22 Delicious Vegan Summer Recipes
You’ll love making these amazing vegan summer recipes for all your parties and cookouts. I’ve got all the grilled main dishes, easy sides, and no-bake desserts to make this the best summer yet!
I love summer, but I hate bringing the extra heat into my house when it’s hot outside! These vegan summer recipes are perfect for family dinners, pool parties, cookouts, and all your summer potlucks!
Grilling is one of my favourite things about summer cooking. Everything just tastes better with a little smoke, even grilled fruit! Most of our dinners are a combination of a grilled dish, a simple but flavourful summer salad, and a fresh fruit dessert. This recipe roundup is a combination of all three!
Here’s a list of my favourite summer vegan recipes your family and friends will dream about the rest of the year. Let me know in the comments section which one you want to try, and let me know how it goes! Eat up and enjoy friends!
22 Delicious Vegan Summer Recipes
Whether you need vegan grilled recipes, simple summer salads and side dishes, or decadent no-bake desserts, I've got all the recipes you'll need for the whole season.
Use your fresh strawberries with this savoury summer recipe! It's made with just 6 main ingredients and is perfect for lunch or dinner.
If you've never had caramelised pineapples, you're in for a treat! They're even sweeter and juicier than fresh pineapple with no added sugars or ingredients.
These quinoa and black bean burgers will transform the way you look at veggie burgers, I swear. No need for ketchup — this strawberry BBQ sauce is also so tangy and delicious with a little sweetness.
Love brownies but don't wanna turn on the oven? These no-bake gluten-free brownie energy bites are made with only 5 ingredients and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack!
It's just not a cookout without pasta salad. This simple recipe is tossed in a homemade Italian vinaigrette
Grilled peaches are my favourite summertime fruit, and this pizza topped with basil and vegan goat cheese is a crowd pleaser! Don't forget the tangy balsamic drizzle too.
Summer snacks should be absolutely delicious! These 3-ingredient Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups are so incredibly easy to make. They're great for healthy meal prep and pool day snacks.
One of my favourite parts about summer is the endless amounts of homemade ice cream. This no-churn ice cream is deliciously creamy and only takes 4 ingredients!
This Watermelon Granita is the easiest dessert you’ll ever make! It’s only 3 ingredients, completely healthy and tastes unbelievably delicious.
I love this simple and delicious Mediterranean Chickpea Salad! It's loaded with fresh, crisp veggies and ready in just 15 minutes. Your guests will love it!
Who says you can't have popsicles for breakfast? These Vegan Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles are perfect on-the-go, or a quick and easy summer treat to cool you down. Great for kids, too!
This Grilled Mexican Street Corn is grilled to smoky perfection and smothered in a delicious and creamy vegan mayonnaise blend and Lime Crema. It’s the best summer side dish!
Dress up your summer fruit salad with this bright and sweet maple lime dressing! I make a batch and eat it all week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Filled with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, kiwis, and pineapple, too!
Change up your chips and dip this year with yummy strawberries and spicy jalapeños! This strawberry salsa only takes 10 minutes to make and is a total crowd pleaser for pool parties.
You've had jackfruit sandwiches, but I love these mushroom sandwiches because they take way less effort to prep! They're hearty, packed with umami flavour, and so easy to make. I use oyster mushrooms for the best pulled "pork" texture.
Grilled Peaches with Coconut Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat! The peaches are juicy, smoky and sweet and the homemade ice cream on top is perfect to cool down after a day in the sun.
This Black Bean Avocado and Corn Salad is the easiest salad you’ll ever make! It takes 15 minutes, is loaded with a variety of delicious flavours and is so versatile as a dip, salsa or salad.
These Watermelon Mint Popsicles are deliciously refreshing, sweet and made with only three ingredients! These Popsicles were SO easy to make that it’s almost embarrassing to share such an easy recipe, but they were even easier to devour.
This Asian-inspired Quinoa Salad is loaded with so much flavour! It’s a colourful vegan meal perfect for a light lunch or dinner. I love this sesame ginger dressing so much I put it on everything.
You'll never believe this loaded potato salad is vegan — including the bacon! It’s creamy, has amazing texture and is topped with divine homemade coconut bacon.
This quinoa and stone fruit salad is a beautiful summer salad loaded with peaches and plums. It's all drizzled with a maple lime dressing for a bright and light fruity treat!
This watermelon and feta salad is a summer classic! Watermelon and vegan feta cheese are a match made in heaven. Add the balsamic reduction, and it's a knockout recipe you'll make all summer long.
Expert Tips and FAQs
Whether you’re a grill master or throwing your first pool party, I’ve got some tips and tricks to make the best vegan summer recipes ever:
- Preheat your grill. Whenever you’re grilling, you want to start with a warm grill — just like you start with a warm oven! Even if your grill doesn’t have a special preheat option, let it run 10 to 15 minutes before you want to use it.
- Make it in advance. So many salad and dessert recipes can be made a day early. In fact, many pasta salads and summer salads have even better flavour the second day. Make your pool party prep easier by making your ice cream, popsicles, and veggie burger patties the night before.
- Get a grill basket. If you love grilled vegetables but hate watching them fall into the flames, try a metal grill basket. You get all that charred flavour without risking a lost veggie!
- Use fruit in everything. I use fruit in so many recipes from savoury to sweet all summer long! If you’re new to savoury fruit recipes, start with some simple grilled peaches and you’ll be converted forever!