Happy Fourth of July and barbeque season! We’ve gathered 12 of our most delicious vegan barbeque recipes with everything you need to have a successful 4th of July party or any summer party! From BBQ seitan ribs, to jalapeño mac and cheese burgers, and grilled street corn, these plant-based recipes will be the center of attention at your next summer cookout and are great for vegans and meat-eaters alike.
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1. Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs
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We understand that some might have doubts about this but trust us — these Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs by Melina Kutelas actually taste like the real thing. The flavor of the carrots has just the right mixture of sweetness and tanginess to it. The added flavor bonus of shredded red cabbage and spicy arugula makes it even better and a little bit more special. Drizzle it with ketchup and mustard and dig in.
2. Hawaiian Teriyaki Chickpea Burger
If you’re looking for a burger concept that’s going to sweep people right off their feet, this Hawaiian teriyaki chickpea burger by Gabrielle St. Claire is everything you need! The patties are made from chickpeas, sweet potato, panko, and oats. They’re cooked in homemade teriyaki sauce, giving them the opportunity to absorb the flavor. They’re then dressed with teriyaki-grilled pineapples, jalapeño coleslaw, and creamy avocado. You get multiple textures, sweet, savory, spicy, and aesthetically the colors are varied and bright.
3. BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce
These lip-smacking strips of deliciousness are messy and fun to eat. Tender, meaty homemade seitan is slathered in sticky homemade barbecue sauce, seared, and then baked until slightly crisp and caramelized around the edges. Serve these BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce by Veganize it with a side of potato salad and coleslaw.
4. Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce
Cauliflower wings are the perfect finger food for you and your friends to grub down on and this recipe is especially good. The baked breading provides a tasty, crunchy mouth feel to the cauliflower that is finished with some tangy spice from the sauce. Forget game day, these Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce by Haley Gallerani are for every day.
5. Jalapeño Mac and Cheese Burger With Shiitake Bacon
If you love a little fire, something with a wow factor that’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, meet the jalapeño mac and cheeseburger with Shiitake bacon by Gabrielle St. Claire. These awesome sandwiches are a foodie dream come true. It has multiple flavor dimensions — salty, savory, spicy, and cheesy — and if you want to add a little sweetness into the mix, add a drizzle of maple syrup to the Shiitake bacon marinade.
6. Smoky BBQ Mango Jackfruit Sliders
If you’re looking to break into the world of jackfruit, you have to try this effortless recipe for Smoky BBQ Mango Jackfruit Sliders by Gabrielle St. Claire! They’re bursting with lightly sweet, slightly spicy flavor and perfectly paired with fresh, crunchy jalapeño slaw. While the jackfruit cooks, the sauce caramelizes slightly, turning a deep brown color, and adding a touch of more sweetness to the dish.
7. Grilled Street Corn With Aji Amarillo Queso
Fresh-grilled street corn – a summer favorite with a Latin twist! Grilled summer corn on the cob with spicy cashew queso and hazelnut parmesan. This Grilled Street Corn With Aji Amarillo Queso recipe by Rachel Carr is perfect with a fresh tomato and herb salad and maybe some BBQ mushrooms!
8. BBQ Veggie Skewers With Loaded Rice
Veggie skewers are often seen roasting on the grill of omnivores and veggie eaters alike and for a good reason. They’re quick to assemble and cook, and a healthy addition to whatever else is being cooked over that fire. In this dish by Iva Mrdjanov, the BBQ Veggie Skewers are made into the main part of the dish, not just the side
9. One-Sheet Bbq Mushroom Jack ‘n Peaches Sandwiches
These One-Sheet Bbq Mushroom Jack ‘n Peaches Sandwiches by Dustin Harder are a variation on pulled pork sandwiches with the addition of peaches. Adding peaches to any BBQ situation, or even just eating BBQ peaches, is delicious! The sweetness paired with the spices of the BBQ sauce make for a super tasty flavor combo. Mix that up with savory and chewy mushrooms and jackfruit and it’s a sandwich that even your nonvegan friends will be asking you to make every Fourth of July! Speaking of which, you can turn this into sliders with smaller buns for a breezy appetizer.
10. Peppered Tofu Steaks
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11. Grilled Eggplant With Lemon Basil Drizzle
This Grilled Eggplant With Lemon Basil Drizzle recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald makes a delicious light option for lunch, dinner, or side dish. Eggplant slices are seasoned with only salt and then grilled until tender — the real flavor comes from the easy lemon basil dressing. The flavors complement each other superbly. Open to other possibilities such as being wrapped up and stuffed with your favorite fillings, like cashew ricotta.
12. Grilled Tofu Tikka Kebabs
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This tofu is marinated in tikka masala, which is basically a spice blend made with ground cumin, garam masala, red chili powder, salt, and pepper. The tofu and veggies are marinated in coconut yogurt, the tikka spice blend, oil, and some lemon juice for at least 30 minutes. They are then threaded on a skewer and grilled until cooked through and charred. These Grilled Tofu Tikka Kebabs by Pavani Nandula are easy, smoky, and absolutely delicious. They are also great to serve as a light meal over rice or quinoa (or any other grain) pilaf.
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