Barbecue parties and backyard cookouts are great opportunities to have a good time with friends and family. Besides, there are tons of delicious dishes and refreshing drinks that make everything better. Being able to find vegan barbecue dishes that everybody could enjoy used to be a struggle, but not anymore, as there are many absolutely tasty alternatives that will only enrichen the menu.
Portobello mushrooms have become quite popular and using them for sliders is quite a choice. Also, opting for a vegan creamy potato salad instead of a regular one won’t upset anybody at all. Following the green barbecue trend, veggie skewers are slowly becoming everyone’s favorite. And for those meat lovers, BBQ tofu burgers and cauliflower buffalo wings are some vegan barbecue dishes that are healthy and tasty alternatives for any backyard cookout.
Many of us know sliders as the tiny baby cousins of regular size burgers. They are the perfect snack for any occasion as they come in just the right size. One great way to substitute meat though is by using portobello mushrooms instead. They have the right texture and work amazingly well with sauces, rubs, and grills. Besides, their nutritional value is excellent, as they are low in calories and high in fiber and potassium. Prepare these for your next cookout and enjoy a healthy and guilt-free snack.
We know that no barbecue is complete without the corresponding and much-obliged potato salad. However, in order to enjoy a vegan barbecue, we must avoid using mayonnaise or any other type of dairy. We can use avocado to achieve the salad’s creaminess while adding some heart-healthy flavor, too. Add some red onion, Dijon mustard, and cucumbers, and you will have yourself a spicy and tasty salad to remember.
Another essential, barbecue classic, skewers. What better way to get creative than preparing some colorful, tasteful, healthy veggie skewers. From all the vegan barbecue dishes we are covering, skewers are the most versatile one. You can choose whichever vegetables you prefer, and the results will be just as tasteful. This DamnDelicious recipe, however, includes cremini mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, red and green bell pepper, onion, and zucchini. Don’t forget to add some garlic lemon marinade, olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and dried herbs for maximized flavor.
Tofu isn’t for everybody, and we are well aware of that. Nevertheless, giving a second chance is definitely worth it. Tofu burgers can be as delicious as your regular burger with the recipe. Take a slab of tofu, dry rub it, and then add your favorite barbecue sauce, and you’ll see what we’re talking about. This vegan dish will be a complete hit! Follow this Vegan Miam recipe, and the results will be mind-blowing.
Last but not least, we have an unexpectedly tasty alternative closing our top five vegan barbecue dishes list. Known and loved by all, buffalo wings are a must-have snack at every barbecue party, no matter what. If we are looking for a healthier, chicken-free alternative, cauliflower buffalo “wings” are the winners. They are tender on the inside, and crispy on the outside, and just as spicy as you want them to. Plus, they are a guilt-free snack that will delight all your meat-lover and vegan friends altogether.