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The Perfect Vegan Barbecue

May 21, 2021

Spring is here so it’s time get grilling!

Fire up the grill, enjoy the nice weather, and take in the vibe of the new season.

NoPigNeva believes that vegans do not have to miss out on good food, especially the grilled masterpieces. It’s easy to get the The Perfect Vegan Barbecue going!

We just need a few creative ways to enjoy food while helping the planet through awesome tasting vegan grilling recipes.

Thanks to irresistible vegan bbq and plant-based recipes, barbecues remain as fun as ever.

Let’s dig into some of the best vegan bbq options and recipes out there!

The Classics

How can we not start with the classics?

Pulled pork, grilled ribs, roasted chicken, you name it!

Barbequing does not always have to be all about cooking meat and animal protein. There are awesome protein alternatives that are great for grilling and of course, so many vegetables that pair perfectly with the smokey, roasted flavor.

To give you an idea of the tasty vegan bbq options out there, check out how good these suggestions sound: grilled sweet potatoes steaks, lentil burger, cabbage steaks, cauliflower steaks, and cashew mushroom sliders!

These epic suggestions are all Food Network-approved vegan bbq grilling recipes that many people, both vegan and non-vegan will request over a traditional bbq feature.

There are really endless possibilities to achieve that meaty barbecue taste in a meatless, healthier way.

We also recommend checking out BBC Good Food’s top vegan barbecue recipes like veggie skewers or kebabs (mushrooms, peaches, courgettes, and red onions), seasoned griddled aubergines, pulled jackfruit, veggie burgers, bbq teriyaki tofu, and more.

Now that you have some epic vegan bbq grilling recipes, where to find all of the hard-to-get vegan ingredients?!

You have come to the right place. NoPigNeva offers a wide range of options when it comes to bbq ingredients.

From vegan bbq sauce to proteins, bakery items, and more, vegans can shop with ease and get those hard-to-find vegan ingredients.

Let’s review our favorites. Meat-eaters will barely be able to taste the difference.

Our Favorite Proteins

Seitan is one of the most common and easy-to-do protein substitutes that many folks incorporate into their vegan recipes.

We call this delectable protein “wheat meat” as it achieves the perfect meaty texture that you can marinate on your signature homemade bbq sauce.

If you need something that’s ready for cooking, there are some great top-quality meat alternatives to make some award-winning vegan bbq dishes.

Here are our favorite vegan protein alternatives that even meat-eaters cannot resist that will substitute perfectly into all grilling recipes for your vegan bbq

Organic Shredded BBQ Jackfruit

bbq jackfruit
Homemade Vegan Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich with Coleslaw and Chips

Mementa’s Organic Shredded BBQ Jackfruit is your best bet when it comes to making mouthwateringly grilled pulled pork(less) sandwiches.

Made from organic young jackfruit, giving you that tender meat texture made tasty with the best plant-based natural flavorings, Mementa’s BBQ Jackfruit is mixed with tomato paste, brown sugar, and natural smokey seasonings to achieve a unique bbq goodness.

Toast up that vegan bun and top with some tangy bbq sauce for a wonderful take on a vegan pork sandwich.

Vegan Drumsticks

vegan drumsticks

Craving that tangy grilled chicken drumstick?

BeLeaf’s Vegan Drumstick will save the day! This plant-based chicken alternative has that perfect smoky flavor and it comes in a cane sugar stick, giving you the complete drumstick experience, minus the animal cruelty.

Jackfruit Ribs

jackfruit ribs

Honest Pastures created the perfect grilling item. This tasty beef alternative is truly a great crowd-pleaser.

It’s seasoned to perfection, giving you a delightful plant-based rib that you can share on any barbecue picnic. It will let you feel like you are munching on some juicy ribs without a cow feeling a thing.

Vegan Awesome Beef Grounds

awesome ground beef

Vegan burgers and grills are the two items that are meant to be together. Sweet Earth made the Vegan Awesome Beef Grounds, perfect for making homemade burgers

This flexible texturized protein is made from natural, non-GMO plant-based ingredients, seasoned with herbs, spices, and natural flavorings, ready for the grill.

Impossible Vegan Burger (10 pack)

Impossible burgers

More vegan burgers? We say YES!

Impossible Vegan Burgers definitely makes it possible for plant-based eaters to enjoy juicy, meaty burger patties. It has that satisfying taste and sizzle, making your grilling experience more fun and authentic. This protein is also gluten-free!


What’s a tasty bbq without a side dish and sauce?

Vegan bbq is best served with some classic easy baked beans, black beans, or vegan cheeses. You can prepare a vegetable salad or even a vegan pasta salad here and there.

But if you are want to surprise your friends and family but don’t have much time to prepare, give your recipes a little twist with some ready-to-serve sides.

Here are some unique go-to dips that you can bring to any cookout that will surely complement your vegan bbq:

Hot Vegan Cheese Dip

cheese sauce

Core & Rind’s Hot Vegan Cheese Dip to pair well with any savory bbq recipes. This plant-based dairy-free creamy cashew cheesy dip is of course 100% vegan.

This is the perfect appetizer to pair with warm tortillas or crunchy chips!

The spicy dip is made with pumpkin, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast, organic dijon mustard, tomato paste, chipotle chili pepper powder, and chili powder, blended to spice up all your bbq recipes.

Garden Veggie Dip Mix

veggie dip mix

The Garden Veggie Dip Mix by Healthy Gourmet Kitchen is a heavenly veggie ensemble that will surely enhance your bbq.

This dip has carrots, tomatoes, spinach, bell peppers, celery, and chives, blended to make a dip bursting with natural flavors.

Just add vegan mayo or yogurt, a little squeeze of fresh lemon, and boom, you’re all set to add this flavorful concept to your burger or as a dip!

Black Truffle Chips


Add a dash of sophistication to your summer vegan bbq cookout by serving Torres’ Black Truffle Chips alongside (or on top of) your favorite pulled porkless sandwich or meatless rib.

Imported from Spain, these thin crispy chips have a exotic black truffles sprinkled over them, bringing you and your guests a new twist as an essential barbecue side.

Sauces & Spices

Make the best vegan bbq by topping it off with some of the top-tier yet simplest seasoning and bbq sauces.

Basil & Lemon Aioli

lemon basil aioli

For that mild Mediterranean-inspired flavor, Delicious & Sons’ Basil & Lemon Aioli is a ready-to-use quick topping that will make any barbecue extra special.

A jar of this delicious sauce contains the simplest vegan ingredients: organic sunflower oil, organic garlic, organic lemon juice, salt, and organic basil.

Simple and fresh is the key to tasty!

Classic Vegan BBQ Sauce

bbq sauce

Who can resist a good old-fashioned bbq sauce? No one!

The Triple Crown’s Organic BBQ Sauce, made with just the right balance of sweet, tangy, and smoky flavors. It is made with a perfect blend of tomato sauce, sugar, worcestershire sauce, apple cider, and natural seasoning to taste.

This exquisite concoction works great as a marinade, a dipping sauce, or a classic table condiment.

Triple Crown also has other awesome bbq sauce flavors such as Black Garlic, Spicy, and more!

Vegan Barbecue Chicken Salt

chicken salt

Jada Spices’ Vegan Barbeque Chicken Salt is packed with smoky and sweet flavors. It works perfectly as an all-purpose vegan parve seasoning and is made from sea salt, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and brown sugar.

As simple as it is, this spice can add sophisticated flavor to you your vegan bbq dish.


Cleansing the palette through vegan sweets is one of our favorite ways to finish off a great vegan bbq.

Here are some dessert items that you should serve before sweetly ending cookouts and picnics.

Coco Crispy Rice Vegan Cookie Brittle


Brooklyn Bites’ Coco Crispy Rice Vegan Cookie Brittle is a simple, fuss-free, vegan sweet treat that will surely satisfy your dessert needs after a rollercoaster of strong and rich flavors. This vegan cookie brittle is topped with organic wholesome crisp rice and chocolate that kids and kids-at-heart will love.

Vegan Stroopwafel by Stroop Club

stroop wafels

With the perfect combination of wafer cookies and gooey caramel, Vegan Stroopwafel by Stroop Club is one of the best go-to vegan sweet snacks you can grab. This will also work great as a dessert, bringing the authentic Netherland’s taste to your table.

Other Great Recipes

Found great food you’ll have on your next bbq cookout but still don’t know what bbq recipes to cook?

We got you! Here are some fail-proof and grilling recipes that you can easily prepare and cook at home.

Cauliflower Steaks

cauliflower steaks

Cauliflowers are versatile veggies and they can be cooked in many ways and tastes especially great as a steak alternative. A grill-fired cauliflower steak seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce will definitely make a bold and flavorful statement.

It’s a simple dish, prepare the sauce, brush it over the cauliflower and bake it. Fort the sauce, whisk in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper and that’s it. You are good to go!

Roast the cauliflower steaks and serve it with the leftover baste or sauce drizzled on top.

Veggie Skewers

veggie skewers

Veggie skewers are almost basic recipes when it comes to vegan BBQs. Just put veggies on a stick, add seasonings, and throw ’em’ on the hot grill!
Grilling veggies will release its natural sweetness and combine it with the smoky flavor, and it’s one great feast for your taste buds right there already.

This flexible recipe can easily jazz up a bbq with a twist. Make your vegan skewers a specialty by ensuring you use and combine the right fresh vegetables each and every time.

The best vegetables to grill are zucchini, mushrooms, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes. But there’s no restriction. Mix and match their colors and flavors, and remember, make it look good!

You can even sprinkle it with a bit of brown sugar for some sweet caramelized flavor or a dash of chili powder for a kick.

Fire up the Que’

What is better than a backyard cookout? Enjoy the nice weather, some good food, and good company.

Tell us about your best vegan bbq recipes and your favorite recipes in the comments.

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