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5 Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Meals to Cook on a Portable BBQ

by Ryan Johnson 31 Mar 2023

Vegetable Skewers Cooked on a Portable BBQ

Are you a vegetarian or vegan looking for some great ideas for outdoor BBQ meals? Whether you're planning a camping trip or simply enjoying the sunshine in your garden, a portable BBQ is a fantastic way to cook up some delicious plant-based meals. Here are 5 tasty and interesting vegetarian and vegan BBQ recipes to try:

Grilled Veggie Skewers

This simple and delicious recipe involves threading your favorite veggies onto skewers and grilling them to perfection. You'll need:

  • Bell peppers, diced
  • Zucchini, sliced
  • Red onion, diced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mushrooms, halved
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Thread the veggies onto skewers and brush with olive oil. Grill over medium heat until the veggies are slightly charred and tender, about 10 minutes.

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

These vegan burgers are packed with flavor and are a great alternative to traditional meat burgers. You'll need:

  • Canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Bread crumbs
  • Flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water)
  • Garlic, minced
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Burger buns and toppings of your choice

Mash the black beans in a bowl and mix in the bread crumbs, flax egg, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into patties and grill over medium heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with your favourite toppings.

Grilled Tofu Skewers:

Tofu is a fantastic plant-based protein that's perfect for grilling. You'll need:

  • Firm tofu, cubed
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Maple syrup
  • Garlic, minced
  • Sesame oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Green onions, chopped

Mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Thread the tofu cubes onto skewers and brush with the marinade. Grill over medium heat until the tofu is slightly charred and heated through, about 5 minutes per side. Serve with chopped green onions.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks

These hearty mushroom steaks are a great meat-free alternative for BBQ season. You'll need:

  • Portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper

Mix together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Brush the mushroom caps with the marinade and grill over medium heat until tender and slightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. Serve on a bed of greens or on a bun as a burger.

Grilled Vegetable Fajitas

These tasty fajitas are a great way to use up any leftover grilled veggies. You'll need:

  • Bell peppers, sliced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Zucchini, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour tortillas

Toppings of your choice (salsa, guacamole, vegan sour cream)
Toss the veggies with olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Grill over medium heat until tender and slightly charred, about 10 minutes. Serve on warm tortillas with your favourite toppings.

In conclusion, there are plenty of delicious and interesting vegetarian and vegan meals that can be cooked on a portable BBQ. From grilled veggie skewers to spicy black bean burgers and grilled tofu skewers, these recipes are easy to make and packed with flavor. So next time you fire up your portable BBQ, why not try out one of these tasty plant-based dishes? You might just be surprised at how delicious and satisfying vegetarian and vegan BBQ can be. Happy grilling!

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