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Nothing says spring and summer like barbecue! These recipes will remind you of cookouts, picnics and more, so what are you waiting for? Get cooking with these 15 smoky and spicy barbecue recipes that you can find on our Food Monster App!

1. BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches With Stewed Fig, Onion Marmalade and Arugula

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These delicious BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches With Stewed Fig, Onion Marmalade and Arugula from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer are a great meal that you’ll want to enjoy again and again. Awesome flavors in tasty sandwich form – who could ask for more?

2. Smoky Apricot-Tomato Barbecue Sauce

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Yes, you can make your own barbecue sauce easily at home! This Smoky Apricot-Tomato Barbecue Sauce recipe by Karen Sheer makes a sauce better than any you will ever find in a store. The sweetness of the apricots balances the smoky flavors of the fire roasted tomatoes and the heat of the dried chili pepper.

3. Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce

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Cauliflower wings are the perfect finger food for you and you friends to grub down on, and this Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce recipe from Haley Gallerani is especially good. The baked breading provides a tasty, crunchy mouth feel to the cauliflower that is finished with some tangy spice from the sauce!

4. Barbecue Tofu Sandwich

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This Barbecue Tofu Sandwich from Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer is good enough to make anyone into a fan of tofu. The homemade pickles and caramelized onions compliment the slow-marinated tofu perfectly. This is a great lunch or light dinner option for a sandwich connoisseur.

5. Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips

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Considering how incredibly flavor absorbent seitan is, it’s no surprise that baking it in the oven with BBQ sauce already slathered all over it would yield delicious results. In this Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips recipe from Josephine Watmore, seitan is made from scratch and then doused in a savory BBQ marinade. Add this seitan to tacos for a zesty Mexican dish, to wraps with vegan mayo, or on top of your favorite salad!

6. Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Seitan

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Sweet and smokey meets the ever-versatile seitan in this delicious Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Seitan from I Love My Instant Pot: Vegan Recipe Book. Bottled barbecue sauce will work just as well as the do-it-yourself option mentioned in Step 5 of this recipe; as always, if you do opt for store-bought just make sure it’s vegan — most brands are vegan-friendly, but in the ones that aren’t, honey is usually the disqualifying additive.

7. Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw

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This Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw from Zsu Dever is a simple and easy to make, no fuss sandwich with all the authentic buffalo flavors: featuring a grilled, marinated tofu. The cabbage and apples in the slaw add crunch, the vegan mayo adds creaminess, and the vinegar gives it some needed acidity!

8. Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl

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It’s time to step up your grain bowl game and this Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl from Amanda Smith is here to help. Jackfruit is marinated in a homemade barbecue sauce and then baked into crisp and slightly caramelized around the edges. Serve it with roasted and sautéed veggies and a big helping of brown rice. If you’re not into jackfruit or aren’t able to find any where you live, then you can simply try the marinade on some tempeh or tofu!

9. BBQ Veggie Skewers With Loaded Rice

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Veggie skewers are often seen roasting on the grill of omnivores and veggie eaters alike and for a good reason. They’re quick to assemble and cook, and a healthy addition to whatever else is being cooked over that fire. In these BBQ Veggie Skewers With Loaded Rice from Iva Mrdjanov, the skewers are made into the main part of the dish, not just the side!

10. BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches

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Thinly sliced veggies tossed in tangy BBQ sauce and piled on a soft bun… HELLO! Bring a tray of these playful BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches from Margaux Mouton to your next summer shindig and have fun watching them all disappear!

11. Thai Barbecue Cauliflower

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BBQ cauliflower wings are an amazing creation on their own, so why not make this savory snack even better by adding a bit of Thai flare? This Thai Barbecue Cauliflower recipe from Zsu Dever is almost like a red curry but in crispy appetizer form. Cauliflower is tossed with curry powder, Sriracha, garlic, and coconut milk to contrast the heat and then baked (or air-fried) until tender and toasted. Serve these with a cooling and creamy dip and plenty of carrots and celery sticks!

12. BBQ Lentil Meatballs

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BBQ Lentil Meatballs from Gina Hoskins: Simple plant-based ingredients of lentils, rice, mushrooms, and BBQ sauce. Vegan protein-packed dish! Great as a post work meal or to bring to outdoor BBQ events!

13. BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls

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The best comfort foods are simple and making this appetizer is super-easy and super hands-off, like these pulled carrot rolls. Shredded carrots are the perfect whole foods based replacement for pulled pork. Drenched in a tangy, sticky barbecue sauce, these BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls from Melanie Sorrentino are a guaranteed hit.

14. BBQ Cauliflower Wings


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Praised for its health benefits and versatility, cauliflower is popping up in a ton of special diet communities, from vegan to paleo. You’ll understand why as soon as you try these BBQ Cauliflower Wings from Danielle Dewar!

15. Barbecue Chickpea Hawaiian Bowls

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The barbecue chickpeas in this dish pair perfectly with the sweet pineapple. Pick a barbecue sauce that is not very sweet to help keep flavors balanced. These vegan and gluten-free Barbecue Chickpea Hawaiian Bowls from Alison Edmund take only 20 minutes to make!

Need more pineapple recipes? Check out 15 Saucy Recipes That Will Light Up Your BBQ Grill and Fire Up the Grill! 25 Vegan Barbecue Recipes Starring Fresh Veggies That Will Leave You Speechless! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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