With the summer season just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for outdoor activities and prepare the grill for some yummy and delicious grub. When you talk about grilling and BBQs, people limit themselves to meat. But there are several mouth-watering plant-based recipes that are perfect for your veggie grill. Apart from the food, choosing the right grill will help you cook your food the way you prefer and to perfection. While shopping for a grill you may have come across Member’s Mark grills at Sam’s Club. Ever wondered who makes these grills? See here.
If you are looking for some easy meat-free alternatives, you have come to the right place. These recipes will save you money and also find yourself eating healthy.
When it comes to grilling without meat, as a vegan or vegetarian it is important that you get creative with what you have and make the best of it. Luckily there are many delicious options that you can use while hosting a BBQ party. Here are some simple and yet mouth-watering recipes that you can use today!
Tofu Vegan Kebabs
A simple, saucy, and tangy dish that is easy to make. All you need to do is marinate your tofu in some BBQ sauce, chop up some vegetables into cubes or shapes of your preference. Once you have prepped your veggies and tofu, add them to your skewers ahead of time and when you’re ready, grill them to crisp!
An excellent side dish for your BBQ. The recipe is extremely simple because all you need to do is grill some corn and once it is charred and crisp. You can add a number of dips or sauces to your corn. Whether you prefer chipotle or cilantro lime dressing, you can get creative and make an excellent dish that can be the talk of your summer BBQ.
Black Bean Burger
A smoky, tender, satisfying vegan burger that is easy to make with simple wholesome ingredients that you can buy from your local supermarts. It all starts with black beans that are cooked until cracked. Then by combining mushrooms, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and spices of your choice with your black beans and some toasted pecans. Mix them all together and shape them into patties and cook them on the grill. With vegan buns and toppings of your choice, your dish will be the highlight of your BBQ.
Extra firms tofu’s is an excellent choice when it comes to grilling. All you need to do is marinate them well with spices of your choice, preferably for an hour before you cook them. Along with your steak, you can build a salad bar with pickled carrots or beets, some sliced jalapenos, cilantro, and so on.
Grilled Balsamic Asparagus
We all know how tasty asparagus can be ad how easy it is to get creative with it. This recipe is simple, crisp and a healthy flavorful dish at any BBQ. In order for you to cook it to perfection, mix your asparagus with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season it to taste. When you are ready toss them on the grill and ensure that you keep eye on them. Ensure they are crisp and charred without burning them.
Grilled Rosemary Baby Potatoes
Creamy and sweet on the inside and slightly charred and crispy on the outside. One of the best side dishes that will be snapped up first at your BBQ. It only includes a few steps which are boiling the potatoes till soft. Once they have been cooled, marinate them with fried or dry rosemary and season them for taste. Thread them onto skewers and grill them to crisp. And voila! Your dish is ready!
Grilled Romaine Lettuce
A simple and basic salad that can be made throughout the year. You just need to grill some romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and lime. Grill them to perfection and combine them together and enjoy your delicious salad.
These meat-free alternatives will be the highlight of your BBQ party. Keeping your body hydrated this summer is important so here are some best light vegan meals you can try this summer or add to your fun grilling plans!