Not sure what to cook for a Vegetarian BBQ? More and more dads, grandads, and family members are eating more plant based or vegetarian foods.

Fathers Day is meant to be spent doing quality time activities with your dad, not stressing over what to cook for dinner. Try any of the 7 healthy Fathers Day recipes below for a quick, healthy and most importantly delicious meal to serve to dad on his special day! For a main dish, try the grilled pizza, salmon, all kinds of hamburgers or a Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Serve along side some grilled romaine salad or balsamic veggies and finish off the meal with grilled peaches and ice cream. Yum!

Here are some of our favorite Vegetarian BBQ recipes for Fathers Day:

Hamburgers, Hamburgers, Hamburgers!

Nothing better than a good old fashioned burger (or vegan burger).  Did you know that there are some delicious, healthy spins on burgers.  Take a look at this Satisfy Everyone at the Dinner Table blog with these vegetarian burger recipes:

  • Black bean burger
healthy recipe black bean burgers

Black Bean Burger. Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein

  • Vegan burger

    vegan bean burger

    Photo credit Kaitlin Eckstein


Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Mozzarella and Balsamic Glaze

Take a look at this hearty sandwich to please a crowd. Click here for the recipe.

grilled eggplant sandwich


BBQ Tofu

And another alternative for a vegan dish. Take a look at the BBQ tofu recipe.

Vegetarian BBQ

Classic Pizza 

Take a look at this blog on how to make dietitian-approved pizza!

Fathers Day pizza

Dessert for Fathers Day

Grilled peaches

A big hit, is grilled peaches, if you have never tried it, give it a try today or for your Fathers Day BBQ!

Fathers Day BBQ grilled peachLow Sodium Seasonings

For some low sodium inspiration, take a look out our popular No Sodium BBQ Dry Rub to season your food. For recipe, click here.

No Sodium BBQ Dry Rub

These Side Dishes make your BBQ complete.

Take a look at

8 Healthy BBQ Side Dishes To Make This Summer

Strawberry Fields Salad

If you’re cooking for someone who eats meat, check out these recipes

Grilled Salmon

You could marinate the salmon or just put it right on the grill for a tasty treat!  Also, nothing better than grilled corn and veggies!

BBQ salmon

  • *Beef and mushroom burger (instead of beef and mushroom, you can use a beyond burger or blend some vegan ground beef with mushrooms)
blended mushroom burger

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein

Happy Vegetarian BBQ Fathers Day

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Blog reviewed and updated May 2020.

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