30 best vegetarian BBQ ideas
Make your barbecue meat-free with our vibrant vegetarian BBQ recipes, from grilled avocados drizzled in harissa to tandoori cauliflower and miso aubergines
Looking for easy vegetarian BBQ recipes? Want the perfect your veggie grill? Try our ideas below.
Want the best meat-free burgers for the BBQ? Try one of our vegetarian burgers (vegan grillable burgers, halloumi sliders and the epic mushroom burger). Or create a show-stopping BBQ spread with our veggie side dishes, from Mexican elotes to marinated grilled courgettes.
Vegetarian BBQ recipes
A great way to use up any leftover veg, check out these loaded veggie flatbreads for an interesting BBQ option.
Serve these sizzling chilli paneer skewers, marinated in chilli, cumin and yogurt, at your next summer barbecue.
This is a stunning kebab recipe which also happens to be vegan, as the toum sauce is made without egg. It's so worth making your own shawarma spice mix, so don't skip that step! This delicious and novel skewer recipe will definitely intrigue our BBQ guests.
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The irresistible flavour combination of smoky charred courgettes, creamy labneh and crunchy granola makes this a brilliant BBQ dish for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Aubergines and peppers come ultra-smoky and sweet in this versatile dip, making one show-off side dish to present at your next BBQ.
Instead of cooking them in a frying pan, try barbecuing these kombu-seasoned corn ribs for a stunning addition to your summery spread.
Paneer is a mild-tasting cheese that's great for absorbing flavours. Here it's marinated in lemon juice and gunpowder spice before being grilled on skewers to make for a simple starter or light lunch.
A great way to cook aubergine on the BBQ. Here, slices get coated in pomegranate molasses, cumin, cinnamon, aleppo pepper and sumac before hitting the grill on skewers and being served with an onion, garlic, chilli and lemon salsa. Swap the yogurt for a plant-based version and you've got a great vegan BBQ dish.
Hot charred tomatoes are offset by a cool garlic yogurt in BBQ expert Helen Graves’s light and summery dish – cook in a griddle pan or under a hot grill if you don't have a barbecue.
This veggie burger is big on flavour thanks to jerk halloumi. This vegetarian BBQ dish is really easy to make, is ready in just 20 minutes and feeds four.
This vegetarian BBQ idea is a classic way to eat corn in Mexico, and is usually bought from street vendors. Mexican crema is similar to soured cream, but saltier and creamier – perfect for cooling the fiery chilli powder in this recipe.
Miso and aubergine is a match made in heaven, and this recipe is the perfect vegetarian option for the BBQ this summer.
Check out this Indian-style whole roasted cauliflower with fluffy rice, pomegranate seeds and crunchy pistachios. Make this showstopping veggie dish to impress friends and family at your next BBQ.
Check out these easy veggie skewers with courgettes soaked in a citrusy sweet marinade with a hint of chilli. Make these quick skewers as a simple veggie BBQ side.
Check out this easy veggie meze with chargrilled baby aubergines. This simple yet incredibly moreish recipe is ready in under an hour, a perfect dish to serve at your next summer BBQ.
Try these super simple skewers with salty halloumi and sweet watermelon to serve at your next BBQ as a vegetarian option.
This paneer recipe will make your summer vegetarian BBQ much more interesting. Use an old baking tray to cook the naans as it wont be fit for using in the oven afterwards. Alternatively, cook them in a heavy-based frying pan on the hob until golden and puffed on both sides.
These vegetarian sliders made from chickpeas, beetroot and halloumi work great as snacks, starters or even a main course, simply adjust the portion size each time!
Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy vegan alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.
With their full-on flavour and meaty texture, suitable for the grill, these completely vegan loaded burgers are an absolute must at any vegetarian BBQ.
The best vegetarian antipasti recipes use a colourful mix of summer veg. This easy one is an easy sharing plate of aubergines, peppers, courgette and mushrooms. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices.
A quick and easy vegan recipe for the BBQ. These work well as quick and easy veggie burgers too; put them into buns with hummus, salad leaves and roasted red peppers.
Warm, salty halloumi goes brilliantly here with sweet watermelon and fresh mint – ideal for a BBQ side dish.
These zesty grilled courgettes are a great vegetarian summer side dish to serve at your next BBQ.
We love avocado! With this recipe for grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt, we've promoted it to our vegetarian BBQ star.
These grilled peas are so easy to make, and so addictively good, that you’ll want them as a snack as often as you can.
This vegetarian cornbread with sage, honey and roasted red pepper is super moist and easy to make. Drizzle with honey and serve with a little grated parmesan, this recipe is a great afternoon treat.
Our quick and easy grilled caesar salad is a great option for a vegetarian BBQ side. What's more, it's vegetarian and gluten-free, plus it comes in at under 500 calories.
This simple vegetarian recipe for a warm aubergine salad is so delicious. Perfect with grilled meats or as a vegetarian dish, the sweet soy-chilli sauce is quick to make as a dressing.
This seasonal spring onion idea makes a great vegan alternative for the BBQ.