Easy Plant Based Summer Recipes

In the mood for some BBQ? This recipe roundup of easy plant based summer recipes has got you covered! Perfect for you to take along to all your summer BBQs, parties, and picnics this season.

Collage of 4 images of 2 salads, lentil sloppy joes, and s'mores cupcakes. A white text box in the middle reads, "easy vegan summer recipes".

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Burgers and Sandwiches

A silver spoon dipping into a glass jar filled with the finished vegan bbq sauce. Tiny tomatoes are in the foreground.
This easy and homemade brown sugar BBQ sauce recipe is one you’ll make over and over! The perfect blend of sweet, tangy, spicy, and ready in less than 20 minutes.
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A bbq lentil burger on a slate serving tray is topped with coleslaw and a toasted bun. Tiny tomatoes, red onion slices, and pickled peppers are next to the burger.
These homemade BBQ Lentil Burgers are full of flavor with a sweet and tangy sauce that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
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Side view of 2 mini vegan sloppy joes with pickles on a slate plate. Potato chips are blurred in the foreground.
These homemade quick and easy vegan sloppy joes are full of flavor thanks to the rich tomato sauce. With premade lentils, they are ready in 30 minutes!
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Two stacked tofu egg salad sandwiches stacked on top of each other with pickles.
Quick and easy vegan egg salad with tofu is a delicious filling for a sandwich or salad!
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Two chickpea sandwiches stacked on top of each other, filled with the chickpeas, lettuce, and red onion slices.
Quick and easy vegan mock tuna salad (aka the chickpea of the sea!) is a yummy main for a sandwich or salad!
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Side Dishes

Vegan macaroni salad in a large gray bowl on a countertop. A wood spoon and small white flowers are next to the bowl.
This vegan macaroni salad is bursting with all the good stuff: Crisp red onion, crunchy celery and carrots, sweet red peppers, and a cool and creamy dressing. 
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Closeup of a spinach salad with poppyseed dressing. Lots of fresh ingredients like raspberries, avocados, and vegan feta are in the bowl.
Fresh, quick, and easy raspberry and strawberry spinach salad with dairy free poppyseed dressing is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. 
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A big bowl of a vegan summer corn pasta salad on a wood table surrounded by fresh ingredients, fresh flowers, avocados, and corn.
Delicious and easy to make summer street corn pasta salad! Perfect for summer gatherings this pasta salad is full of flavor and makes a sharable side dish.
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A close up to show the details of the vegan summer street corn salad in a big blue bowl with fresh cilantro and lime wedges tucked inside.
Delicious and easy to make summer street corn salad! Perfect for summer gatherings when the corn is sweet and everyone loves it! Dairy free and vegan recipe.
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A single bowl filled with lemon lentil salad on a wood table next to fresh bread, tomatoes, and a vase of flowers.
Fresh veggies and lentils in a bright lemon Dijon dressing for a super easy salad that is packed full of protein for a great lunch or dinner! Gluten free + WFPB recipe.
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A large bowl of a vegan Greek salad on a wood table with slices of bread, plates, and serving spoons besides it.
This classic Greek salad made vegan is filled with crispy romaine lettuce, fresh and crunchy peppers and cucumbers, chickpeas, and just the right amount of a bright and fresh tang thanks to the lemon dressing.
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Big bowl of vegan lemon and dill potato salad in a white bowl on a table with fresh lemons and lavender.
This easy lemon potato salad without eggs is the fresh update to a classic recipe that everyone will love! Egg free, vegan, gluten free.
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Closeup of a wooden spoon serving the finished baked beans over the cooking pot.
Quick + easy brown sugar baked beans that you make on the stove top or in a slow cooker! Full of flavor and so adaptable, this is the ultimate summer side dish.
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A single vegan strawberry shortcake on a white plate covered in strawberries and topped with a dollop of vegan whipped cream. A big bowl of strawberries are blurred in the background.
Delicious, quick, and easy vegan strawberry shortcake with a gluten free option is a perfect summer dessert recipe! 
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Closeup of an unwrapped vegan s'mores cupcake so you can see the layers. A toasted marshmallow is on top. More cupcakes are blurred in the background.
Fall in love with these amazing Vegan S’mores Cupcakes! Moist chocolate cupcakes on top of a graham cracker base with a marshmallow frosting on top. Gluten free optional. 
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The finished blueberry pie after baking resting on a blue and white towel on a wood table.
This blueberry pie made with frozen blueberries, lemon zest, and a simple pie crust is such an easy dessert to make that is always delicious! Vegan + gluten free recipe.
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4 vegan strawberry shortcake ice cream bars on a pink background surrounded by strawberries.
Enjoy these easy to make vegan strawberry shortcake ice cream bars! Simple ingredients to make a classic summertime treat. 
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Finished peach pie with canned peaches. It has a lattice top crust and fresh peaches and herbs and flowers are besides the pie.
How to make the best peach pie filling with canned peaches! Soft and delicious filling made with cans of peaches means you can enjoy peach pie anytime. 
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Two glass ice cream bowls filled with scoops of chocolate nice cream. Chocolate sauce is being poured over top the bowl closest to you.
This is the ultimate chocolate banana nice cream! Made with bananas, this is a delicious and healthy treat that everyone will love.
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A down shot of many slices of lemon poppyseed cake on a black serving tray with lemons and fresh mint surrounding it.
Light, soft, super moist, and jam packed full of lemon and poppy seeds, this vegan lemon and poppyseed loaf cake is the best! Simple ingredients and easy to make.
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Three glass bowls filled with vegan chocolate mocha avocado mousse on a wood tabletop. Fresh berries have been placed on top of the mousse and are next to the bowls. Flowers and half an avocado are blurred in the background. Coffee beans are scattered on the table. A tiny gold spoon is placed into the bowl closest to the camera.
Smooth, creamy, and totally easy vegan chocolate avocado mocha mousse! Rich chocolate, a hint of coffee, and silky smooth.
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A glass bowl with scoops of s'mores chocolate nice cream with chocolate sauce being drizzled on top. More bowls and cones are blurred in the background.
The ultimate s’mores nice cream! This vegan chocolate ice cream is filled with chocolate, cookies, and marshmallows. Vegan + nut free recipe!
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