25 Vegan Grilling Recipes for Summer

Try all 25 of these vegan grilling recipes this summer! From grilled tofu recipes, to veggie burgers & vegan sausages that everyone will love.

25 Vegan Grilling Recipes for Summer

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a summertime cookout? Probably hotdogs and hamburgers on a grill, right?

I’m here to tell you that grilling is for vegans, too! Not only are there TONS of options now for vegan burgers and sausages that perform just as good as their animal-based counterparts, but there is also so much room to get creative with plant-based foods on the grill.

From tacos, to grilled pizzas, to veggie kabobs and more, I’ve got you covered all summer long with these 25 delicious vegan grill recipes. So grab your tongs and fire up the grill, because we’re taking dinner outside!


What if You Don’t Have a Grill? Here’s How to Use a Grill Pan!

Just because you don’t have a grill or an outdoor space, doesn’t mean you can’t try grilling at home! Get yourself a grill pan! I recommend choosing a cast iron option. They distribute heat well, are incredibly durable and fairly affordable.

If you’re using a grill pan at home, here are my top four tips to get the best results with these vegan grill recipes.

  • Grease your grill pan. Coat your pan with oil before you start cooking. This will prevent sticking, which will help keep all the caramelized grill marks on your food, instead of leaving all that flavor behind on the pan.
  • Turn the heat up. This will vary from recipe to recipe based on the ingredients you’re using, but in general, you’ll want to set your stove to med-high to high. Always monitor your heat and adjust as you go.
  • Leave it alone! I know it’s tempting to look at the bottom of your food to see if it’s getting grill marks, but the more you fuss with your food, the more likely it is to stick or never develop any char. Leave your food alone once it hits the pan and do not flip it until your recipe tells you to! If your food is sticking, let it continue to cook. The food will naturally ease up and start to release from your grill pan when it’s ready to be flipped.
  • Clean the pan while it’s hot. It’s easiest to try and scrape up leftover charred bits from the pan while it’s hot, otherwise they’ll harden as the pan cools. Try and scrape up as much as you can with a grill brush or your spatula before taking the pan to the sink.

The Best Veggie Burgers for Grilling

I love veggie burgers of all kinds. Homemade and store-bought. Black bean burgers, Beyond or Impossible burgers, quinoa burgers – they’re all winners in my book! But some veggie burgers hold up better than others on the grill. Here are the five best veggie burgers for grilling this summer!

1. Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers

two black bean quinoa veggie burgers

2. Hawaiian Chickpea Burgers

a batch of four chickpea burgers topped with bbq sauce, pineapple and lettuce

3. Smoky Wild Rice Mushroom Veggie Burgers

three wild rice veggie burgers topped with tomato, lettuce and ketchup

4. Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers by Minimalist Baker

a bean and rice veggie burger topped with a special sauce, red onion, tomato and lettuce

5. Portobello Mushroom Burgers by Love and Lemons

two plates, each with a portobello mushroom burger topped with veggies and served with potato salad

Grilled Vegan Sausage Recipes

Sure, you could go for a simple squeeze of ketchup and mustard on your vegan hot dog, but there are so many ways to enjoy a plant-based sausage off the grill! From taco-style hotdogs, to brats, and even homemade carrot hot dogs, here are a few ideas to get you feeling inspired for your next cookout.

6. Taco Style Veggie Dogs

a collection of vegan hot dogs served with taco toppings

7. Beyond this World Vegan Sausage Skewers by Rescue Dog Kitchen

a cutting board holding grilled vegetable skewers served with lemon and dressing

8. BBQ Bean Sausages by Avant Garde Vegan

a plate holding two grilled sausages served with greens

9. Vegan Beer Brats by Plant-Based Passport

vegan beer brats topped with grilled onions

10. Grilled Carrot Hot Dogs by Sweet Simple Vegan

a tray of vegan hot dogs topped with onions and served with lemon wedges


Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Some vegetables just taste better on the grill. Portobello mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and zucchini were made for charring. And have you ever tried throwing fruit on the grill? If not, time to start! Here are my favorite grilled vegetable recipes to freshen up your vegan bbq spread.

11. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos

a plate of grilled vegetable filled tacos topped with fresh jalapeno slices

12. Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans by Minimalist Baker

a plate of a vegan grilled caesar salad topped with white beans

13. Easy Grilled Vegetable Platter with Chimichurri Sauce by Plays Well with Butter

a platter of grilled vegetables served with homemade chimichurri sauce

14. Grilled Peaches with Blackberry Coconut Cream by Abbey’s Kitchen

a serving platter of grilled peaches topped with blackberry cream and pistachios

15. Grilled Zucchini and Asparagus Salad by Every Last Bite

a dish of grilled asparagus and zucchini salad topped with hazelnuts

16. Grilled Broccoli and Pepperoncini Pasta Salad with Basil by The First Mess

a bowl of vegan pasta salad with grilled vegetables

17. Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers by The Schmidty Wife

a board of grilled stuffed red bell peppers

18. Grilled Eggplant by Every Last Bite

a plate of grilled eggplant slices

Grilled Tofu Recipes

There are so many delicious ways to learn how to prepare tofu, and grilled tofu is one of my favorites! Take the time to let your tofu soak in a marinade, toss it on the grill, and you’ve got a flavor-packed plant-based protein that anyone would enjoy. These grilled tofu recipes are sure to please and will give you lots of options for different flavor profiles.

19. Vegetable Kebabs with BBQ Tofu

a plate of vegan tofu vegetable skewers

20. Balsamic Grilled Tofu by Simply Quinoa a block of grilled tofu served with vegetables

21. Grilled Tofu with Mango Salsa by Connoisseurus Veg

grilled tofu topped with mango salsa

22. Vegan Blackened Grilled Tofu by The Spruce Eats

a plate of blackened grilled tofu slices

23. Sweet and Spicy Grilled and Pineapple with Herbed Cauliflower Rice by The First Mess

a dish of grilled tofu served over cauliflower rice

24. Grilled Cajun and Orange Tofu Skewers by Cupful of Kale

two grilled tofu skewers

25. Mediterranean Grilled Tofu by Crowded Kitchen 

a plate of two grilled tofu kebabs served with a side salad