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Vegan 4th of July Recipes

Let’s get this patriotic party started! I’ve got a bunch of vegan 4th of July recipes for you – appetizers, drinks, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts.

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Celebrate this American Independence Day with family and friends the plant-based way! From yummy appetizers like cauliflower wings to main dishes like vegan hot dogs, I’m covering your bases to have the ultimate vegan 4th of July potluck or cookout.


I know I’m not the only one who could eat just appetizers all day! These 4th of July vegan appetizers are sure to be a hit!

Vegan Nacho Cheese

4.77 from 42 votes
Cheesy, creamy, a little spicy, full of flavor – this vegan nacho cheese is a winner.
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Vegan Pretzel Bites

5 from 4 votes
Fluffy and soft vegan pretzel bites that are easy to make and ready in less an hour! Enjoy with your favorite savory dip for an appetizer or snack.
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Vegan Beer Cheese Dip

4.93 from 27 votes
Creamy, mouth-watering, and super flavorful vegan beer cheese dip…made in 10 minutes! Enjoy this dairy-free dip as a snack or appetizer.
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Pretzel bite being dipped into beer cheese dip.

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

5 from 2 votes
These flavorful BBQ cauliflower wings are the perfect appetizer bites for any occasion.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

4.86 from 7 votes
Buffalo cauliflower wings are one of my favorite vegan 4th of July recipes.
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Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

4.89 from 27 votes
Delicious vegan buffalo chicken dip with all the classic flavors.
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Mini Vegan Pigs in a Blanket

4.41 from 79 votes
These meatless mini pigs in a blanket are the perfect appetizer for a vegan 4th of July.
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Vegan Bean Dip

5 from 14 votes
Easy vegan bean dip makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack!
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These refreshing drinks are festive and fun for Independence Day.

Red, White, and Blue Ginger Lemonade

How gorgeous is this Red, White, and Blue Ginger Lemonade?! The ice cubes are made from different types of tea to get those beautiful 4th of July celebration colors.
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Ombré Pink Drink

4.20 from 10 votes
This tasty ombre pink coconut drink is so refreshing for a hot July day.
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Vegan Iced Coffee

5 from 2 votes
An iced coffee recipe should be included in every list of recipes for every occasion!
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Side Dishes

Do you fill your plate with side dishes, or save room for the main dish? I’m guilty of the former! These vegan 4th of July side dishes are some of my favorites.

Easy Vegan Coleslaw

5 from 2 votes
Simple, delicious coleslaw! Eat as a traditional side, or on veggie hot dogs or seitan sausages. Yum!
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Easy vegan coleslaw in a white bowl with red cabbage, green cabbage, and carrots.

Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad

4.92 from 23 votes
My favorite ranch dressing meets pasta and fresh veggies! This ranch pasta salad is always a hit at potlucks and cookouts. Non-vegans aren’t even going to know the difference.
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Grilled Corn on the Cob

4.43 from 7 votes
Grilling fresh corn on the cob is a delicious way to enjoy a sweet summer staple! This recipe is easy, quick, and can be made using an outdoor grill or a grill pan on the stove.
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Grilled corn in a skillet

Vegan Potato Salad

5 from 2 votes
Creamy and flavorful vegan potato salad is the perfect summertime side dish.
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Best Vegan Baked Beans

4.89 from 17 votes
These easy vegan baked beans are made to perfection in a sweet and smoky homemade BBQ sauce.
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Pesto Pasta Salad

5 from 7 votes
Bright and flavorful vegan pesto pasta salad is the perfect summer side dish. Totally vegan and can be made gluten-free with GF pasta.
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Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

4.85 from 39 votes
Delicious, cheesy, and creamy vegan baked mac and cheese! This recipe is nut-free and soy-free.
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Creamy Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad – Veggie Inspired

The incredible dressing for this unique pasta salad is made using cashews and balsamic vinegar – perfect if you don’t want a super heavy side dish! Also in the mix are strawberries, zucchini, and squash. Yum!
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Spicy Harissa Grilled Corn Recipe – Well Vegan

This grilled corn is spicy, thanks to that harissa paste, which makes for a nice contrast against the sweet corn.
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Main Dishes

Whether you want to stick with traditional (vegan) burgers and (vegan) hot dogs, or get a little outside of the box, here are some main dishes to try for the 4th of July.

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

4.50 from 6 votes
Meatless BBQ tempeh sandwiches are easy to make, satisfying, and nutritious!
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Vegan Carrot Dogs

5 from 7 votes
These vegan hot dogs are made with carrots! Trust me, the flavor is all in the marinade and they are absolutely delicious with your favorite toppings.
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Carrot hot dogs in buns on a tray

Vegan Sloppy Joes

4.92 from 36 votes
These sloppy joes are made with lentils and cauliflower, but still taste like the classic sandwich! Double the recipe and serve as sliders to feed a crowd.
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High-protein vegan sloppy joes

Vegan Boil

4.92 from 35 votes
Is it even a summer holiday bash with a good boil? This no-seafood boil is absolutely perfect for a vegan 4th of July main dish!
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Cajun-inspired vegan no crab boil with corn, potatoes, green beans, and broccoli!

Vegan Taco Salad

4.43 from 7 votes
This vegan taco salad recipe is loaded with delicious ingredients to satisfy your hunger and delight your tastebuds.
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Baked BBQ Tofu

5 from 7 votes
Super flavorful, marinated baked BBQ tofu! This recipe is vegan and high in protein.
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Baked BBQ tofu on a baking sheet

Vegan Chicken Nuggets

5 from 3 votes
Vegan chicken nuggets made with tofu breaded and fried to golden brown perfection.
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Sweet treats to enjoy after (or before, or during) the main event!

Best Vegan Carrot Cake

4.80 from 5 votes
This easy vegan carrot cake with pineapple and dairy-free cream cheese frosting is so moist and delicious!
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Vegan Apple Pie

5 from 6 votes
What's more American than Apple Pie?
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vegan apple pie slice with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon on a white plate

Vegan Vanilla Cake

4.91 from 41 votes
Easy and fluffy vegan vanilla cake. This moist cake is perfect for a birthday or any occasion! This recipe calls for simple and easily accessible ingredients.
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Vegan Cherry Pie

5 from 3 votes
This lattice-topped vegan cherry pie is the perfect holiday dessert with frozen fruit and a homemade crust.
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slice of vegan cherry pie with ice cream on top

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Bread

5 from 7 votes
Sweet and tangy blueberry lemon bread topped with an (optional) delicious lemon glaze.
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Firecracker Popsicles

The perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day, these firecracker popsicles easy to make and so exciting for the kids! Another plus: they aren’t totally packed with sugar like popsicles from the store.
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Vegan Magic Cookie Bars (7-Layer Bars)

4.73 from 11 votes
Add a little magic to your patriotic Independence Day party and make these magic cookie bars! Make a double batch though – everyone is sure to come back for seconds.
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Best Vegan Brownies

4.93 from 787 votes
Is it a party without brownies? Enough said.
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What’s on your 4th of July menu?

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