If you’re looking for vegan 4th of July recipes, look no further! I’ve rounded up the best vegan-friendly appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks for your Independence Day celebration. Whether you’re looking to make grilled veggies, festive desserts, or fun drinks…there’s plenty of options!
Now that summer is here, it’s time to start planning and celebrating for the summer holidays (aka Fourth of July!). And while the fourth is typically celebrated with lots of burgers, hot dogs, and dairy-heavy pasta salad…have no fear! There’s plenty of vegan options to enjoy. So, whether you’re throwing a backyard BBQ or Fourth of July bash, there’s a whole list of delicious, festive recipes below.
But first, what kind of recipes are best for the fourth?
Since these recipes are specifically for the fourth, they’re heavily inspired by BBQ season, seasonal summer produce, and festive colors (red, white, and blue). There’s plenty of berry-inspired desserts, veggie-heavy dishes, and grilling alternatives to meat.
Keep reading to get the full list of festive recipes below and a sample menu!
VEGAN FOURTH OF JULY RECIPES
These blue pancakes might just be the best Sunday breakfast out there! They’re fluffy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. And, they’re dyed naturally using blue spirulina which makes them a beautiful, vibrant blue.Nourishedwithnatalie.com
Looking for an easy, delicious recipe that the whole family will love? Made of oats and filled with fruit and yogurt, these vegan baked oat cups make the perfect healthy breakfast. If you’ve never had oats like this before – you’ll be obsessed!Nourishedwithnatalie.com
Creamy, colorful, crunchy and packed with vitamin C, this vegan coleslaw is an ideal easy vegan summer salad for your next BBQ, potluck or taco night. Your taste buds will thank you while you crunch down on refreshingly delicious cabbage mixed with a luscious vegan mayo dressing.happykitchen.rocks
Veggie Skewers made with zucchini, red onion, and bell peppers are grilled to perfection and drizzled with tangy balsamic vinegar and brushed with a fresh garlic herb sauce. Hello, summer!theforkedspoon.com
This bright vegan couscous salad with chickpeas, charred corn, and lots of fresh veggies! This vegan couscous bowl is one of the best easy vegan couscous recipes!Rainbowplantlife.com
Vegan Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a dairy-free and gelatin-free take on the iconic American dessert! Learn how to use real fruit to make a pretzel dessert without Jell-o! Underneath is a layer of sweet and fluffy vegan cream cheese, followed by a crunchy, buttery pretzel crust. It’s absolutely irresistible and a MUST for holidays and special occasions!myquietkitchen.com
A veggie tray is great for parties and gatherings, but forget those boring, stale store-bought veggie trays! Make your own beautiful and healthy crudité platter in just 30 minutes – including delicious dips!myquietkitchen.com
If you’re looking for a fun, festive, and somewhat healthy dessert to make for the 4th of July, look no further than my Sugar Cookie Fruit Flag Pizza! Made with a delicious base of gluten-free boxed cookie mix, a yummy layer of vegan cream cheese frosting, and a beautiful assortment of fresh-cut fruit, this American flag fruit pizza is destined to be a bipartisan crowd-pleaser!aimadeitforyou.com
Get a taste of island flavor with this Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Bowl. Just grill up the tofu, pineapple, and red onion to smoky perfection, then douse it in the sweet and spicy glaze. Serve over a bed of rice with your favorite topping for a satisfying meal. So easy and delicious!veganhuggs.com
10. Cherry Cobbler
This easy Cherry Cobbler has a lightly cinnamony, thick, and juicy tart cherry filling topped with lightly sweetened, golden brown biscuits. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you’ve got the perfect dessert for summer!sticksscratchkitchen.com
Fresh blueberries paired with a delicious, buttery crumble make these vegan blueberry cookies one of my absolute favorites. And what’s even better? They taste exactly like a fresh blueberry muffin in cookie form – it’s hard to beat.nourishedwithnatalie.com
This refreshing Blackberry Basil Lemonade is so unique you’ll never want to make classic lemonade again. Made with just 5 ingredients, it’s easy to make, refined sugar-free, and guaranteed to cool you down during the summer.rainbowplantlife.com
This healthy baked beans recipe has no molasses or refined sugar. Most vegan baked bean recipes are loaded with unhealthy sugars and additives. But, this recipe gets its amazing flavor from a small amount of natural maple syrup and smoky chipotle paste.dailydish.co.uk
Creamy, crowd-pleasing and classic, this Vegan Macaroni Salad will be wolfed down by vegans and non-vegans alike at any gathering or meal. Serve it as a main dish or a side along whatever you like for a refreshing yet satisfying and delicious bite.zardyplants.com
Hooray for the summer BBQ season! These grilled vegan tofu burgers are healthy, easy to make, and perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers. It even sneaks in some vegetables and LOTS of fresh herbs.bestservedvegan.com
16. Fruit Popsicles
Homemade real Fruit Popsicles are made with coconut water, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. These are refreshing low-sugar treats for hot summer days. But you can certainly mix it up and make these creamy, sweeter, or to your tastes.delicioustable.com
17. Vegan BBQ Ribs
These vegan ribs are saucy, succulent, meaty, tender, and surprisingly easy to make! If you think seitan ribs sound complicated, don’t you worry! I’ll walk you through it step by step. From backyard cookouts to weekly meal prep, this award-winning vegan BBQ ribs recipe is one you’ll crave again and again.myquietkitchen.com
Enjoy this sweet and tangy mixed berry crumb pie year-round with your choice of fresh or frozen berries encased in a buttery pre-made vegan pie crust and topped with a sweet and crisp crumble topping! Perfect for potlucks, BBQs, and 4th of July celebrations!plantbasedonabudget.com
This no-bake blueberry vegan cheesecake is so rich and creamy you’d never know it’s dairy free and a healthy dessert.pureandsimplenourishment.com
20. Fruit Skewers
These fun and colorful rainbow fruit kebabs and easy to make and perfect for an adorable appetizer, snack, or edible craft.plantedinthekitchen.com
This Vietnamese Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bắp nướng mỡ hành) is an excellent side to any meal, from daily dinners to backyard BBQ. Just a little char and some scallion oil will enhance the sweetness of corn a lot.delightfulplate.com
22. Watermelon Popsicles
For a kid-friendly, frozen treat, try these watermelon popsicles! These are easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. They would also make the perfect summer BBQ treat!thebestideasforkids.com
A frozen summer treat with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and coconut. It is so easy to whip up and is a healthy snack that kids and adults will LOVE!bestservedvegan.com
24. Corn Mango Salsa
This colorful corn mango salsa is a perfect addition to any summer get together. The perfect combination of sweet mango, tangy lime, fresh cilantro, and fresh corn all tossed in one bowl for easy clean up makes this one of our favorite recipes.beginwithbalance.com
25. Blue Latte
This blue latte recipe is delicious, relaxing, and vibrant! Plus, the beautiful blue color comes from blue-green algae which is a great source of nutrients. It’s the perfect caffeine-free latte to enjoy at nighttime. Or, mix it with coffee for an early morning boost!nourishedwithnatalie.com
Just as creamy as classic potato salad but so much better for you and more flavorful! This mayo-free vegan potato salad features perfectly tender potatoes coated in a creamy, tangy dressing that’s packed with fun flavors and takes just 30 minutes. Perfect side dish for BBQs, potlucks, and picnics.rainbowplantlife.com
If you haven’t tried jackfruit as a pulled pork alternative before, you’ve gotta try this recipe for Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches. Vegan recipe and easily gluten-free.strengthandsunshine.com
SAMPLE MENU / CLICKABLE VERSION HERE
And, there you have it, 25+ vegan 4th of July recipes to throw the perfect Independence Day celebration. From burgers to hot dogs to desserts and more, there’s a ton of delicious recipes to enjoy!
Let me know if you decide to give any of these recipes a try this fourth. Or, have any other themed recipes I should include? Keep me posted!