best vegan grilling recipes

15 Awesome Vegan Grilling Recipes


Ready to rock your next BBQ?

With these vegan grilling recipes in hand you will be more than ready!

I admit it can be tough and a little nerve wracking when you’re invited to a cookout. You might rack your brain for a tried and true recipe and then still come back to the question of ‘What do I bring’? And if you’re anything like me you want something that will not only taste great but impress the guests – that this is in fact a vegan grilling recipe!

There are a lot of plant based side dishes out there that are perfectly great to bring to a vegan barbecue like:

Wild Rice, Bean and Veggie Salad
Cucumber Salsa
Vegan Potato Salad

But a fresh off the grill vegan side dish will really impress your cookout crowd! Try one of these 15 recipes that range from savory to sweet at your next vegan barbecue. So whether you are kicking off summer on Memorial Day weekend, closing down summer on Labor Day weekend or even tailgating for your favorite football team during the fall all these recipes are guaranteed to leave guests smiling with a belly full of plant based grilled food!

I love to use Grill Pans such as this one from Amazon to grill my veggies to perfection! Try this on the sweet potato wedges, grilled eggplant or veggie fajitas!

Vegetable Kebabs from Veggies Save the Day are seasoned with fresh rosemary and garlic and feature mushrooms, zucchini, and red bell pepper. Perfect for grilling season!

Grilled Chili Lime Sweet Potato Wedges from Green Scheme TV feature a chili lime seasoning that gives these sweet tots a subtle spice!

Grilled Mexican Street Corn from Quite Good Food is smothered in vegan mayo, spices and and a vegan parmesan sprinkle! Talk about a grilled dish that will wow barbecue guests!

Grilled Baby Potatoes with Rosemary from A Virtual Vegan are crispy on the outside & soft & creamy on the inside making these the perfect side to please the spud lovers at the BBQ.

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Eggplant from Healthy Midwestern Girl saves you some time with a marinade that also serves as a sauce. This is perfect for when you need a side that packs some spicy heat.

‘Honey’ BBQ Ribz from Veganosity will wow those BBQ guests who love ribs. They are made with a delicious mixture of seitan and spices, pureed mushrooms, broth and then smothered with a homemade BBQ sauce.

Veggie Fajitas with Mushrooms from Cadry’s Kitchen feature asparagus, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions that are marinated with mexican spices and grilled to perfection! This recipe can made in the grill or oven – perfect for whatever season you are in!

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks from Vegan Huggs are marinated with a balsamic mixture and then seared to perfection!

Grilled Ginger Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini Sauce from Strength and Sunshine features thick slices of cauliflower which are rubbed with spices and then grilled to tender perfection. Served with a slightly spicy tahini sauce they are literally grilled and dressed to impress!

Grilled Vegetable Salad from Tasting Page is a green feel good salad that guests will rave about! Featuring grilled asparagus, zucchini and broccolini that is then served over a fresh spinach salad, this dish makes those other sides green with envy!

Grilled Tofu Veggie Kabobs from A Plantiful Path are marinated in a teriyaki sauce and grilled to perfection! Bring some rice to serve with these kabobs that everyone will want.

Cauliflower Curry Grill Packets from Fried Dandelions are perfect for the BBQ, camping or even tailgating! Spiced with curry, cooked in a packed and served with a vegan yogurt sauce, this is a win!

Grilled Wedge Salad from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen features grilled salad wedges topped with a vegan cashew based dressing that everyone will be both eager and curious to try!

Grilled Peaches with Basil from Sharon Palmer bring out the best in late summer produce. They are super easy to prep with an olive oil basil marinade and then let the grill do the work.

Grilled Watermelon from Pink Fortitude is a dish that all guests will be curious to try! Just grill and drizzle with balsamic for an easy dessert that will be a guaranteed winner.

If you try one of these vegan grilling recipes, we would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media!


  1. Hi Sarah – What a great roundup of vegan grilling options. PINNED! Thank you for including my grilled watermelon. My heart is full of gratitude! Hugs, Holly


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