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.
22 Vegan 4th of July Recipes
Celebrate this independence day with family and friends the vegan way! From yummy appetizers like stuffed mushrooms to main dishes like vegan bacon cheese dogs, I’m covering your bases.
Appetizers for 4th of July
I know I’m not the only one who could eat just appetizers all day!
This is my go-to vegan appetizer for parties, cookouts, and holidays! They’re so fun, taste really good, and everyone (even meat-eating guests) seem to love them.
These vegan stuffed mushrooms have a quinoa, walnut, sundried tomato, and vegan parmesan filling. Easy for your guests to grab and eat!
Hands down, this is my favorite homemade hummus recipe, ever! It’s so easy, so fluffy, and so flavorful.
If you like traditional bruschetta – you will love this totally next level avocado bruschetta! Whitney Bond came up with this awesome idea, and the best part is that it takes less than 10 minutes to make.
4th of July Drinks
These drinks are festive and fun!
Cool off in that hot July heat by making a slushie! One of the best parts about summer is the sweet & juicy watermelon, yum. Keep it kid-friendly, or add a shot of vodka!
How gorgeous is this lemonade?! The ice cubes are made from different types of tea to get those beautiful colors. So dang festive for the 4th of July.
4th of July Sides
Side dishes are arguably better than the main dish – pasta salad, potato salad, corn…yes, please!
Easy Vegan Coleslaw
Simple, delicious coleslaw! Put on veggie hot dogs or seitan sausages. Yum!
My favorite salad 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.
Healthy Vegan Potato Salad
Instead of traditional mayo, this potato salad is made with a bean mayo! I promise you though, you won’t taste the beans!
This super flavorful salad calls for just 7 simple ingredients, and you can make it in 10 minutes! The curry dressing is made with vegan yogurt and curry powder – how easy is that?!
Serve this traditional, vegan-ized potato salad at your 4th of July party! The best part (aside from the yummy flavor) is that it’s free of the top 8 allergens, so any guests will allergies will be able to enjoy it.
If you haven’t grilled corn, you are missing out on a magical experience. Omg, it’s so good. This version is spicy, thanks to that harissa paste, which makes for a nice contrast against the sweet corn.
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!
Main Dishes for 4th of July
Whether you want to stick with traditional burgers and dogs, or get a little outside of the box, here are some main dishes to try for the 4th of July.
These sloppy joes are made with lentils and cauliflower, but still taste like the classic sandwich!
These vegan meatball subs are one of my favorite comfort food dinners – and they are perfect when feeding a crowd, too! You can easily double the meatball recipe. Or, to make it simple, pick up a bag of your favorite vegan meatballs. My husband’s favorite meatless meatballs are from Trader Joe’s.
These totally VEGAN bacon cheese dogs from Sarah over at Fried Dandelions are seriously EPIC. I could eat these, like, every single day – not just on the 4th of July.
You are going to be pleasantly surprised by how delicious these carrot dogs are. Top them with vegan chili, mac n cheese, etc to take them to the next level. (And if you’re thinking “ew what! carrot dogs?!” just remember what real hot dogs are made of. super ew.)
HELLO tasty-AND-healthy vegan burgers! These burgers are made with nutritious, whole ingredients. No grill? No problem. These babies are baked in the oven!
Vegan Desserts for 4th of July
Is it even a party without some festive vegan 4th of July desserts?!
Not only is this beautiful strawberry tart vegan, it’s also gluten-free and oil-free! Add some blueberries on top with the strawberries and you have a red, white, and blue dessert.
This super patriotic dessert is made using just ONE BOWL and simple ingredients. Nora, the creator of this recipe, makes this every year! Such a fun tradition.
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.
After devouring one of those bacon cheese dogs listed above, you might want to go for a healthier dessert – like this watermelon cake! Top it with berries and it’s automatically 4th of July themed. I love that it’s healthy, but the fact that there is NO baking required is the best.
What’s on your vegan 4th of July menu?
This post was originally published in June 2018, and updated with additional recipes in June 2019.