Refrigerator Pickled Slaw opens in a new tabNo meat? No problem. Whether you’ve recently adopted a plant-based diet or are hosting a summer barbecue with vegetarian or vegan guests, fear not. We have delicious ways to help.
The “meat” of the meal
Summer veggies and fruit, tofu, tempeh, veggie dogs and burgers, oh my! There’s no reason to go hungry with all the tasty vegetarian choices available.
If you have time to cook, delectable meatless entrée options are plentiful. Think Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs opens in a new tab and Red Lentil Burgers opens in a new tab to Tofu Veggie Skewers with Pineapple Mango Jerk Sauce opens in a new tab and Spicy Grilled Tempeh opens in a new tab. For grilling tips, check out the how to grill meat substitutes in our grilling guide opens in a new tab.
Or opt for equally yummy ready-to-cook choices like these:
Hilary’s Grain Burgers. Discover why they earned the title “World’s Best Veggie Burger”. (No kidding!)
365 Everyday Value® Meatless Burgers. With a satisfying meaty texture and no saturated fat, they are also a good source of fiber and protein.
365 Everyday Value® Breaded Chickenless Patties. These Non-GMO Project Verified opens in a new tab patties are made with wheat protein (a soy alternative).
365 Everyday Value® Veggie Dogs. Made with tofu and pea (and no soy isolates), these are Non-GMO Project Verified. Hot dog!
When deciding which sides to offer, aim for palate-pleasing dishes that’ll have everyone (vegan or not) going back for seconds. Here are some favorites.
Spiced Grilled Sweet Potatoes. A simple spice rub is a tasty complement to grilled sweet potatoes in this recipe.
Crisp Fennel and Radish Salad. Try this easy-to-make, but intriguing option.
Brazilian Cobb Salad. This salad takes its inspiration from some classic flavors of Brazil: hearts of palm, corn, black beans, avocado and cashews.
Vegan Potato Salad with Arugula and Celery. This take on potato salad includes lots of crunchy celery, piquant fresh arugula and a vegan mayo- and cider vinegar-dressing that combines it all perfectly.
So you decided on Portobello Burgers opens in a new tab for your cookout, but don’t forget to have condiments and toppings that are vegan-friendly for those saying “No cheese please.” Here are a few to have handy.
Mayo options. 365 Everyday Value® Organic Vegan Mayo and plant-based Hampton Creek Just Mayo is a win for burgers, sandwiches and the vegan potato salad opens in a new tab too.
Health Starts Here® Homemade Barbecue Sauce. opens in a new tab This healthful alternative to bottled barbecue sauce is sweetened with dates, and fragrant with onion, garlic, chili powder and mustard.
Easy Pickled Melon opens in a new tab. Spoon this cantaloupe and honeydew condiment onto meatless burgers.
Refrigerator Pickled Slaw. opens in a new tab Serve as a tangy side or spoon over veggie dogs.
What are some of your go-to meatless products or recipes for summer entertaining?