Happy 4th of July! It is time for barbeques, parties, friends and relaxing. While we are celebrating independence one of our favorite past times is eating! Burgers, dogs, corn and sweet treats are all crowd favorites. We have collected some favorite vegan alternatives that are sure to please all guests.
by Minimalist Baker
These veggie skewers from Minimalist Baker are beautiful and delicious and can a make a wonderful side or be the main attraction at your fourth of July gathering. They require just 7 ingredients (not including the sauce) and just 30 minutes to prepare. They are a combo of savory and sweet: bell peppers, onion, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and portobello mushrooms. All they need is a little salt and pepper and the grill does the rest. The side of chimichurri sauce gives them an extra pop of flavor.
By Field Roast
We love this “no ketchup” style hot dog. This recipe is from Feild Roast and featured their Frankfurter inside a warm poppy seed bun amongst dill pickles, sports peppers, tomato wedges, white onions, mustard and a dusting of celery salt is an explosion of flavor and juiciness that has put Chicago on the map as a place to visit for any hot dog connoisseur. Don’t forget the bright green relish!
By Vegan Heaven
Anyone who has made their own black bean burger knows the biggest challenge is keeping it all together especially when you grill which is why we love this patty recipe from Vegan Heaven. This recipe is super easy to make, incredibly healthy, and packed with protein. Plus, they’re grillable, which makes them perfect for the summer! And if you want to spend more time outside, you can always by great already made patties. Check out our article with our vegan burger roundup.
By Oh She Glows
Meet your new favorite summer salad! This delightful combination of strawberries, avocado, basil, and tomatoes is tossed with a touch of extra-virgin olive oil and drizzled with homemade balsamic reduction for a refreshing, lightly sweet salad that’s great on a hot day. This recipe is lightly adapted from the Love and Lemons Cookbook (2016).
By Blissful Basil
We can’t have a summer gathering without corn! This grilled cilantro, lime + paprika corn from Blissful Basil is packed with oodles of beloved summery flavors. Sweet corn is grilled to perfection, slathered with coconut oil and fresh lime juice, and sprinkled with smoked paprika, cilantro, sea salt, and black pepper.
By Vegan Family Recipes
This raspberry coconut ice cream recipe from Vegan Family Recipes is beyond simple. All you will need is frozen fruit and a can of coconut milk. No ice cream maker needed, just a high-speed blender. This is creamy cold treat will surely become a party favorite!