These Summer Vegan Recipes are absolutely worth trying at least once. I have a feeling you would want to try them over and over again. What’s great about this list of recipes is that a lot of them offer room for flexibility and creativity.
Not only can you modify the recipes to suit your palette, you can also substitute ingredients to accommodate what you have.
I have been looking for healthy and great tasting meat-free recipes to try out this summer and these are my top 11 Summer Vegan Recipes.
Summer Vegan Bibimbap
I was at a friend’s house last week and was served something very similar to this Summer Vegan Bibimbap.
They prepared theirs with chips (or fries if you’re American) instead of rice and added a lot of broccoli (with some ingredient tweaks here and there). It tasted absolutely delicious.
This version from Melissa at The stingy Vegan, is similarly packed with a generous dose of colours, flavours and healthy goodness that I honestly believe anyone would enjoy.
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
This recipe should seriously come with a warning attached because you could seriously get hooked on this Peanut Butter Banana Pudding from Dana at Minimalist Baker. If you’re a huge peanut butter and banana fan, you’ll more than likely be stuffing your face with this delicious goodness all summer long.
Muffins are one of my favourite things on earth but I tend to have a tiny sense of guilt after eating “regular” muffins because I go all out. This guilt-free Blueberry Muffin Recipe from Kate at The Veg Space is somewhat of a lifeline for anyone such as myself, who likes to indulge in more than a healthy level sometimes.
What I find even more exciting about this Blueberry Muffin is the claim that it could pass off as a regular muffin in a blind taste test.
Now say no more; I’m in!
Nothing says Vegan Summer Recipe better than a good healthy bowl of salad. Now make that a healthy and delicious bowl of salad such as this Couscous Salad by Julia from Savory Tooth , oh yes please!
You might be thinking that it would be difficult to make this salad because of the added couscous. Well, it’s actually quite easy and only requires two steps.
Vegan Zucchini Pasta Alfredo
I find this Zucchini (or Courgette if you’re British) Pasta Alfredo dish to be somewhat of a conundrum.
On one hand, is so gorgeous and very clean looking that you don’t want to ruin it by eating it. On the other hand, it’s so fresh and inviting that you can’t wait to tuck in.
The recipe from Mary Ellen at VNutrition and Wellness can be eaten either raw or cooked.
Black Bean and Lime Rice
Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen rice and beans look so vibrant and alive as much as they do here. This Black Bean and Lime Rice recipe from Marlena at Where You Get Your Protein is so full of flavour and easy to make.
You can easily tweak the recipe to add even more ingredients and colour to suit your needs.
Tacos With Cilantro Lime Sauce
Another top recipe from Marlena at Where You Get Your Protein. These Tacos with Pinto Beans and Cilantro Lime Sauce can be ready in just 20 minutes. The key selling point for me in this recipe, is that it’s oil free.
I normally tend to avoid tacos because I find them too greasy and messy so this oil free version is a welcome addition to my summer vegan recipe list.
I quite like vegetable florets mainly because of the extra bulk and crunch (I like a bit of crunch in my broccolli and cauliflower) they add to a dish. A little cauliflower in a meal goes a long way to making you healthily satisfied for longer.
They also tend to retain the flavours of other ingredients they are cooked with. Just like this Orange Cauliflower Recipe from Jenn at Veggie Inspired that has been roasted then smothered in a sticky sweet fresh orange sauce. Yum!
Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti
If you’re looking for something that’s quick, Easy and Super tasty, then look no further. This Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti (Zoodle) Recipe from Anjali at Vegetarian Gastronomy is most likely what you’re looking for.
Zucchini is another vegetable that can hold flavour really well and this recipe offers just the right amount of flavour.
Baked Black Bean & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
This Burger Recipe from Laura at Joy Food Sunshine in my opinion is the ultimate Vegan burger Recipe. Besides being vegan, it’s also gluten-free and freezer-friendly, jam-packed with protein, fiber and nutritious vegetables.
What more can you really ask for in a burger?
This Moroccan Inspired Meatballs Recipe from Ania at Lazy Cat Kitchen is a filling main dish that you can enjoy multiple times over. What I like about this recipe is the versatility it allows. You can spice it up the way you want and serve it with any dish you want.