Vegetarian BBQ Recipes to Eat Plant-Based this Summer Increasingly,  dads, grandads, and family members are eating more plant-based or vegetarian foods. Interested in learning some vegetarian barbecue recipes? We have you covered!

Father’s Day is meant to be spent doing quality time activities with your dad, not stressing over what to cook for dinner. Try any of these healthy Father’s Day recipes below for a quick, healthy, and most importantly delicious meal to serve to dad on his special day! For the main dish, try the grilled pizza, burgers, or a grilled veggie sandwich.

Serve alongside 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 Father’s Day:

Burgers Galore!

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 these 7 burgers to satisfy everyone at the dinner table along 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. We like cutting the tofu into cubes, putting onto kabobs, and slathering with BBQ sauce.

Vegetarian BBQ

Classic Pizza 

Fathers Day pizza

Is your dad worried about heart health? We’ve got great low sodium seasonings to use with your summertime grilling recipes!

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

Don’t forget dessert!

Grilled fruit

A big hit for dessert is grilled fruit! We especially love grilled peaches served with a dollop of yogurt, whipped cream, or ice cream. You can also grill pineapple, pears, bananas, melon, and figs. Simply leave fruit in large pieces (so they don’t fall through), place on the grill and leave it alone until you get some good grill marks and the fruit is heated through.

Fathers Day BBQ grilled peach

Side Dishes to Serve with your Vegetarian BBQ

8 Healthy BBQ Side Dishes To Make This Summer

Strawberry Fields Salad

If you’re cooking for someone who eats meat or other animal proteins, here are some ideas:

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 Father’s Day!

Don’t let food stress you out this summer. Contact one of our nutrition professionals and learn how we can help you make food simple again, so you can get back to what is really important. For more information, click here or call 301-474-2499. 

Blog reviewed and updated February 2021.

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor ofCooking with Food Sensitivities Survival GuideandNourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.