Not hot enough to have a cookout, but nice enough that you’re craving some summer-themed foods? We’ve got you covered. In honor of National BBQ Day, we found 5 vegan side dishes from the Food Monster App that will get you in the summer mood without having to fire up the grill.

1. ‘Honey’ Mustard BBQ Brussels

These ‘Honey’ Mustard BBQ Brussels are soft, flavorful, and such a healthy side dish! This recipe is easy, affordable, and balances between a hint of sweet and a hint of heat.


2. High-Protein BBQ Lentil Savory MuffinsVegan BBQ Lentil Muffins

These High-Protein BBQ Lentil Savory Muffins are super unique and hearty.  They pack in all the flavor and meatiness of an outdoor barbecue minus the hassle of the grill!

3. Smoky BBQ Kale Chips Smoky BBQ Kale Chips

These Smoky BBQ Kale Chips are crispy, healthy, and taste just like the barbecue you had growing up – except they’re made with healthy, plant-based ingredients.

4. Chipotle BBQ Roasted Potatoes With Homemade Seasoning Chipotle BBQ Roasted Potatoes

Learn how to make these Chipotle BBQ Roasted Potatoes With Homemade Seasoning for an amazing, barbecue side dish! These are great warm or cold which makes them an excellent picnic candidate.

5. Barbecue Chickpea Ranch Salad 

Sneak some extra veggies on your friends’ plates with this Barbecue Chickpea Ranch Salad recipe! Serve it up as a side dish for a touch of barbecue flavor before barbecue season.


Need more BBQ in your life? Check out 15 Saucy Recipes That Will Light Up Your BBQ Grill downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: High-Protein BBQ Lentil Savory Muffins