9 Vegan Recipes for Your 4th of July Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July with these vegan recipes

Happy 4th of July! Whether you’re celebrating the holiday or just holding a summer get-together, party-approved food is essential. Before you light up the fireworks and don your red-white-and-blue apparel, take a few minutes to whip up a few of these incredible vegan recipes that are bound to please a crowd. From lemonade to spinach dip to flag cake, we’ve rounded up nine of the most quintessential American eats to celebrate this patriotic holiday.

9 Vegan Recipes for Your 4th of July Celebration


1. Vegan Flag Cake

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
This one-bowl vegan flag cake makes dessert easy | image/Nora Cooks

This classic 4th of July dessert is traditionally made of white cake and whipped topping from a tub, then topped with strawberries and blueberries to create the stars and stripes. This vegan version elevates the classic showstopper with a homemade vegan vanilla pound cake and cream cheese frosting. Bring this to your social gathering and there won’t be a crumb left on the plate.

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2. Lavender Lemonade

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
This refreshing lavender lemonade is the ultimate summer drink | image/How Sweet Eats

Nothing represents the spirit of American entrepreneurship like a lemonade stand. Give the neighbor kids a tip with this sophisticated yet incredibly refreshing recipe. They’ll have lines down the street, and you’ll never have to chug back a powdery glass of watered down lemonade again.

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3. Chex Mix

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
Crunchy, salty, and 100% vegan | image/It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Skip the processed bagged snacks and make something that’s truly addictive. This vegan snack mix is simple to throw together, customizable, and incredibly satisfying.

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4. Vegan Pinwheels

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
Pinwheels never go out of style | image/Vegan Heaven

Pinwheels may be old-fashioned, yet they never fail to show up on a party tray. They’re simple to throw together, bite-sized, and easy to eat with your hands, so go ahead and embrace the tortilla roll-up with this fresh vegan recipe.

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5. Grillable Vegan Burgers

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
These vegan burgers will hold up on the grill | image/Loving It Vegan

For a meaty veggie burger that won’t fall apart on the grill, look no further. These heart burgers are made from a blend of walnuts, chickpeas, seitan, and a heaping helping of spices. Top with dairy-free American cheese and all the fixings.

Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Macaroni Salad

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
Vegan macaroni salad is always a win | image/Sweet Simple Vegan

You can never go wrong with macaroni salad. This updated version of the picnic classic uses a creamy dressing made from vegan mayo, dairy-free yogurt, pickle relish, and mustard. It’s also packed with crunchy veggies like celery, peppers, and carrots for added texture.

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7. Vegan Hot Dogs

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
These easy vegan dogs are perfect for the celebration | image/Connoiseurus Veg

It’s not a 4th of July celebration without hot dogs. These meat-free dogs are a simple alternative to homemade seitan sausages. Tofu is soaked in a juicy, smoke marinade then grilled to crispy perfection. Don’t forget the ketchup, mustard, and sauerkraut!

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8. Vegan Pulled ‘Pork’ Sandwich With Slaw

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
Make your barbecue meat-free | image/The Minimalist Baker

Barbecue pulled pork is another great 4th of July staple. Here, jackfruit — a large, tropical fruit native to India — takes the place of meat. When cooked with savory spices and tangy barbecue sauce, no one will taste the difference.

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9. Vegan Baked Beans

9 CLASSIC AMERICAN RECIPES MADE VEGAN FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY PARTY
No pork needed in these baked beans | image/Kitchen Treaty

Swap canned baked beans for this slow-cooked vegan version. It strikes the right balance of sweet, savory, smoke, and spicy and acts as the perfect side dish to all your other barbecue fixings.

Get the recipe here.


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