6 Vegan Grilling Recipes and Ideas

Being meat and dairy-free doesn’t mean that you have to skip on the delicious flavors of barbecuing and grilling. You can grill tofu, seitan, mushrooms and veggie kebabs at your next barbecue, and with the right recipes these meat substitutes can be just as rich and flavorful as a burger or a rack of ribs. Use this guide to learn more about vegan grilling and explore vegan recipes to try out at your next big barbecue.

Vegan Barbeque Recipes for Grilling at Home

Get inspired with the following recipes that use meat and dairy substitutes for your favorite grilled dishes.

Sweet potato black bean burgers

1. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

With the help of your KitchenAid® food processor, you can turn ingredients like quinoa, sweet potatoes and black beans into delicious and satisfying vegan burgers.

Grilled cauliflower steaks with lemon breadcrumbs

2. Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Lemony Breadcrumbs

Take the family barbecue inside and transform the humble cauliflower into a savory, lemony and slightly spicy main entree with this recipe that utilizes your KitchenAid® Smart Oven+ Grill Attachment.

Veggie and lentil burgers with avocado mash

3. Veggie and Lentil Burgers with Avocado Mash

Hearty lentils and mushrooms come together in this recipe to create your new favorite vegan burger recipe. Your KitchenAid® stand mixer and Metal Food Grinder Attachment help to grind and combine ingredients so you can form patties for grilling.

Grilled veggies with vegan pesto

4. Grilled Veggies with Vegan Pesto

A barbecue isn’t complete without a variety of tasty side dishes, and these grilled veggies with vegan pesto are an excellent option for meat-free grillers. Use your KitchenAid® food processor to thinly slice your veggies for grilling and to blend up your dairy-free pesto.

Vegan Hawaiian poke bowl with teriyaki sauce

5. Vegan Hawaiian Poke Bowl with Teriyaki Sauce

Experiment with unique ingredients and flavors with this poke bowl topped with grilled tempeh and pineapple. Use your KitchenAid® stand mixer and Food Processor Attachment to dice, julienne and slice veggies for this nutrient-dense meal.

Grilled mini wedges with green goddess

6. Grilled Wedge Minis with Green Goddess

These grilled handheld salads are the perfect side dish to plant-based burgers and hot dogs. Each mini wedge salad is topped with homemade green goddess dressing that you can make with your KitchenAid® blender.

Can You Grill Vegan Meat?

Yes, you can cook vegan/plant-based meat on your grill with the right technique. Each vegan meat product has varying cooking instructions provided on the packaging, so be sure to consult those instructions for the best results.

Vegan Grilling Tips

Get the most out of your vegan barbecue by using the following grilling tips and tricks:

  • If you’re grilling both vegan and meat products, be sure to keep them on separate sides of the grill or grill pan and use separate cooking tools to avoid cross contamination.

  • Lightly oil plant-based meats before placing them on the grill so they don’t get stuck to the grates while cooking.

  • You can create a more seasoned dish by coating vegan meat in a customizable dry rub before placing it on the grill.

  • Top your grilled entrees with vegan-friendly sauces like Vegan Mayonnaise to add flavor and saucy texture to the final product.

Shop KitchenAid® Appliances for Grilling at Home

KitchenAid brand has a variety of tools and appliances to help make vegan grilling easy. Use a KitchenAid® stand mixer with a variety of attachments and accessories to grind and combine ingredients for vegan burgers or grilled veggie kebabs with the help of a KitchenAid® Smart Oven + Grill Attachment.

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