Celebrate your independence from meat with a vegan Fourth of July feast! This round-up will give you plenty of tips, tricks, and recipes to help you create a festive spread.
If you’re firing up the grill for the holiday, check out this complete guide to vegan grilling from The Lunchbox Bunch. Kathy covers it all, from eco-friendly grilling to how to get those beautiful grill marks on your tofu.
Perhaps kick off your feast with a light and refreshing bowl of cucumber-basil-avocado gazpacho.
Keepin’ It Kind pulls out all the stops with her round-up of FIFTY summertime recipes, covering everything from smoothies to desserts (Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches!) and salads to party fare (Falafel Tacos!).
You can’t go wrong with colorful veggie kabobs. Check out Oh She Glows’ recipe with her Green Goddess Dressing!
Looking for something lighter? Choosing Raw has a dozen raw vegan recipes here.
Earth Balance has a healthy recipe for vegan ceviche featuring avocado, watermelon, and tofu.
Other quick & easy options: veggie burgers and franks from Tofurky, Field Roast, and Gardein. Simple snacks like chips & salsa, green salad with your favorite dressing, and raw veggies with hummus.
Now let’s talk sweets!
Be extra patriotic with this flag-themed vegan pound cake featuring fresh berries and whipped coconut cream. Another fun red-white-and-blue treat are American Flag Kabobs with strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. This is a fun one for kids to make!
Chef Chloe Coscarelli has a fun recipe for Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Add some patriotic sprinkles for the holiday!
This red, white, and blue fruit terrine from Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen gives you that Jello wiggle without the gelatin!
Say “Cheers!” with this cool Watermelon Frosty. Add chia seeds to make it look more melony!
You can also pick up some fruity popsicles, sorbets, and vegan ice creams from So Delicious, Coconut Bliss, and Tofutti, among others. And, of course, lots and lots of fresh seasonal fruit!
What vegan foods will you be enjoying this Fourth of July?