Recipes for a Vegetarian Cookout

Happy Friday and long weekend! 

Today I'm sharing a killer recipe list that will serve you well all summer long. It's a compilation of vegetarian cookout recipes from this blog and other blogs around the web. They're recipes that are crowd pleasers, easy to serve for a gathering, created with late spring + summer produce, and/or grillable. 

You'll find a brand new recipe in the "sides" category for this Vegan Potato Salad with Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing that's photographed below, along with many other sides, drinks, mains, and sweets. 

Cookouts with friends + family are basically my favorite thing ever. 

Hope you get the chance to enjoy a little relaxation and good food this weekend.



Healthy Vegan Potato Salad Recipe + Vegetarian Cookout Recipes |
Vegan Potato Salad Recipe with Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing + Vegetarian Cookout Recipes+ Vegetarian Cookout Recipes + Vegetarian Cookout Reicpes |

Recipes for a Vegetarian Cookout


Strawberry Infused Ginger Kombucha Moscow Mules
Berry Kombucha Sangria 
Frozen Blueberry Margaritas // Cookie + Kate
Cucumber Herb-Infused Water // A Couple Cooks
Watermelon Vodka Limeade // Heather Christo
Jalapeno Ginger Lime Spritzers // Shutterbean


Vegan Potato Salad with Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing
Beer Soaked Fries
Strawberry Spring Salad with Lemon Roasted Chickpeas
Watermelon Strawberry Basil Skewers 
Roasted Potato Salad with Mustardy Old Bay Dressing + Chive Blossoms // With Food + Love
Summertime Grilled Bread 4 Ways // How Sweet It Is
Simple Grilled Garlic Scapes with Black Pepper + Sea Salt // With Food + Love
Quinoa Broccoli Slaw with Honey Mustard Dressing // Cookie + Kate
Grilled Potatoes + Carrots with Herb + Feta Pesto // A Couple Cooks
Crowd Pleasing Vegan Caesar Salad // Oh She Glows
Grilled Watermelon + Donut Peach Salad with Balsamic Reduction // Brooklyn Supper
Grilled Fennel, Apple, + Queso Fresco Salad // 80 twenty 
Chickpea Bean Bowl w/Toasted Breadcrumbs and Dill-Tahini // Dolly + Oatmeal


Gluten-free Vegan Grilled Pizza
Rhubarb BBQ Sauce + Grilled Veggie Sandwiches
Summer Veggie Pasta Salad
The Ultimate Grilled Veggie Sandwich
Grilled Romaine Salad
Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Cilantro Tahini Sauce // Naturally Ella
Grilled Vegetable Fajitas // A Couple Cooks
Tempeh, Brown Rice + Millet Veggie Burger // The First Mess
Kale Caesar Pasta Salad // FoodieCrush
Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Cream Cheese + Herbed Millet // Naturally Ella
Grilled Gluten-free Pizza with Peas, Mint, Lemon + Mint // The Bojon Gourmet
Chickpea Flour Flatbread w/New Potatoes + Basil // Dolly + Oatmeal


Apricot Strawberry Grilled Crisp
The Best Gluten-free Vegan Brownies
Chocolate Almond Meal Cake with Chocolate Whipped Coconut Cream
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Mini Strawberry Shortcakes with Whipped Cream
Maple Sea Salt Doughnuts
Watermelon Lime Slushy Sorbet
No-Bake Berry Crisp
Vegan Strawberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream // Snixy Kitchen
Strawberry Mango Mint Julep Fruit Salad with Whipped Marshmallow // How Sweet It Is
Dairy-Free Creamsicles // The Faux Martha
Pistachio Olive Oil Cake // Naturally Ella
Pistachio Pavlova with Strawberry + Rhubarb Cream // Sprouted Kitchen
Lemon Curd with Fresh Berries, Mint, + Cream // Not Without Salt
Chocolate Dipped Caramel S'mores // Flourishing Foodie
Mini Ricotta + Parmesan Cheesecakes // My Name is Yeh

p.s. feel free to leave your favorite vegetarian cookout recipes in the comments below!

strawberry infused ginger kombucha moscow mules

strawberry infused ginger kombucha moscow mules

the best gluten-free + Vegan brownies

the best gluten-free + Vegan brownies

chocolate chip zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting

chocolate chip zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting

the ultimate veggie sandwich

the ultimate veggie sandwich

Crispy Peanut Butter Cups

Gosh. Thank you all for your support + sweet words about Monday's announcement. I can't tell you how much it means. I'm overwhelmed by your kindness. Thank you! 

To show my gratitude for your constant support over the years, I made these Crispy Peanut Butter Cups to share with you today. I only wish I could deliver a batch straight to your front door.

Homemade Crispy Peanut Butter Cups with Toasted Coconut + Quinoa |

Peanut butter cups are an absolute staple in this house. Just like flour, salt, cinnamon, and eggs. You'll always find peanut butter cups in the freezer over here and they always have salt on top. They probably also all have bites taken out of them because I'm constantly like, I'll just have a little bite. And I'll just have another little bite. Repeat. Every single day.

They're the perfect satisfying treat after a meal with their crunchy, creamy, salty + sweet characteristics. 

Crispy Peanut Butter Cups with Toasted Quinoa |

But today I took things one step further. I made crispy peanut butter cups with the addition of toasted quinoa and coconut. 

Seriously. Quinoa that is 100% crispy! It's kind of amazing. They add a super crunchy bite to these cups, along with the softer crunch from the coconut.

Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Cups |

You can use homemade or store bought peanut butter for this recipe. Just make sure it's not super oily or drippy. You want it nice and thick. I usually process my homemade peanut butter until it's drippy but for this batch I stopped just before that happened.

Homemade Peanut Butter for Crispy Peanut Butter Cups |

I can't stress the addition of flaked sea salt enough. It's KEY! But if you don't like sea salt on desserts (gasp! mom! looking at you!), then adding sprinkles or chopped peanuts would be just as fun and only slightly less delicious.

Crispy Peanut Butter Cups with Sea Salt |

If you want a thicker chocolate ratio, simply melt more chocolate and add more to the bottom + top. Pretty easy.

Homemade Crispy Peanut Butter Cups |

I tend to go a little thinner with the chocolate and a little thicker with the peanut butter filling.

Quinoa + Coconut Crispy Peanut Butter Cups |

Print Recipe!

Crispy Peanut Butter Cups

gluten-free, vegan

  • 1/2 cup pre-cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 2 teaspoons muscovado sugar (or other sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon softened unrefined coconut oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 heaping cup dark chocolate chips (vegan if desired)
  • 1/ 4 cup thick creamy peanut butter (homemade is fine, not oily/drippy)
  • flaked sea salt

Preheat your oven to 300° F. Toss quinoa with sugar and 1 teaspoon coconut oil on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 22-28 minutes, stirring 3 times. Remove from the oven once golden brown and crispy. Quinoa should turn fully crunchy once cooled.

While quinoa is in the oven, spread coconut on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, stirring twice, until golden brown. Watch closely as it burns quickly. Let fully cool.

Line a standard muffin tin with 6 liners.

Melt the chocolate using a double boiler over low heat, or in the microwave for 30-second increments, stirring after each until fully melted. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix the peanut butter with 2 teaspoons softened coconut oil, 3 tablespoons toasted quinoa, and 1/4 cup toasted coconut. The mixture will be very thick.

Spoon about 2-3 teaspoons of melted chocolate into each muffin liner and spread to cover the bottom. Take about 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture and form into a ball then flatten to about 1/4-inch thickness. Place over the melted chocolate, then spoon about 1 tablespoon (or so) of chocolate over the peanut butter. Tap the chocolate with your spoon to help spread. Add more chocolate if needed. If you have more chocolate and PB filling leftover, simply make a few more. 

Sprinkle with flaked sea salt and place in the fridge or freezer to set. Store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer for up to a few months.


  • You will probably have some of the peanut butter mixture left over. Store in a sealed container and use as a spread or on top of oatmeal.
  • Use the leftover crispy quinoa and coconut as toppings for sweet or savory meals.
Crispy Peanut Butter Cups with Quiona + Coconut |

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