Grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt

Easy vegetarian BBQ recipes

Make your BBQ meat-free with our vibrant 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

Mushroom shawarma

Aubergine kebabs with charred onion salsa

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.

Aubergine kebabs

Charred tomatoes with sourdough

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.

Jerk halloumi burger

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.

Veggie Burger Recipe For Jerk Halloumi Burgers

Mexican elotes

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.

Mexican Elotes Recipe

Smoky miso aubergines

Miso and aubergine is a match made in heaven, and this recipe is the perfect vegetarian option for the BBQ this summer.

Grilled Aubergine Recipe with Miso

Whole tandoori cauliflower with jewelled rice salad

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.

Whole tandoori cauliflower with jewelled rice salad

Courgette lollipops

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.

Courgette Vegetable Skewers Recipe

Chargrilled baby aubergines meze

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.

Aubergine Meze Recipe

Spiced halloumi and watermelon skewers

Try these super simple skewers with salty halloumi and sweet watermelon to serve at your next BBQ as a vegetarian option.

Halloumi Skewers Recipe with Watermelon

Turmeric and coconut paneer with charred naans

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.

Coconut Paneer with Naan Bread Recipe

Beetroot and halloumi sliders with chilli jam

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!

Veggie Burger Sliders | Halloumi Burger with Beetroot

Umeboshi tempeh and pineapple kebabs

Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy vegan alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.

Pineapple Kebab Recipe with Tempeh

Grillable vegan burgers

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.

Marinated summer veg antipasti

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.

Vegetarian Antipasti Recipe

Smoky mushroom and walnut-stuffed portobellos

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.

Mushroom and Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms

Lemon and mint marinated courgettes

These zesty grilled courgettes are a great vegetarian summer side dish to serve at your next BBQ.

lemon and mint marinated courgettes

Grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt

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.

19 Vegetarian BBQ Recipes for a Veggie Grill

Sage, honey and roasted red pepper cornbread

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.

Sage, honey & roasted red pepper cornbread

Grilled Caeser salad

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.

Grilled caesar salad

Malay-grilled aubergine with ketjap manis, lime and spring onion

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.


Tender spring onions with charred romesco

This seasonal spring onion idea makes a great vegan alternative for the BBQ.

Tender spring onions with charred romesco