25 Vegan Grilling Recipes That Will Make Meat Lovers Jealous

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These vegan grilling recipes are perfect for keeping your summer BBQs plant-based. Even the biggest meat lovers will be drooling over these!

Rethink your summer cookouts because these vegan dishes will make you say, “Move over, meat!”

From plant-based twists on classic grilling recipes to exciting veggie meals inspired by world cuisines, these grilled vegan dishes prove that the grill isn’t just for meat. 

Beet Flatbread

beetroot and feta flatbread
BEET FLATBREAD. PHOTO CREDIT: HAPPY FOOD HEALTHY LIFE.

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Boring salad who? This recipe tops whole wheat flatbreads with grilled beets, vegan feta cheese, kale, candied almonds, and balsamic reduction, perfect for warm-weather hosting!

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Copycat Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Vegan Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese Copycat
COPYCAT ZUPAS ULTIMATE GRILLED CHEESE. PHOTO CREDIT: HAPPY FOOD HEALTHY LIFE.

Kick up your outdoor cooking game with the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. With a buttery crisp exterior and melty cheese inside, it’s hard to believe this grilled cheese is completely dairy-free! 

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Grilled Carrot Dogs

GRILLED CARROT DOGS BY OOH LA LA IT’S VEGAN
GRILLED CARROT DOGS. PHOTO CREDIT: OOH LA LA IT’S VEGAN.

The grilling season is the best time to try carrot hot dogs! Choose from 4 variations, including the South of the Border Dog with sliced jalapeno, guacamole, red onion, and cilantro.

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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks

GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM STEAKS BY VEGAN HUGGS
GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM STEAKS. PHOTO CREDIT: VEGAN HUGGS.

Expand your grilling repertoire with these vegan steaks. They come together in 30 minutes using simple ingredients. 

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Tofu Skewers

TOFU SKEWERS BY PLANT BASED FOLK
TOFU SKEWERS. PHOTO CREDIT: PLANT BASED FOLK.

Let’s be honest: Skewers are a must in any summer cookout. And this Lebanese recipe for tofu kebabs? It might dethrone chicken and beef skewers as your favorite!

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Caprese Grilled Asparagus and Lentils

CAPRESE GRILLED ASPARAGUS AND LENTILS BY SPABETTIE
CAPRESE GRILLED ASPARAGUS AND LENTILS. PHOTO CREDIT: SPABETTIE.

Sometimes, the real stars of any backyard cookout are the sides. These Caprese grilled asparagus and lentils make the most of fresh summer produce to complement your BBQ favorites. 

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Cauliflower Curry Vegan Grill Recipe

CAULIFLOWER CURRY VEGAN GRILL RECIPE BY VEGGIES SAVE THE DAY
CAULIFLOWER CURRY VEGAN GRILL RECIPE. PHOTO CREDIT: VEGGIES SAVE THE DAY.

Are you hungry after your outdoor activity with friends and family? Just grab a vegan curry foil packet!

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Grilled Pineapples

GRILLED PINEAPPLES BY PLANT-BASED ON A BUDGET
GRILLED PINEAPPLES. PHOTO CREDIT: PLANT-BASED ON A BUDGET.

This recipe brushes pineapple slices with vegan butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt for a flavor upgrade you didn’t know you needed!

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Grilled Vegetable Napoleon

GRILLED VEGETABLE NAPOLEON BY MY PURE PLANTS
GRILLED VEGETABLE NAPOLEON. PHOTO CREDIT: MY PURE PLANTS.

Looking for a star attraction at your summer BBQ? Look no further than this Napoleon featuring a stack of fresh vegetables! 

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Grilled Baby Potatoes

GRILLED BABY POTATOES BY A VIRTUAL VEGAN
GRILLED BABY POTATOES. PHOTO CREDIT: A VIRTUAL VEGAN.

Potato is the ultimate BBQ side dish, and with these grilled baby potatoes, expect everyone to be asking for seconds!

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BBQ Moroccan Eggplant Salad

BBQ MOROCCAN EGGPLANT SALAD BY YUM VEGAN LUNCH IDEAS
BBQ MOROCCAN EGGPLANT SALAD. PHOTO CREDIT: YUM VEGAN LUNCH IDEAS.

Time to stock on Moroccan spices this barbecue season and spice up your vegan BBQs with this eggplant salad!

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Peri Peri BBQ Seitan Chicken

PERI PERI BBQ SEITAN CHICKEN BY THE VEGAN LARDER
PERI PERI BBQ SEITAN CHICKEN. PHOTO CREDIT: THE VEGAN LARDER.

Yes, this ultimate list of the best vegan dishes to grill includes a “chicken” recipe. Seitan will rock your summer BBQs and picnics with a beautiful peri-peri marinade.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Creamy Avocado Dill Dressing

GRILLED CORN ON THE COB BY HAPPYKITCHEN.ROCKS
GRILLED CORN ON THE COB WITH CREAMY AVOCADO DILL DRESSING. PHOTO CREDIT: HAPPYKITCHEN.ROCKS.

Grilled ears of corn become the life of any outdoor summer party when paired with a creamy avocado dill dressing!

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Grilled Vegan Kebabs

GRILLED VEGAN KEBABS BY NUTS AND TWIGS
GRILLED VEGAN KEBABS. PHOTO CREDIT: NUTS AND TWIGS.

Throw a last-minute barbecue with vegan kebabs! These beauties only need 3 ingredients.

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Grilled Vegetables

GRILLED VEGETABLES BY THE ART OF FOOD AND WINE
GRILLED VEGETABLES. PHOTO CREDIT: THE ART OF FOOD AND WINE.

Give your favorite summer vegetables the charred goodness they deserve! This guide will teach you how long to grill them for an easy, crowd-pleasing side dish.

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Filipino Eggplant Salad

FILIPINO EGGPLANT SALAD BY CINNAMON SNAIL
FILIPINO EGGPLANT SALAD. PHOTO CREDIT: CINNAMON SNAIL.

Want to host a barbecue without breaking the bank? You’ll love this eggplant salad, which showcases the essence of Filipino cuisine in every bite.

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July 4th Grilled Fruit Salad

JULY 4TH GRILLED FRUIT SALAD BY ART OF NATURAL LIVING
JULY 4TH GRILLED FRUIT SALAD. PHOTO CREDIT: ART OF NATURAL LIVING.

Spruce up the simple lettuce salad with something unexpected: grilled fruits! The watermelon might surprise you in this delicious side dish.

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Grilled Tofu Steak Recipe

GRILLED TOFU STEAK RECIPE BY PLANT-BASED ON A BUDGET
GRILLED TOFU STEAK RECIPE. PHOTO CREDIT: PLANT-BASED ON A BUDGET.

This grilled tofu steak recipe gives meat a run for its money! The simple marinade packs extra-firm tofu with so much flavor that even meat eaters will surely enjoy it. 

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Super Easy Grilled Asian Eggplant

SUPER EASY GRILLED ASIAN EGGPLANT BY HWC MAGAZINE
SUPER EASY GRILLED ASIAN EGGPLANT. PHOTO CREDIT: HWC MAGAZINE.

This recipe for grilled Asian eggplant includes the perfect glaze topping for those who love Asian fusion at their summer cookouts. 

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Grilled Peppers

GRILLED PEPPERS BY AN EDIBLE MOSAIC
GRILLED PEPPERS. PHOTO CREDIT: AN EDIBLE MOSAIC.

We often roast peppers, but summertime is the best time to fire up the grill for them! Use large sweet red peppers for the best flavor. 

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BBQ Vegan Souvlaki Recipe

BBQ VEGAN SOUVLAKI RECIPE BY YUM VEGAN LUNCH IDEAS
BBQ VEGAN SOUVLAKI RECIPE. PHOTO CREDIT: YUM VEGAN LUNCH IDEAS.

You can count on Mediterranean food to make your next summer cookout memorable. These BBQ vegan skewers go well with tzatziki!

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Grilled Garlic Mushroom Kebabs

GRILLED GARLIC MUSHROOM KEBABS BY CHEF ANI
GRILLED GARLIC MUSHROOM KEBABS. PHOTO CREDIT: CHEF ANI.

With their meaty texture and umami flavor, these grilled baby portobello mushroom kebabs are a meat lover’s dream! They’re also easy to make for the simplest cookout ever. 

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Vegan Falafel Burger

VEGAN FALAFEL BURGER BY LOVELY LENTILS
VEGAN FALAFEL BURGER. PHOTO CREDIT: LOVELY LENTILS.

No need to say goodbye to burgers if your backyard bash is vegan. This vegan burger recipe uses chickpeas and quinoa patties, which actually grill well compared to your usual store-bought plant-based burgers!

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Grilled Cabbage Steaks

GRILLED CABBAGE STEAKS BY STRENGTH AND SUNSHINE
GRILLED CABBAGE STEAKS. PHOTO CREDIT: STRENGTH AND SUNSHINE.

Tired of the usual coleslaw for your cabbage haul? Give them a charred and smokey makeover with this grilled cabbage steak recipe!

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Grilled Peaches

GRILLED PEACHES BY CHEF ANI
GRILLED PEACHES. PHOTO CREDIT: CHEF ANI.

Cook peaches on the grill, and the humble stone fruits might become your new summer obsession. 

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Conclusion

These vegan grilling recipes prove that the grill can unleash the delicious potential of fresh veggies and fruits!

Build the perfect summer BBQ menu and partner beet flatbread or grilled cheese with vegan proteins. 

Who knew plant-based dishes could also steal the show outdoors? 

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