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The ultimate vegetarian barbecue dishes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 7 June 2016

Sizzling summer barbecues aren’t all about beef burgers and chicken skewers. A barbecue isn’t complete without a show-stealing vegetarian dish (or three). Here, we’ve listed our top meat-free barbecue recipes including a range of mains, sides and salads. Scroll on to check them out.

Aubergine and Goat’s Cheese Burger Stacks with Honey and Thyme

Aubergine and Goat’s Cheese Burger Stacks with Honey and Thyme

Inspired by a classic Spanish dish, these honey and thyme-laced aubergine stacks from Rukmini Iyer are simple to make, but packed with complex flavour.

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Grilled Halloumi Burgers with Chilli Ketchup and Tahini Mayo

Grilled Halloumi Burgers with Chilli Ketchup and Tahini Mayo

These burgers from The World of The Happy Pear are a favourite with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Our advice when making this recipe? Double it. They’ll disappear in no time.

Barbecued or Griddled Sweetcorn with Flavoured Butters

Barbecued or Griddled Sweetcorn with Flavoured Butters

by Levi Roots

This whole sweetcorn recipe from Grill it with Levi is a barbecue staple. Levi’s flavoured butters take the sweetcorn to a new level of flavour – choose from lime and coriander, Parmesan or chilli butter.

Mega Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mega Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

by DJ BBQ

These sweet potatoes are a perfect recipe for feeding a crowd. And if you’ve got meat-lovers at your barbecue too, you can always top the sweet potatoes with bacon.

Salad of Chilli and Honey Peaches, Leaves and Pecans

Salad of Chilli and Honey Peaches, Leaves and Pecans

by Levi Roots

Upgrade your usual barbecue salad with this sophisticated recipe from Grill it with Levi. Although this recipe looks delicate with pretty peaches and curling watercress, it still packs a bold punch of flavour.

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

by Mary McCartney

Even though this recipe from At My Table uses a combination of black beans and mushrooms rather than beef, these burgers are undeniably meaty. A brilliant recipe if you’re looking for a beef burger substitute and irresistible when served with all the trimmings.

Wild, Red and Brown Rice Salad with Roasted Pumpkin

Wild, Red and Brown Rice Salad with Roasted Pumpkin

by Levi Roots

Another winner from Grill it with Levi, this rice dish makes for a great main or side. Whilst you can make this dish at any time over the summer months, we think it’s best enjoyed towards the end of summer when pumpkin starts to come back into season.

Griddled Sweet Potatoes with Mint, Chilli and Smoked Garlic

Griddled Sweet Potatoes with Mint, Chilli and Smoked Garlic

The combination of caramelised sweet potato, smoky garlic, fresh mint and biting chilli is extremely hard to beat. Once you’ve tried this recipe it’s unlikely you’ll ever cook sweet potatoes in the same way again.

Crispy Gnocchi – On a Stick! (With Roasted Peppers and Basil Pesto)

Crispy Gnocchi – On a Stick! (With Roasted Peppers and Basil Pesto)

Rukmini Iyer gives her signature roasted gnocchi dish a summery twist with this recipe for crispy gnocchi skewers with sweet roasted peppers and basil pesto.

Last-minute grilled salad

Last-minute grilled salad

by Neil Rankin

This simple salad from Low and Slow is a brilliant recipe for anyone who loves chucking ingredients straight onto the barbie. The charred vegetables have an intense, smoky flavour and look so impressive next to a barbecue feast.

Hot and Fruity Caribbean Coleslaw

Hot and Fruity Caribbean Coleslaw

by Levi Roots

Trade in that heavy supermarket coleslaw for this zinger of a recipe from Levi Roots. Sweet with mango and brown sugar, savoury with cabbage and packing a punch of heat with fresh chillies, this Caribbean Coleslaw will likely make an appearance at every barbecue of the summer.

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