Chiminea Cuisine – BBQ the Vegan Way

Vegan food

Are you Vegan or vegetarian? The UK is home to more Vegans than ever before, as climate change bites and people give up meat to help reduce farming’s CO2 emissions. In fact, according to Truly Experiences, the number of Vegans in the UK has increased by 445,428 or 40% over the past 12 months. If the two million people who say they intend to go Vegan in 2022 keep their promises, vegans and vegetarians will make up a quarter of the British population in the year 2025, an increase in Vegans of 132%.

It’s good to know a Vegan BBQ can be just as awesome as a meaty one, a veggie one, or a fishy one. Here are some links to excellent recipes, to help you mastermind a superb Vegan BBQ that your friends and family won’t forget in a hurry. Here’s how to BBQ the Vegan way.

Vegan BBQ ideas from the Vegan Society

The Vegan Society offers eight of the best Vegan BBQ recipes. Some people don’t worry about whether their BBQ food looks like meat, others like their vegan dishes to have a meaty look and feel. You can use seiten, the meat substitute made from gluten, to create stunningly good Vegan racks of ribs, veggie kebabs and succulent home made burgers. There’s an intense cauliflower steak recipe with seriously enhanced flavour, grilled aubergine, and to finish off there’s a wonderful baked pineapple dessert to serve with Vegan ice cream.

The BBC Good Food website’s Vegan BBQ inspiration

The BBC’s Good Food pages also provide inspiration. Click the link for marvellous recipes for treats like tangy carrot and cumin hummus, Vegan sour cream, and avocado and cannellini bean dip. They also have recipes for delights like watermelon salsa, Vegan coleslaw, masses of Vegan salad recipes, plus main courses like pulled jackfruit, jackfruit tacos, and jackfruit bolognese. Their teryaki tofu recipe, by the way, looks particularly awesome.

30 tasty BBQ treats from Vegan Heaven

The Vegan Heaven website is also packed with heavenly BBQ recipes with no meat or fish involved. Most of them are super-simple to make as well, which we like! Vegan side dishes for BBQs, vegan salads, vegan burgers, tofu, vegan skewers, sauces and more are detailed for you, ready to make. Filled Portobello mushrooms and Vegan satay, fragrant dips and grills, including grilled cabbage, grilled asparagus and grilled corn.

Olive Magazine’s Vegan cuisine

Olive magazine is another great source of Vegan BBQ recipes, covering grillable burgers, smoky miso aubergines, tempeh kebabs and loads more. Go Mexican with Vegan elotes and rich cashew cream. Vegan miso and aubergine deliver a taste sensation. A shiitake mushroom seitan burger with kimchi mayonnaise is literally unforgettable. And their Vegan tempeh and pineapple kebabs are to die for.

Now you have the inspiration you need to BBQ the Vegan way. What’s your fave Vegan BBQ recipe?