Vegan 4th of July Recipes

These are some of my favorite Vegan 4th of July recipes to help you celebrate the holiday with as much good food as possible! You’ll find everything from veggie burgers, to vegan potato salad, and more!

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I used to be able to count down the number of days, and then hours until the Fourth of July. Of course, I was eight. What kid doesn’t look forward to this holiday with great anticipation?

I’m still excited about it, but not because I can’t wait to shoot off some fireworks. Now I’m more excited about our annual family picnic at my sister’s house and the Fourth of July Vegan Recipes I’ll be bringing. I love the opportunity to show off how good vegan eats can be!

Truth be told, what I look forward to the most these days is all the good food. This quote by Erma Bombeck sums it up perfectly for me. But of course, just about everything she said was quoteworthy.

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

Erma Bombeck

So if I’m going to be a true patriot and overeat like the rest of America, I might as well make it some of the Best Vegan Eats Around! Here are links to some of our favorites.

Vegan 4th of July Menu

Here are some great recipes to feature on your vegan 4th of July menu. You’ll find everything from veggie burgers, to potato salad, coleslaw, and some great summertime desserts!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers — I love having a burger for outdoor parties. We top ours with tomato slices, onion slices, lettuce, and vegan mayo. It’s so good!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

You’ll love these easy, healthy, and delicious Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers. Make a double batch and freeze some so you can make this healthy dinner any night of the week! 
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers Recipe
A sweet potato black bean burger sitting on a plate with potato chips beside it.

BBQ Jackfruit

BBQ Jackfruit — You can make this in a slow cooker and serve it with buns and even more BBQ sauce. If you’ve never cooked with jackfruit before, you’re in for a real treat. It actually flakes and looks like pulled pork, but no worries, it’s all plant-based!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Enjoy this easy to make Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit on a bun with coleslaw on the side. You’ll be so surprised how closely it mimics the other stuff!
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Recipe
This super easy vegan recipe is prepared in a crockpot and results in the most delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit ever. Jackfruit is a perfect plant-based substitute for pork. We pile the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit on sandwiches. SO good!

Vegan Potato Salad

Vegan Potato Salad — This is really the star of most of our vegan summer meals, including Fourth of July! I’m from the Midwest, so my vegan sweet potato salad recipe is based on my mom’s recipe. It’s got a slightly sweet but tart flavor. We love it!

Vegan Potato Salad

I took my mom’s recipe for potato salad and made my own vegan version of it. This is a sweet, creamy, eggless, red potato salad with lots of summertime flavors for everyone, vegan or not!
Vegan Potato Salad Recipe
A bowl of vegan potato salad with cherry tomatoes on the salad and behind it.

Vegan Broccoli Salad

Vegan Broccoli Salad — This salad is a favorite recipe from my pre-vegan days; this veganized version includes a sweet dressing combined with raisins, sunflower seeds, and mesquite-smoked tempeh to replace the bacon traditionally found in this recipe.

This Vegan Broccoli Salad is made with lightly steamed broccoli, pumpkin seeds, cranberry raisins, and vegan bacon pieces. You're going to love the lightly sweet dressing as well. It's a perfect salad for your next family gathering or party!

Green Tea Hibiscus Fruit Punch

Hibiscus Fruit Punch — I love this bright and flavorful fruit punch. It tastes a lot like Koolaid except without all the additives. Hibiscus is loaded with nutrients, too!

Green Tea Hibiscus Fruit Punch

Vegan Texas Sheet Cake

Vegan Texas Sheet Cake — This dessert is almost a requirement for our family picnics. If I don’t make it, my mom will. Either way, it’s absolutely delicious and will get rave reviews from everyone in the area, vegan and non-vegan alike.

Vegan Texas Sheet Cake

I think my mom makes this Texas Sheet Cake every summer which means having a slice of it right now makes me feel all summery inside.
Vegan Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
A close-up shot of vegan Texas sheet cake with several slices and pecans next to it.

Patriotic Cupcakes

Patriotic Vegan Cupcakes are made with a delicious vanilla cupcake, a fruity, sweet filling, and festive toppings. It proves that even vegans can be patriotic!

Patriotic Cupcakes

Make these colorful, patriotic cupcakes for your summertime parties. You’ll love the surprise inside, with dollops of jam. This recipe is topped with vegan vanilla frosting too.
Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe
Patriotic Vegan Cupcakes provide an exposion of flavor just in time for Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day to you all!

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