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!
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’s 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!
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!
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 off my mom’s recipe. It’s got a slightly sweet, but tart flavor. We love 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.
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 antioxidants too!
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.
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!
Happy Independence Day to you all!