Whether you are vegan, eat meat every now and then or love your hamburgers, barbecuing is very popular during the summer. Yes, that’s right: even if you don’t eat meat or animal products. In this blog we give you very tasty, healthy BBQ recipes for everybody.
Onions and paprika are excellent veggies to throw on the barbecue. Whether you make skewers with chicken fillet, meat substitutes or choose just veggies: you can do without onions and paprika of bell pepper. Mushrooms and zucchini are also very tasty when you roast them on the grill. Make the veggies taste even better by using fresh herbs like chives or parsley or herbal oil.
Healthy garlic sauce
Do you love garlic sauce, but rather not eat the calories? Make your own low-calorie garlic sauce! Mix low-fat yogurt with Dutch low-fat kwark and mix it with onion and garlic powder. Check from time to time if the ratio of the powders is right. If you would like to have a thicker sauce, just use kwark. For a thinner sauce, just use the yogurt. For me, the best combination is half yoghurt, half kwark.
Vegan herb butter
Vegan and butter usually don’t work together. But our vegan spread with herbs is really plant based. Mix 100 grams of Becel Biologisch with three chopped cloves of garlic, six sprigs of fresh chives and the zest of half a lemon.
Grilled corn cob
In South Africa you can’t have a braai without mielies. Or as we say: corn. It’s easy to prepare, you can just throw the corn cobs on the grill. Afterwards you spread butter on it and sprinkle the cob with pepper and salt. How to eat it? Just chew it right of the cob! If you eat vegan, you can replace the butter by the Becel Biologisch spread we mentioned above.
Plant based pulled-no-pork made of jackfruit
Jackfruit is the fruit which comes closest to the texture and taste of pork meat. You can find it canned at some tokos. Mix the pulled jackfruit with a teaspoon of chili powder, teaspoon of paprika, a little salt, a tablespoon of liquid smoke, a tablespoon of thyme, a tablespoon of olive oil, an onion and a bottle of barbecue sauce and let it marinate for 15 minutes. Afterwards you put the jackfruit in a oven dish and roast is at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes. The bun is roasted on the barbecue!
Vegetarian or vegan meat for the BBQ
It’s becoming more easy to find meat replacements for vegetarians and vegans at your local grocery store. You can buy meat-free burgers and low cost chains like Lidl and Aldi. Would you rather eat vegan? Choose the Vegan Kipspiesjes from De Vegetarische Slager. Or make your own satay with plant based chicken pieces.
Are you planning on making a tuna salad for the BBQ? Use the Visvrije Tonyn from De
Vegetarische Slager!. Or put some Visvrije Gamba’s on an aluminum dish on the grill. Enjoy!
Source recipes: ilovehealth.nl, squatcilla.nl