Steaks, briskets, suckling pig – we've already written a lot about delicious palate pleasures from the grill this summer, but one variation has always been left out. Vegan grilling is completely on-trend, because even without beef, pork, and chicken, you can conjure up many tasty delights on the grill.
Whether it's zucchini, eggplant, or sweet potatoes – the vegetable garden also offers a wide range of culinary delights that, when seared to perfection or slowly cooked in aluminum foil, promise true palate pleasures over an open flame, not just as side dishes. Instead of salmon or trout, for example, try a slice of eggplant or a banana halved lengthwise, prepped with the flavorful Fish Rub from Rufus Teague, and prepare to be amazed.
And it's not just the rubs from Rufus Teague that shine with vegetables & co., the barbecue sauces also pair excellently with all kinds of vegan dishes. No matter how spicy you like your vegan food, with our selection from Honey Sweet to Blazin Hot, you're guaranteed to find the right level of heat for every vegan masterpiece.
If you're a fan of chops and schnitzels, then try eggplant, celery, pumpkin, or zucchini slices as a vegan alternative. Instead of shrimp, you can simply skewer a few sliced mushrooms or other mushrooms and grill them to delicious finger food, turning regularly. And if you prefer burgers, we recommend a homemade patty made from pureed beans, easily shaped by hand or with one of our practical hamburger presses.
If you're into something exotic, take a cue from our friends in Hawaii, who traditionally add a few thick pineapple slices to their world-famous Lūʻau alongside pork and chicken and grill them to a nice sear – a uniquely tropical flavor, perfectly captured in our summer secret tip:
But no matter which replacement for traditional grill meat you prefer, we have an absolute secret tip for authentic BBQ flavor:
Liquid smoke, also known as liquid smoke, is an absolute secret tip among barbecue fans, especially here in Europe. Hickory wood is burned, and the smoke is captured through condensation. The condensate is filtered from potentially harmful residues in the smoke and then bottled with water. The result is authentic smoky flavor from a bottle. Just a few drops in sauces, dressings, marinades, or directly while sautéing vegetables transform salads, pan-fried vegetables & co. into authentic palate pleasures for all BBQ fans.
If you want to learn more about the production and history of liquid smoke, we've summarized the most important aspects for you in our blog on the topic.
Have you discovered vegan grilling for yourself now and would like to see what else vegan cuisine has to offer? Then take a look at our new online shop madevegan. Here you'll find everything for culinary happiness, from plant-based milk products to vegan marshmallows.