Everyone loves summertime, and for a good reason! Warm weather, plenty of sunshine, cold drinks, and delicious food! Summer is the perfect season to have plenty of outdoor get-togethers with friends and family and eat as much fresh, refreshing food as you can! If you’re looking forward to cooking up some great meals this summer, but you’re trying to eat less meat and or dairy, then check out these delicious vegan summer recipes that will make you think about eating plant-based all year round! (Because they’re just that good).
1. Rainbow Salad
This salad bowl is the perfect meal for a warm summer day. Come home from tanning and replenish yourself with this salad that is packed with tons of fresh veggies and dressed with a homemade balsamic vinegarette. Packed full of flavor and plant-based protein, how could you say no? Plus, what could be better than eating the rainbow!
2. Taco Bowl
Who doesn’t love a good taco? This taco bowl is one of the most fabulous vegan summer recipes you could whip up because it’s packed full of everything you need! Veggies, beans, guac, and of course anything else you’re in the mood for! This recipe is great for when you’re trying to clean out your fridge, just throw it all together and you’re set. Don’t forget to pair this bowl with a nice cold margarita for the perfect touch.
3. Summer Rolls With Homemade Peanut Sauce
It’s in the title! Summer Rolls! These are probably one of the freshest and delicious vegan summer recipes because they’re packed full of cold, crisp veggies and held together by rice paper that unlike a spring roll, isn’t fried. These summer rolls are not only easy to assemble, but they’re perfect for get-togethers because everyone can customize they’re own depending on their preferences! The peanut sauce is a great pairing, but if you don’t eat peanuts try these with a sweet Thai chili sauce or a spicy soy sauce for something that’s just as delicious!
4. Loaded Vegan Nachos
Another crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong with a platter of loaded nachos! Make a large batch of these for one of the best vegan summer recipes after a long day in the sunshine. Made with creamy avocado and packed full of delicious veggies, you won’t even know the cheese is missing!
5. Pineapple Fried Rice
Summer is the best time to enjoy all of the refreshing and juicy fruit that you can get your hands on! But why limit that fruit to just snacks or breakfast meals? This pineapple fried rice is the perfect combination of sweet and savory that you’ll definitely going back for seconds.
6. Mediterranean Style Pasta Salad
You know the best thing about a summer barbeque is all of the food! And this pasta salad is one of the best vegan summer recipes to whip up the next time you get called to bring something to the potluck! Super simple to make and delicious, nothing could be better.
7. Lemon Potato Salad
Another great potluck recipe! This potato salad is creamy even without the mayo, and the fresh lemon juice adds a great touch to this classic recipe. Make a batch of this and everyone will be coming back for seconds.
8. Vegan Bruschetta and Arugula Flatbread
Any excuse to eat pizza, am I right? This flatbread is basically it, and you won’t feel guilty because it’s topped with fresh arugula and balsamic glaze making it pretty similar to a salad if you ask me… Make yourself one of these babies for one of the best vegan summer recipes that you’ll probably want to make all year round.
9. Veggie Skewers
Let’s end things on a simple note, it doesn’t get any easier than a batch of fresh vegetable skewers! Assemble these with whatever veggies you’d like and throw them on the grill for a satisfying meal to enjoy when this summer finally rolls around.