The ultimate vegan BBQ
If this is your first summer as a vegan, you might be faced with a sense of dread when you consider navigating the inevitable invites to meat and dairy filled BBQs.
Vibrant veggies, sizzling skewers and flavour-packed burgers make vegan barbecues a joy to eat and celebrate, whether you’re a meat-eater or not.
It’s true, summer barbecues can be tricky to navigate if you’re following a vegan diet, but with just a bit of imagination and a few good recipes, it’s actually super simple to knock up fast, tasty, meat-free food.
Chickpeas and sweetcorn are the heroes in this incredible vegan burger. Packed with spices, herbs and citrus, it’s a riot of flavour. Serve it in a charred burger bun with plenty of crunchy lettuce, ripe tomato and ketchup. If Mexican is more your vibe, celebrate black beans, coriander and lime in these delicious burgers, served with avocado, fresh tomato salsa and rocket.
This style of cooking is all about using the assembly process as an excuse to mix an endless combination of wicked flavours together, then using fire intelligently to add intense smokiness. Keep it classic with sweet onion wedges, chunks of pepper, mushrooms and crunchy homemade croutons like in these chargrilled veg kebabs – just remember to remove the cheese and add more delicious veg to keep them vegan. Or go Asian and try salt & pepper tofu skewers, jam-packed with punchy flavour. If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them first so they don’t catch alight…