19 Vegan 4th of July Recipes That Will Make Your Party a Blast

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From potato salad and baked beans to veggie burgers and “hot dogs,” these vegan 4th of July recipes will steal the show. Happy Independence Day!

With the 4th of July around the corner, it’s time to start planning your summer party menu. And while traditional BBQs revolve around meat, cheese, and more meat, it is possible to give your celebration a vegan spin.

This doesn’t mean you’re limited to frozen veggie burgers and salads, though. The following list offers vegan versions of your favorite BBQ staples.

From potato salad and baked beans to “hot dogs” and Ranch dressing, these vegan summer recipes will easily steal the show. Happy Independence Day from your family at Cleangreensimple.

1.Vegan Potato Salad

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour

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Is it even a real summer party if there’s no potato salad? We think not! This Independence Day, make a batch of vegan potato salad that everyone will eat up.

2. Summer Pasta Salad

Vegan | Total time: 45 minutes

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If potato salad isn’t your thing, whip up a summer pasta salad. Featuring homemade vinaigrette and crunchy veggies, this simple dish will freshen up your summer menu. Make it gluten-free by using lentil or quinoa pasta.

3. Mexican Street Corn Burger

Vegan | Total time: 16 minutes

Beyond's Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Burger
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For a mouthwatering meal even meat eaters will love, make Mexican street corn burgers with Beyond Burger patties. Layered between lettuce, avocado, and grilled corn seasoned with lime juice and chili powder, this hearty vegan burger will make your taste buds sing La Cucaracha!

4. Plant-Based Hot Dogs with Carrots

Vegan | Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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Admittedly, it’s easy to buy veggie-based hot dogs and call it a day. But if you’re trying to eat more whole veggies, you’ll want to try these plant-based hot dogs with carrots. Serve them with gluten-free buns to make ‘em gluten-free. I’ll have 2 please;0

5. Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour

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Baked beans get a vegan makeover with this easy side dish. Not only is this vegan BBQ baked beans recipe free of pork and bacon, but it has zero refined sugar too.

6. Vegan BBQ Sauce

Vegan | Total time: 15 minutes

Vegan BBQ Sauce
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While we’re on the topic of BBQ, let’s talk about this homemade vegan BBQ sauce. Made with plant-based ingredients like maple syrup and vegetable broth, this vegan condiment is perfect for slathering on veggie burgers or drizzling on fries.

7. Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries

Vegan | Total time: 35 minutes

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For a fun twist on the average fries, serve these crispy baked asparagus fries at your July 4th gathering. Serve with a simple dip made of vegan mayo and a dash of hot sauce.

8. Creamy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 35 minutes

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This creamy vegan spinach artichoke dip will impress vegan and non-vegan guests alike. It pairs well with tortilla chips and crackers, but we won’t judge if you eat it by the spoonful, better than your fingers;) PS – No double dipping allowed

9. Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 15 minutes

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If you can’t choose between salsa or guac, whip up this roasted tomato salsa and guacamole. This recipe, which takes less than 20 minutes to make, can be made with homemade or store-bought salsa.

10. Plantain Chips

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 35 minutes

Photo: Simple Vegan Blog

With just four ingredients, you can make a tasty batch of plantain chips from scratch. Enjoy them with guacamole, garlic dip, or as is. Visit Simple Vegan Blog for the full recipe.

11. Black Bean and Corn Salad

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 10 minutes

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If you’re all about Southwestern flavors, you’ll love this quick black bean and corn salad. Make it with canned beans and corn when you’re in a pinch.

12. Vegan Ranch Dressing

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 5 minutes

Vegan Ranch Dressing on Salad
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Thanks to this vegan Ranch dressing recipe, you can ditch the bottled stuff filled with who knows what, at your next BBQ. The best part? You can control the ingredients to suit your taste buds. Pair it with your favorite veggie burgers or a simple salad.

13. Vegan Quinoa Salad

Vegan Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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From the vibrant veggies to the tangy dressing, this cold quinoa salad with lemon vinaigrette is a summer essential. Feel free to experiment and add other vegetables like corn or finely chopped spinach.  

14. Jackfruit Tacos with Avocado Lime Sauce

jackfruit tacos with avocado lime sauce
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Tacos are perfect parties because they’re easy to prep and serve. Simply lay out the ingredients and let your guests have at it! For a vegan-friendly option, make these jackfruit tacos with avocado lime sauce. That’s the fact, Jack!

15. Vegan Beet Meatballs

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These vegan beet meatballs can be enjoyed in so many ways. For an entrée, add them to a bun and pile on the veggies. You can also serve them as appetizers by sticking a toothpick in each one. Not to mention, they look just dang good!

16. Falafel Veggie Dogs On A Stick

Photo: The Plant Philosophy

Who says falafel is limited to bite-sized balls? This recipe for
falafel veggie dogs on a stick offers a genius way to enjoy ingredients like chickpeas and vegan hot dogs. Find the tutorial at The Plant Philosophy.

17. Bloody Mary Popsicles

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Win the hearts (and taste buds) of your guests with My Name Is Yeh’s vegan Bloody Mary popsicles. These boozy ice pops will be the star of the show. To make an alcohol-free version, replace the vodka with dill pickle juice or more tomato juice.

18. Berry Blend Ice Cream

vegan berry ice cream
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When it comes to summer treats, you can’t beat banana “nice cream.” This Independence Day, cool down with one our favorites: vegan berry blend ice cream made of bananas and frozen berries. That’s all you need, and maybe some cooler weather;)

19. Strawberry Daiquiris

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Toast to summer with homemade strawberry daiquiris. The original recipe calls for rum, but you can use coconut water or more orange juice for a booze-free version.

Happy 4th of July, friends!