With summer already in full swing and barbecues permanently pitched in the back garden, it’s easy to reach for the same grub each time. Everyone loves a summer barbecue, so why not host yours with a twist? Here are our top tips for a perfectly plant-based summer barbie:

Vegan on Female First

Vegan on Female First

Plant-based alternatives

From plant-based burgers to sausages, or tofu to tempeh, the plant-based meat and dairy alternative market has such a varied offering. Sainsbury’s Cumberland Style Sausages are a great substitution for real meat bangers and tempeh can be used as a plant-based alternative to halloumi.

Go condiment crazy

To accompany those delicious meat alternatives, why not pick up some Mr Organic No Added Sugar Tomato Ketchup for your plant-based sausages or add a generous helping of the Mr Organic Egg Free Mayonnaise to your potato salad? Delicious!

Don’t forget the veggies!

Vegetable skewers are a barbecue staple, so load them up with chunky chopped veg, drizzle with The Groovy Food Company Virgin Coconut Oil, and season with salt, pepper or chosen herbs and spices before popping them on to the barbecue.

Serve that summer salad

Salads are the perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue, and what better dressing to use than The Groovy Food Company Organic Omega Cool Oil? Full of flax, hemp and pumpkin seed oils with evening primrose oil, it has loads of added omega 3, 6, 9 which is great for supplementing a plant-based diet.

Marinating madness

Create delicious “meat” marinades with The Groovy Food Company Agave Nectar; a delicious substitution for honey which helps to create those sticky-sweet caramelised notes you have come to know and love.

Savoury and SWEET

The best part of a barbecue? The dessert, of course! Why not try grilling some chunky slices of pineapple and whipping up some coconut cream to serve alongside? If you’re really feeling the barbecue vibes, brush the pineapple with some rum once they’ve been removed from the grill.


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