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Tag: Vegan Cookout Recipes

  • Sweet Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Bulgur

    Sweet Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Bulgur

    This is an easy recipe for vegan sweet corn salad with tomatoes, fresh basil and bulgur. The flavor is bursting with summer’s bounty! It’s one fresh, tasty corn and bulgur salad that’s perfect for lunch or as a side dish. It’s super simple to make. You boil some water and add it to the bulgur. […]

  • Cherry Bruschetta

    Originating in Italy in the 15th century, bruschetta is grilled bread rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and often topped with tomatoes and fresh herbs. Inspired by bruschetta and summer stone fruit, I put together this easy vegan cherry bruschetta recipe with sweet red cherries, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic reduction, olive oil and […]

  • Asparagus Potato Salad with Fresh Dill and Horseradish

    This easy recipe for vegan asparagus potato salad with fresh dill was an excuse to use horseradish. I love sneaking it into soup or a veggie burger recipe. And as I considered what to make for April, I thought, “Let’s make potato salad with horseradish!” Horseradish and fresh dill taste awesome with potatoes and asparagus. […]

  • Beet Potato Salad with Sauerkraut

    Inspired by vinegret, a popular Russian and Ukranian salad, this recipe for cold vegan beet potato salad with sauerkraut is very similar to traditional preparations. Commonly, there are beets, potatoes, carrots, onions, and then, sauerkraut and/or diced pickles. Often, it is dressed in additional brine from the sauerkraut or pickles, and sunflower oil. Positively delicious. […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

    This is a simple, slow cooker vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe. As they slow simmer in the crock pot, the smell is positively heavenly–punctuated by maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and savory notes of onions and garlic. They are hard to resist. Native Americans first made the dish using beans, animal fat, and […]

  • Sunflower Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Grape Tomatoes and Black Olives

    This recipe for vegan sunflower pesto pasta salad with artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes and black olives is quick and tasty. By the time the fusilli pasta is done boiling, the rest of the ingredients are ready to go. Not only that, sunflower basil pesto doesn’t need nutritional yeast. This nut free vegan pesto has enough […]

  • Italian White Bean Burgers

    Inspired by Italian flavors, this delicious vegan white bean burger recipe is rich from the almond ricotta, savory from the onions and garlic, and slightly herby from the dried basil and parsley. And they stay together! These white bean burgers are pretty easy to flip, and aren’t too messy to eat. This recipe makes 3 […]

  • Black Bean, Sweet Corn and Jicama Salad

    Jicama is a plant from Mexico. Many people associate the term, jicama, with the plant’s edible tuberous root. This part of the plant is crisp, starchy and slightly sweet. In Mexico, it is often enjoyed raw with lime juice, chili powder and salt. And thus, it was the perfect candidate to add some dimension to […]

  • Mediterranean Chickpea Eggplant Salad

    This Mediterranean-inspired vegan chickpea eggplant salad recipe has it all! The grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, pistachios and a tasty oregano dressing really make it happen. It tastes great over some garlic toast, or on a bed of spinach greens. Or all by itself! It’s hearty enough to be a lunch or a meal, but […]

  • Smoky Medjool Date Barbecue Sauce

    A few years ago, I put out this vegan barbecue sauce recipe, but recently, I decided it needed to be revised. Now, there are fewer ingredients. That said, it’s still a naturally sweetened date barbecue sauce that has no ketchup. And it still smells and tastes incredible. It’s sweet, slightly spicy, and deliciously smoky. If […]

  • Ginger Miso Slaw

    Dry roasted almonds, crunchy chow mein noodles, marinated tofu, fresh celery and crisp napa cabbage make this vegan ginger miso slaw recipe. It works well for summer or really any time of year. It’s a great protein-packed Asian-inspired vegan miso coleslaw salad for lunch, dinner, or summer cookouts. If you aren’t eating this right away, […]

  • Grilled Barbecue Soy Curls Quesadillas

    This super easy vegan barbecue soy curls quesadilla recipe tastes like an American cookout. BBQ soy curls, green peppers, red pepper, red onion and a healthy amount of gooey vegan cheese sandwiched between two flour tortillas grilled to perfection. Serve these vegan quesadillas with vegan classic coleslaw. So good! I opted for a bottled barbecue […]

  • Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu

    Whether the tofu is sliced or cubed, this grilled or baked marinated tofu can be used on sandwiches, on salads, in tacos, in burritos, on pizza, in a grain bowl, in vegan sushi, or whatever your imagination can come up with!

  • Vegan Beet Chorizo Burgers

    Over the years, I’ve tasted a lot of vegan chorizo. Some good, some very good. With warm thoughts of homemade vegan chorizo, I set out to create a tasty, grillable beet chorizo burger recipe that’s perfect for summer. There are no beans, no soy, no gluten and no dairy. It makes 3 large burgers or […]

  • Lemon Mint Potato Salad

    Inspired by the Arab Salad (or Israeli Salad), this recipe features many of its hallmark ingredients–tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, and more. But then, it takes a detour. In the end, this vegan lemon mint potato salad recipe tastes refreshing, loaded with satisfying textures and absolutely delicious! Summer heat can be brutal on […]

  • Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Avocado, Tomato & Arugula

    This easy vegan grilled portobello mushroom sandwich recipe is incredibly simple and flavorful. If you love olives and mushrooms, it’s the vegan olive tapenade and mushroom sandwich you’ve been waiting for! It’s savory, salty, and perfect for summer grill season. This recipe makes 4 sandwiches. Choose portobello mushrooms that are large enough to be sandwich […]

  • Chickpea Millet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Pumpkin Seeds

    This is the best vegan chickpea millet salad recipe to serve for lunch, dinner or as a cookout side. The combination of the fresh herb dressing, the hearty grains, the satiating chickpeas, juicy cherry tomatoes and crunchy pumpkin seeds make this one simple, satisfying millet salad with tomatoes and chickpeas! Make sure to let the […]

  • Asian Orzo Pasta Salad

    Inspired by Asian flavors, this recipe for vegan orzo pasta salad with sesame ginger dressing tastes great warm or cold. After having time to sit overnight in the fridge, I thought it tasted even better. It uses few ingredients. It works well for a cookout, picnic, road trip cooler, camping trip, simple meal, or lunch. […]

  • Carrot and Beet Salad with Fresh Dill and Roasted Pistachios

    This is an incredibly easy vegan carrot and beet salad recipe with fresh dill, apple cider vinegar and roasted pistachios. I’ve made it a few times for guests. Every time, someone asks, “Is this on your blog?” And I say, “No, I keep leaving it out, because how many beet salads can one blog have?” […]

  • Lemony Greek Wheat Berry Salad

    This Greek-inspired, vegan Mediterranean wheat berry salad recipe is chewy from the wheat berries, crunchy from the orange pepper and cucumber, salty from the kalamata olives and vegan feta, satisfying from the chickpeas and possesses a flavorful lemon oregano vinaigrette that keeps you coming back for more! And best of all, this Mediterranean wheat berry […]

  • Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

    Inspired by Indian flavors, this is a zippy, flavorful sweet potato salad that’s perfect for the summer. Pop those sweet potatoes on the grill outside, and keep your house from feeling like a total inferno. It’s all about timing with the grilled sweet potato. Leave it on the grill too long, and you’ll have a […]

  • Grilled Okra with Curry Spices

    This vegan grilled okra recipe combines three of my favorite things—grilling, okra, and curry spice seasoning! Best of all, it is incredibly easy, quick to make, and flavorful. It makes an awesome side dish to any cookout or summer meal. To pull this off, I used a disposable aluminum sheet pan, lined it was non-stick […]

  • Kale Farro Salad

    Bursting with fresh Italian flavors, this vegan kale farro salad recipe has a simple dressing with fresh oregano and juicy grape tomatoes. It is quick, easy and makes a delicious side, lunch, or light dinner. It’s perfect for summer or any time you want a hearty grain salad with minimal effort. A few notes… ・Not […]

  • Rosemary Lentil Walnut Burgers

    Years ago, I followed a recipe for a vegan pâté that used walnuts and sherry vinegar. I remember thinking at the time, “This sherry vinegar better be worth buying, because I don’t know when I’ll ever have an excuse to use it again.” But once I tried it, I was a total convert. Whether it’s […]