5 Amazing Vegan Recipes For Your Summer BBQ Party

by Jack Thompson last updated -

Summer just is not the same without having your friends over for a barbecue. The food, the laughter, the memories made; it’s the perfect recipe for an amazing day. But many people don’t do this because they equate grilling with meat. Totally not true! Giving up meat does not mean giving up grilling. In fact, there are some amazing vegan recipes that will be the hit of your party!

5 Amazing Plant-Based Vegan Recipes

Throw one or all of these 5 plant-based vegan recipes into your menu and you will have something for everyone. [1]

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Full of protein and fiber, these burgers are the perfect main course for any vegan barbecue!

Servings: 6


2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup diced bell pepper
½ cup diced red onion
1 clove minced garlic
2 cups black beans
½ cup of corn
1 minced jalapeno
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
½ cup flour
1 tsp salt

Delicious black bean burger on a plate

Black bean burgers are a delicious alternative to the meat counterparts. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Quick Preparation

  • Step 1: Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium in a saucepan.
  • Step 2: Sautee the onion, peppers, and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes, then set aside.
  • Step 3: In a bowl, mash the black beans and add the sautéed veggies and the remaining ingredients.
  • Step 4: Shape into patties and grill until lightly browned. You can even add avocado slices to the burger.

Grilled Avocado with Roasted Tomatoes

Definitely sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and simple at the same time, this recipe combines the rich flavor of avocado with the tang of roasted tomatoes.

Servings: 8


4 avocados
4 limes (sliced into wedges)
1 cup of chopped onion
1 cup of fresh corn
1 cup of grape tomatoes
3 jalapeno peppers
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp olive oil, more on the side
Salt and pepper
¼ cup chopped cilantro

Quick Preparation

  • Step 1: Turn your grill to medium-hot and set your oven at a roast setting as high as it goes.
  • Step 2: Add tomatoes, garlic cloves, corn, and onion to a bowl and toss.
  • Step 3: Clean out the insides and stems from two peppers; chop and add to the bowl.
  • Step 4: Top with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and toss mixture to coat.
  • Step 5: Line a baking pan with parchment paper and then spread the vegetable mix on the paper.
  • Step 6: Roast in the oven until the whole thing is lightly browned. You will need to turn the mixture once or twice while it is cooking to avoid burning.
  • Step 7: Slice the avocados in half and coat each flesh side with olive oil.
  • Step 8: Place the flesh side on the grill and cook until warm. They may be slightly charred.
  • Step 9: Once they are cooked, turn them over and fill with cooked roasted vegetables.
  • Step 10: Top with chopped cilantro and the remainder of the peppers, sliced. Squeeze some lime juice to finish it off. Serve and enjoy!

Creamy Fruit Popsicles

Creamy cherry popsicles on a plate with cherries beside

Fruit popsicles are the perfect way to end the summer! Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Every party is not complete with dessert and in the summer you want something light and refreshing. These creamy fruit popsicles made with raspberries and orange juice will surely hit the spot!

Servings: 6-8


1 cup fresh raspberries or pitted cherries
1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. agave nectar
1 cup soy yogurt, plain

Quick Preparation

  • Step 1: Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor until they are well combined.
  • Step 2: Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and let them freeze overnight.

Note: These will need to be made the day before your party to ensure they have time to freeze.

Grilled Garlic-Herb Corn

Everyone loves corn on the cob, vegan or not! Add some pizzazz to yours with this perfectly vegan recipe.

Servings: 6


6 ears shucked corn
1 cup softened margarine
1 tbsp minced parsley
1 tbsp minced basil
1 tbsp minced chives
2 crushed garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste

Quick Preparation

  • Step 1: Take a small bowl and combine all of the seasoning and the softened margarine.
  • Step 2: Keep it refrigerated for at least one hour.
  • Step 3: Once it has chilled, spread it over the corn until the corn is completely covered.
  • Step 4: Wrap each ear in aluminum foil and grill it for 15 minutes. Be sure to turn it often.

Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade

Having the right vegan food for your party is sure to make you popular, but adding a plant-based beverage to your menu will place you on rock star status. This watermelon lemonade is easy to make and delicious to drink, so be sure you have plenty on hand!

Two small glasses of watermelon juice accompanied by straws and watermelon slices on a table

Ditch the alcohol, cheer with watermelon juice. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Servings: 1 pitcher


10 cups chopped watermelon
4 lemons, freshly squeezed
4 sprigs fresh mint
Plenty of ice cubes

Quick Preparation

  • Step 1: Use a food processor to liquefy the watermelon, then pour it into a pitcher.
  • Step 2: Add lemon juice and ice cubes, then top with fresh mint. Serve cold!

The Ingredients for a Perfect Vegan Party

From appetizers to dessert, everything here is sure to make your plant-based menu the perfect design for your barbecue party. Don’t skimp on fresh ingredients for that added flavor. Plan your meal ahead so you know how long each recipe will take and can time everything to be finished optimally. Between the advice and recipes here, your party will be a great success! To submit a recipe, write to us at [email protected]. [2] [3]

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About the Author

Jack Thompson is a self-appointed barbecue aficionado and lover of all vegan foods. He lives with his wife, Sara, their two children, and the three dogs that he did not pick out but now loves, in New Jersey. He is an ex-office workaholic who now uses his entrepreneur side to practice his culinary skills and relax with his family.

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