Rock Your Next Cookout With These Drool-Worthy Vegan BBQ Dishes

Suns out, buns out!

No, not that kind of bun…

We’re talking vegan burger buns and all the other fixings that we know you all just can’t wait to bring to your next cookout!

Yes, summer’s here (well almost) and that means patio sitting, beach tripping and backyard grilling!

Ahh… the life. But, as vegans, we get that engaging in meat-centered activities requires some adjustment on our end, so we always like to have some extra special recipes in our back pocket for just the occasion. And the great thing is, the dishes we bring always lead to us having WAY more fun than the guy charcoling his steak…

So here, to inspire you and to get this sunny season off to the perfect start, we’ve gathered 9 drool-worthy vegan barbecue dishes that we’re positive you will enjoy! Here we go:

Sexy and Satisfying Watermelon Juice with Peppermint

Sexy watermelon juice? What could be better than that! This recipe uses only 3 ingredients, so you can make enough to keep yourself and your friends hydrated all afternoon long!

Creamy Potato Salad

This new twist on the classic uses a base of avocado instead of the typical mayo. That, paired with dill and dijon— we’re totally here for it!

Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado

pinto beans

Whether or not meat is the focus, no barbecue is complete without a salad! For this one, you can prepare most of the dish ahead of time and toss in the grilled corn once it’s ready.

Hawaiian Seitan Skewers

Hawaii is known as the place of forever summer, so we’re down for throwing some tropical vibes into the mix with these pineapple laced skewers.

BBQ Cauliflower Steak

Those who think barbecuing is all about meat will be in for a nice treat with these cauliflower steaks. People think of everything I tell ya!

Vegan & Gluten-Free Black Bean Burgers

For us, an easy and tasty vegan burger is a must for any grilling sesh. These ones contain ingredients that you already have in your pantry!

Vegan/Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins

Southern food is the best food, but rather than a full indulgence, add one of these individual cornbread muffins to your plate for just the right bit of charm!

7-Ingredient Vegan Key Lime Pies

And we can’t forget dessert! This is another REALLY easy recipe with a simple ingredient list! The pies need to be frozen for a couple hours though, so make these the night before.

Vegan Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

And if you really wanna go all out, cool yourself off with some homemade cherry ice cream! Pair a scoop with your pie and marvel at the day now behind you..

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