18 Grilled Vegetarian BBQ Recipes For Your Backyard BBQ This Summer

Wondering what to cook for vegetarian BBQs this summer? Here are 18 easy vegetarian bbq recipes that are meatless, healthy, and delicious to serve at your next summer BBQ.

Meatless BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich and Grilled Pineapples

From easy meatless bbq recipes like veggie kabob recipes to easy grilled veggie burgers, and delicious grillable desserts, you can have something on the menu for everyone at your summer cookouts that they will love.

And if you feel like taking a break from grilling this summer, try some of these easy vegetarian dinners even picky eaters will eat!

BBQ Marinated Vegetables on Skewer
Photo: Spend With Pennies

Grilled Veggie Skewers

Cut your favorite veggies, like zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and red onions, and thread them onto skewers. 

Brush them with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and herbs, then grill veggie kabobs until they're tender and slightly charred.

Grilled Veggie Skewer Recipes 

Easy Grilled Veggie Skewers - The Forked Spoon

Portobello burger on bun with lettuce and tomato
Photo: Ooh La La It's Vegan

Grilled Portobello Burgers

Portobello mushrooms are a delicious meatless option for beef burgers. And I know that the "mushroom" part might make you think there is no way anyone would even like a mushroom burger.

But believe me, they really indeed are delicious! (and so are these vegan burgers that are good for grilling too!)

And a Portobello burger does not taste like a mushroom at all!  They're meaty, flavorful, and packed with nutrition. 

And they are more simple to make than you might think.

Simply marinate portobello caps in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and herbs for at least 30 minutes. 

Then grill them until they're tender and slightly charred. Serve them on buns with your favorite toppings, like avocado, pickles, lettuce, onion, tomato, and vegan mayo, and one of your favorite vegan sides for burgers like salad or vegan mac and cheese.

Easy Recipes For Portobello Burgers

Grilled Tofu Steaks Blackened On Plate With Asparagus
Photo: My Darling Vegan

Grilled Tofu Steaks

So grilling tofu on the grill may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a meatless BBQ menu for your cookout. 

But if you haven't tried it yet, you might want to try it!

It's a great source of plant-based protein and tofu is perfect for grilling (surprisingly enough.)

Before grilling, marinate tofu in a soy sauce, ginger, and garlic mix (or any other marinade recipe you prefer)

Not only does it taste delicious, but grilled tofu is also packed with protein and makes a healthy vegan bbq recipe everyone will want to try.

 Tofu Steaks Recipes

Blackened Tofu Steaks - My Darling Vegan

30-Minute Grilled Tofu Steak - Plant-Based On A Budget

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich on a bun with crunchy slaw
Photo: Eating Bird Food

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

When it comes to meatless BBQ options, Jackfruit is a shredded meatless substitute that grills well and is a tasty recipe for your vegan barbeque! Simply marinate the canned Jackfruit in a savory BBQ marinade, then grill it until it is crispy and caramelized.

Add coleslaw on the side (what better bbq side dish is there than coleslaw??) and add pickles and whatever other toppings you like (onions, tomatoes...whatever you love) 

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches Recipes

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches With Crunchy Slaw - Pinch of Yum

Grilled Watermelon with a honey lime marinade

Grilled Watermelon

Grilled watermelon makes a delicious refreshing BBQ dessert. Grilling watermelon brings out its natural sweetness and makes it a fun surprisingly delicious BBQ dessert for kids and grown-ups,

Grilled Watermelon Recipes

Grilled Watermelon In A Honey and Balsamic Sauce - Cook Like A Greek

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Watermelon - The Stay-At-Home Chef

grilled pineapple on plate with berries
Photo: Dinner At The Zoo

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is sweet and juicy and could easily become one of your favorite summer side dishes or desserts that kids will love (and grown-ups too!) 

Serve it with a dollop of vegan whipped cream or a scoop of non-dairy ice cream for an extra special delicious dessert you can make on the grill that will surprise everyone!!

Grilled Pineapple Recipes

Grilled Pineapple With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon - Dinner at The Zoo

Grilled Pineapple Slices - Hoorah To Health

So there you have it!! 18 delicious meatless BBQ recipes that are healthy and easy to make on the grill for your next summer cookout with friends and family!!

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