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16 Vegan Recipes That Are Perfect For Your Next BBQ

No meat? No problem.

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Summer barbecues are glorious — they're one of the best parts of the season! But they're not always as fun for vegans...

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Most people associate cookouts with sausages, burgers, and steaks — but it doesn't have to be this way! So here are 16 meat-free and dairy-free recipes that are absolutely perfect for your next summer cookout.

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1. Grilled Tofu Kebabs With Mint Pesto

Mint pesto is the summer sauce you didn't know you needed. Get the recipe.

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2. Pulled Jackfruit

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Canned jackfruit is available in more and more grocery stores and makes a surprisingly delicious pulled pork alternative. Get the recipe.

3. Grilled Tofu With Chimichurri

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Homemade chimichurri gives this grilled tofu a burst of fresh flavor while chilies give it a pop of heat. Get the recipe.

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4. Balsamic and Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers

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Balsamic vinegar and garlic give these already savory mushrooms an extra dose of deliciousness. Get the recipe.

5. Portobello Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri

These meaty portobellos are great on their own or served over rice or quinoa. Get the recipe.

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6. Grillable Veggie Burgers

These burgers are hearty enough to stay together while you grill them and go with just about any topping you can think of. Get the recipe.

7. Korean BBQ Jackfruit Sliders

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This recipe uses a store bought Korean barbecue sauce to give the jackfruit a ton of flavor without a ton of effort. Get the recipe.

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8. Roasted Veggie Skewers

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These veggie skewers are totally customizable. Don't like mushrooms? Swap them out for eggplant or whatever veggie your heart desires. Get the recipe.

9. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant

All of the complex flavors of jerk chicken — just with eggplant instead. Get the recipe.

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10. Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Feel free to throw the broken pieces of cauliflower that fall off when cutting the steaks straight onto the grill. They'll make the perfect snack to munch on as you're grilling. Get the recipe.

11. Grilled Avocado and Romaine Caesar Salad

blissfulbasil.com

Grilled salad may sound weird, but it gives the lettuce a smoky, savory flavor that transforms it into something exciting and completely unexpected. Get the recipe.

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12. Mediterranean Grilled Avocados Stuffed With Chickpeas

Grilled chickpeas give these avocados a pop of protein and transform them into a complete meal. Get the recipe.

13. Loaded Grilled Eggplant With Creamy Herb Sauce

These savory grilled eggplants are topped with a mayo-based dressing, but feel free to use your favorite vegan substitute or simply omit it — they'll be just as delicious without. Get the recipe.

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14. Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches

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If you've ever had buffalo cauliflower, this recipe is just like that but loaded into a bun and topped with all kinds of good stuff. Get the recipe.

15. Grilled General Tso’s Cauliflower Kabobs

Serve these skewers with rice or fresh greens for a light-but-filling meal perfect for eating on the patio. Get the recipe.

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16. Balsamic Grilled Carrot Dogs

Who needs hot dogs when you have grilled carrots marinated in balsamic vinegar? Get the recipe.

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