Easy Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is all about picnics and BBQ’s. It’s time to fire up the grill and round up all your friends for an extraordinary celebration. Today, many 4th of July gatherings include a menu packed with barbecues loaded with numerous types of meat. However, a lot of food events are now embracing vegan fare that everyone adores. In fact, guests are often impressed and satisfied with a full course vegan meal.

As with the 4th of July, a vegan cuisine is quite inviting. Some delectable fares include meatless burgers and hot dogs, grilled vegies, dairy-free dessert, mock sangria’s and more.

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4th of July naked cake with blueberries

Vanilla Berries Naked Cake | Vanilijeva torta z jagodami

This divine recipe for a light summer cake from Dear kitchen in Dubai is heavenly. It is a very moist naked cake served with fresh berries and coconut frosting. Even your guest won’t believe it is a vegan recipe.

For the best results, make sure to buy fresh organic ingredients, especially local blueberries and strawberries. Even fresh cream and Pure Vanilla Extract will make a big difference in taste. In addition, don’t forget to used aluminum free baking soda , organic Oat Milk and Organic Corn Starch. In truth, I use Arrowroot as a healthier alternative. Nonetheless, even vegan desserts can be guilt-free and health. Enjoy!


lentil wlanut burgers 4th of july

Spiced Lentil Walnut Burgers

These burgers are very moist and flavorful, perfect for a BBQ in the back yard or on the grill in the park. The recipe is the creation of Vegan Richa, owned by Richa Hingle who is an award winning recipe developer, blogger and photographer.  Moreover, the burgers are not just vegan but they are also soy and gluten free.

Don’t forget to buy strictly organic ingredients such as local tomatoes and lettuce, walnuts, Garam Masala, brown rice, brown lentils and flax seed meal.


vegan grilled hot dogs

Tropical Lime Hot Dogs with Sweet and Spicy Mayo

I have to say so myself, these hot dogs are mighty tasty and a great treat for a 4th of July get-together.  Once again, The Endless Meal has created another scrumptious recipe that everyone enjoys. These fanciful hotdogs are topped with crunchy slaw, avocado, sweet mango and a spicy yet mayo. And to top it off, the hot dogs are vegan, gluten free and paleo (if you omit the bun).

For healthy Sweet and Spicy Mayo try raw honey, vegan mayo and organic Sriracha .


grilled corn on the cob 4th of July

Grilled Cilantro, Lime + Paprika Corn on the Cob

Summer and the 4th of July would not be the same without corn on the cob, especially when it is grilled. This recipe for grilled corn on the cob from Blissful Basil is the best – citrusy with a hint of cilantro and finished off with smoked paprika. Blissful!

The perfect organic spices for this wonderful recipe are paprika, Himalayan salt , fresh ground black pepper plus high quality coconut oil.


vegan mock sangria

Mock Sangria

It would not be a proper celebration without a sangria, especially on a festive hot day. This mock sangria created by Wallflower Kitchen is the ideal beverage for the occasion. It is perfectly sweet, refreshing and delightful.

Plus, sangria’s add fun to the festivities. Once the liquid is devoured you scoop up the juice-soaked fruit that lay waiting on the bottom of the glass. So scrumptious!

vegan grillled asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

Steamed asparagus is one thing, but grilled’ OH My! Grilled asparagus is a scrumptious new element for the taste buds.  Tender, juicy and delicious! Perfect for a vegan 4th of July.  Here’s the recipe:

Grilled Asparagus Vegan Style

vegan bbq ribs 4th of July

Seitan BBQ Ribs (Vegan)

What better food for 4th of July than BBQ ribs, yummmm! This recipe from Divine Healthy Food is mouthwatering and absolutely delicious. The ribs are juicy, messy and perfectly spiced. These vegan ribs are a Must Have for your get-together and celebration.

For the best results, only use quality organic ingredients – smoked paprika, miso paste, tahini, maple syrup, unsulphered molasses, etc. 


vegan herbed potato salad

Herbed Red Potato Salad (no mayo!)

Picnics and celebrations like the 4th of July would not be the same without potato salad! Plus this easy to make recipe can be put together when crunched for time. Moreover, for those who do not like potato salad, I swear you will love this recipe from Cookie + kate.  First off, it contains NO Mayo.. Secondly, it has the perfect amount of spices and goodness.  In truth, it is ostinato from the classic French potato salads that use plenty of spices, no mayo and lemon juice instead of vinegar.

vegan antipasto grill

Antipasto Grill – Perfect Grilled Vegies

This recipe was created from a blog curated by the team at Williams Sonoma, renowned in the culinary world for their cooking, entertaining and great inspiration.  Antipasto grill is ideal for backyard entertaining and celebrations like the 4th of July.  Although the dish requires a bit if chopping and timing, it is well worth the efforts.  Using fresh herbs like oregano, thyme, marjoram and rosemary, then grilled to excellence. These perfectly grilled vegies are a delight for all.


vegan fruit popsicles for 4th of July

Firecracker Fruit Pops For a Healthy 4th of July

Red, white and blue fruit pops are perfect for the 4th of July. It is even more delightful when the popsicles are vegan.  Refreshing, colorful and delicious!

This recipe was craftily made by A Million Moments, the blog of Jess whom is multi-talented in many things including recipes, gardening, blogging, DYI projects and being a mom.  Thanks to her southern home-style food, this recipe for fruit pops will be a big hit for all the kids, and healthy to! In fact, the popsicles are rich in vitamin C and protein (Almond milk).

Picture Credit

Vegan Pie: QuintanaRoo Lemon Tart with Fresh Fruit in Almond Crust via photopin (license)
Asparagus, mushrooms and tomatoes: summer grilled veggie platter via photopin (license)

*All other pics are linked to the artists website


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