Who else CANNOT wait for summer barbecues and picnics?!
I personally love them because they combine two of my favorite things. (Being outside + eating, of course.)
But these events are not always the easiest to navigate for those of us who prefer plant-based eats.
That’s why I enlisted the help of my favorite RD and plant-based bloggers by asking them for their best vegan and vegetarian summer cookout recipes.
From starters to salads to mains (including lots of veggie burgers) to grilled fruits and sweets, you’ll have absolutely no problem making healthy and delicious plant-based choices this summer.
Get ready to fire up that grill!
Starters and Sides
Habanero Jicama Guacamole by The Grateful Grazer
Grilled Vegetable Hummus by Amanda at The Nutritionist Reviews
Zesty Herb Cashew Cheese by Tracee at Triad to Wellness
Indian Street Corn with Curried Yogurt Sauce by Kara at The Foodie Dietitian
Jamaican Jerk Quinoa by Omar at Lands & Flavors
Green Goddess Pasta Salad by The Grateful Grazer
Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Arugula by Jamie at Dishing Out Health
Red Cabbage, Snap Pea, & Blueberry Salad by Jessica at Nutritioulicious
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Zucchini Salsa Verde by Katie at Nourish. Breathe. Thrive.
Strawberry Fields Salad with Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette by Chelsea at Running with a Whisk
Rainbow Slaw with Sweet Tahini Dressing by Kathy at Happy Healthy Life
Vegan Jalapeño Cabbage Slaw by Liz at Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Grilled Corn Salad with Tomatoes by Deb at Deb’s Pots
Avocado Dill Potato Salad by Liz at Pumpkin & Peanut Butter
Favorite Veggie Hummus Sandwich by The Grateful Grazer
Grilled Vegetable Tacos by Amber at Homemade Nutrition
Smoky Barbecue Carrot Dogs with Creamy Chickpea Salad by Sandra at Sandra Vungi Vegan
Grilled Eggplant Whole Wheat Flatbread Sandwich by Regan at Healthy Aperture
BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches by Amanda Nicole Smith
Maple Whiskey Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches by Alissa at Connoisseurus Veg
Vegan Skewers with Tofu and Pineapple by Agata at Food Porn Vegan Style
Healthy Eggplant Burger with Vegan Mayo by Vanessa at Vegan Family Recipes
Mushroom Black Bean Burgers by Melanie at The Nutritionist Reviews
Chipotle Lentil Burgers by Dianne at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Spicy Veggie Burgers with Sweet Potato and Kidney Beans by Signe at A Million Miles
Butternut Squash Chickpea Millet Burgers by Sarah at Soy Division
Grilled Banana Split by Kyra at Vie de la Vegan
Grilled Cantaloupe Salad with Blueberry Ginger Vinaigrette by Jenna at Make Healthy Easy
Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Grilled Mango Salsa by Sarah at Family. Food. Fiesta.
Grilled Peaches with Basil by Sharon Palmer, RDN.
Coconut Lime Dark Chocolate Dipped Pineapple Rings by The Grateful Grazer
Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies by Natalie at Feasting on Fruit
Gluten Free Vegan Raspberry Almond Squares by Audrey at Unconventional Baker
Best Vegan Brownies by Demeter at Beaming Baker
Chocolate Lime Brownies by Nicole at Earth Powered Family
So, which recipe will make an appearance at your first summer cookout?