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Barbecue Vegetable Recipes

Whenever the word “barbecue” is mentioned, it seems to be an event that might make it difficult to invite a vegan friend to, but barbecue vegetable recipes are easy to make and there are so many options, that in the end you may find yourself gravitating towards the plant-based grilled delicacies.

There are so many things you can do with vegetables, so much more than just boiling them for a side dish or chopping them up for a salad. Charcoaling, frying, roasting, grilling, it all adds incredible flavor to veggies.

Which Veggies?

Cauliflower is great for roasting and grilling. It is so versatile that it transforms itself into some tasty barbecued slabs of veggie meat; and this is just one example.

barbecue vegetable recipes

Grilled vegetables (which could be anything of your choosing: broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, spring onions, Bell peppers, etc) taste awesome and are easy to make. You could make veggie kebabs, burgers, sausages, grilled potatoes, grilled corn, eggplant, and buffalo cauliflower (told you, that cauliflower can work some magic 😉 ).

Recipes are coming up!

Charred Cauliflower

  • Cut the cauliflower into thick slices (about 1.5 – 2 cm)
  • Grill them until they are nicely charred. A charcoal grill will infuse a mouthwatering, smoky flavor into your cauliflower.
  • When the cauliflower is done, you can top it with vegan BBQ sauce.

veggie kebabs

Veggie Kebabs

  • Slice your choice of mixed vegetables and skewer them
  • Add your favorite herbs and spices. I love to use paprika or curry and black pepper.
  • Throw them on the grill and wait until they are ready.

You can enjoy these kebabs with a nice sauce or on their own.

Smoky Grilled Eggplant

Eggplant is such a yummy vegetable with a soft texture, and preparing this on the grill brings out irresistible flavors.

  • Slice eggplant into slabs.
  • Sprinkle some salt on them and leave to “sweat” for five minutes.

sliced eggplant

  • When you see some droplets on the eggplant slices, wipe them off with a clean cloth or paper napkin. That was the “sweat” which released the bitter flavor.
  • Now, rub them down with olive oil.
  • Add spices and herbs of your choice. Why not throw a dash of cayenne pepper on them or some chipotle chili? That will add a nice, hot flavor.
  • Leave them on the grill until they are nicely done.

This meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and trust me, those smoky grilled eggplants taste absolutely wonderful!

Homemade Vegan Sausages

This recipe is really easy, and it doesn’t take long to prepare. I shared that recipe a while ago and it is my favorite homemade sausage recipe.

==> Click here for the recipe for homemade vegan sausages <==

After you have made your sausages, throw them on the barbecue and roast them until they are ready.

Ready to Grill?

These four recipes make a nice addition to your barbecue, an event that friends and family will love to come back to. Who said that vegan BBQ’s were boring? Nope, not with those recipes.

On top of that, you can also add some tasty tomato salads, grilled potatoes, grilled corn, roasted spring onions (amazing flavor), roasted shallots; and Mexican salsa and guacamole are always a yummy favorite, … There is plenty to choose from.

Nowadays, we are urged to eat healthier as well, with everything that is going on. Barbecues are not the healthiest way to eat, but they are a great way to socialize and they are always a lot of fun.

Healthy food has had that awful tag of “boring and tasteless” for decades now, and it is high time that we cut that tag off and throw it away, because healthy is far from boring, as we can see in many recipes here :-).

Perhaps soon you’ll get that grill out again; the weather is warming up nicely. 😉

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10 thoughts on “Barbecue Vegetable Recipes”

  1. It is a beautifully done article. I like the way you have brought to light recipes that not many people know about so easily! Thank you for the idea regarding roasting vegetables. I guess many people will find that intriguing and worth a try as most of us have been eaten them as steamed or boiled side dishes as you rightly noted. I think you got yourself a really good niche.

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  2. It’s great to see how you make those recipes look easy to make,. To some of who only know how to consume our veggies cooked its a eye opening, if not for this article never thought  there is a procedure like that. Do you have a video link such as YouTube channel where you can tutor someone? 

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    • Hi Peter,

      I am still working on setting up my YouTube channel. As soon as it is ready, I will be happy to share videos and tutor people on how to prepare certain dishes. 

      Thank you for your comment!

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  3. hello dear thanks for sharing such a great and informative article I actually came across this website while doing some research online i must commend your efforts in growing such a stunning internet site and mention an article to help others with good facts like this I already save this post so as to come back for future reference looking forward to seeing more informative article relating to this in the future thanks 

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  4. Hi Christine,

    I must commend you for putting together an amazing piece of work. I particularly find the fact that you insisted we roast the vegetables rather than the usual boiling quite interesting. I also find it interesting that you have put together a very rare combination of recipes that are not so popular. 

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    • Hi Layefa,

      Vegetables have always had that tag of unpopular and boring, especially when we were kids, right? There are so many great things you can do with them, though, and they come out quite tasty 🙂 Roasted vegetables are so good! Try it out 🙂

      Thanks for your comment!

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  5. wow! that a very palatable display of veggies you made on this article. everything you put up are really not the everyday grilling operation we usually see. i love the concept of charcoal grill for the veggies you mentioned, i really don’t like most of my veggies raw and uncooked. i must say you have got a nice niche here and i hope to see more of your delicacies. 

    Best wishes!

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    • Hi Richie,

      Charcoiled veggies are indeed so tasty, much better than eating them raw. I hope you’ll try it out 🙂

      Thanks for your comment!

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