Meat-free doesn’t mean grill-free. Here are the best easy vegetarian BBQ ideas for you to enjoy at any barbecue.
- Grilled Bell Peppers
- Grilled Scalloped Potatoes
- Skillet Cornbread
- Cauliflower Wings
- Asian Veggie Burgers with Mango Cabbage Slaw
- Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalapeño and Zucchini
- Honey Lime Grilled Fruit Skewers
- Jerk Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers
- Veggie Chorizo Burgers
- Grilled Caprese Skewers
- The Ultimate Grilled Portobello Burger
- Charred Corn with Rosemary Pizza
- Stacked Tomato, Summer Vegetable & Grilled Bread Salad
- Grilled Sriracha-Tahini Sweet Potato Skewers with Halloumi
- Grilled Mexican Street Corn
- Grilled Chipotle Cauliflower Steaks with Honey and Lime
- Grilled Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
- Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers
- Garlic Mushroom Kabobs
- Grilled Vegan Margherita Pizza
- Zucchini & Corn Tostadas
- 21 Easy Vegetarian BBQ & Grilling Recipes
Being a vegetarian at a BBQ isn’t easy. Barbecue season can leave you feeling like you never want to see another bean burger ever again.
That’s why I started trawling for vegetarian BBQ ideas, to try and find something different to break up the monotony and maybe to impress my meat-eating friends.
Behold!: There are loads of recipes out there to help spice up your barbecue experience.
Here are the best vegetarian BBQ recipes and ideas to help you at your next grilling party.
Grilled Bell Peppers
Proof that grilled vegetables are best kept simple, these grilled bell peppers are lightly coated in oil and basil before being lightly seared on the grill for the perfect blend of smoke and char. Sweet and beautifully tender, this simple grilled side packs in everything we love about Mediterranean food.
Grilled Scalloped Potatoes
These grilled scalloped potatoes are a brilliant twist on the classic dish that infuses the creamy butter sauce with a lick of flame for a beautiful finish. This game-changing recipe layers onions and red potatoes in a cast iron skillet before it’s cooked over flame on your grill to give it a flavor blend unlike anything you’ve had before.
A beautiful take on the Southern classic, this grilled cornbread injects tradition with a smoky twist by combining cornmeal and tangy buttermilk with the embrace of your backyard grill’s flames. Prepare for cornbread that’s crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, but bursting with BBQ flavor.
A meat-free spin on a barbecue classic, these grilled BBQ cauliflower wings boast cauliflower florets coated in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce that delivers plenty of flavor. Perfect as a quick vegetarian-friendly appetizer or indulgent party food, these quick and easy wings are a game changer.
Asian Veggie Burgers with Mango Cabbage Slaw
Try a twist on the veggie burger with these Asian Veggie Burgers with Mango Cabbage Slaw .
These burgers are certainly a lot more exciting than the old and comfortable bean burger. They are full of good plant protein too, including sweet potato and edamame beans, you’ll impress all your friend and bless your body nutritionally all in one go.
Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalapeño and Zucchini
Or add some pulses and spice to mix things up with these Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalapeño and Zucchini You’ll need a lot of ingredients to make these burgers but your time and effort will be rewarded with a bistro quality taste sensation.
They simply are delicious and can even be broken up over salad if you fancy something different from the staple bbq burger.
Honey Lime Grilled Fruit Skewers
Don’t forget dessert with these Honey Lime Grilled Fruit Skewers.
You could completely spice up your barbecue experience with these tasty skewers. Perfect to serve as dessert or to just to re-hydrate guests on a hot summer day, this novel way to serve fruit will undoubtedly impress.
Jerk Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers
Or take inspiration from the Carribean with these Jerk Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers.
Ah, jerk seasoning just transports you to the island paradise of Jamaica. It’s the perfect spice for summer and is certainly perfect for a barbecue.
Enjoy with plenty of barbecue sauce and let the flavors loose.
Veggie Chorizo Burgers
If you really miss the taste of meat try these Veggie Chorizo Burgers
Smoked chorizo is one of the meats I miss, that smoky taste just goes perfectly with a barbecue too.
If you, like me, sometimes crave the taste of meat then why not try faking it with good vegan chorizo and make these delicious burgers.
Grilled Caprese Skewers
Or you could embrace cheese with these Grilled Caprese Skewers
This grilled bread and halloumi cheese combination with balsamic glaze is just to die for.
This is such a simple idea, yet it really creates something that looks stunning and tastes sublime. You definitely need to give this recipe a try.
The Ultimate Grilled Portobello Burger
Burgers don’t always need to be patties, try The Ultimate Grilled Portobello Burger
Ditch the patty and try this burger made from just veggies stacked in a bun. A couple of tasty grilled portobello mushrooms, eggplant, and red peppers make a delicious combination when grilled on the barbecue and the pesto as a dressing takes it to another level.
Charred Corn with Rosemary Pizza
Fancy pizza, then try this Charred Corn with Rosemary Pizza
This is a sublime grilled pizza with sweetcorn, mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese. It’s different to the typical pizzas served to vegetarians, which are typically just whatever vegetables go onto the meat pizzas, and the honey in the base gives the overall flavor a real sweetness, perfect for the summer.
Stacked Tomato, Summer Vegetable & Grilled Bread Salad
Sometimes a salad is the only way to go, try this Stacked Tomato, Summer Vegetable and Grilled Bread Salad.
What better way to celebrate summer than to enjoy the very best that the season has to offer in fruits and vegetables.
Tomatoes practically scream summer, enjoy them in this salad piled high with seasonal vegetables and goats cheese, find the recipe here.
Grilled Sriracha-Tahini Sweet Potato Skewers with Halloumi
Another idea for skewers, try these Grilled Sriracha-Tahini Sweet Potato Skewers with Halloumi.
Grilled sweet potatoes are delicious and really benefit from the saltiness of the halloumi in this recipe.
The siracha really adds to the flavor of these skewers, they are just perfect for grilling on the barbecue.
Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Want to add color to your barbecue, try this Grilled Mexican Street Corn.
Corn is the perfect food for a vegetarian barbecue, but it can be a bit boring. This recipe really spices up the vegetable with cilantro, lime zest, garlic and cotija cheese.
A sure fire way to add some color to your barbecue.
Grilled Chipotle Cauliflower Steaks with Honey and Lime
Make like the cool people and try these Grilled Chipotle Cauliflower Steaks with Honey and Lime.
Cauliflower steaks are the new food that everybody’s eating, so why not impress your friends with this delicious chipotle flavored version.
Cauliflower steaks taste lovely when charred, making them the ideal food for the barbecue, head here to find out how to make them.
Grilled Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
Like quinoa, try these Grilled Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins.
What could be more perfect than grilled sweet potato skins stuffed with quinoa, black beans, sweetcorn and peppers with a delicious helping of melted cheese and avocado on top?
This recipe really benefits from the smoky flavor from the barbecue.
Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers
Because all vegetarians love hummus why not try these Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers?
These burgers are super-healthy and yet are absolutely divine.
The hummus nestled between the eggplant slices is a beautiful combination while paprika gives it a real kick.
Garlic Mushroom Kabobs
If you fancy a side dish give these Garlic Mushroom Kabobs a try.
Cremini mushrooms glazed with balsamic vinegar with oregano and basil sounds mouthwatering, doesn’t it?
Imagine these threaded onto skewers and cooked on the barbecue, amazing.
Grilled Vegan Margherita Pizza
Another grilled pizza, meet the Grilled Vegan Margherita Pizza.
This is a delicious grilled pizza made with ‘cheeze’, a type of cheese made from cashew nuts. The base is a large brown rice tortilla, and the assembled pizza is both colorful and flavorsome.
Zucchini & Corn Tostadas
Fancy a tostada, try these Zucchini and Corn Tostadas.
Grill some sweetcorn and zucchini on the barbecue and add to tostadas for a tasty summer treat.
Cotija cheese, lime juice, cilantro and avocado ensures that this recipe is full of flavor.