The Vegetarian BBQ
Ahh yes, that fundamental aspect of Aussie culture, ‘the barbie’.
Just because you’re vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you have to be limited at barbeques to the lettuce leaves and sliced tomato in the tossed salad. Veggos and vegans can have a huge variety of delicious food, with much of it being similar to that at a traditional barbeque, with the added benefit of it being lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. So you really don’t have to miss out at all.
On this page we present some simple recipe ideas and suggestions so that you can begin to enjoy the good ol’ Aussie barbie just as much as non-veggo Aussies. But the options are truly endless!
The photos and recipes on this page come from an actual barbeque the VegVic Team had one day after a committee meeting.
Paul, Zoe & Mark at the barbie!
From left to right: Champagne Cocktails, Refreshing Fruit Punch, Pumpernickel Hors D’oeuvres, Avocado Dip & Corn Chips, Sausage Rolls & Tomato Sauce.
Clockwise from left rear corner: Sanitarium Vegie Delights Not Burgers (available from the supermarket), Stuffed Tomatoes, Stuffed Zucchini, Stuffed Mushroom, Marinated Tofu Kebabs, Sanitarium Vegie Delights BBQ Soy Sausages (available from the supermarket), Stuffed Zucchini, Falafel Kebabs, Marinated Tofu Kebabs, Stuffed Mushrooms, Zoglo’s Savoury Vegetarian Kebabs (available from some supermarkets), Stuffed Onions, Stuffed Mushroom.
Clockwise from left rear corner: Penne Pasta & Pumpkin Salad, Coleslaw, Tabouli, Marinated Tofu Kebabs, Rosemary Damper, Wild Rice Salad, Hummus Dip, Beetroot-Mango Salad with Lime & Ginger Dressing, Waldorf Salad, Spicy Tempeh Salad, Falafel Kebabs, Buckwheat Noodle & Marinated Veggie Salad, Couscous Salad, Potato Salad, Pumpkin Spinach & Pine Nut Salad, Stuffed Veggies, Mixed Bean Salad.
From back to front: Chocolate Crackles, Vegan Donuts (bought from La Panella Bakery), Lemon Sorbet (bought), Berry & Cointreau Ice Cream Cake, Vanilla Tofu Ice-cream (half melted!) (bought).
For some additional suggestions refer to the book Vegetarian Barbeques by Sue Ashworth.