In Brighton, vegan and vegetarian food is everywhere. With delicious eateries on every corner, the city has proven that eating a plant based diet, doesn’t have to be tasteless. So as barbecues are such a summer staple for us Brightonians, why not try out some of these yummy veggie-friendly BBQ recipes? Even if you do eat meat, these might surprise you! Or at least give you an alternative for when your herbivorous friends come over…
1. Turmeric & Coconut Paneer (V)
This recipe may not be the quickest of the bunch, but it’s little effort for something as delicious as it looks. If you skip on making the homemade naan it’s actually pretty simple and will leave you with an exciting meat alternative to barbecue til your heart’s content.
2. Homemade Sausages (V+)
If you fancy trying your hand at making some vegan food from scratch, why not try out this yummy vegan sausage recipe? Sure Linda McCartney and Quorn make great alternatives, but how impressed will your mates be knowing you whipped them up from nothing! PS, if you’re struggling to form the sausage shape, you can always use the mixture to make burger patties instead.
3. Memphis Style Dry Rub Tofu (V)
When it comes to cooking vegetarian, it’s all about the seasoning. This recipe proves that tofu can take on a whole new meaning just by using a flavoursome dry rub. The recipe suggest either putting the cooked tofu in a sandwich or cooking on cocktail sticks for an (almost) authentic rib-look – yum!
4. Green Burgers (V)
This basic burger recipe will be an easy crowd pleaser and can even be frozen for convenience! A great way to pack protein into your meal, guests are sure to love this healthy alternative to a classic beef burger!
5. Pepper & Feta Parcels
Crumbly feta, grilled veg and sweet peppers is a perfect combination for a healthy barbecue dish. This simple recipe is classic and colourful and will certainly impress friends and family with little effort involved.
6. Grilled Portobello Steaks With Aioli & Courgette Fries (V)
This list of veggie-friendly BBQ foods wouldn’t be complete without a portobello mushroom on it now, would it? But this recipe offers a nice spin on the usual mushroom burger and offers two delicious sides to serve up with it! Accompanied by a sundried tomato aioli and baked courgette fries, the mushroom is instantly elevated to gourmet barbecue food.
7. Halloumi, Tomato & Aubergine Skewers (V)
Another simple yet rewarding recipe, these tasty skewers are pretty quick to whip up and require only a few ingredients! Simply season well, grill and serve on fresh crusty bread for a yummy (and guilt-free) BBQ snack!
8. Cheesy Corn On The Cob With Spicy Mayo & Lime (V)
Not the most impressive or ground breaking recipe, but a good BBQ staple nonetheless, these veggie corn on the cobs with a twist are a great simple side to serve. Offering a spin on a popular Mexican street food dish, the lime and spicy mayo will blow classic corn on the cob out of the water.
9. Grilled Courgette (V+)
Another simple BBQ staple is grilled courgette. They’re as easy as can be to make and are a good way to pad out any meal. Why not include these in a veggie barbecue-style tapas? Follow the recipe here for perfectly seasoned, crisp and comforting courgette!
10. Buffalo-Blue Curly Cheese Fry & Black Bean Burgers (V)
Just because you’re vegetarian, doesn’t mean you always want to be healthy. This recipe is perfect for those who are after an indulgent BBQ burger with a gourmet twist. Not the speediest of recipes, but who would expect that for such an intricate burger? Make these when you’re looking to impress!
Although most of these recipes are vegetarian you can switch out ingredients for dairy-free cheese, mayo etc to suit your needs!