These delicious vegan 4th of July recipes are perfect for meat-lovers and feature lots of red, white and blue! From scrumptious plant-based burgers and vegan hot dogs to patriotic fruit salads and classic vegan 4th of July desserts, our hand-selected recipes are sure to satisfy everyone.
Celebrate Independence Day this year with lots of delicious plant-based foods! Don’t think that your family would love them? Let this list of recipes be proof that there are no animal products required for a delicious feast.
No need to feel intimidated to celebrate 4th of July as a vegan! Sure, just like pretty much all barbeques, this occasion usually means lots of meat.
Luckily, there are more and more delicious vegan recipes you can enjoy yourself and share with others that really suit this holiday.
Try a fully meat-free cook-off this year featuring classic Independence Day recipes like burgers and veggie kabobs but also more creative ideas like a beautiful vegan 4th of July parfait or strawberry shortcake ice cream!
No matter if you host a gathering yourself or are invited and want to bring something, we’ve got you covered with lots of vegan recipes that will even impress meat-eaters!
Have a great time with your family, friends and lots of good food this year!
Let’s start with all of the red, white and blue you could ever want! This simple, healthy and fresh fruit salad is perfect for summer BBQs and 4th of July in particular. Made with strawberries, blueberries and white peaches, this salad is ready to serve in just 15 minutes.
Try this loaded vegan kidney bean burger with lots of sauces this year! It’s rich in savory flavors, hearty, filling and deep purple thanks to beetroot. This vegan burger is totally meat-eater approved and can be customized with different sauces and filling.
Veggie skewers are the easiest way to eat the rainbow during summer — plus, they are a super common, “accidentally vegan” cookout classic. The perfect BBQ side dish, these skewers feature a quick Italian herb marinade and can be made with the veggies of your choice.
With all the beautiful fresh fruit and bright vibrant colors, this dessert screams summer! Perfect for celebrating 4th of July, this vegan parfait can be put together in just 4 minutes and dressed up to your liking. It’s undetectably vegan, too!
One of our favorite meatless appetizers that are a hit at any gathering are these crispy cauliflower bites. Tender on the inside, slathered in flavorful Buffalo sauce, gluten-free and surprisingly high in protein — what’s there not to love?
Packed with BBQ flavor, these delicious pulled jackfruit nachos are a real eye-catcher and crowd-pleasing appetizer! Serve them at your summer party with cashew sour cream, guacamole or other vegan dips.
We love no-bake recipes during summertime! This decadent vegan cheesecake is made with a buttery graham cracker crust, a rich and creamy filling and super pretty berry swirls. Prepared within 45 minutes, it needs to be chilled for two more hours before serving nice and cold!
Hello, red, white and blue! These prettily arranged chia puddings with summer berries are a lovely choice for a simple 4th of July dessert. They are wholesome, refreshing and delicious — perfect after a loaded vegan burger or hot dog!
How about these scrumptious meatball subs for a meaty main dish? They are made with protein-rich kidney beans, some rolled oats and a whole bunch of spices and herbs for that delicious traditional flavor! A true family favorite.
No vegan cookout is complete without a creamy potato salad! This recipe works well if you make it ahead of time and let the flavors from the cashew mayo and fresh veggies really soak in, so it’s great for meal prep. Enjoy lots of different textures and customize the add-ins to your liking!
If you want to serve something truly meaty during your vegan 4th of July party, try these “beyond this world” vegan sausage skewers! Pretty much nobody will be able to tell the difference if you use sausages from Beyond Meat, so go for this brand in particular if you can find it.
This easy vegan pasta salad is prepared in under half an hour and features everything you love about summer! Crunchy veggies, sweet strawberries, juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and curly pasta all tossed with a creamy balsamic dressing. Definitely try this stunning plant-based side this BBQ season!
What a lovely vegan patriotic dessert idea! Made with lots of healthy and refreshing fruit, this watermelon dessert pizza is topped with coconut whipped cream and can be decorated to your liking. It’s perfect during summer and a hit with the whole family.
This salad is everything you love about grilled Mexican street corn without the mess! Fresh grilled corn on the cob paired with a cool, creamy and tangy mayo-based sauce with cilantro, lime, and a dash of spice. Definitely a crowd-pleasing vegan summer side dish!
Make any meat-eater fall in love with vegan food by serving them these pulled jackfruit BBQ sandwiches! The satisfying flavors and shredded jackfruit texture are a winning combination and make for a pleasant surprise if you’re new to jackfruit. Plus, these sandwiches are easy to make in under an hour!
These fun and patriotic 4th of July fruit kabobs are another delicious and easy way to celebrate summer festivities. Easy to make with kids, it’s a beautiful appetizer and finger food that’s refreshing during hot days.
This fresh blueberry salsa is sweet, savory and so delicious! Serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips during your next summer party and let everyone load up on healthy plant-based food that tastes great.
Would you believe that these cute mini lemon tarts are completely sugar-free and vegan? On top of that, they are easy to make, decadently creamy, lemony and not overly sweet. Fun to make with your kids, too!
Have a taste of nostalgia with these strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. No need to chase down the ice cream truck for this delicious treat — just make this creamy vegan version that’s both tart, sweet and a bit crumbly!
Make your own vegan hot dogs from scratch with these seitan sausages! Tender, flavorful and protein-packed, they are easy to make and so delicious. Serve them grilled in buns with your favorite toppings for a great crowd-pleasing Independence Day feast!
This beautiful homemade 4th of July cake features a brownie base, blueberry filling and coconut pudding cream! Topped with blueberries and strawberries, it beautifully represents the American Flag and is quick to prepare. This vegan dessert is truly enjoyed by all guests!
This easy vegan Caesar salad is made with grilled lettuce, homemade herb croutons and creamy cashew dressing! Great for using up stale bread and reducing food waste, this delicious salad is a great addition to any garden party.
Would you believe that this bubbly fruit cobbler is both vegan and gluten-free? Great for serving to guests with different nutritional needs, it is a crowd-pleasing dessert that takes just a few minutes to prep and can be served with a dollop of coconut ice cream.
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These delicious vegan 4th of July recipes are perfect for meat-lovers and feature lots of red, white and blue! From scrumptious plant-based burgers and vegan potato salad, cauliflower wings and patriotic fruit tarts, these recipes are perfect for your crowd-pleasing vegan 4th of July menu.
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.