Vegan 4th of July recipes will please just about everyone at your summertime celebration! These plant-based dishes are great for summertime barbecues, potlucks, picnics and cookouts! With recipes for main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, your menu for the fourth is ready to go!
Vegan 4th of July Recipes
If you've been following me for a while, you will know of my love for grilled food in the summertime. People often ask me what vegans grill, the thinking being that the grill is used to cook meat. But really the question should be "what don't vegans grill?" I've been known to barbecue everything from tacos to strawberries. Since Independence Day is a holiday that's usually celebrated with backyard cookouts, I've put together a menu of vegan 4th of July recipes of some of my favorite grilled vegan meals. If you don't have a grill, don't worry — there are plenty of recipes here that don't require one.
Vegan 4th of July Appetizers
These tasty skewers can work as both an appetizer and a main dish meal option. You can prep the seitan before hand and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to grill.
These Quick and Crispy Zucchini Fritters from Vegan Comfort Cooking by Melanie McDonald are super simple and easy to make.
Serve this homemade dip with tortilla chips or cut veggies.
This hummus is a deliciously healthy snack. No one will guess that the secret ingredient in this tasty dip is zucchini.
Garlic, white beans, and tahini blend together perfectly to create this creamy snack
This dip is sure to be the star of your next party! This recipe is super easy to make, and it can be served hot or cold.
Vegan 4th of July Main Dish Recipes
These skewers are always a summertime favorite, and they're easy to customize to suit your tastes.
There’s more to grilled vegan food than just veggie burgers and corn on the cob. Topped with onions and peppers, this Grilled Eggplant Sandwich has become a summertime favorite.
This sandwich is the ultimate way to enjoy summer’s harvest!
No grill is required to make these sandwiches from my cookbook Eating Vegan, but you may need a stack of napkins!
If you've never made pizza on the grill, you need to fix that ASAP with this recipe from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer.
Don't wait until Taco Tuesday to enjoy this tasty recipe from Vegan BBQ Without a Grill by Linda & Alex Meyer.
These Vegan Sloppy Joes are a grown-up version of a childhood favorite. It’s easy to make them from scratch using with tempeh, mushrooms, and a tangy tomato-based sauce – no mix is necessary!
Vegan Veggie Burger Recipes
Homemade vegan black bean burgers are loaded with flavor! Made with mushrooms, brown rice, sun-dried tomatoes, and Better Than Bouillon Vegetarian No Beef Base, this black bean patty recipe is easy to make comes together super quickly.
These Teriyaki Black Bean Burgers were inspired by the very first veggie burger I ever ate in 1992 at a burger joint in California.
Pile your vegan Walnut Lentil Burgers high with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles, or whatever your favorite burger fixin’s are!
These veggie burgers are are spiced to perfection with chipotle, chili powder, and cayenne.
Baked Vegan Falafel Burgers are the ultimate summertime meal! Topped with tahini dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes, they're perfect for lunch or dinner!
Vegan 4th of July Side Dish Recipes
Move over coleslaw – Cruciferous Crunch Salad is destined to become everyone’s favorite cookout side dish! A copycat of a Trader Joe’s favorite, this salad is super easy to make using cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and a creamy, dairy-free cashew based dressing.
This salad is a delicious side dish for your summertime sandwiches or burgers.
This raw vegan kale slaw is perfect for summertime picnics. Serve it instead of coleslaw. It’s great on it’s own, and it also makes an excellent side dish for grilled vegetable sandwiches or veggie burgers.
This warm potato salad is a fun addition to any summertime cookout!
Loaded with hearty chickpeas, crispy romaine, and a creamy dairy-free dressing, it’s perfect for potlucks, picnics, cookouts, and bbqs.
This recipe is a vegan version of an Ina Garten recipe I came across on Facebook a few years ago.
Full of fresh vegetables, beans and vegan feta, this hearty pasta salad makes a great meal on it’s own, but it’s also a perfect side dish.
I make this salad time and time again, and I never get tired of it!
Quinoa salad is a terrific side dish for veggie burgers and sandwiches, and it makes a great light main dish for warm evenings, too.
Vegan 4th of July Dessert Recipes
Raw Vegan Cheesecake, with a chocolate marble swirl, is a deliciously sweet treat that’s perfect for dessert in the summertime. This a no-bake recipe, so you don’t have to worry about turning on the oven and heating up your kitchen.
This easy, no-bake blueberry pie recipe doesn’t require an oven, so it’s ideal for the hot summer months, when the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen with a hot stove.
Nice cream is a deliciously refreshing cold treat for a hot summer’s day. Full of fruit, it’s perfect for breakfast, dessert, or just a snack! No ice cream maker is needed!