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10+ Best Vegetarian Grilling Recipes (Meat-Free BBQ Ideas)

10+ Meat-Free Grilling Recipes That'll Bring Everyone Together

Here are the best vegetarian grilling recipes that’ll bring everyone together at your next BBQ party. Enjoy these vegetarian barbecue recipes.

Spring is almost over and this can only mean one thing: we should get ready for the summer BBQ season! Lots of grilling, picnics with friends, and chit-chats in the garden or in the park as well.

Needless to say that summer is one of my favorite seasons, right? Summer is the time to relax, eat ice cream, enjoy the nice weather and stay outside as much as you can, preferably in good company.

Ever since we moved into our home, I really love having BBQs with friends during the summer. It’s such a nice activity because we get to bond and talk while also grilling and creating wonderful dishes together. And I’ll address a never-ending problem as well right now: having a barbecue when you’re a vegetarian can be a real struggle.

It was the same for me some years ago, until I discovered some really good meat-free, vegetarian grilling recipes. Or until I created some of my own myself. Vegan burgers made with grilled mushrooms or halloumi, yummy salads with chargrilled peppers and tomatoes, grilled patties made of vegan minced meat, and everything in-between.

I know that maybe you’re used to eating sides when you’re a vegetarian or vegan at a BBQ party (roasted potatoes, mushrooms, or peppers), but that shouldn’t be the case anymore! There are so many awesome veg-friendly alternatives to classic grilling recipes! So check out the meat-free BBQ recipes below and get inspired!

Vegetarian Main Dish Grill Recipes

Grilled Tofu Kebabs with Vegan Peanut Sauce

I simply love grilled recipes on a skewer! They’re fun to eat and super easy to customize, but this recipe for grilled tofu kebabs with vegan peanut sauce is on a whole new level! Recipe created by Crowded Kitchen.

Grilled Tofu Kebabs

Vegan Ribs – Classic BBQ Short Ribs

Vegan ribs? It is definitely possible and the results are simply amazing. Give them a try, you’ll be surprised! Recipe created by Vegan Heaven.

Vegan Ribs

Smoky Barbecue Carrot Hot Dogs with Creamy Chickpea Salad

Carrot hot dogs? Yes, an amazing idea that tastes way better than it sounds, trust me. And that creamy chickpea salad is so good, you can eat it plain with a spoon! Recipe created by Vegan Sandra.

Smoky Barbecue Carrot Hot Dogs

Grilled Vegan “Chicken” Burger + Vegan BBQ Video!

This grilled vegan “chicken” burger is the perfect recipe for a vegan BBQ! It’s super easy to make, tastes like grilled chicken breast, and even your omni friends will love it!

Grilled Vegan Chicken Burger Meat-free grilling recipe

Vegan Minced Meat Rolls | Romanian “Mititei” Recipe

Try these vegan minced meat rolls for your next picnic or vegan barbecue and impress even your non-vegan friends! This popular Romanian recipe turned vegan will surely become your favorite!

Vegan Minced Meat Rolls

Cauliflower Steaks – BBQ flavored

Not a big fan of cauliflower? Well, let me change your mind with this amazing recipe for cauliflower steaks! They taste nothing like regular cauliflower, they’re filling and super delicious!

Cauliflower Steaks - BBQ

Vegan Shawarma

Make this delicious vegan shawarma recipe with grilled Portobellos perfectly marinated, fresh veggies and a smooth, tahini-rich hummus, all wrapped up in a pita bread!

Vegan Shawarma

BBQ Salad Grill Recipes

Summer Salad with Charred Peppers and Roasted Eggplant

Try this summer salad with charred peppers and roasted eggplant and enjoy a fresh and filling salad with a subtle smoky flavor. Perfect for barbecue!

Summer Salad with Charred Peppers and Roasted Eggplant

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Have you ever tried grilling a peach? It’s soooo good! In case your answer was no, this is the perfect recipe to start exploring the wonderful world of grilled fruit. Recipe created by Pure Wow.

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

Vegetarian Side Dish Grill Recipes

Creamy Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob

Corn is an unmissable item on the table on any grilling occasion. Period! And if you like classic corn on the cob, then you absolutely have to try this veggie bbq recipe that includes a creamy cilantro lime sauce. Simply amazing! Recipe created by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette

If you love sweet potatoes as much as I do, then you simply have to try this recipe for grilled sweet potatoes with cilantro vinaigrette. It will surely change your life! Recipe created by Cookin’ Canuck.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Asparagus with Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Feta and Kalamata Olives

Although this might sound like a good side dish, it can work wonderfully as a main dish as well. There are so many amazing flavors involved here, you won’t believe it! Recipe created by Closet Cooking.

Grilled Asparagus

In case you need some inspiration for future BBQ parties, I’m here to help! I have created this awesome (if I can say so myself) list that contains more than 10 meat-free grilling recipes that everyone will appreciate. Yes, I assure you that both vegetarians and meat-eaters will be more than excited to try at least one bite of these unique dishes!

In the list below you’ll find plenty of healthy options for your next gathering with your friends and, in case you’re not a fan of barbecuing in the garden, you’ll be happy to find out that most of the recipes below can be made inside as well if you have a stovetop and a grill.

Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

Try these vegetarian BBQ recipes and discover delicious dishes you can enjoy for your next barbecue party – vegan BBQ recipes included!

Best Meat-Free Grilling Recipes

10+ Meat-Free Grilling Recipes That'll Bring Everyone Together

Here are the best meat-free grilling recipes that'll bring everyone together at your next BBQ party. Enjoy these vegetarian barbecue recipes.


  1. Select your favorite meat-free grilling recipe.
  2. Prep all the required ingredients.
  3. Make a vegetarian grilled recipe in 30 minutes or less!

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