Getting ready to rev up your grill and get barbecuing? Never fear. You don’t need meat to have a delicious and satisfying barbecue experience. From grilling veggies and burgers to making your own sauces to stacking the perfect kebab, we have the tips for you! Our bloggers from the Food Monster App have all the advice and recipes you need to throw a meatless, plant-based party a hit!

Fire Up The Grill:Vegan Gluten-Free Easy Marinated and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with green onions

Easy Marinated and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms 


Rini Desai showed us how to make simple, Easy Marinated and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms. These are the absolute best if you have picky eaters! There are only 8 ingredients for this delicious recipe that are totally adaptable! Make the balsamic ones shown for your Aunt, Barbecue mushrooms for the kids, and add some extra spice to Dad’s! We love recipes like these because they make it easy to customize for picky eaters!

If you have a group with a more sophisticated palette, you might try this Grilled Eggplant With Lemon Basil Drizzle recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald! The recipe comes with an elegant lemon drizzle for the ultimate culinary experience!

You can always opt for veggie burgers if you want a more traditional, American barbecue. These Smoky Black Bean and Beet Burgers by Sonali Ruder is meaty, smoky, and infused with barbecue sauce. What more could you want?

Make Your Own Sauces and Marinades:Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Rhubarb BBQ Sauce


Emily Brees has a wonderful, seasonal Rhubarb BBQ Sauce recipe that is tangy, slightly sweet, and so thick! She suggests marinating your pulled jackfruit in it for finger-licking-good sandwiches!

If you need something smokier, try this Smoky Apricot-Tomato Barbecue Sauce by Karen Sheer. This sauce would be ideal to marinade something meaty in (like tempeh) for tempeh ribs.

Want to jazz things up? Try an American fusion sauce like this Korean BBQ Sauce by Gabrielle St. Claire! We all know that tofu and tamari are a match made in heaven so let your tofu cubes marinade in it before skewering them up with some seasonal veggies!

If you want something traditional, try Nora Schlesinger‘s Slow-Cooker BBQ Sauce! It’s thick, healthier than the store-bought stuff, and perfect for any barbecue dish!


Stack Up The Skewers:Hawaiian Seitan Skewers

Hawaiian Seitan Skewers

Gloria Sucic is the master of the skewer!  She showed us how to make Garlicky Barbecue Mushroom Kebabs that are perfect for the grill! Eat them plain or add them to a wrap for all of your guests! She also has a super fancy, Grilled Zucchini Ribbons With Sriracha Marinade recipe that we are obsessing over! These make for a traditional, but especially fancy and pretty plant-based barbecue!


Steven Seighman brilliantly created these Hawaiian Seitan Skewers! He adds fresh summer ingredients like pineapple, peppers, and red onion to the skewers for seasonal goodness!

If you need something with less prep, try Philipp Ertl‘s Sesame Tofu Skewers With Spicy Peanut Sauce recipe! If you are really pressed for time, skip the sauce and just drizzle more of the marinade over the top!

Make Your Sides The Main Event:

15 Fancy, Eggless Potato Salads for Summer!

For your guide to vegan potato salad, check out 15 Fancy, Eggless Potato Salads for Summer! These salads are creamy, hearty, and sure to please everyone, meat-eater or not!


You could also try one of these 5 BBQ Side Dishes for Your Pre-Summer Cookout! From Brussels sprouts to kale chips, we are firm believers that barbecue sauce can go on anything!

Don’t forget drinks! Check out 10 Vegan Friendly Drinks For Your Next Summer Party! by 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: BBQ Brown Rice and Portobello Burgers