15 Summer Loving Vegan Recipes
June 11, 2014
- Stacked Summer Vegetable Salad – Look like a masterpiece and you can easily substitute the vegetables if you have picky eaters in the family.
- Grilled Moroccan Vegetable Skewers – A great BBQ recipe that can be altered with different veggies and spices. Try it with a vegan tzatziki sauce!
- Summer Rolls – You can use rice paper or lettuce to wrap up these delicious veggies. These are also great to take on the road for a day at the beach, a hiking trip or a picnic by the lake.
- Portobello and Zucchini Tacos – Adding portobello mushroom adds a meatiness to this meal that some veggie dishes may lack.
- Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad – You can add any veggies or fruit you want to this salad, while the lime vinaigrette adds a dash of zest. Easily make this dish gluten-free by swapping the couscous for quinoa.
- Summer Coleslaws – With different veggies and sauces you can get creative and colorful. Try adding some apples and pears for a refreshing twist. Make them ahead of time on the weekend and enjoy any day of the week.
- Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad – When the main dish is veggie-based, having a fruit-based side dish can add some balance to your meal. Or serve as a light and refreshing dessert.
- Vegetable and Quinoa Salad – A quinoa salad that can be served hot, cold or at room temperature, gives you flexibility when planning dinner or lunch.
- Zucchini Ribbon Salad – Light, refreshing, and beautiful to look at, this salad is a perfect accompaniment to a heavier main dish. Just omit the cheese to make the dish vegan.
- Raw Chocolate Cherry Parfaits – This delicious parfait is a show stopper and uses fresh raw cherries.
- Watermelon Frosty – The chia seeds (optional) make for an interesting “seeded” watermelon look, while overall this cool treat is great for a hot summer day. Check out the variations to make different versions that suit everyone’s tastes.
- Banana Pops – A healthy alternative to ice cream or popsicles, you can let kids make their own with a variety of coatings, from fruits and nuts to shredded coconut and a bit of dark chocolate.
- Watermelon Green Tea – Although the recipe calls for using sweetened green tea, you can easily skip adding sweeteners since the watermelon will give the drink a nice, light sweetness.
- Avocado Lime Cheesecake – Avocado in a dessert? You bet – it’s delicious, creamy, and so gorgeous looking you’ll have a hard time eating it. Almost.
- Frozen Watermelon Popsicles – So easy you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before. Truly.