When we think of a barbeque, meat typically comes to mind. But, five percent of US adults consider themselves vegetarians. Fortunately, you can host a BBQ that excites your strictest vegan friends.
Think beyond veggie burgers and create dishes that even omnivores will go crazy for! Keep reading to learn four delicious vegan BBQ recipes that you can serve at your event!
1. Create Your Own Kebabs
Feeding people with restrictive diets can get tricky. Not all vegetarians follow the same rules or enjoy the same stuff.
Make things easier for yourself while providing your guests with a bit of fun with a create-your-own kebab station. Slice up fresh onions, peppers, zucchini, and pineapple to place in their own respective dishes.
For meat replacers, use foods with substance. Offer tofu, portabella mushrooms, and chunks of eggplant.
Marinate these in a vegan bbq sauce made from:
- One oz Tomato paste
- Three Tbsp Chili garlic sauce
- Two Tbsp brown sugar
- Two Tbsp molasses
- One half tsp liquid smoke
Use this amount for each individual item you marinate. Place them in their own containers and set out sticks and let your guests create their own before handing them to your grill master.
2. Pulled Mushrooms
Pulled pork often serves as a staple for backyard BBQs. This BBQ recipe satisfies the idea of that warm and tender pull-apart goodness without the meat.
To make pulled mushrooms, you will need:
- One pound of oyster mushrooms
- One cup of tomato paste
- Three cloves of minced garlic
- Half cup of maple syrup
- Three Tbsp of raw agave
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix your ingredients into a slow cooker and set it on low. After about four hours, use forks to gently shred your mushrooms. Serve on Hawaiian rolls for a delicious finish.
3. Jackfruit Wings
Healthy vegan BBQ options should not make your guests feel like they are missing out on the BBQ experience. Fresh jackfruit makes a great alternative as the boiled flesh keeps the same consistency as meat once boiled and it packs a protein punch.
First, cut in half an unripe jackfruit. Boil the fruit for about 20 minutes while still inside its skin.
This gives it a stringy consistency, like meat. Now you can peel the fruit and marinate it in the above recipe. Grill them to perfection after they sit for about an hour.
4. Citrusy Corn
At most barbeques, meat lovers will enjoy butter on their corn on the cob. But your vegan guests will rely on you to tease their taste buds in a different way.
Pull down the husks on your corn without detaching it to clean it. Rub the corn in a generous amount of sauce that contains:
- Lemon juice
- Lime juice
- Fresh cilantro chopped
- Garlic salt
Let it sit for an hour. Rub the corn in the sauce again, pull up the husks, and cook it to perfection on a grill from Bbqoutfitters.com.
Rock Your Vegan BBQ
With these Vegan BBQ options, meat no longer runs the show! Your guests will leave satisfied and longing for more.
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- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.