Sizzling Summer Plant-Based BBQ Fare

Summer Plant-based BBQ fare. Photo by Nina Curtis
Summer Plant-based BBQ fare. Photo by Nina Curtis

Delicious burgers, baked beans, and corn slaw recipes that your whole family will enjoy.

Summer is here, and with it comes the season of barbecues, picnics and other shindigs. With a few simple swaps, it’s easy to create vegan dishes that are just as tasty as their meaty counterparts. With its vibrant colors and nutritional value, the bounty of summer produce makes including more plant-based items on the plate a no-brainer.

This collection of tasty vegan barbecue recipes is sure to impress friends and family. Our savory black bean burger recipe is a flavorful vegan patty that’s easy to make and ideal for get togethers. Made with a base of black beans, black rice, and baby bella mushrooms, these patties have the umami flavor of barbecue and will awe even the most devout meat eaters. No cookout is complete without baked beans, and our recipe is a mouthwatering favorite that’s full of tangy, smoky and sweet flavors. Add to this spread a seasonal slaw made with freshly shaved corn, and guests will clamor for seconds. These recipes are simple to prepare, tasty, and perfect for serving at your next backyard gathering or outdoor cookout. We hope these scrumptious plant-based recipes inspire a newfound appreciation for plant-based eating and a creative new way to savor the barbecue flavor.

Seeking a refreshing and flavorful summer dish? Look no further than this delicious fiesta grilled corn slaw recipe, packed with colorful and nutritious ingredients like shredded purple cabbage, grilled corn, red bell pepper, red onion, and fresh mint. The jalapeño adds a subtle kick of heat, while the vegan mayo-based dressing contributes a tangy and sweet flavor with hints of lime, coconut, and spices. The result is a vibrant and satisfying slaw that’s perfect for picnics, barbecues, and, really, any summer gathering. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the sunshine.

This baked beans recipe is the perfect dish for any barbecue or summer gathering.  The navy beans are coated in a deliciously smoky and sweet sauce made with molasses, brown sugar, and a blend of spices. The red bell pepper and red onion add a pop of color and texture to the dish. The result is a hearty and flavorful baked bean dish packed with fiber that will keep you feeling full longer. Serve alongside your favorite grilled vegetables, burgers, or hot dogs for a complete summer meal.

These black bean and mushroom patties are a healthy alternative to a typical greasy burger. Packed with flavor and nutrients, the patties are made with black beans, baby portobella mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and black rice. The gluten-free rolled oats and flax “egg” help to bind everything together, while the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Pimentón, and other spices add a depth of flavor that will leave taste buds begging for more. Top with preferred burger fixings, like shredded lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and dill pickles, and condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayo.