Healthy Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes For Braai Day

Want to shake up your braai day recipes?


Amy Hopkins |

Want to shake up your braai day recipes? We have some super-easy, healthy vegetarian ideas for you to try. And they’re easy to make vegan too!

Now that the days are getting longer and warmer, we’re all about spending more time outdoors. Heritage Day — or Braai Day — is just around the corner and we’ve got some delicious, nourishing recipes for you to throw on the coals.

5 Veggie braai recipe ideas

1/ Instead of oven baking or steaming veggies, cook them over the flames for a touch of smokiness. This works really well with veggies like broccoli (baste with olive oil, lemon and seasoning) or cauliflower (rub with melted coconut oil, crushed garlic, garam masala spices and seasoning — great for a weber). For another great grilled veggie recipe idea, check out this recipe.

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2/ Instead of serving a potato salad with your braai, serve grilled sweet potatoes. They caramelise and become sweet, sticky and sooo yummy! Rub with olive oil (or sesame oil for a nutty taste) and season with salt and pepper. Wrap in some foil, literally chuck into the coals and let them cook away until soft. Keep the skin on for extra nutrients and flavour.

3/ Grill your cheese! Impress your guests with a grilled halloumi salad with other ingredients like watermelon, red onion and fresh herbs. You can do this just as well with vegan “halloumi style” cheese. If you’re hosting vegan guests or are planning to do a vegan braai, give this a read: All the things to braai this Heritage Day if you’re vegan.

4/ Make pizzas on the braai! Everyone will be so excited about the idea of crispy pizza that they won’t notice whether there’s meat or not. On family holidays, we always serve braaied pizzas as a snack, because, you know, South Africans like to braai for hours… Here is a great vegetarian pizza recipe to try.

5/ Burgers are super easy to make on the braai and can be really healthy too! We love the idea of using giant grilled mushrooms as your “bun” replacement. Making your own homemade veggie patties is easy and budget-friendly. Make sure you use lots of cool fresh toppings, like crunchy lettuce leaves, tomatoes, pickles, avocado and cucumber. Use mashed avo as your “mayonnaise” replacement if you like. Click here for the ultimate homemade veggie patty packed with nutrients.

Try this amazing Braai Day recipe!

This recipe is from Adele Maartens’ new cookbook: My Vegetarian Braai. Adele says that her book is not about trying to convert carnivores, but rather to broaden the horizons of every braaier, the ones who enjoy preparing meals for their families and friends, as well as those who will look at the photographs and say, “I can make that.” With the growing trend of eating plant-based foods, the chances are that at some stage you will need to cater for a vegetarian or vegan. For more amazing Braai Day recipe ideas from Adele, get her book here.

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Healthy Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes For Braai Day

Ingredients

What You Need:

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  • Braaied Butternut And Miso Parcels
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Healthy Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes For Braai Day

Directions

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  • Braaied Butternut And Miso Parcels
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