It’s the peak of barbecue season, and if you’re anything like us, you’re starting to run out of recipe ideas for outdoor dining. Luckily, there are hundreds of different recipe ideas for a cookout, and some of our favorites are perfect for Meatless Monday. These vegan barbecue recipes are super varied and have tons of flavor.
You probably never thought you were going to serve pulled pork to your vegan friends, but this vegan pulled pork sandwich recipe is deliciously plant-based. The “pork” is actually jackfruit seasoned with spices and your choice of vegan barbecue sauce. Atop a bun with a bit of raw chopped cabbage and green onion, this vegan sandwich filling is sure to become a new favorite.
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What is a barbecue without coleslaw? This version of the classic cookout salad is perfect for a Meatless Monday barbecue, seeing as it’s made with vegan mayonnaise. We especially like the slight sweetness in this version from the Granny Smith apples and pomegranate seeds.
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This chickpea burger is a protein-rich option for a vegan barbecue. A chickpea base is seasoned with hot peppers, scallions, garlic, and spices. A bit of ground oats holds the burgers together and keeps them gluten-free as well as vegan.
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Baked beans are often made with bacon (and bacon fat), but this version of the dish uses a combination of garlic, tomato, and aromatics to form a rich base. The dish’s sweetness comes from a combination of molasses and maple syrup, much like the traditional version of the dish. They’re an excellent side for any picnic or barbecue.
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