Skewers and kebabs are a classic food to serve on Memorial Day. While many contain meat, there are so many vegan skewer and kebab recipes! Just put a skewer through some veggies, tofu, or even fruit and you have yourself a delicious and cruelty-free kebab! Skewers and kebabs are great because they’re not only versatile, but they’re also so fun to eat and easy to carry around. Who needs a plate when you have a skewer? Try out these vegan skewers and kebabs this Memorial Day. You’ll be so happy that you did!
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1. BBQ Skewers With Aioli
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If you’re wondering what these beauties are made from, it’s a combination of wheat gluten (which achieves that chewy, meaty texture), chickpea flour and nutritional yeast and heaps of spices. Because in the end, the thing that makes meat taste good are spices and a proper marinade. Just that these Vegan BBQ Skewers With Aioli by Kirsten Kaminski have 0% cruelty yet 100% the taste!
2. Grilled Seitan Kebabs With Creole Coconut Sauce
These Grilled Seitan Kebabs With Creole Coconut Sauce by Josephine Watmore are amazing! You can just as well use store bought seitan for this recipe or your favorite homemade simmered seitan recipe. Oh and this is grilled in the English sense … so broiled to all of you in the states!
3. Salad Skewers with Hawaiian Pineapple Vinaigrette
These Salad Skewers with Hawaiian Pineapple Vinaigrette from Dawn Hutchins at Florida Coastal Cooking is sweet, salty, savory and crunchy. This healthy salad-on-a-stick appetizer is sure to wow both your plant-based peeps and omnivores alike.
4. Seitan Kebabs With Sangria Tomato Salad
Seitan is a complete protein with the mouthfeel of meat, make great kebabs, especially when made with the flavorful marinade. The tomato salad was inspired by a thing called spootie, which is basically a bunch of fruit soaked in liquor overnight. Sangria on steroids is really what it’s like. It’s reinvented with white wine and cherry tomatoes to make a savory salad. You will need 6 to 8 wooden or metal skewers for this recipe. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 20 minutes before using. You have to try these Seitan Kebabs With Sangria Tomato Salad by Ayinde Howell!
5. Pineapple Island Kebabs
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These Pineapple Island Kebabs by Rhea Parsons will transport you to the land of sunshine and cool breezes. These Island Tofu Kebabs have their tofu (or seitan) and vegetables marinated in a sweet and spicy blend of orange juice, garlic, and ginger. When pineapple is grilled, it becomes a whole new thing. So delicious! Use whatever makes you happy – tofu, seitan, tempeh, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, whatever. These are great served over rice that has red onion and pineapple chunks running through it. So when you fire up the grill today, tomorrow, or any day, make my Island Tofu Kebabs. They’ll make any day feel like you’re on a tropical island summer vacation. Enjoy!
6. Garlicky Barbecue Mushroom Kebabs
These Garlicky Barbecue Mushroom Kebabs by Gloria Sucic make a great addition to any barbecue. Ready in no time, these skewered mushrooms are a delicious side to any veggie burger or other grilled vegetables. It’s easy to make a big batch of these and take them along to a potluck to be used as a side, or make a big batch and serve the leftovers cold throughout the week in sandwiches, salads, or antipasti plates.
7. Sesame Tofu Skewers With Spicy Peanut Sauce
These easy Sesame Tofu Skewers With Spicy Peanut Sauce by Philipp Ertl will be a hit at any backyard BBQ you bring them to. You can throw them on the grill or griddle pan and then enjoy with a spicy peanut butter dip. The grilled sesame compliments the subtle tofu perfectly and the spicy peanut dip gives the dish an extra kick of spice that makes these skewers a guaranteed favorite.
8. Piquant Tempeh Kebabs
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Feel like eating something spicy, hot, elegant, and rich in protein? This Piquant Tempeh Kebabs recipe by Lera Krasovskaya is here to fill your craving! These kebabs are so easy to make too – just skewer everything on a stick and get grilling!
9. Tangy Mushroom Skewers
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Mushrooms are probably the first vegetable anyone would associate with a meat-free barbecue and for good reason. Far from being a boring cliché, mushrooms are a versatile barbecue option… if you add a little something extra to them. The marinade on these Tangy Mushroom Skewers by Natalie Tamara them big on flavor as well as texture!
10. Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs
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This recipe for Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs by Jordan and Clark Cord is a skewered version of a classic French recipe using summer zucchini, squash, and eggplant. It’s a simple, but delicious kebab combination. Basically, this recipe makes it possible to enjoy ratatouille on a stick for maximum summer vibes. Just imagine – you’re chilling outside with a glass of rosé, listening to some Bob Marley tunes, and then bam! – you’re enjoying a delicious medley of summer’s finest veggies in portable, grilled form.
11. Cauliflower Satay Skewers With Peanut Sauce
It’s no wonder why cauliflower is a favorite veggie of so many people. It is so versatile, comes in weird colors (purple, yellow, green) and you can make all kinds of dishes with it like pizza, burgers, and these and cauliflower satay skewers. Satay is an Indonesian dish that is traditionally made by marinating meat in an umami sauce, then grilling it until it is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside — and cauliflower gets the job done! This crisp-tender veggie is amazing served with a creamy, spiced peanut sauce and rice on the side. You have to try these Cauliflower Satay Skewers With Peanut Sauce by Melina Kutelas!
12. Roasted Beet Kebabs
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These crispy Roasted Beet Kebabs by Jodi Kay are made from roasted beets, black beans, cashews, parsley, coconut, and spices. The smoky, char-grilled aroma and melt-in-mouth texture paired with a creamy and vibrant beet dip will easily get you hooked. This is the kind of a dish that you would absolutely love to serve when you have friends over dinner. It just has that “wow” factor.
13. Grilled Vegetable Skewers With Mexican Quinoa
These Grilled Vegetable Skewers With Mexican Quinoa by Julie Van den Kerchove are so much more fun than traditional kabobs with rice. Serve these grilled veggies as a summery appetizer with several dipping sauces, take them to your next barbecue as a vegan side dish, or enjoy them as a light lunch.
14. Grilled Fruit Kebabs
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These Grilled Fruit Kebabs by The Natural Epicurean will be the hit of your party. Grilling the fruit brings out the natural sugars and putting them on skewers makes this a fun treat for kids of all ages.
15. BBQ Tofu and Squash Skewers
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Having a barbecue? Ditch the heavy meat skewers for something a bit lighter but just as flavorful, like these BBQ Tofu and Squash Skewers by Philipp Ertl! They contain mushroom, zucchini, and squash, all of which are marinated in a savory marinade. Serve with your favorite condiments or try out the tasty red pepper dip included in this recipe!
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