The Vegan Barbecue: Recipes for Grilling

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is amazing. It’s a perfect foil for vegan proteins (tofu, tempeh, seitan, or vegan sausage) and veggies cooked on the barbecue. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.* more→

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Grilled Pepperonata with Vegan Sausage

Depending on what kind of grill you’re using, you may want to use a grill basket, as the chunks of sausage are relatively small. This vegan rendition of an Italian classic (sausage and peppers) is absolutely wonderful made on the barbecue. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.* more→

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A Brief Guide to Grilling Vegetables

Grilled eggplant and onions

If you love grilled vegetables, easy ideas and tips can be even more useful than specific grilled vegetable recipes. The great flavors of fresh summer vegetables turn extraordinary when exposed to the rapid, high-heat action of a barbecue grill. A slight sweetness is brought out, which, combined with slight charring, results in a most pleasant sensation. more→

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Barbecued Tofu, Tempeh, or Seitan

Here are some tips and recipes for preparing barbecued tofu, tempeh, and seitan on the grill. These basic recipes will work on any kind of grill—gas, charcoal, or electric. These recipes presume you’re comfortable with whatever type of barbecue you own. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for preparing and using the grill. Look for expanded tips and recipes in Vegan Holiday Kitchen.* more→

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Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce

This easy, no-cook vegan barbecue sauce recipe takes nearly no time to make.Though I’m all for good store-bought sauces as shortcuts, I’ve never found a prepared BBQ sauce I’ve really liked, so I rely on this one. It’s especially delicious with plant-based protein foods—tofu, tempeh, and seitan—prepared on the grill. See Barbecued Tofu, Tempeh, or Seitan for ideas and directions.

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Teriyaki Marinade

A well-flavored marinade, this adds an Asian spin to grilled, stir-fried, or sautéd tofu, tempeh, and seitan. It also enhances vegetables, including eggplant, broccoli, green beans, scallions, carrots, and mushrooms, when used in such preparations.

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Simple Tofu and Potato Kebabs

Here’s an easy dish for the vegan barbecue, made with favorite staples and flavors. more→

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Grilled Ratatouille

Ratatouille in a dish

A grilled version of the classic French stew called ratatouille, this glistening warm salad is a welcome offering at a vegetarain/vegan barbecue. It features the characteristic ingredients of this dish, including eggplant, onions, zucchini, and bell pepper. more→

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