Published by PETA.

There are many beloved summer pastimes, including sunset-watching, porch-sitting, sprinkler-running, swimming, basking in the sun’s heat, and grilling. But what can plant-eaters enjoy other than veggie skewers on the grill this summer? Here are some ideas for grilled vegan goodies that will impress any plant-lover or meat-eater and will also leave you with a desire to grill every night of the week:


Pizza on the Grill

That’s right—if you get store-bought pre-baked crust, it’s a cinch! Simply layer it with your favorite toppings and grill for 10 to 15 minutes. I used barbecue sauce, Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips, and red onion for this one.


Cut an avocado in half; sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and lime juice; and place face down on the grill for five minutes. Then fill it with salsa, vegan sour cream, and a little more lime juice.

Tomatoes, onions, and zucchini in a summer stack with smoky almond cream

Grilled Summer StacksJackie Sobon |

Step up your veggie skewers with this creamy layer created by Vegan Yack Attack.

Balsamic strawberries

Follow Treehugger’s recipe for grilled and sweetened balsamic strawberries, and top it off with your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream, such as SoDelicious’ almond, coconut, cashew, or soy picks.

Banana s’more boat

Banana S'more Boat

All you need is a banana, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and some foil for this easy crowd-pleasing dessert.

Spicy, meaty, and sweet, these skewers are great for topping rice or quinoa.

Polenta fries

Grilled Polenta Fries

If you’re looking for an alternative to potato fries, cut some polenta into strips, grill, and serve with marinara.


Slice a watermelon into triangular pieces. Coat with olive oil, a drizzle of lime, and cilantro. Grill for three minutes on each side of the watermelon.

Brussels sprouts

Carrot Hot Dog

Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs

Here are some other ideas:




Cactus  (Nopales)




Grilled Corn on the Cob








Portobello caps


Romaine lettuce

Shishito peppers

Spaghetti squash

Sweet potatoes


Summer days have you feeling lazy? Brush off the grill, and throw on a premade veggie patty.

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