The Green Barbecue


PR campaign and Book Tour


Square Peg


29 April 2021



Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes To Cook Outdoors & In

Barbecues are traditionally associated with carnivorous cooking – until now. Half a million copy-selling Rukmini Iyer is turning barbecuing on its head this year with her ingenious new book. The Green Barbecue moves Rukmini from the roasting tin to the barbecue and grill.

It is the ultimate vegetarian and vegan barbecue book, a collection of 75 flavour-packed, mouth-watering recipes all completely meat-free, with over half the recipes entirely plant-based and suitable for vegans.

Whether you’re entertaining veggie guests or preparing a flexitarian feast, these recipes are quick and easy to make, great for all the family and completely fuss-free.

On May bank holiday and all summer long you can delight your friends and family with a wide range of veggie-friendly options, from Griddled Papaya with Tamarind and Coconut to Charred Tenderstem Broccoli with Blood Oranges and Blue Cheese to Crispy Barbecue Tofu and Dill-soused Feta. Rukmini’s book is packed with ideas from the simplest barbecue on the beach or park to outdoor feasts in the comfort of your own garden.

There is a section on ‘Something to Start’ (Griddled Pineapple, Halloumi & Mint Skewers or Crispy Gnocchi – on a stick!) perfect for kicking off a party. ‘Fresh & Light’ looks at the perfect combination of griddled and charred vegetables with fresh leaves, herbs, salady bits and punchy dressings. The ‘Something Substantial’ chapter has the hearty hero vegetable dishes to take centre stage (Squash with Charred Carrots, Red Onions, Coriander Seeds, Pistachios & Lime or Gunpowder Potatoes with Fennel Seeds, Chilli, Coriander & Cashews).

And for those wanting more traditional barbecue-style food, there’s a moreish array of genius veggie burgers and salads. ‘Something Sweet’ will finish your outdoor feast with anything from fresh griddled fruit to indulgent melted chocolate, caramel or peanut butter (or all three!).

Rukmini provides alternative indoor cooking instructions for inclement weather, if you feel like making the dishes year – round or live in a flat where barbecuing is not practical.

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or looking to eat more plant-based food as part of your diet – The Green

Barbecue will give you lots of ideas to maximise your time outdoors through the summer and beyond.

Rukmini Iyer The Green Barbecue Cover