Summer is a great time to enjoy eating a colorful, veggie-filled diet. Below are 92 vegan summer recipes to satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling great at your next backyard BBQ, poolside party, or camping trip.
What's in season in summer?
Summer is a time when produce abounds! Be sure to plan your meals and snacks around the following seasonal produce:
- bell peppers
- green beans
- summer squash
You can always see what is in season using this handy seasonal produce guide from the USDA.
Below are the holidays that you'll want to prepare some healthy and refreshing vegan summer recipes for:
- Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022
- Father's Day - Sunday, June 19, 2022 (Father's Day Breakfast Recipes)
- Juneteenth - Sunday, June 19, 2022
- Canada Day - July 1, 2022
- Independence Day - Monday, July 4, 2022 (4th of July Recipes)
- Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2022
My Favorite Vegan Summer Recipes
If I had my ideal summer eating day, here's what I would have:
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
a Lemon Coconut Energy Bite
12 Vegan Summer Breakfast Ideas
In the summer, you may want to start your day with light, fresh and filling recipes. Try out some overnight oats, chia seed pudding, blueberry muffins or blueberry scone recipes for a great vegan summer breakfast!
11 Vegan Summer Salads
With the summer heat in full force, it's time for more refreshing and light summer salads! These vegan summer salads will make the perfect quick lunch or hearty dinner side dish.
11 Vegan Summer Sandwich Recipes
These summer sandwich recipes are perfect for your next summer picnic, a flavorful dinner on the back patio, or just for a quick lunch or dinner around the house!
12 Vegan Summer Dinner Recipes
These vegan summer dinner recipes are light but filling and all made with plant-based ingredients! Fajitas, burgers, buddha bowls and pesto pasta!
10 Vegan Smoothies
There's nothing more refreshing than a cold smoothie! It's even better knowing it is made with whole food, plant-based ingredients.
2 Juice Recipes
Nothing cools you off and makes you feel light, fresh and vibrant like a cool glass of juice! All of my juice recipes can be made using a blender, so don't stress if you don't have a juicer on hand. You can still enjoy these recipes!
3 Other Dairy Free Drinks
Horchata is so refreshing and sweet... I love it!
It wouldn't be summer without some iced mocha.
And who doesn't love chilly chocolate milk?
14 Vegan Summer Dessert Ideas
Who doesn't love a good summer dessert? Ice cream, lemon loaf cake, strawberry shortcake, fudgesicles, strawberry jam oatmeal bars and so many more desserts are listed out below!
17 Vegan Summer Snack Ideas
In my opinion, protein balls (or energy bites) are the perfect snack anytime of the year. But they are especially convenient to bring to the pool or on a summer hike! Below you will also find recipes for Homemade Fig Newtons, homemade granola bars, homemade crackers, and a few hummus recipes for healthy summer snacking!
Best summer side dish recipe
Creamy Classic Vegan Potato Salad
Best vegan snack recipe to bring to the pool
Mango Coconut Energy Bites
Best refreshing drink on a hot summer day
The Easiest Watermelon Smoothie
Up Next: Fall Recipes!
I hope you found some great vegan summer recipes in this summer recipe roundup!
Don't forget to come back this fall for my favorite vegan fall recipes!