Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Vegan BBQ Ideas!

The summer months are always filled with pool parties, outdoor sporting events, and lots and lots of BBQs! As a vegan, it's always a bit challenging finding a dish to bring that is vegan and universally appetizing (even to those die-hard meat eaters!). I've scoured the internet to find some great vegan friendly side dishes that are sure to please even the most stubborn meat and potatoes BBQ guests.

Easy Avocado-Lime Black Bean Salad from Oh She Glows blog


  • Two 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 small shallots, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large avocado, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
Directions: Drain the beans thoroughly and rinse. In a large bowl add the beans and toss with lime juice, cilantro leaves, diced shallot, and ground cumin. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Peel and slice an avocado, and serve the beans at room temperature, with chopped avocado on top or mixed throughout the salad. Note that I did not have any cilantro on hand, but it still tasted delicious! Makes 3-4 servings.

Edamole from


3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 garlic clove, halved
1 Roma tomato, diced

Combine all ingredients except for the tomato in a food processor until smooth. Add the diced tomato and stir gently. Cover and chill.

Check out Vegan Wednesdays through out the month of June and July for more vegan BBQ dishes!

1 comment:

  1. These are really creative ideas. I love theseingredients and recipes tooand think of doing it myself. I am looking for recipes for bbq and your blog helps me. Thanks!!!

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