Once upon a time, going to a barbecue was a rather depressing affair for a veggie. While there’s usually plenty on offer for the meat-eaters (in fact, we have some great meaty alternatives to burgers and sausages here), sometimes the vegetarian BBQ recipes can be a little lacking.
Well, look no further for meat-free inspiration, because we’ve rounded up the best vegetarian barbecue recipes from the likes of Joe Wicks and Rukmini Iyer. Meat-free? No problem.
Vegetarian BBQ recipes
Halloumi and tomato are a match make in heaven, as this Body Coach BBQ recipe proves. Fresh coriander leaves add an extra punch of flavour.
Forget just plain old vegetables on a stick – here, you intersperse veg of your choice on skewers with just-blanched gnocchi. The result: crisp perfection like you wouldn’t believe.
Baking sweet potatoes whole in their jackets intensifies and sweetens the flesh. And, if you cook them directly on the coals, there’s a wonderful smokiness on serving. Do this once you’ve finished barbecuing other bits and pieces, when there’s still a good amount of heat left in the barbecue.
The goat’s cheese melts between the aubergine slices, scented with thyme – perfect by themselves or squashed between crusty white rolls.
Summer on a plate. After returning from Morocco, I started putting preserved lemons into everything – they work beautifully against the red peppers in this dish.
Ras-el-hanout is such a masterful blend (often with cardamom, cumin and allspice) it really doesn’t call for much in attendance. Vegans can forego the feta and serve these with a dollop of hummus instead.
A light, summery coconut sauce will go with any simply grilled meat or fish, but it is especially good with green veggies.
These courgette lollipops with mustard-lemon dressing are a quick and simple Body Coach BBQ recipe that everyone will love.