14 Top-Rated Vegan Recipes for Summer Grilling
Summer grilling season isn't strictly for omnivores, though their dishes often get most of the attention. For fans of plant-based cuisine, we've rounded up some top-rated vegan dishes that shine brightly after being kissed by the flames of the barbecue. These satisfying recipes, from mains to sides and appetizers, will satisfy everyone, whether vegetarians or dedicated meat eaters.
Grilled Corn Salad
Grilling the corn before mixing it into this tangy salad adds a smoky layer to the entire dish. And since it's delicious hot or cool, you don't have to worry about keeping it warm before serving.
Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce
Sriracha, sesame oil, and soy sauce combine in the flavorful marinade for these tofu and vegetable skewers. Be sure to press your tofu well beforehand, that will give it more room to soak up the marinade.
Grilled Spicy Sweet Potato Chips
Coated in chili powder and cumin, these grilled sweet potato chips get a boost of tanginess from an entire lime's worth of juice. "Made this for dinner tonight and my family gobbled them all up," says reviewer Joanne Fraser.
Brazilian Grilled Pineapple
Who says you can't grill dessert? Fresh pineapple is coated with a blend of brown sugar and cinnamon before getting cooked to caramelized perfection.
Carrot Hot Dogs
Once steamed until crisp-tender and tossed in a marinade for a few hours, carrots become eerily similar to hot dogs. Toss a few on the grill and set out a toppings bar for guests to dress up their own veggie dogs.
You only need a handful of ingredients to create this unique side salad. Whole hearts of romaine are tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, and steak seasoning before being grilled for just a few minutes until lightly charred.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
"Portobello mushrooms are the steaks of the mushroom family," describes recipe creator BFOLLICK. These hearty shrooms are marinated in tangy balsamic vinegar and rich onions for a burst of bold flavor.
Roasted Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad
"This dish was gone in a flash! Everyone loved it," says reviewer Amanda. "Very light, fresh, and beautiful dish."
Eggplant Mixed Grill
Let veggies be the star of your next cookout with this tasty medley that highlights the best of summer's produce. A trio of herbs — parsley, oregano, and basil — add fresh taste through.
Cabbage on the Grill
Once cabbage has hit the grill, it gains a faintly sweet and caramelized taste that will convince even the biggest of cabbage haters to try a bite.
Perfect Grilled Tofu
"This was my first go at grilling tofu since going vegan 4 months ago, and it was amazing," says Jordan Brooks. "This will become a staple, I already know it."
Grilled Garlic Artichokes
Basted with a lemon- and garlic-infused olive oil, these artichokes are so flavorful they don't even need any dipping sauce once they're done grilling.
Backyard Skillet Smashed Potatoes and Onions
Although they're placed in a cast-iron skillet, these baby potatoes require cooking over the grill to infuse that beloved smoky flavor. You get the best of both worlds with a soft interior and crunchy exterior on these spuds.
Grilled Corn and Edamame Succotash Salad
This modern take of succotash grills up the corn for an extra boost of flavor. Traditionally used lima beans are substituted with protein-packed edamame for a similar appearance but whole new taste.