The ultimate vegetarian braai

If putting cauliflower on an open flame isn’t your idea of a braai then Fry’s has the solution for you.  With our range of products, it is possible to have a vegan meal on the braai or barbecue which isn’t just burnt broccoli or seared celery.

If you are looking for vegetarian braai ideas or have someone attending your braai for Heritage day who doesn’t eat meat, there are endless ways to make a delicious meal. Having a vegetarian braai doesn’t mean just eating bread and salad! Go for a meat-free fire with the Fry’s Plants On Fire Cookbook (download now), packed with mouth-watering recipes, you won’t compromise on taste.

To whet your we have selected a few recipes from the cookbook:

Vegan Braai


1 box Fry’s Braai-Style Sausages
2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp Paprika
2 tbsp Brown sugar
1/4 cup Syrup
1 tbsp White wine vinegar
1 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Barbecue sauce
2/3 cup Couscous
2/3 cup Boiling water
1/2 Cucumber, diced
1/2 cup Rosa tomatoes, sliced
1/2 Red onion, diced
2 tbsp Fresh basil
Squeeze of lemon
Squeeze of orange
Salt and pepper
Lemon wedges


Prepare your braai.

Braai sauce: Combine garlic, paprika, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, olive oil and barbecue sauce. Mix together well and marinade sausages in the braai sauce for 30 minutes.

Cut the sausages while you soak the skewers in water and then thread the sausages onto the skewers. Grill the sausages on the braai, turning and basting continuously with the remaining marinade for 10 minutes.

Cook couscous as per instructions on the pack.

Add cucumber, rosa tomatoes, red onion and basil to the couscous. Add the lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients lightly until combined.

Serve skewers with couscous salad and lemon wedges.

Vegan braai


1 box Fry’s Spicy Curry Pieces
3 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 and 1/2 cups Butternut, peeled
and cubed
2 tbsp Oil
1 Onion, diced
3 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp Ground cumin
1 and 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
4 tsp Curry powder
4 tsp Garam masala
2 cm Fresh ginger, peeled
and chopped
2 tsp Salt
1 can Chopped tomatoes
1 can Coconut milk
1 cup Green beans, sliced
1 can Chickpeas
6 Rotis
Cooked basmati rice


Prepare your braai.

In a potjie pot on the braai, heat oil and stir in the onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes until the onion has softened. Add cumin, cayenne pepper, curry powder, salt, masala and fresh ginger. Cook for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes, potatoes and Fry’s Curry Pieces. Pour in coconut milk, simmer for 20 minutes. Add water if necessary. Add the butternut, simmer for a further 15 minutes.

Gently stir in the green beans and chickpeas, simmer for 2 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with basmati rice and rotis.

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