Just because plant-based eaters give up meat doesn’t mean they give up the grill too. There are tons of plant-based foods you can grill — check out How to Grill Tasty Veggies Indoors and Outdoors if you’re new to grilling vegetables. Plus, grilling plant-based options takes less time and brings out their natural flavors, even without special seasonings and sauces.
So, if you’re having a get-together anytime soon, be sure you check out our top grilled recipes that we think you’ll love. Not just vegan burgers and meat replacements, there’s a nice mix of everything here from appetizers to entrees down to dessert.
Enjoy and happy grilling!
1. Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy With Apple Slaw
A classic combination of savory, sweet, and tangy, this is a fantastic sandwich to make in the warmer months. Forget the mayo-based slaw and make yours with a vegan option instead. Dolloped on top of some protein-rich tofu, it makes a filling sandwich that’s pretty hard to beat!
2. Grilled Avocado With Roasted Tomatoes
Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, grilled avocados with tomatoes are a total win-win. The creamy avocados take on a whole new flavor once grilled, while the tomatoes add the perfect balance between sweet and savory. Be sure you have a whole lot of avocados on hand because you’ll have requests for seconds with this recipe!
3. Grilled Vegan Apple Pie With Coconut Whipped Cream
Whether you make these for dessert or pure enjoyment during meal time, they’re a must-try! Nothing is better than grilled desserts, specifically with cinnamon and a side of something cold and creamy, like coconut whipped cream! These little apple pies are perfect for dipping and would even make a nice appetizer instead of dessert if you please.
4. Grilled Tofu and Squash With Easy Chimichurri Sauce and Couscous
Now, here’s a different way to enjoy tofu! This lovely grilled dish is packed with flavor and features a unique sauce that everyone can make. Sure, ketchup and mustard are classics we all love, but every once in a while, it’s nice to try something new. If you don’t like couscous or don’t have any, choose quinoa or rice instead. Just be sure you choose firm tofu to grill these; the softer varieties will fall apart on ya!
5. Grilled Seitan Kebabs With Creole Coconut Sauce
Forget the chicken and steak kebabs! These protein-packed skewers are packed with flavor and completely meat-free! You can add any veggies you want to this, but don’t leave out the sauce … it’s the secret!
6. Quinoa and White Bean Burger
While many veggie burgers can be a little delicate to handle, this massive burger holds up to the grill quite nicely. Quinoa and white beans are both naturally binding and produce an easy-to-handle, meaty burger. What are you waiting for? Fire up the grill and have your burger veggie-style!
7. Spicy Balsamic Tofu Veggie Kababs
If you’re not into seitan or don’t tolerate gluten (that seitan is made from), then be sure you give tofu a try for your kabobs instead. Choose firm, non-GMO tofu, and choose your favorite veggies to go on your kabobs too. You could also easily make these without tofu too and just sub in chopped sweet or regular potatoes for a soy-free option. The choice is yours!
8. Black Bean and Pecan Butter Sauce Over Grilled Eggplant and Sauteed Spinach
A truly unique dish that’s sweet, savory, and packed with a meaty texture, this recipe is a must-try! Spinach and black beans are higher in protein than many other beans and greens, and eggplant is naturally low in carbohydrates. So, if you’re trying to eat a lower glycemic diet, definitely give these flavorful bites a try!
9. Hearty Lentil and Brown Rice Burger
Lentils are one of the plant-based eaters’ favorite protein sources, but if you’ve never tried them in a burger, you’re missing out. They hold up well, pack a meaty texture, and keep you full. Using rice will help bind these burgers together, and the result is a truly hearty burger that satisfies you for hours. Topped with your favorite sauces, this one is a win!
10. Southwestern Vegan Grilled ‘Cheese’ Sandwich
For the kiddies or adults who love a mean grilled cheese, what better recipe could you ask for? Filled with some spice, and gooey vegan cheese, this vegan grilled ‘cheese’ sandwich will have everyone wondering why they ever went for the dairy cheese, to begin with.
Now, what are you waiting for!?? Whip out the tongs, fire up the grill, and let’s get cooking this spring and summer!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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