A Vegetarian BBQ with Field Roast

It was a beautiful Southern California day, a day like every other. Blissful. Only this time it was summer. Fred & I decided to enjoy the afternoon with a little barbecue, a grill & chill if you will. We sought refuge from the warm sun rays under the orange umbrellas & whispy palm trees.


Before anything, we started off with a round of grocery shopping, then we prepped the veggies, gathered our cooking utensils & seasonings, & headed off to the pool to begin our vegetarian BBQ experience.


I opened myself an apricot La Croix & set up the table while Fred placed the chopped zucchini & baby yellow squash on the grill. Then he added the Field Roast* Hand-Formed Burger & served himself an ice cold beer. What better way to spend a summer's day? 


Fred played some music on his phone to set the mood as we completed the finishing touches. The burger & veggies acquired delightful grill marks — like the ones you see in commercials. Once everything was practically done, we added a slice of the Chao Tomato Cayenne vegan cheese, also by Field Roast, on the burger to melt.


We turned everything off, plated our food, took some photos (of course!), & then dug in. Grilling gives food such incredible taste, a rich smokiness. The burger was thick & flavorful, while the BBQ gave it great texture & bite. Although it had a difficult time melting, the tomato cayenne queso made the perfect alternative to ketchup; I didn't even use any! Fred said the burger was "tasty & filling."


I noshed on the veggies in record time. I simply added a sprinkle of garlic salt & seasoned the zucchini with a little dill. Pure delight. The BBQ'd veggies were something else. Totally packed with flavor.


We rarely barbecue so it gave us a bit of adventure. Vegetarian & vegan-friendly foods have made strides in last few years. Products & brands like Field Roast give me the opportunity to participate in BBQs & summer traditions without having to skimp out on the yummy stuff. That's what food & friends & barbecues are all about. Good food. Good drinks. Good music. Good weather. Good company. Good days.


What's your favorite food to BBQ? How's your summer going? :]

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*Disclaimer: Field Roast provided the Hand-Formed Burgers & Chao Tomato Cayenne vegan cheese as PR Samples. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]

37 comments

  1. You can't go wrong with a BBQ in the summer! Those burgers look delicious. I'm seriously hungry after looking at those gorgeous photos!

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  2. The food looks amazing and it's so great that it's vegetarian too! It's making me so hungry just looking at them, especially those burgers!

    Sophie - eselle x

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  3. Looks delicious! I'm not even vegetarian but I always opt for veggie burgers as I just like how they taste. And I loveeee grilled veggies also :)
    Lovely photos-- looks like the epitome of summer.
    Julia | http://juliainbluhm.blogspot.com

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  4. Good food and good company is all you need on a summer night! I love vegetarian burgers as they are more delicious than normal ones (for me at least!) and they are easier to digest before going to bed! Lovely post!

    Yiota
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  5. Mmmm it looks sooo yummy and delicious! :) Your photographs are stunning as well x

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  6. yum! I have not done any bbqing this summer yet...London weather has not really allowed for it :/
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. It look so yummy! Love grilled veggies during summer! Xx

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  8. It's great you can find such tasty, vegetarian-friendly burgers for a barbecue. I'd still have to pick some good meat since anaemia requires me to eat more red meat haha <3

    xx   B A S H   |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  9. I need to look into Field Roast's vegan burgers, as we have cut back on meat tremendously in my house and are always looking for substitutes; this looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a great week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  10. Mmmm delicious! Us veggies still love a good BBQ too! You've made me feel so hungry!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  11. Grilling just feels like summer, and this looks awesome! Makes me hungry.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. This looked so delicious that I started craving it! Thank you so much for sharing! Hope you're enjoying the week so far :) XO, Jenn

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  13. Wow this looks really delicious Carmen, perfect idea for a summer BBQ!
    Thanks for sharing and happy August!
    Stella
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  14. Sounds like the perfect afternoon and the burger looks delish!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  15. Oh wow.Everything looks so appetising.Yummy looking pictures there.
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  16. That sounds like such a delightful afternoon! Those veggies look so yummy!

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  17. I hope you had a great time! Those burgers look delish! x

    Have a nice week,
    Andreea
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  18. I was surprised how tasty the grilled veggies were. :]

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  19. A perfect summer afternoon indeed. :]

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  20. It really does! It's one of the telltale signs of summer. :]

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  21. I've tried a wide range of veg-burgers & Field Roast had the most authentic texture. Loved it! :]

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  22. It was lovely. I love having options as a veg-head. Hey, different strokes for different folks. I will always appreciate diversity. :]

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  23. Pam!?!? Come on. You gotta get your grill on, girl. But I can understand that London weather may not permit it. :]

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  24. I love to hear that! I'm the only vegetarian of my close friends, so it's a joy to hear that someone actually likes vegetarian burgers other than me. :]

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  25. That's so cool! Do you have a favorite brand? I'd love to show my BF more veg-versions. :]

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  26. You really can't. It's the best. :]

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