Pies

The sweet, tart flavor of key lime just shouts “summer,” and these seven-ingredient mini pies are made with cashews, agave, vegan butter and graham crackers. Super simple to make, super delicious, and small enough to snag two at a time, there’s nothing that says welcomes those long days and warm nights better! Click for recipe >>>