27 Summer Recipes That Also Happen To Be Vegan

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1.Grilled Tofu With Mango Salsa

Blocks of tofu with colorful salsa on top

Flavors of cumin, mango, soy sauce, and lime juice mix together in a delectable and savory tofu when cooked on the grill.

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2.Vegan Banh Mi With Lemongrass Meatballs

Lemongrass meatballs in a baguette

Has a sandwich ever looked so good?? Make it on your own with this recipe that uses eggplant and lemongrass to make perfectly bite-size meatballs.

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3.Coconut Lime Popsicles

Green and white ice pops surrounded by cut slices of lime

You can make these deliciously tangy ice pops with only five ingredients by following this recipe.

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4.Vegan Dumpling Bowls With Quick Pickled Radishes and Almond Miso Sauce

Bowl of cucumbers, radish, sprouts, pickled daikon, and dumplings

Shredded cabbage, broccoli slaw, and pickled radishes are just some of the A+ toppings of this dumpling bowl recipe, which is then topped off with an almond miso sauce! Sign me up.

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5.Vegan Calabacitas

A bowl of cut zucchini, corn, and other colorful ingredients

This Mexican-inspired dish makes perfect use of all the summer corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that are plentiful this time of year.

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6.Vegan Gluten-Free Hot Dogs

Hot dogs in a bun with ketchup, mustard, and relish

Yes, you can make a deliciously juicy dog with a combination of red lentils, carrots, and onions as the base. This allergy-friendly recipe is sure to suit a wide array of guests.

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7.The Best Chickpea Veggie Burgers

A hand holding a thick burger with layers of avocado and cabbage

This recipe for a chickpea-based veggie burger packs a lot of vegetables inside (cauliflower, carrots, onion, garlic) and uses rolled oats to keep it thick and hearty.

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8.Classic American Potato Salad

A bowl of potato salad

With cookouts and barbecues almost always comes potato salad. Learn how to make the vegan version with this recipe. (Hint: It involves vegan mayo.)

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9.Zoodle Salad With Italian Dressing

A bowl of spiralized zucchini, carrots, and olives

Break out your spiralizer (or, perhaps more realistically, bring home a box of precut zucchini noodles from the store) and try this recipe for a light, saladlike meal.

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10.Vegan Summer Rolls

Colorful rice paper rolls stuffed with avocado, rice, bell peppers, and other ingredients, surrounding a peanut sauce

This recipe for summer rolls is not only ridiculously pretty to look at but gluten-free, too. Get your rice paper and fill them up with whatever fillings you like best.

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11.Grilled Veggies

Plate of vegetables with charring marks

Quite possibly the best (and easiest) summer recipe on this list is this one for grilled vegetables. Doesn't matter what kind you use — almost any vegetable will taste better grilled!

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12.Vegan Pasta Primavera

Pasta with broccoli and other veggies in a lemon garlic sauce

The beauty of this recipe — like so many others on this list — is that you can sub in any herbs and vegetables that you have nearby. Any of them will taste magnificent against the creamy lemon garlic sauce that goes with the dish.

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13.BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

A thick burger-type sandwich

For some reason, nothing reminds me of outdoor summer activities more than a messy sandwich. Learn how to make jackfruit into a "pulled pork"–like meat by following this recipe for BBQ sandwiches.

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14.Rainbow Power Greens Salad With Black-Eyed Peas

A bowl of black-eyed peas, greens, and other colorful ingredients

Take advantage of the late-summer staple of black-eyed peas with this recipe for power greens.

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15.Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kebabs

Charred skewers of tofu, scallions, cilantro, and pineapple

What's better to grill in the summer than skewers? If you're looking for kebabs with a spice to them, try this recipe, which uses turmeric to play up the flavors of pineapple and tofu for a golden rod of goodness.

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16.Vegan Tempeh Ribs

You knew this roundup was going to have some sort of ribs, right? Make your own veganized edition by following this recipe, which uses tempeh.

You knew this roundup was going to have some sort of ribs, right? Make your own veganized edition by following this recipe, which uses tempeh.

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17.Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad

An array of chopped bread, beans, peppers, artichokes, and other ingredients in a bowl

Who said bread and salad don't go well together? Find out exactly how well for yourself with this recipe here.

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18.Vegan Gyros

Two gyros with mushrooms, cucumber, tomatoes, and other ingredients on a plate with sauce

This meat-free recipe is a vegan take on the traditional gyro: It uses mushrooms as the base of the meat and has a tasty vegan tzatziki sauce to go alongside it.

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19.Blackened King Oyster Mushroom Scallops and Grits With Greens

A bowl of mushroom scallops, grits, and other ingredients in a rich sauce

What a spread! You'll sauté oyster mushrooms chopped to look like scallops in this recipe that's part savory, part seafood-y.

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20.Grilled Vegetable Salad With Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

Grilled veggies and chickpeas in a bowl

Oh yes, this salad recipe combines the goodness of the season's vegetables with a cool bed of greens — aka the perfect summer dish.

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21.Black Bean Taquitos With Avocado Dip

A row of small tortillas on an oblong plate

These delicious taquito appetizers (or snacks) not only are aesthetically pleasing but also pack a really big flavor punch.

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22.Summer Garden Pasta

A plate of pasta and colorful veggies

This recipe for garden pasta could also be called "Use-the-Summer-Veggies-You-Have-on-Hand Pasta." So you can grab from the fridge or, if you're lucky enough to have a bountiful garden outside, go ahead and pick what you need for this recipe.

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23.Vegan Tuna Salad

A sandwich of mashed chickpeas, greens, and other ingredients

Hearts of palm and chickpeas are the main ingredients in this super-versatile "tuna" salad recipe. Spread it on sandwiches, over greens, or on an open-faced 'wich.

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24.Vegan French Bread Pizza

Slices of French bread pizza with vegan cheese sprinkled on top

In a rush? Grab a loaf of French bread and load it with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, and any toppings you like to make this pizza recipe. Bonus points for cooking this one on the grill!

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25.Grilled Avocado Sandwiches

A thick toasted sandwich with avocado and other ingredients

Kick your average, everyday lunch sandwiches up a notch with this recipe for an avocado sammy made with coconut bacon.

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26.Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

A stack of wrap sandwiches

Alright, I'll be honest: This recipe for a veganized version of Taco Bell's Crunchwrap is perfect for any season, not just summertime.

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27.Peanut Butter Pudding Pops

Ice pops with chocolate tops

These peanut buttery pops are covered with chocolate topping and come together quite simply with only five ingredients.

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