I’ve been waiting for my favorite month to come around so I can enjoy longer days and our beautiful Colorado summer. This is my absolute favorite time of year for hanging out with friends and enjoying summer’s bounty of food. What about for you?
With just a little creativity we can find lots of whole food plant-based 4th of July options. Grilled vegetables are a great choice and of course, there are always veggie burgers. For a few more out-of-the-box ideas check out my 4th of July Recipe Roundup below which includes some of my favorite dishes from my fellow plant-based blogging friends.
FOURTH OF JULY PLANT-BASED RECIPE ROUNDUP
VEGAN BBQ SANDWICH WITH SOY CURLS AND COLE SLAW
This hearty vegan BBQ sandwich is loaded with saucy, protein-rich soy curls cooked in an air fryer or skillet and topped with a mound of cool and crunchy cole slaw.
VEGAN BBQ BAKED BEANS
After one bite of these home cooked baked beans, you’ll never want canned beans again. They have just the right amount of sweetness and tenderness!
WATERMELON SALAD WITH TOFU FETA
This watermelon salad is so refreshing and the addition of this quick tofu feta gives it a tangy flavor! This sweet and spicy sald is perfect for your 4th of July festivities.
BBQ RANCH SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS
BBQ Ranch Salad with Chickpeas is a vegan, gluten-free and oil-free version of a restaurant favorite. It’s hearty enough for a main meal and ready in under 30 minutes.
ROASTED POTATO SALAD
Roast the potatoes the night before and you’ll have these beauties ready to go. Then just add the mix-ins and you can whip this dish up in no time.
VEGAN EGGPLANT PULLED PORK BURGER
This yummy burger is easy to make, just as tasty as the real thing, and packed full of plant-based nutrition.
Calling all pizza lovers: this plant-based version has all the rich pizza flavors and textures a person could want.
A healthy and delicious alternative to the typical fat-laden version – tart and sweet with a touch of heat.
CHIPOTLE BBQ TOFU
You might just give up bottle BBQ sauce forever after you try this zesty recipe. It has every flavor a BBQ sauce needs: sweet, tangy, smoky, and spicy. And because the sauce is ketchup-based, it doesn’t take hours to make.
SLOPPY PINEAPPLE CHICKPEA BBQ SANDWICH
Sweet, mildly spicy, hearty and delicious, this “sloppy” sandwich comes together quickly and easily and is husband and kid approved! You’re all gonna want seconds!
TEMPEH VEGAN BBQ RIBS
These BBQ Tempeh Vegan Ribs will surely be the hit of your next BBQ. Meaty, smoky, and super sticky – all the textures and flavors we love from real BBQ – but without the fat & cholesterol!
SMOKY VEGAN CARROT DOGS
Yep, these dogs really taste like the real deal! Whisk the marinade together and after a few hours of marinating the cooked carrots, you have yourself a delicious vegan hot dog. All you need is to add toppings. Your guests will be in awe.
EASY BAKED BBQ TEMPEH
This delicious BBQ baked tempeh is as easy as it gets! Use it as part of a Buddha bowl or in sandwiches, salads or wraps.
Fresh and colorful vegetable kabobs with onions, zucchini, bell peppers, pineapple and tofu are perfect for an easy vegan BBQ or summer dinner.
BBQ JACKFRUIT & AVOCADO SLAW
Easy BBQ jackfruit slaw paired with a creamy avocado slaw for the perfect gluten-free vegan summer meal!
An easy way of getting a veggie fix at the next BBQ you attend!
I hope you’ll enjoy these plant-based BBQ dishes as much as my family and I have.