Independence Day is all about celebrating freedom and this beautiful country — and also eating some delicious food. Of course, if you're a vegan, this can be tough in party situations — not everyone knows what fits in with your dietary restrictions, and not everyone respects it. But this year, while you're planning your Fourth of July soirée, take veganism into consideration: Whether you're a vegan yourself or have some lovely vegans in your life, these Fourth of July vegan recipes are worth trying out.
I think what makes a Fourth of July party successful is having some great finger foods. The types of foods you can put out on a display table and let people snack on as they sip on some summer sangrias or bubbly cocktails, either in a backyard or while reposing on a beach. At least, that’s how I’ve always seen Independence Day — I guess reposing while overlooking the mountains would be pretty cool too. And of course, making sure you have some delicious desserts to enjoy while watching a night sky bursting with fireworks.
So having some foods that you can display, or bring with you either packed up or ready to grill on the go, will certainly deem a successful Fourth of July experience. Here are a few items to consider adding to your vegan menu:
Who can resist a little pizza as an appetizer? This chick certainly can’t, and neither can Oh She Glows!
Summer Rolls With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Another delicious appetizer to enjoy with drinks at the beginning of your party by Cookie + Kate.
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
Need a simple breakfast idea for the morning while getting your outdoor patio party ready? These cinnamon rolls by Naturally Ella will be perfect to nibble on with a cup of joe!
Can’t go wrong with a caesar salad with your spread, right? You’re going to like this recipe by Half Baked Harvest then!
Raw Triple Berry Crisp
Berry crisp just makes sense for Fourth of July celebrations — especially this delicious crisp by Oh She Glows.
Yup, that’s right, you can actually have sloppy joe's as a vegan. You can thank Naturally Ella for the recipe!
Sunny White Sangria
This sangria by Oh She Glows is just so beautiful, how could you possibly drink it when it looks gorgeous as the centerpiece of your table?
Because who said sandwiches can’t happen when you’re a vegan? Half Baked Harvest has your back!
Maple Baked Beans
Can’t go wrong with some baked beans, like these by Oh She Glows, for a Fourth of July BBQ!
End the celebration (or start the celebration) with some delicious strawberry shortcake by Cookie + Kate.
Because watermelon runs plenty in the summer, and so should the mimosas for those who are over 21. Cookie + Kate understands!
Curried Vegetable Polenta
These grilled vegetables by Naturally Ella will be delicious over a bed of polenta!
Spaghetti Squash Aglio E Olio With Rainbow Chard
This colorful chard will have you throwing heart emojis all over your Instagram stories. Get the recipe over at Half Baked Harvest.
Pesto Pasta Salad
Because every Fourth of July shindig needs pasta salad, right? This recipe by Cookie + Kate should work for you!
Summer Squash Tacos
It is the summer, so summer squash just makes sense, right Cookie + Kate?
Crispy Quinoa And Mole Sweet Potato Tacos
Not a fan of squash? Than you are probably going to love these sweet potato tacos by Naturally Ella instead.
Herbed Red Potato Salad
Also another Fourth of July party staple — the potato salad! Cookie + Kate makes a delicious mayo-free salad perfect for vegans.
Poblano Mushroom Tacos With Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
More tacos, but who could ever say no to more tacos? These poblano mushroom tacos will certainly be a hit for both your vegan and non-vegan crowd, thanks to Half Baked Harvest.
Vegan Chocolate Popsicles
Can’t you see yourself enjoying one of these bad boys while watching some fireworks? Same. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest!