Today we spent a lovely day relaxing at the Flaucher, Munich’s Sunday chill out area next to the river. This time we went to an island near our place. As this is a “kult” activity here, we also got inspired to invent some fast vegan snacks for a BBQ. I won’t share an exact recipe this time, but I hope our ideas and pictures will inspire you to try a barbecue without bones.
We always make some Shashlik sticks in the first place. What we spear depends on what we have at home. Just to give you an idea, we mix:
- mini champignons
- cherry tomato cut in halves
- bell pepper
- basil leaves
- pieces of vegan sausage (seitan- or tofu-based)
One shashlik should take about 10-12 minutes to grill from all sides.
Of course it needs some more taste than just salt. Therefore I make an oil to marinate the sticks while on the grill.
Ingredients also depends on the mood, but you can’t get wrong with adding:
- lemon juice
- black pepper
Also, lately we have come to like Tempeh – Indonesian fermented soy beans. It’s a delicious BBQ-ingredient. For this I either use the above oil to marinate it few hours in advance, or I make a little less healthy barbecue-sause, out of onions, Coca-Cola, ketchup and Chilli Chipotle. An image of the latter:
After a nice meal we miss something sweet to finish it up. For a BBQ, the easiest way is to grill some fruits. So tasty, as they become sweeter through loosing some water. Try out some of these combinations:
- spear some strawberries on a branch of rosemary
- finish the above with a vegan marshmallow
- smoked watermelon is also delicious, just like that
- or cut the surface of a half banana and stuff the slits with some basil leaves
Fruits usually need about 5-7 minutes on the grill.
Last but not least, don’t forget about potatoes!!! Cut some smaller potatoes in halves, cover it with oil, salt and rosemary. Wrap it into aluminium foil. We usually leave the packages below the coal, because they need more time then everything else all together, about 30 minutes. To be honest, today we topped it with some vegan vanilla ice-cream with peach and almond croccant. :P
The summer has (hopefully) not ended yet, please share your tips and tricks for another awesome veggie grill! :)