15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

Here are 15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July. From side salads to dessert, there’s something for everyone! Fun, delicious, and easy vegan recipes that are perfect for the summer occasion.

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15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

1. Mango Avocado Salsa

Made with juicy mangos and creamy avocado, this Mango Avocado Salsa is sweet yet tangy, refreshing yet a little spicy, and perfect for summer grilling season and barbecues.

Serving suggestion: Pair with lightly salted tortilla chips for the most irresistible appetizer! Or, add black beans, corn, and quinoa for a refreshing yet satisfying salad.

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2. Savory Asparagus Galette with Ricotta

This is the perfect use for asparagus and peas this season, and an excellent option for summer al fresco dining. Asparagus and fresh peas pair perfectly with a flaky buttery crust and homemade vegan ricotta. 

Tip: Cut the asparagus into small pieces before adding it to the galette. Then slice the galette into bite-sized pieces so the whole family can enjoy!

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

3. Strawberries and Cream Sheet Cake

Made with fresh strawberries and a 2-ingredient coconut whipped cream, this Vegan Strawberries and Cream Sheet Cake is light yet indulgent and so flavorful. Made in a sheet pan so it’s an easy, fuss-free dessert that’ll please the whole family!

Tip: To make this cake even easier, use a store-bought vegan whipped topping, such as So Delicious Cocowhip.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

4. Tahini and Greens Pasta Salad

This recipe tastes just like classic pasta salad but it’s so much better for you! Instead of mayo, the creaminess comes from tahini, and to add lots of freshness, there’s lots of lemon, basil, dil, and parsley. Green beans and asparagus get cooked with pasta at the same time, making this an easy and fuss-free meal.

Note: this is the first recipe in the blog post.

Serving suggestions: I add chickpeas for protein, but you can omit them and just add more veggies. And if you don’t have pine nuts, add another toasted nut or seed, such as almonds or pepitas.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

5. Healthy Blackberry Basil Lemonade

This refreshing Blackberry Basil Lemonade is so unique you’ll never want to make classic lemonade again. Made with just 5 ingredients, it’s easy to make, refined sugar-free, and guaranteed to cool you down during the summer.

Serving suggestion: For an adult lemonade, add a shot of gin to each serving! Or, for kids, pour this lemonade into popsicle molds and serve lemonade popsicles.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

6. No-Bake Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

These No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars taste exactly like a PB&J sandwich, but even better in cookie bar form! They’re made with just 6 ingredients and are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and soy-free! Perfect treat for a crowd, especially a kid-heavy crowd.

Tip: make these ahead of time and store them in the freezer.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

7. Jamaican Jerk Jackfruit Tacos

An Instant Pot recipe that lets you enjoy spicy tacos without turning on the stove during the summer. While an aromatic Jamaican Jerk seasoning gets mixed with jackfruit in the Instant Pot, prepare an easy mango salsa to help cool down all the spices.

Serving suggestion: make a “lettuce wrap bar” and let everyone build their own lettuce wraps. If you have access to vegan sour cream, serve that on the side too!

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

8. Crispy Sesame Tofu and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

A light yet flavorful and satisfying Asian-inspired meal perfect for summer. Tofu and oyster mushrooms are baked on a sheet pan, then doused in a spicy almond-sesame sauce and served in lettuce wraps.

Serving suggestion: This time, make a “lettuce wrap bar” and let everyone build their own lettuce wraps.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

9. Vegan Everything Cookies

These everything cookies are made with all your favorite vegan cookie ingredients, like chocolate chunks, oats, nuts, and raisins. They’re a total crowd pleaser and will disappear in seconds. Perfectly chewy, indulgent, and irresistible!

Tip: You can make the cookie dough in advance and store it in the freezer for several months.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

10. Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

A delightfully unexpected salad that’s perfect for summer picnics, barbecues, and al fresco dining! Rhubarb is quick marinated in maple syrup and citrus, and married with strawberries, peaches and fresh herbs, making this a lovely sweet-tart combo.

Tip: if rhubarb is no longer in season in your area, serve the strawberries and peaches together with the lemon-orange dressing over a bed of arugula.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

11. Vegan Blackberry Galette

This Vegan Blackberry Galette is an easy yet impressive dessert that’s perfect for summertime. Made with fresh blackberries and baked in a golden buttery crust, then topped with fresh mint, basil, and vegan vanilla ice cream.

Tip: Make the galette dough a few days advance and store in the fridge, then bake the day of. When ready to serve, bring out the vegan vanilla ice cream!

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

12. Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich

This Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich is made with chickpeas and hearts of palm, seasoned with dulse flakes for a taste of the ocean, and finished with classic American ingredients like sweet pickle relish. It’s the new “I can’t believe it’s not tuna!”

Serving suggestion: Scoop the tuna salad onto large sliced baguettes, then slice into mini sandwiches. Or, serve the salad on its own with lettuce leaves so guests can make their own lettuce wraps.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

13. Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

A mashup of everyone’s favorite muffin flavors, these Vegan Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are such a delicious treat! Made with wholesome ingredients like coconut yogurt, almond meal, and bananas, they’re refined sugar-free but packed with lots of bright, zingy flavor.

Tip: make a double batch of these muffins to feed a crowd!

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

14. Fresh Tomato Pasta with Charred Cherry Tomatoes

This is a double tomato pasta that is an excellent use for summer tomatoes. This pasta is light and lovely and perfect for al fresco dining, but if you want to bulk it up, serve with pan-fried cannellini beans or your favorite protein.  Serve warm, at room temperature, or even cold!  

Tip: there are only 6 ingredients, so I highly recommend using the best-quality ingredients you can find and afford.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

15. No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

The BEST cookie dough bars you will ever try! Made with just six ingredients, these cookie dough bars are an easy no-bake dessert that will please any crowd. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and oil-free so they’re a healthy, allergen-friendly, feel-good treat.

Tip: make these ahead of time and store them in the freezer.

15 Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

 

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