Fire Up Your Grill with These 7 Summer Plant-Based Recipes

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Summertime is a fun season to gather with friends and family over food. From the garden to the grill, here are 7 perfect plant-based mains and sides for summertime BBQs compiled from several plant-based sources. 


1. Grilled Peach and Blueberry Pasta Salad

grilled peach and blueberry pasta salad forks over knives

Source: Forks Over Knives

This cold pasta salad is a perfect balance of fresh fruit, arugula, and pasta, but the fresh grilled peaches are easily the star of the dish, adding a summer sweetness to this salad.

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2. Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce 

veggie skewers with chimichurri sauce the minimalist baker

Source: The Minimalist Baker

An easy recipe to enjoy on your patio or take to other BBQs. Simply chop your favorite veggies, slide them on skewers, and grill to perfection. This recipe is made complete by the delicious citrusy-spicy chimichurri sauce to complement all of your favorite veggies.  

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3. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant The Minimalist Baker

Source: The Minimalist Baker

This spicy, saucy Jamaican-inspired dish is full of flavor and only takes 30 minutes to make. The grilled eggplant soaks in all the rich, bold flavors and is full of deliciousness. 

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4. Vegan Mediterranean Chickpea Stuffed Grilled Avocados

Vegan Mediterranean Chickpea Stuffed Grilled Avocado Food Faith Fitness

Source: Food Faith Fitness

Grilled avocado is a perfect dish to stuff with your favorite ingredients - in this case, a fresh mixture of cucumber, tomato and crispy grilled chickpeas and drizzled with tahini. 

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5. Easy Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple

Easy Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple Food Faith Fitness

Source: I Can You Can Vegan

This 6 ingredient recipe is a delicious, easy dessert and a guaranteed party-pleaser. Topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this grilled pineapple is easily enjoyed by itself or with vegan ice cream. 

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6. Carrot Dogs

Carrot Dogs Forks Over Knives

Source: Forks Over Knives

Marinated carrots make a perfect substitute for highly processed hot dogs. With a quick prep time and a delicious marinade, these carrot dogs will have everyone asking for seconds. 

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7. Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus Love & Lemons

Source: Love & Lemons

Grilled asparagus makes the perfect dish dish or addition to pastas or salads. Lightly charred and tender, this easy recipe is a sure win. 

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