It's officially summer which means it's time to celebrate with all the fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, and refreshing cold cocktails! To ring in Summer, I put together a list of 20 of my FAVORITE Vegan Summer Recipes that you will want to make all season long.
This post is categorized into a few different sections:
- Breakfast Recipes (4 recipes)
- Lunch and Dinner Recipes (7 recipes)
- Vegan Desserts ( 5 recipes)
- Cocktails (4 recipes)
I hope you find a recipe you love and enjoy as these are some of my go-to recipes for warm summer days!
Summer Breakfast Recipes
In the summer I love eating breakfasts that feature the best flavors of summer. Check out these 4 recipes featuring fresh fruit and a seasonal iced latte recipe to make breakfast fun & flavorful!
On those hot summer days, nothing tastes better than a cold smoothie or smoothie bowl. As a bonus, this Acçai bowl is full of antioxidants and only contains 5 ingredients!
What better way to celebrate summer than be eating lots of fresh blueberries?! Well, I can tell you one of my favorite ways to eat blueberries is in flaky soft scones!
Looking for a smoothie recipe that is unique, easy to make, and actually healthy? This Piña Colada Smoothie is so flavorful & sweetened naturally with dates.
I don't know about you, but to me one of my favorite parts of summer is ICED COFFEE & LATTES! This homemade latte uses fresh mint to make a mint simple syrup that will bring your homemade morning coffee to the next level.
Summer Lunch & Dinner Recipes
Summertime is all about healthy and fresh salads, grilling, and BBQ favorites. Here is a list of 7 of my favorite summer meals that are great for lunch or dinner.
While these burgers were originally designed to be baked, they are also great to grill or pan fry for summer. Top them with sautéed mushrooms and avocado for a delicious veggie burger combo.
These healthy & no-bake edamame hummus wraps are perfect to bring to a picnic, hike, and are kid-friendly too!
This salad is truly my go-to summer salad recipe. Filled with crisp fresh veggies, creamy avocado, crispy chickpeas, protein packed quinoa, and my favorite homemade lemon garlic dressing.
Who says you can't have pasta in the summer?! This light pasta dish is full of fresh leeks & peas and makes for a delicious & lemony dinner recipe!
These portobello mushrooms have an awesome "meaty" texture and are topped with a cilantro chimichurri sauce made with fresh herbs, spices, and garlic.
Summer BBQ's wouldn't be complete without a delicious cold pasta salad! As an added bonus, this pasta salad is best the day after making it so it makes the best meal prep or make-ahead side dish.
While this recipe calls for roasted veggies, in the summer I grill these veggies for even more flavor! Plus, who doesn't love homemade pesto?!
Summer wouldn't be complete without desserts full of berries, stone fruit, and ice cream! Here are 4 of my absolute favorite dessert recipes to eat during summer.
These no bake cookie dough ice cream sandwiches are SO good, fun to make, and kid-friendly too. They are a bit on the indulgent side, but some days we just need a decadent frozen treat!
Making homemade popsicles is ridiculously fun and these Coconut, Papaya, & Lime Popsicles are one of my favorite flavors!
If you're okay turning on the oven this summer, making a vegan cobbler filled with fresh blackberries and peaches is SO worth it! Plus- this cobbler is refined sugar-free, meaning you can totally eat it for breakfast right?!
Not only are these bars easy to make, but they include instructions for making a super easy apricot jam. Apricot is one of those summer fruits that tends to get overlooked, but it shines in this dessert recipe!
Soft and fluffy vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla bean frosting and fresh berries. They're the perfect treat for 4th of July or Memorial Day celebrations!
There is nothing quite like a refreshing & cold cocktail on a hot summer day. These 4 cocktails are unique ideas to use the fresh fruits & herbs that are in season this summer!
Muddled blackberries & mint paired with vodka for a delicious fruit-filled cocktail!
Another favorite fruit of summer- Mango- gets all the love in this spicy blended tequila cocktail recipe!
Peaches, strawberries, and Rainier cherries are infused into white wine for a delicious pitcher friendly cocktail!
Seriously the EASIEST 5-ingredient tequila cocktail you won't be able to stop making all summer long.
Looking for even more delicious summer recipes? Check out my favorite recipes on SGTO that are 10 ingredients or less or a few of my recipes that take 30 minutes or less. Enjoy!
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