The Only Vegan Summer Recipes You Need

recipe roundup for summer

It’s still barbecue season, which means hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and barbecue ribs are in order—all meat-free, of course. Oh, and lots of watermelon. This year, give your summer spread an upgrade. We’ve gathered all of the vegan summer recipes you’ll ever need. All in one spot. Just for you. (You’re welcome.)

Up first, a plant-based picnic spread featuring not one but four sandwiches: chickpea tuna salad, tofu egg salad, veggie club, and a Caprese salad. (Because why choose just one?!) The best part? You only need one baguette to make them. This vegan summer recipe is so good you’ll want to eat it year-round.

We’ve also thrown in recipes for barbecue vegan wings made from mushrooms and jackfruit-based bone-in ribs. No explanation is necessary. Just trust us, they’re finger-licking good. 

Can’t get enough (vegan) meats? Throw some hot dogs on the grill. Or whip up a Minnesota-style vegan Juicy Lucy burger, which features a molten core of melted cheese. Is your belly grumbling yet? Without further ado, it’s time to get cooking.

Vegan summer recipes

This Vegan Picnic Spread Is Summer Approved
Make these vegan sandwiches and strawberry shortcake in a jar for dessert. | LIVEKINDLY
These Barbecue Vegan Wings Are Made From Mushrooms
These barbecue vegan wings are made from oyster mushrooms. | Nathan Josias for LIVEKINDLY
Get Your Grill On With These Bone-In Barbecue Vegan Ribs
Throw Sauce Stache’s vegan ribs on the grill. | Mark Thompson/Sauce Stache for LIVEKINDLY
Vegan Cactus Tacos With Black Bean Salsa
Serve these vegan cactus tacos with a homemade corn and black bean salsa. | LIVEKINDLY
vegan summer recipes hamburger
This Minnesota-style vegan Juicy Lucy burger has a molten core of melted cheese. | Photo credit: LIVEKINDLY

And… you can’t forget about dessert: mojito popsicles. Because it’s dang hot. And because… mojitos. Equal parts minty and refreshing, the hardest part about making this recipe will be waiting for the popsicles to freeze. But we believe in you. Get the recipe here. (Try eating just one; we dare you.)