Long gone are the days when mouthwatering, flavour-packed BBQ was only reserved for carnivores. With plant-based cuisine taking the helm of the foodie world, there are more “beyond meat” options than ever for vegans that are perfect for the grill. Whether your cravings run more traditional for barbecue sauce and pulled pork or you have an appetite for adventurous flavour pairings, these vegan burger recipes are sure to keep you satisfied all grilling season long.
Baked Falafel Sliders with Tabbouleh and Maple Tahini Sauce
If you’ve ever doubted vegan cooking, you’ve clearly never had a creamy maple tahini sauce! Whether you keep this as a go-to condiment or use it all to smother your gluten-free falafel sliders, we won’t judge either way.
BBQ Tempeh Banh Mi Sandwich with Pickled Carrots and Cabbage
The allure of the traditional Vietnamese banh mi is thanks to the well-balanced combination of sweet in the sauce and the briny tang of pickled vegetables. This vegan tempeh version keeps things bright, crisp and spicy with the help of fresh cucumber and jalapenos.
Cashew Mushroom Slider
When you’re craving a burger that’s meaty enough to be satisfying and textured enough to be pleasing, this is the vegan recipe for you! The cashew and mushroom mixture help give these patties (created by Love Child Organics founder Leah Garrad-Cole) the bite you desire to keep going back, mini burger after mini burger.
Vegan Lentil Burger
Passing on meat-based BBQ doesn’t mean passing on protein. These vegan burgers are not only rich in protein and iron, but are also low-fat to boot. The added seasoning of cumin gives it a warm earthy flavour that’s further enhanced by the grill.
The Vegan Big Mac
Now when you hear the golden arches calling you don’t need to answer. This vegan-friendly Big Mac will not only settle your McD’s cravings, but you can nom away guilt-free on this much healthier, fresher option.
Vegan Corn Zucchini Fritters with Jalapeno Cream
If you’ve never used a corn fritter as a burger patty, have you even lived? Enjoy this vegan version atop a bun or in a lettuce wrap —just make sure you don’t forget a generous dollop of that jalapeno cream!
Vegan Pulled Pork Sliders
Meat or veggie, have you ever come across a slider you didn’t like? Well, consider this one a big win for the vegans. Plant-based eaters can enjoy these mighty and meaty burger bites thanks to the slow-roasted portobello mushrooms flavoured by molasses and spices.
Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joe
Spicy, smoky and, yes, oh so sloppy — you won’t be missing the meat in this sloppy joe. Mushrooms, walnuts and peppers make for a meaty (vegan!) patty that’s full of flavour, but won’t make you feel overfed.
Black Bean Veggie Burger
Anna Olson brings the Southwest style to the grill with her protein-packed black bean and quinoa burger patties. With simple ingredients, it makes for a quick and easy meal for those long summer nights.
Tofu Patties with Chili Lime Pineapple
Meatless Mondays have never been more packed with tropical flavour! The addition of a spicy and zesty glazed pineapple turns a simple tofu patty into a juicy, mouthwatering burger. To keep the dish vegan-friendly, simply forego the cheese (or opt for a vegan variety).