Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the summer BBQ fun, there are many meat-free alternatives that taste just as great straight from the BBQ!
This blog aims to show you three top tips for hosting a fantastic veggie BBQ this summer.
1. Meat substitute for your outdoor BBQ
Halloumi cheese can be quickly and easily grilled on a home grill. Halloumi slices that have been grilled are delicious, and you can also use them to construct cheese and veggie skewers.
On the Greek island of Cyprus, halloumi cheese is traditionally prepared from sheep’s milk. It is safe for vegetarians who avoid rennet because it is prepared without it. Similar cheese may be referred to as grillable cheese or halloumi-style in the United States and Canada. Halloumi is a wonderful choice for grilling since it has a greater melting point than you’ll find with other forms of cheese and won’t fall through the grill’s grates. On the cheese, you’ll also get lovely grill marks.
Thankfully finding vegetarian burgers no longer feels like scouring the earth the night before the proposed BBQ and now almost every supermarket will have a vegetarian burger range! You can purchase one’s made from pea protein for a fake meat vibe or check out the bean burgers for something which isn’t afraid of being vegetarian. This can be cooked perfectly on a gas BBQ.
2. Having 2 sets of BBQ accessories
Most vegetarians would rather not have their food touched by knives or spatulas used to cook the meat items of the BBQ, so be mindful to have a spare set at the BBQ so the food can be cooked completely separately from any of the meat parts!
3. Vegetarian sides for the BBQ
It is very easy to forget to have any vegetarian sides at a BBQ as they may be mostly meat inclusive, however, this veggie skewer recipe is very easy to follow and simply delicious!
- Select a skewer. For threading vegetables, use metal skewers, although bamboo skewers will also work. To prevent burning on the grill when using wooden skewers, soak the skewers in water for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
- The best veggies for grilling are: courgettes, onions, peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes
- The veggies should be uniformly sized. For consistent cooking, chop the veggies into pieces of the same size. Maintaining a thick cut will prevent the veggies from falling off the skewers while they cook. Because they cook more quickly, tender vegetables like courgette and summer squash may be cut thicker. Curving slices of onion over the rounded tips of mushrooms not only blends flavours but also maximises the space on the skewer.
- Put them on the skewer tightly because they will shrink while cooking.
At Woburn Sands Emporium we understand how important it is to have a BBQ that can include everyone this summer! This is why we offer a range of outdoor BBQ equipment for every occasion possible. If you have any questions about our BBQ range please contact us.