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Vegan barbecue recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 27 May 2024

From the charred, smoky finish of griddled veg, to the fresh and zingy flavours of a herb-forward dipping sauce, there’s nothing quite like a barbecue to celebrate the best of plant-based cooking. To help you make the most of the summer months, we’ve rounded up a mouth-watering range of vegan barbecue recipes that will have you itching to fire up the grill.

Looking for more vegan barbecue ideas? be sure to check out our round-up of the best vegan burger recipes too.

Crispy Barbecue Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Cashews, Carrots and Nuoc Cham

Crispy Barbecue Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Cashews, Carrots and Nuoc Cham

Crispy grilled tofu is stacked into fresh lettuce leaves, topped with a crunchy carrot pickle and served alongside a Vietnamese-inspired ginger soy dipping sauce in this easy plant-based barbecue dish. For more Southeast Asian barbecue inspiration, check out our collection here.

Crispy Jerk Barbecue Tacos

by Rachel Ama

A Caribbean twist on a Mexican classic, these jerk barbecue mushroom tacos are topped with fried plantains, crunchy red cabbage, vegan jerk mayo and a cooling salsa.

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 vegan basil pesto.

Crispy Ginger Cauliflower Wings With Tamarind and Coriander

Cooked on the grill until charred and tender, cauliflower florets are tossed in a simple tamarind dressing for a punchy vegan barbecue option.

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.

Squash with Charred Carrots, Red Onions, Coriander Seeds, Pistachios and Lime

Squash with Charred Carrots, Red Onions, Coriander Seeds, Pistachios and Lime

This is a lovely easy veg dish for serving at a relaxed barbecue. Charring the squash, onion and carrots on the barbecue turns them soft and caramelised, ready to be finished with a super fresh lime and coriander seed dressing.

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