Top 5 Plant-based braai tips

The key to a successful plant-based braai is all in the tastes, textures and flavours.

The key to a successful plant-based braai is all in the tastes, textures and flavours.

Published Dec 8, 2021


Are you interested in hosting a plant-based braai? Maybe you’ve started trying plant-based recipes and want to move over to a traditional way of cooking, e.g The South African Braai. Here are 5 Plant-Based Braai Tips just for you from Collective Kitchen and Fry’s!

South Africa is known for flavour, and South African braais are all about smokey and spicy goodness. The key to a successful plant-based braai is all in the tastes, textures and flavours. A familiar classic in every authentic braai is of course the boerie, and Fry’s Big Fry Boerie is the perfect alternative. However, if you’re looking for a more vegan-friendly traditional ‘braaibroodjie’ try switching out your cheese for a vegan cheese option.


The biggest struggle when it comes to eating plant-based foods is the texture! It’s not always easy to come across plant-based meat alternatives that allow you to taste not only the flavour but also feel the texture! Focusing on making sure the texture is correct allows you to truly enjoy your plant-based braai, and nothing is better than a juicy braai burger! A good meat burger substitute is The Big Fry Burger, or if you’re looking for a more crumbed and crunchy burger texture, then try The Chicken Style Burger from Fry’s.


A successful braai must have colour and vibrance! Quite often, the only colour you see is in the one or two side salads on the dining table. However, at a plant-based braai, you can make yours look and taste amazing!

Use colourful veggies for your veggie skewers, or maybe braai some bright, vibrant fruit like grilled pineapple. Or try out some new recipes like these Boerie Rolls with Chili Peach Chutney and bring some colour and spice into your braai! Another colourful and tasty recipe is The Tex Mex from Collective Kitchen. Try it out and let us know what you think!


A good braai host never lets the guests wait for the food to be done. And any good braai always has appetizers to keep their guests’ hunger at bay. Get yourself some of Fry’s Pea Protein Mince and make your guests these Mince Stuffed Fat Cakes from Collective Kitchen. If you’re not in the mood for too much prep, fry up some Battered Prawn Style Pieces with some cherry tomatoes, coriander and onion and make a Fry’s Prawns & Tomato Salsa. However, be sure not to make too many, we still want them to enjoy the main course!


Dessert does not have to be hard work when you’re eating plant-based foods. The simplest ingredients can make the most delicious meals even when you have a sweet tooth, and it is ten times easier with a braai. Grab some bananas, strawberries, watermelon, green cantaloupe or any other fruit you may love. As we said before, the more colourful, the better. Stick them on some skewers and sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on them and throw those fruit sosaties on the braai and you’re set!

Plant-based braais don’t have to be complicated, and Collective Kitchen and Fry’s, make it even easier for you and your family. With these tips, you’ll have the most successful plant-based braai yet. Enjoy!