7 Vegan Recipes Perfect for a Beach Cookout

Vegan Beach Bonfire Cookout Recipes

Summer’s not over yet! There are still a few more weeks to enjoy a bonfire by the beach, in the woods, or even in the backyard (the latter is far less crowded). Along with firewood, matches, and newspaper, be sure to bring along plenty of tin foil and wire hangers to roast some amazing vegan food. And of course, don’t forget the guitar – that acoustic strumming lends an essential ambiance to that firelight glow. We’ve rounded up seven of the most delicious and inventive campfire-approved vegan recipes that you’ll be craving all year long.

7 Vegan Recipes Perfect for a Beach Cookout

1. Ooey Gooey S’mores

ooey gooey s'mores

No bonfire is complete without s’mores. The three-ingredient campfire classic evaded the vegan diet for years until vegan marshmallows came about. Now, everyone can enjoy that ooey-gooey, melty, crunchy, sticky-sweet sensation with a bag of Dandies, honey-free graham crackers, and a bar of quality dark chocolate. How many times will you ask for s’more?

Get the recipe here.

2. Cinnamon Roll-Ups

apple cinnamon sticks

Who would pass up a cinnamon roll on a stick? Bring your own vegan crescent rolls or purchase store-bought ones (yes, Pillsbury Cresent Rolls are “accidentally vegan”), sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar, wrap around a stick, then roast until perfectly golden. These are perfect as is (another three ingredient wonder), but they can also be gussied up with a drizzle – or a dunk – of simple powdered sugar glaze.

Get the recipe here.

3. Bonfire Banana Boats With Melted Dark Chocolate

bonfire banana boats with melted dark chocolate

The genius behind this recipe is that you can literally throw it into the fire and not worry about it burning to a crip (unlike the recipes above). They’re also customizable, so if you want to load up on the chocolate or add peanut butter and coconut bacon, go for it. There’s also little mess, as you simply unwrap your foil package and eat with a spoon, avoiding the sticky finger and sand situation so common at beach bonfires.

Get the recipe here.

4. Campfire Tacos with Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, and Poblano Peppers

campfire tacos black beans pepper

Host your next Taco Tuesday over the campfire. Not to put down your local taco truck, but there’s something so satisfying about making your own tacos over an open flame. The tortillas get an amazing char and everything takes on a smokey flavor that you don’t get from most restaurants.

Get the recipe here.

5. Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack

mixed mushroom hobo pack

The beauty of the campfire foil pack, or “hobo pack,” is that you can throw almost any veggie in there and it will taste incredible. Add some fresh herbs, and you’ve got a gourmet meal. Mushrooms work particularly well, as they cook quickly and take on a meaty quality to suit every guest, including omnivores. Get a little fancy and try mixing up your mushrooms with oyster, cremini, portabello, shitake, and hen-of-the-woods varieties.

Get the recipe here.

6. Tofu and Eggplant Hobo Bundles

tofu eggplant vegetable

Those who say they don’t like tofu haven’t had it cooked over a bonfire. These flavorful packs are worthy of a restaurant meal, and they are far healthier than the standard bonfire hot dog.

Get the recipe here.

7. Easy Traditional Red Sangria

easy traditional red sangria

Upgrade the cooler of beers to a refreshing homemade sangria. The sweetness will cut the smokey flavors of the main meal, and it only gets better as it sits, so you can go from dusk to the late night hours – or until you run out of firewood.

Get the recipe here.