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12+ Easy Vegan BBQ Sides

Make your next cookout unforgettable with these tasty vegan BBQ sides! Seasonal, bright, satisfying and totally crowd-pleasing.

No need to feel uncomfortable at a barbecue as a vegan! Grill your favorite black bean burger, bring the summer drinks and make some vegan-friendly side dishes to share with everyone.

From seasonal salads to hearty grilled goods and simple classics, this list offers something for everyone.

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Creamy Potato Salad

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Classic potato salad made vegan-friendly thanks to a simple homemade cashew mayo! You can make this crowd-pleasing BBQ side within only 30 minutes. (via Nutriciously)

Colorful Pasta Salad

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This Mediterranean-style pasta salad features protein-packed quinoa and chickpeas, crunchy seasonal veggies, briny olives and artichokes as well as a creamy garlic yogurt dressing. (via Nutriciously)

Grilled Baby Potatoes

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Little tender baby potatoes combined with fresh herbs, lemon juice and capers make for a delicious combination! Roast on the grill and serve as a cookout side. (via The Vegan Larder)

Garlic Bread

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This vegan-friendly garlic bread can be made on the grill or in an air fryer! With simple ingredients like vegan butter, fresh garlic and plant-based cheese, this is a must-try. (via Rescue Dog Kitchen)

Chimichurri Grilled Tofu Skewers

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Make these eye-catching colorful veggie skewers as an easy and healthy vegan BBQ side! Build kebabs using bell pepper, poblano, zucchini, red onion, tofu and cherry tomatoes and marinate everything in a garlicky and herbaceous chimichurri sauce. (via Grateful Grazer)

Cucumber Watermelon Salad

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This simple salad features everything you love about summer: crunchy cucumber, sweet and juicy watermelon, bright and salty dressing and fresh basil. Top with ripe avocado and serve cold! (via Heartbeet Kitchen)

Grilled Corn Kale Salad

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Use some of that grilled corn during your next cookout to make this fantastic summer salad! Massaged kale is topped with squash, avocado, grilled corn and an easy homemade chili-lime dressing. (via The Almond Eater)

Classic Vegan Coleslaw

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This super easy vegan coleslaw comes together in minutes and is perfect for summer parties, potlucks, picnics and BBQs. Homemade vegan mayo is mixed with yogurt for a light lightness! (via My Goodness Kitchen)

Corn on the Cob

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Corn on the cob is a classic vegan-friendly BBQ side dish — if you just prepare it with vegan butter, margarine or oil. Put it on the grill or make it in the air fryer! (via This Healthy Kitchen)

Pineapple Salsa

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Fresh pineapple salsa is a must during summer! Made with simple ingredients like bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and fresh pineapple, it pairs well with anything from tortilla chips to mock meats. (via The Almond Eater)

Marinated Grilled Tofu 

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See how easy it is to make tofu taste delicious with this 15-minute recipe! Coated in a flavorful dry rub and finished with a zesty, herbaceous green sauce, even tofu skeptics won’t be able to resist. (via Heartbeet Kitchen)

Blackberry Cashew Feta Salad

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This easy summer salad is loaded with texture and flavor. Protein-packed cooked quinoa is mixed with blackberries, crunchy greens, vegan ricotta and a tangy balsamic vinaigrette! (via Health My Lifestyle)

Golden Couscous

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Bring a bowl of golden couscous with garlic, roasted veggies, chickpeas and vinaigrette to your next barbecue! It’s so easy to make, really hearty and customizable. (via Wallflower Kitchen)

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12+ Easy Vegan BBQ Sides

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Make your next cookout unforgettable with these tasty vegan BBQ sides! Seasonal, bright, satisfying and totally crowd-pleasing. The following collard greens are an easy vegan-friendly side that’s ready in only 10 minutes!
Serves 2


Easy Collard Greens

  • 8 oz fresh collard greens
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Lemon juice to serve


  • Cut the thick ribs out of each collard green, then slice each of them thinly.
  • Place a large pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once warm, add the collard greens and cook them for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, salt and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Cook for one more minute, then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Serve warm or let cool and store in a container. Sprinkle with lemon juice and enjoy!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 90 kcal
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