Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on grilling and all the goodies that come with summer barbecues – we’ve got the vegan recipes for you. And don’t worry if your loved ones aren’t vegan. They’ll also love these new twists on classic barbecue food staples.
Cauliflower wings: three ways
Start your vegan BBQ menu with cauliflower wings smothered in a honey barbecue, ginger shallot and classic buffalo sauce.
With the right cooking process, cauliflower wings are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Cauliflower itself has a very mild flavor, so it takes on the flavors around it. Whichever sauce you choose, the healthiness of this humble vegetable makes these wings a completely edible snack for parties or just a casual evening out.
Making cauliflower wings involves quite a few steps, but the recipe is quite simple. Bonus: It also includes instructions for a homemade vegan ranch. Get it all here.
Jackfruit ‘pulled pork’ sliders with coleslaw
If you haven’t tried jackfruit yet, it’s time to experiment with the plant-based meat alternative. The texture of jackfruit is the perfect substitute for a vegan version of barbecue pulled pork. And the nice thing about working with green jackfruit is that it’s more or less flavorless, so it takes on the flavors of whatever herbs you use.
After packing the smoky, sweet, and spicy barbecue flavors of barbecue sauce, you won’t know the difference between these jackfruit sliders and their non-vegan counterpart. Download the recipe here.
Fried pickles in beer batter
Of course, French fries are generally vegan, but the same old combination of baked potatoes and (vegetable) burgers can get old. So sorry, fries: you’re sitting on the proverbial summer couch. Fried pickles in beer batter, you’re in.
With a little crunch and a spicy cajun remoulade sauce thrown in, beer batter fried pickles are sure to become a summer staple for your family, vegan or not, but they’re addictive. You have been warned. Download the recipe here.
Grilled peach toast with almond ricotta & balsamic drizzle
This isn’t on your typical barbecue menu, but this isn’t a typical list of barbecue-appropriate foods. Grilling fruits, such as peaches, is a great way to bring out the juiciness and sweetness of unripe fruit. Not to mention, a little charred it almost gives it a savory feel.
Grilled Peach Toast with Almond Ricotta and Balsamic Drizzle requires more ingredients than you might think, but the process is simple once you’ve gathered your supplies. The dish would make a great brunch item or appetizer for dinner. Download the recipe here.