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The ultimate vegan BBQ menu

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Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on grilling food and all the deliciousness that is summer barbecue. We’ve got the vegan BBQ menu for you.

With Father’s Day and Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s time to break out the barbecue sauce and head outside.

These recipes will take the stress out of planning a menu. Whether your family is vegan or not, they’re sure to appreciate some new twists on classic BBQ food staples.

MORE: How to make vegan deviled “eggs”

Appetizer: Cauliflower wings three ways

Start your vegan BBQ menu with our cauliflower wings, seasoned three ways.

We’re offering up honey barbecue, ginger scallion and classic buffalo recipes along with a homemade vegan ranch. Plus, the wings are baked, not fried, giving them an even healthier twist.


Main course: Jackfruit “pulled pork” sliders with coleslaw

If you haven’t tried jackfruit yet, it’s time to start experimenting with this plant-based alternative to meat. This recipe is a great place to start.

They may look just like pulled pork sliders but, we promise, this recipe is entirely vegan. The texture of jackfruit is the perfect substitute for a vegan rendition on barbecue pulled pork. And the nice thing about working with green jackfruit is that it is more or less flavorless, so it takes on the flavors of whatever seasonings you use.

We even included a recipe for homemade vegan BBQ sauce to go with these sliders.

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Side dish: Beer-battered fried pickles

Sure, french fries are generally vegan, but the same old fried potato and burger gets real old real quick, especially around the Fourth of July.

Finish your vegan BBQ menu with this beer-battered fried pickles recipe. It gives the traditional fried side a unique flair. The fried pickles have everything you could want: a little beer, a little crunch, a whole lotta zest and a kicky Cajun sauce.

This recipe is sure to become a summer staple for your family whether you’re vegan or not. They’re addictive!

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