Vegan Grilling Recipes

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
Grilled Lemon Coconut Tofu Kabobs

When you're following a vegan diet and are in the mood to grill, it's important to have the right vegan grilling recipes on hand. Below are a variety of tofu, seitan, and fruit grilled recipes your friends and family are sure to adore.

1. Grilled Lemon Coconut Tofu Kabobs

If you're seeking a colorful protein-rich recipe that makes an excellent low-carb meal or appetizer, consider this simple grilled tofu kabobs crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Cut tofu into bit-sized cubes.
  2. Mix together marinade (coconut milk, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings) in a small bowl.
  3. Add tofu, and refrigerate tofu and marinade mixture for two hours.
  4. Thread tofu on kabobs with cherry tomatoes (as pictured). Place three tofu bites in each skewer.
  5. Grill over low heat for about 10 minutes (until tofu is golden), brushing excess marinade on skewers as needed. Rotate skewers every 1 to 2 minutes when grilling.
  6. Garnish with green onions.

Servings: 4 kabobs

2. Grilled Seitan Tacos

Seitan can taste just as delicious as red meat in tacos when choosing this mouth-watering grilled dish.

Ingredients

  • Grilled Seitan Tacos
    1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 jalapeno chilis
  • 1 pound chicken-style seitan
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced

Directions

  1. Blend all marinade ingredients (everything except seitan, pepper, onions and tortillas) in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Add seitan to marinade, and let it soak overnight.
  3. Grill seitan over medium heat (brush with extra marinade every few minutes while grilling) for about 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until brown.
  4. Add onions and peppers to the grill and cook several minutes on each side
  5. Heat tortillas on the grill for about 30 to 60 seconds.
  6. Place seitan and veggies in tortillas, wrap them up, and enjoy!

Servings: about 4

3. Grilled Spiced Peaches

Serve this sweet treat as a vegan side dish or dessert.

Ingredients

  • Grilled Spiced Peaches
    2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 fresh peaches (halved)

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a small bowl.
  2. Brush peaches with oil.
  3. Grill peaches on medium-high heat for several minutes on each side.
  4. Top with additional oil and spices.

Servings: about 6

Grilled Vegan Tofu Pizza

In the mood for healthy, vegan-style pizza? This vegan tofu recipe surely won't disappoint.

Ingredients

  • Grilled Vegan Tofu Pizza
    Pizza dough (recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup vegan pesto sauce
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 to 2 cups thinly sliced tofu
  • 1/2 cup red peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup vegan cheese (vegan parmesan works well)

Pizza Dough Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 ounces fast-rising yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine yeast, flour, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add oil and water and knead for about 5 minutes (until well combined).
  4. Allow dough to sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll dough onto a pizza pan.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes (until slightly brown).
  7. Let the dough cool.
  8. Brush the bottom of the dough with olive oil.
  9. Brush the top of the dough with balsamic vinegar.
  10. Top with pesto sauce, spinach, tofu, red peppers, and vegan cheese.
  11. Grill your pizza (covered) on medium-high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese melts and your crust is crispy.

Servings: about 4

Vegan Grilling

Grilled vegan recipes don't have to be dull and boring. Simply choose a variety of unique animal-free recipes to spice things up, meet your nutritional needs, and impress dinner party friends and family.

Vegan Grilling Recipes