22+ Festive Vegan 4th of July Recipes

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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 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.

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Luckily, there are more and more delicious vegan recipes you can enjoy yourself and share with others that really suit this holiday.

We already shared over 35 in our best vegan BBQ recipes article, over 20 tasty vegan summer salads and 20+ vegan ice cream recipes but wanted to focus on the fourth of July specifically here.

For more burger ideas, be sure to check out these 20+ best vegan burger recipes or our vegan cookout guide!

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!

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22+ Vegan 4th of July Recipes & Full Menu

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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.


Potato Salad

  • 2 lbs white potatoes, chopped and cooked (900 g)
  • ¾ cup celery, chopped (170 g)
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped (15 g)
  • ½ cup dill pickles, chopped (77 g)
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard (optional)
  • Radishes, chopped (optional)
  • Vegan mayo

Cauliflower Chicken Wings

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (240 ml)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • Buffalo sauce

Ultimate Vegan Burgers

  • 3 cups kidney beans, cooked and drained (530 g)
  • 1 small beet, peeled and grated
  • 2 ½ cups button mushrooms, diced (175 g)
  • 2 tsp flax seeds, soaked in 1 tbsp water
  • ½ cup walnuts (50 g)
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 green onions, finely diced
  • ½ cup parsley (8 g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado, smashed
  • Mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Buns

Patriotic Fruit Tarts

  • Vegan crust
  • ¼ cup low-fat coconut milk (60 g)
  • 1 cup almond milk (240 g)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp rice syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • Blue & red berries


Make the Potato Salad

  1. Chop your fresh veggies and put them in a large bowl together with your cooked potatoes.
  2. Top with vegan mayo, mix well, taste test and adjust to preferences. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Make the Fruit Tarts

  1. Mix coconut milk with arrowroot powder in a small saucepan, then add all of the other ingredients except for the crust and berries.
  2. Bring to a boil while stirring, until the mixture thickens. Divide between 6 tart tins filled with vegan crust, then refrigerate them for 2-4 hours.
  3. Once you are ready to serve them, top the mini tarts with fresh blue & red berries!

Make the Vegan Wings

  1. Mix chickpea flour, spices and soy milk to create a homogenous batter. Chop your cauliflower into small pieces and boat them evenly with the batter.
  2. Place on a baking tray and bake until crispy. Remove, coat with Buffalo sauce, and bake again for a few more minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and serve with fresh veggies and vegan dips.

Make Vegan Kidney Bean Burgers

  1. Saute onion and garlic for a few minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook until all liquid has evaporated. 
  2. Put along with the beets, flaxseeds, walnuts, kidney beans, herbs and spices into a food processor. Pulse a few times to obtain a crumbly texture.
  3. Form into patties and bake at 350° F for 30 minutes, flipping them after 15 minutes. Remove once done, then assemble your burgers with mashed avocadoes, lettuce, mustard and BBQ sauce on buns.


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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena 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.

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