Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.” – Unknown

When it comes to preparing and serving food, people have a way of sticking with what they know and enjoy. For backyard BBQs, hosts often provide traditional toppers they know guests will like – lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. While these are pretty much guaranteed fan favorites, there are many more options for delicious toppers that are just as easy to offer to guests.

Surprise your family and friends with unexpected toppers that will encourage them to try something new. Who knows – a new creation could become their next favorite!

Here are some of our favorite topping ideas:

  1. Fried green tomatoes
  2. Fresh dill & vegan feta
  3. Hoisin sauce & chopped onions
  4. Grilled onions and peppers
  5. Olive tapenade
  6. Barbecue sauce & vegan cheese
  7. Roasted red peppers
  8. Grilled pineapple
  9. Buffalo sauce
  10. Vinegar-based cole slaw
  11. Hummus
  12. Alfalfa sprouts
  13. Mushrooms & sautéed spinach
  14. Cranberry sauce
  15. Onion rings & Veganaise
  16. Diced tomatoes & raspberries
  17. Beets
  18. Grilled eggplant
  19. Daikon
  20. Watercress & horseradish
  21. Sundried tomatoes
  22. Mango chutney
  23. Avocado, cilantro & lime
  24. Guacamole & fresh salsa
  25. Roasted sweet potato slices
  26. Grilled radicchio & shaved carrots
  27. Grilled pears
  28. Roasted seaweed
  29. Kimchee
  30. Quick pickled cucumbers