There is nothing better than a sizzling summertime braai underneath the South African sky. It’s all about the “chop and dop”, or is it? With food trends like vegetarianism taking South Africa by storm, the term “chop and dop” might raise some vegetarian eyebrows. It’s unfair to exclude our friends and family members from a braai just because they eat more selectively than we do. Navigating a braai to include vegetarian meals might not be as tricky as you think.

We understand that meat is considered the holy grail of braaing, but we would like to challenge that. There is no shortage of vegetable substitutes, and veggie-friendly meals can be added to your next braai quickly and easily.

In the following blog, we would like to share some recipes with you that takes the “vleis” out of “braaivleis”. These recipes are enough to make any meat lover’s mouth water, not to mention the fact that a happy helping of veggies will leave you feeling healthier this summer too.

1. Spicy chickpea veggie burgers with jalapeno and zucchini

Spicy chickpea veggie burgers with jalapeño and zucchini, topped with a tasty honey-lime slaw and fiery Sriracha mayo. These patties are the perfect veggie alternative for your everyday saucy beef patty and is guaranteed to leave no one wanting at your next burger bash.

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2. Honey lime grilled fruit skewers

If you were ever thinking about doing a basic breakfast braai, then the following recipe is the perfect meal to keep your vegetarian friends happy and healthy.

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3. Grilled pineapple with cinnamon honey drizzle

The is the perfect side dish that will leave carnivores fighting over the last piece with their vegetarian friends. The sensational sauce can also turn this basic recipe into a quick and easy on the grill pineapple dessert.

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4. Grilled rainbow peppers with herb cream cheese

This quick and easy recipe is guaranteed to turn into your family’s go to appetizer this summer, regardless of the fact that you are vegetarian or not.

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5. Grilled mushroom skewers

There is nothing better than having skewers, whether it’s chicken, beef or mushroom skewers. Skewers are simply a must have at any braai, and with this lovely recipe you can cater for your vegetarian friends too.

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There you have it; if you incorporate one or two of these vegetarian recipes into your next braai, you are likely to be crowned vegetarian braai master! You will leave your guests amazed at the versatility of veggies.