Summer Special: 8 Plant-Based Recipes For Your Next Summer Backyard BBQ

Summer is finally here and that means plenty of BBQ party invites are coming your way. It’s a fun time to enjoy the outdoors, indulge in good food and have a fun time with friends and family. 

So here we are sharing 8 plant-based recipes for your next backyard BBQ because we want you to focus on chilling out and not worrying about what you’ll be cooking!

Let’s get to them…

Grilled Chili Corn with Coconut Lime Cream

Looking for an easy recipe idea, that’s delicious and loved by everyone? Nothing comes close to grilled corn on the cob. It’s one of the most simple pleasures on a hot summer day. Top it up with some chili and lime or serve it with this amazing lime cream.

Grilled Polenta Crackers with Roasted Pepper Salsa

We love this recipe by Rachel Ray with its fresh combination of olives, red peppers, and fresh parsley. The recipe is made with previously-prepared polenta, so it is easy and quick to whip up. A great snack to kick start conversations.

BBQ Butternut Squash, Courgette, Mushroom & Tofu Skewers With a Red Pepper Dip

If you think this recipe has a long name and will be complicated to prepare, it’s time to put your fears to rest. A bit of chopping, a bit of marination, and voila!—you have delicious skewers ready in minutes! And how can we forget that amazing red pepper dip? Aren’t you craving it already? Because we are!

Grilled Vegetable Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

We couldn’t resist sharing another skewer recipe with y’all. Coz, quite literally we can’t get enough of it. This recipe is from Minimalist Baker and includes a medley of fresh and vibrant summer veggies. The spicy, green chimichurri sauce adds a flavor bomb to the dish. 

Barbecue Sesame Sweet Potatoes 

What do you think of glazed sweet potatoes, sprinkled with sesame and crunchy peanuts? Yummmm, right? The best part of the recipe is that it can be served as it is or can be tossed with some rocket leaves for a quick summer salad.

Vegetable Foil Packets 

Don’t we all love fuss-free recipes—the ones that can be cooked in one pot with all the ingredients thrown in? Well, this is your new version of a one-pot meal with a twist, and it’s perfect for a cookout.

Black Bean Burgers

You’ve got your appetizers and now it’s time for the entrée. How about a black bean burger? But not just any black bean burger – an amazing one! Check out this recipe – it contains some bold flavors and is held together with a ‘flax egg’. 

Grilled Vegan Pizza Margherita 

Isn’t life good when it has some pizza in it? Thin crust, vegan cheese, and homemade tomato sauce are the highlights of this recipe. We urge you to try it.

Fire Away That Grill! 

It’s summertime and there’s no excuse to not indulge in some grilled awesomeness. Whether it is a BBQ party or a sit-down meal in the patio, these 8 recipes are going to be a hit with your friends and family. 

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