June 8, 2021
Celebrate summer with these Crowd-Pleasing Plant-Based Cookout Recipes perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, or just because!
Tired of having the same old dishes at your summer cookouts? Maybe you want to stick with your healthy whole food plant-based diet, yet still have some fun this summer.
These 75 Incredible Healthy Plant-Based Cookout Recipes will help you jazz up that old cookout menu and enjoy a healthy plant-based meal – with ZERO sacrifice!
Even meat eaters love these recipes! FOR REAL!!
My extended family is all about the classic “meat and potatoes” meals, but they go crazy for these Healthy and Delicious Plant-Based Cookout Recipes and have even started making some of these recipes at home!
If you are ready to shake up your summer menu, try these 75 Best Ever Plant-Based Cookout Recipes perfect for all occasions.
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This summer essential recipe is loaded with veggies and smoked tofu in a tangy, creamy dressing that is surprisingly light and delicious.
Delicious roasted corn on the cobb topped with Mexican dairy-free cashew sour cream, dairy-free cheese, chopped cilantro, Ancho chili powder, and a squeeze of fresh lime.
A staple of the season, this healthy Summer Berry Spinach Salad is quick to throw together.
Toss it with an easy homemade strawberry vinaigrette using avocado oil for a paleo-friendly dressing!
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This easy and creamy vegan potato salad is so rich and delicious you’d never know it’s oil-free.
Made with a silken tofu aioli, your non-vegan friends and family won’t believe how much it tastes like the real thing!
Perhaps you prefer a lighter potato salad. This healthy potato salad recipe is full of fresh flavor, mayo-free, easy to make, and sure to be a hit at your potluck!
Creamy, cheesy, flavor packed Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip made with whole plant foods and a secret ingredient!
This classic vegan mac and cheese is ultra cheesy, saucy and creamy. Topped with breadcrumbs and baked until golden brown and crispy for a seriously satisfying side dish.
This Vegan Paleo Broccoli Cashew Salad is jazzed up with a curried cashew cream dressing. It’s a quick, easy and healthy side that’s always a crowd pleaser!
This luscious muhammara is a smoky sweet mixture of roasted red peppers, walnuts, and spices that will keep your guests happy until mealtime.
This corn is dressed in an herb tahini sauce and grilled to perfection.
A delicious, healthier, vegan version of the classic Caesar Salad that all your non-vegan friends will love.
An easy vegan coleslaw recipe that’s a perfect side dish for summer parties, potlucks and barbecues. Light, flavorful, so much healthier than store-bought, and ready in 10 minutes!
Nacho cauliflower cheese that’s totally vegan and actually healthy, this rich and satisfying snack is perfect for a crowd!
These vegan stuffed mushrooms are perfect to serve as appetizers at your next gathering. They are crowd-pleasing finger foods and so flavorful, you won’t miss the cheese at all!
If you haven’t tried tabbouleh salad yet, you’re seriously missing out. It’s a traditional Lebanese dish that lifts up any meal while being absolutely packed with nutrients.
Best of all? It’s SO. EASY.
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Tender on the inside, golden and crispy on the outside!
Serve these scrumptious garlic smashed potatoes with creamy dairy-free basil aioli for a show stealing side dish that’s also pretty darn easy to make.
This Veggie Lovers’ Pasta Salad recipe is easy to whip up with whatever veggies you have on hand.
It’s tossed with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette, easy to make ahead of time, and – of course – absolutely delicious!
What’s a cookout without baked beans???
This smoky and flavorful side dish is easy to prepare, and it’s all made in one pot. It’s also a freezer-friendly recipe and perfect for family dinners or Sunday meal prep.
Gorgeous Mediterranean Chickpea and Farro Salad packed with bright vegetables, herbs, and feta plus a delicious dressing. A great lunch or potluck salad for a crowd that gets better as it sits in the fridge!
This homemade guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and always the hit of a party.
Pico de gallo. An easy to make fresh salsa perfect for topping all your favorite dishes, or to enjoy with a handful of tortilla chips.
The texture of these vegan “wings” is perfect, and you won’t have to feel too bad that they’re deep fried, since cauliflower is a healthy, low-calorie veggie!
This easy vinegar cucumber salad is made with fresh cucumbers, thinly sliced red onion, and a simple vinegar dressing.
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
This healthy pasta salad features bold summer flavors, including tomatoes, corn and, black beans tossed in spicy, fresh jalapeño pesto!
Say hello to your new favorite veggie burger.
It’s gluten-free, BIG on flavor, infused with smoky BBQ flavor, and perfect on the grill or stovetop.
For more must-try plant-based burger ideas, check out Easy and Delicious Vegan Burger Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love.
Soaked in a zesty cumin-lime marinade and served with mango salsa, this scrumptious tofu will be a new summer favorite.
Taste the rainbow with this delicious, veggie-packed flatbread pizza made easier with store-bought naan.
Make this recipe perfectly plant-based by omitting the cheese or subbing with vegan cheese.
Grilled, marinated Portobello steaks with a spicy avocado chimichurri sauce make an incredibly hearty and flavorful 30-minute plant-based meal!
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The Ultimate BBQ Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” that will fool meat-eaters every time!
It’s simple to make on the stovetop (no need to turn on the oven), and perfect served on buns with tangy coleslaw.
Spicy Jamaican jerk spiced grilled eggplant is ready in 30 minutes, incredibly flavorful, and the perfect plant-based side dish!
Learn how to grill or broil tofu so good even tofu-haters might come around to it with this easy recipe.
This vegan muffaletta sandwich is packed with spicy marinated eggplant, roasted red pepper slices, and zippy olive salad!
This sandwich is a perfect option for picnics and cookouts because you can make it ahead of time, and it actually gets better with time!
These Grilled Tofu Wraps are packed with flavor! Marinated tofu is paired with creamy hummus spread, red onion, cucumbers, fresh mint, vegan feta, and roasted garlic lemon dressing.
These easy tofu and veggie kebabs are packed with flavor from Mexican spices like cumin and smoked paprika with crispy tofu that smells as good as any meat you can imagine.
Grilled Artichokes and Polenta with blistered tomatoes, pesto, capers and fresh basil served family style for an easy healthy rustic meal, perfect for summer nights on the patio!
With just 10 ingredients, these easy plant-based “steaks” are flavorful, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and make a delicious side or entrée.
Thick mushroom slabs are grilled up with smoky seasonings, stuffed into buns, and piled high with toppings to make this tasty and satisfying vegan hot dog substitute.
With 4 different topping choices, everyone on your guest list is sure to find their new favorite!
Cook them in the oven or on the grill for a meatless summer feast!
Crazy flavorful Portobello Fajitas packed with veggies for the perfect healthy meal the whole gang will love.
Colorful, 30-minute veggie skewers grilled to perfection and served with chimichurri sauce, these easy Grilled Veggie Skewers make the perfect side or main for summertime BBQs.
These vegan Crab Cakes are crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside, and flake like the real thing, since they’re made with hearts of palm.
This sandwich is a favorite vegan twist on a classic recipe. It’s easy to make and packed with deliciously spicy flavor!
The texture and flavor of this vegan chicken is fantastic, and it’s super simple to make!
This decadent vegan tomato tart is made with a flaky puff pastry crust slathered in herbed cashew cheese and topped with juicy roasted tomato slices.
Spicy and flavorful Vegan Andouille Seitan Sausage is easy to prepare and totally versatile.
Serve as a hearty sausage sandwich at your next cookout or add to your favorite grain bowls, stews and soups, snack boards, sandwiches, and Cajun recipes!
The tofu is crispy and flavorful, and the veggies are juicy and delicious – it’s the perfect dish for a summer BBQ!
This healthy Air Fryer Falafel is SO crispy you will never believe that it is not deep fried! Easy, gluten free, vegan-friendly, and so delicious!
Tangy, filling, and super tasty, these vegan sloppy joes are a real treat! A simple coleslaw brings a lovely crunch, while the vegan mayo matches perfectly with the rich tomato sauce.
This Cinnamon Glazed Grilled Pineapple is the ultimate easy and healthy dessert, perfect for summertime. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, which makes it perfect to serve as a backyard BBQ dessert.
Classic strawberry shortcake made healthier with honey or maple syrup, whole grains, and coconut milk.
This show-stopping dessert is made with a creamy cashew mixture studded with fresh fruit chunks and spread over a decadent raw brownie crust.
Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew are soaked in lime, honey, and ginger for a refreshing summer appetizer ready in minutes to keep your guest cool in the heat.
Amazing Blueberry Pie Bars with an irresistible shortbread crust. Made with walnuts, oats, and coconut sugar, the whole family will love this treat!
Grilled peaches are the ultimate summer treat!
These peaches are prepared in sundae form with brown-sugar-cinnamon-rubbed peaches, vanilla bean ice cream, and a delicious graham cracker crumble.
Make them completely plant-based with your favorite vegan ice cream. Get some of my favorite healthy vegan nice cream recipes here.
Easy, customizable, and perfect for the summer months, these kiwi pops are coated in chocolate and drizzled with your favorite toppings!
Watermelon, blackberry, and mint combine to create this simple (and beautiful!) fruit salad. Cool, refreshing, and perfect for any hot summer day, this watermelon salad is a must-have!
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The easiest recipe for Healthy Cherry Crisp with only 8 ingredients! Made with fresh sweet cherries and an irresistible almond oat topping. Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream!
Pair with your favorite vegan nice cream to make it totally plant-based.
This easy Berry Fruit Salad is loaded with fresh fruit and tossed in a tart, but sweet, honey-lime dressing. It’s the perfect dessert or side dish for summer!
Serve as is or with a dollop of whipped cream (coconut cream for plant-based).
Your guests will love these easy, 10-ingredient, vegan, gluten-free s’mores bars with an almond-pecan-oat crust, chocolate ganache layer, and toasted vegan marshmallows!
These red, white, and blue parfaits are so good, both kids and adults will love them! With just 8 ingredients, you will love how quick and easy they are to make.
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Creamy, decadent vegan cheesecake made with a date-walnut crust and cashew-coconut-yogurt filling for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat.
Just 10 ingredients required, no-bake, and entirely vegan and gluten-free.
Take juicy and delicious watermelon to a whole other level with this low-sugar sorbet that can’t be beat on a warm summer day!
A refined sugar-free and paleo-friendly key lime nice cream made with a secret ingredient… Can you guess what it is??
This No-Bake Chocolate Ganache Tart is rich, decadent, and completely vegan and gluten-free! An easy dessert recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.
This simple vegan and gluten-free peach crisp only requires just 8 ingredients and comes together in minutes! Whip it up for a tasty treat the whole family will adore.
A delicious dessert pizza that easily fits into a variety of diets. Topped with fresh berries, kiwi, mango, and sweet, creamy vegan cream cheese on a gluten-free crust!
Grilled watermelon is one of the tastiest and healthiest desserts you can eat! It’s so simple to make and doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, yet will still wow your guests.
Make this show-stopping giant peanut butter cup for the chocolate-peanut butter lovers in your life.
Easy-to-make banana splits with coconut yogurt, nut butter, hemp seeds, rawnola, coconut flakes, and berries! Just 5 minutes and 7 ingredients required!
Serve these fresh and colorful fruit skewers with an easy 3-ingredient fruit and lime sauce for a healthy dessert or impressive party appetizer.
This Creamy Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie is packed with superfood and naturally sweetened! With 14g of fiber and 7g of protein, it’s the ultimate drink.
Mix up your classic fruit salad with a light and zesty coconut dressing! This salad is a great dairy-free side to bring to picnics, BBQs, or just to enjoy as a healthy dessert.
Seriously decadent vegan Cherry Pie Ice Cream made with just 10 ingredients using simple methods! Real pieces of cherry pie filling and crust swirled throughout.
Enjoy your next summer get-together while sticking to your healthy, whole foods, plant-based diet with these 75 Best Plant-Based Cookout Recipes even meat eaters will love!
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