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20 Easy Vegan Kebabs for Your Next BBQ

Featuring bright veggies, marinated tofu, and scrummy seitan, these vegan kebabs are so good, your friends and family will forget all about those burgers.

After all, just because they’re meat- and dairy-free doesn’t mean they aren’t 100% delicious.

Vegan Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Kebabs with Sauce
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Summer is the time for grilling.

But instead of leaving your vegan friends with nothing but salad, why not make these tasty vegan kebab recipes?

They’re colorful and fresh, and some are even meaty.

So, what are you waiting for? Crank up the grill and get stuck into these vegan kebabs!

20 Best Vegan Kebab Recipes That’ll Make You Forget All About the Beef

1. Grilled BBQ Tofu Vegetable Kebabs

Slathered in bourbon BBQ sauce, these grilled tofu vegetable kebabs are finger-licking good! 

Saucy, tangy, and super flavorful, they’re loaded with summer flavors. After all, what screams summer more than a BBQ sauced-up kebab?

Dig into these tasty kebabs with a fresh side salad or baked potato. Yum!

2. Marinated Tempeh Veggie Skewers

These marinated tempeh veggie skewers are overflowing with vegan protein.

Crammed with marinated tempeh, button mushrooms, bell pepper, and zucchini, every bite is jam-packed with healthy goodness.

3. Tempeh and Pineapple Kebabs With Peanut Satay Sauce

If you love Indonesian flavors, you’ll drool over these tempeh and pineapple kebabs.

They’re drenched in a spicy peanut satay sauce.

And that mix of juicy pineapple, crisp red onion, and meaty tempeh will be a hit with meat eaters and vegans alike!

The sweet pineapple chunks become perfectly caramelized on the grill. And the fruit’s juices soak into the tempeh, making this even more flavorful. 

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4. Grilled Pineapple and Tofu Kebabs

Looking for an easy, plant-based kebab? You just found it!

These tasty grilled pineapple and tofu kebabs feature sweet and meaty goodness with an easy vegan barbecue sauce.

Plus, they come together in a flash and only take around eight minutes on the grill.

Just remember to squeeze out all the water from your tofu. Otherwise, they’ll fall apart as they cook.

5. Meatless Seekh Kebab

Packed with unique tandoori flavors, these meatless Seekh kebabs are truly something special!

Along with mashed chickpeas and green bananas, the homemade Seekh kebab masala takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Serve them with salad, naan, and your favorite dips and chutneys.

6. Vegan Kebab Meat (Doner Style)

This vegan doner-style kebab meat is just what you need after a night out with friends.

It’s all about the seasoning and herb mix. Without it, the seitan is bland and dull.

Seriously, this stuff tastes exactly like a doner-style kebab. It’ll blow your mind! 

7. Sesame Tofu Kebabs

Need a vegan-friendly appetizer for your next party?

These sesame tofu kebabs are brimming with fabulous Southeast Asian flavors everyone will love. 

You’ll marinate skewered chunks of tofu in a tahini dressing. Then, top it off with a tahini Asian slaw, and serve it in a lettuce wrap.

Be sure to grill these tasty tofu kebabs until they’re golden brown on both sides. The crisper, the better! 

8. Vegan Sausage BBQ Skewers

Forget about the vegan burgers – these vegan sausage BBQ skewers are where it’s at!

All you need are some veggies, vegan sausages, and an easy marinade. 

This recipe uses Beyond Meat Hot Italian Sausages. But you can use whatever vegan sausage you want – as long as they’re tasty! 

9. Hawaiian Jackfruit Pineapple Kebabs

These Hawaiian jackfruit pineapple kebabs are unbelievably tasty! 

Loaded with maple-flavored tempeh bacon, jackfruit, veggies, and pineapple, they’re the perfect mix of sweet and savory.

Serve them with some rice and extra BBQ sauce if you like it extra saucy!

10. Vegan Shawarma Kebabs

Are you addicted to Middle Eastern food? Then you’ll quickly become obsessed with these vegan shawarma kebabs!

Spices are everything when it comes to delicious shawarma.

And this dish has everything from garam masala to coriander seeds bringing depth and flavor.

Instead of the meat sliced from a rotisserie, you’ll use sautéed oyster mushrooms.

11. Afghan Cauliflower and Tofu Tikka Kebab Skewers

If you’re in the mood for something new, these Afghan cauliflower and tofu tikka kebabs are a must-make!

There’s a good chance you’ve already tried Indian tikka. But you need to give Afghan tikka a go!

It’s slightly less spicy but just as complex.

Before grilling, you’ll marinate cauliflower florets and tofu in a vegan spiced yogurt sauce.

When they’re done, they’re smokey and charred. Delish!

12. BBQ Seitan Skewers

Chock-full of colorful veggies smothered in a savory sauce, these BBQ seitan skewers take a little extra effort to make, but they’re more than worth it.

And once you see how easy seitan is to make, I bet you’ll make it all the time!

Before you pop these skewers on the grill, give them a nice coat of BBQ sauce.

13. Simple Vegetable Skewers

These simple vegetable skewers look just as good as they taste. And they taste phenomenal.

Just toss your favorite vegetables in a delicious homemade seasoning, so every bite has a touch of zing. 

Arrange the veggies in a colorful pattern, skewer, grill, and get stuck in! Easy-peasy. 

14. Easy Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Who said kebabs are just for grilling?

These easy rainbow fruit skewers make for a delicious and fresh dessert. And all you need is to load up skewers with fresh fruit and serve them with a zingy lime sauce.

Kids go crazy for these rainbow-colored skewers. They’re great for parties or as a delicious late summertime snack. 

And you can always pop them on the grill if you want. Grilled fruit is incredibly juicy and caramelized.

15. Extra Tasty Vegan Kebabs With Sweet Curry Marinade

Vegan kebabs with a sweet curry marinade is the summer appetizer you never knew you needed. 

You’ll need vegan shredded chicken for this recipe, which you can definitely make from scratch. Or pick some up at your local supermarket to save on time. 

Either way, it’s all about that marinade!

Spicy, sweet, and wham-packed with flavor, how could you resist? It makes every bite of the vegan chicken extra tasty!

16. Eggplant Kebabs

If you have leftover eggplants you don’t know what to do with, why not grill up these excellent vegan eggplant kebabs?

They’re marinated, grilled, tucked into a pita, and smothered with a tangy garlic sauce.

Stuff the pita full of hummus, avocado, veggies, and that sweet garlic sauce, and they’re sure to be devoured in no time.

Serve them to a meat eater, and they won’t care that they’re 100% vegan!

17. Air Fryer Vegetable Kebabs

You don’t need a fancy grill to enjoy the great taste of kebabs.

Instead, you can use your trusty air fryer and have them on the table in just ten minutes!

Bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, and onion seasoned with salt and pepper sounds simple, but you can’t deny they look fantastic.

Luckily, they taste fantastic too!

18. Avocado Caprese Skewers

Have you ever had salad on a stick? Why not give it a try? It’s a fun way to eat your veggies!

These plant-based appetizers are fresh, simple, and best of all, super healthy.

They’re made up of avocado, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes. Then, they’re drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Delish!

19. Grilled Veggie Kebabs With Creamer Potatoes and Tofu

Creamer potatoes are bred to be bite-sized, making them perfect for skewers and kebabs.

Add some tofu and vegetables, then smother it all in a BBQ and maple syrup marinade. What could be better?

20. Beef Seitan Kebabs

Love seitan? Then you’ll swoon over these beef seitan kebabs. 

Beef may be in the name, but these fantastic skewers are entirely vegan. They’re delicious, colorful, and seriously addictive.

The amazing marinade gets better the longer it’s left to do its thing. So, if you can leave it to sit overnight, it’s definitely worth it!

20 Easy Vegan Kebabs for Your Next BBQ

Featuring bright veggies, marinated tofu, and scrummy seitan, these vegan kebabs are so good, your friends and family will forget all about those burgers.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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