Everything you need for a vegetarian BBQ
Vegan protein, now available in many different forms, can also make for a great BBQ. Here are some ideas for a great veggie burger and hot dog.
The Best Veggie Burger
Satisfy your burger craving with vegan patties
, a great substitute for ground meat. You have many options available to you, from pre-seasoned patties to vegan ground that you can prepare many different ways. Add garlic and onions, then season with spices of your choosing (cumin, steak spice, paprika, salt and pepper), BBQ sauce, or nutritional yeast.
5 Tips For Preparing The Best Vegetarian Burger
Sauce: Garnish your burger with a mango salsa, tzatziki, sun-dried tomato mayo, or an avocado sour cream with fresh herbs.
Condiments: Up the ante with onions and sautéed mushrooms or guacamole.
Local cheese: Treat yourself to a local cheese like an aged cheddar or goat cheese.
Marinade: Marinated red peppers or pickles will be a hit on your burgers.
Special bread: Add some variety to the menu with brioche, kamut bread, ciabatta, or buns with sesame seeds.
The Best Veggie Hot Dog
Try a take on European hot dogs by taking a hot dog bun and adding some hot mustard, sauerkraut, and a Gusta
vegan sausage of your choice (pesto, forestière, Italiana, etc.).
5 Tips For The Best Vegetarian European Hot Dog
The game-changing sauce: Make a spicy harissa and smoked paprika mayo or a BBQ sauce.
Essential condiments: Get some homemade coleslaw, some grilled peppers, some hot mustard, and some finely chopped onions.
Bread: Opt for a baguette or a super fresh ciabatta.
Cheese: Add some cheddar, gruyère or Swiss cheese, either grated or thinly sliced.
For the foodies: Garnish with some crushed-up chips or French fries!
The Best Tofu On The Barbecue!
Tofu is a versatile ingredient that takes on whatever flavour you marinate or season it with. Put it on the barbecue for a nice grilled look and crispy texture.
Top 5 Tips And Tricks For Making The Best Tofu On The Barbecue:
Use firm or extra-firm tofu: Slice it like a steak and cook it directly on the grill, or cut it into cubes for skewers.
Dry the tofu as much as possible by hand.
Marinade: For maximum flavour, marinate at least one hour before cooking, or ideally over night. Add a sweet ingredient for caramelization. Maple syrup or honey are key ingredients in this recipe for tofu brochettes marinated in tamari sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and honey. For even more flavour, baste them while cooking.
Cut the tofu into 2-cm cubes: This helps the marinade seep in and colours each piece nicely. Next, skewer each piece.
Sauce: Prepare a sauce to accompany or dip the cubes into during cocktail hour. Peanut sauce pairs deliciously well with grilled tofu. You can also create a sauce with your leftover marinade.
Add colour and flavour to your menu with a grilled vegetable platter
everyone is sure to love. Want to take it up a notch? Top your dish with crumbled goat or feta cheese and add a drizzle of homemade or store-bought pesto sauce.
Why not turn your grilled veggies into a salad meal
? Grill your favourite veggies on the barbecue, and put your salad together, adding legumes like chickpease, lentils, or white beans, and toasted bread pieces. And don’t forget the fine herb vinaigrette, with red onions for a little added crunch!