This yummy plant-powered recipe line-up makes planning your summer menus easy! These delicious and diversified dishes will satisfy kiddos and adults alike! The festive fare includes dandy dips, enticing entrées, snazzy sides, and dazzling desserts! Have a happy, healthy summer!

Delicious Dips:

Sriracha-Lime Guacamole – A generous dash of hot sauce and chili powder provides a piquant Sriracha-Lime Guacamole dip. Serve with crudités for a snazzy side, lively appetizer, or light luncheon entrée.
Lemony-Turmeric Hummus – A pop of turmeric adds jazz to this flavorful, creamy and easy-to-prepare Lemony-Turmeric Hummus.
Nutty-Bean Cheese Dip – This yummy, “cheezy” tasting dip does double duty as a sandwich spread. White beans and raw cashews, blended together, result in a creamy vegan cheese dip!
Lemony Guacamole – Just a few ingredients whip together in five minutes to make this appetizing Lemony Guacamole.
Lots of Garlic Hummus – is ready in five minutes flat! Rich, smooth and full of garlicky flavor, it’s accented with the tangy taste of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a tiny bit of heat from the chili powder.
Salsa-licious Guacamole – This zingy Salsa-licious Guacamole is so easy to make and it’s a real crowd-pleaser. I like to serve this dandy dip with fresh veggie sticks, crackers or tortilla chips.
Guacamole Dip Mini-Peppers – These simple nibbles will be such a hit at your party. (Using pre-made guacamole makes this Guacamole Mini-Peppers recipe super quick!)

Enticing Entrées:

Sunny Black Bean Burgers: These beautiful burgers bring a ray of sunshine to your table, with protein-rich ingredients like black beans, sunflower seeds, and walnuts and they prep for the oven in less than 10 minutes, making them an ideal option for a festive meal. Be sure to serve ’em up with oven fries on the side!
Eggless Egg Salad – I like to make this yummy Eggless Egg Salad ahead of time and serve it well chilled, but it’s also tasty at room temperature, right out of the mixing bowl. Turmeric lends this dish a beautiful color and also has impressive health benefits. Serve it for lunch or dinner, any day of the week!
Mushroom-Nut Burgers – When paired with a whole-grain bun, this nutty mushroom based burger recipe has a hearty texture and robust taste that stands in magnificently for the meat-based version.
Three-Cheeze “Pepperoni” Pizza – Just like the real thing, this Vegan Three-Cheese Pepperoni Pizza will please everyone you are cooking for!
Big Vegan BBQ Burgers – Serve this yummy vegan and gluten-free burger on a crusty roll or bun with lettuce, tomato and “Creamy Paprika Sauce” with Fabulous Oven Fries on the side, and you have a classic pairing to please vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike!
Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs – I love the combination of colorful veggies slathered in a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. The presentation of these enticing Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs is supremely delightful, sure to please both omnivores and vegans alike!
Rockin’ Black Bean Burgers – Hearty black beans, walnuts, and rolled oats combined with some snazzy spices create a vegan burger that stands front and center for an easy and satisfying family meal.

Snazzy Sides:

Confetti Oven Fries: Confetti Oven Fries are a tantalizing and delicious mix of russet potatoes and sweet potatoes. Tossing them with a bit of olive oil and then baking them in the oven turns these spuds into tasty “fries!”
Colorful Coleslaw with a Kick!: My husband calls Colorful Coleslaw with a Kick “hot” slaw because it has a good bit of spice to it, and it’s super satisfying!
Red Potato Oven Fries – Baking these fries in the oven makes them easy and delicious. Serve ‘em with a burger, salad, or sandwich and you’re good to go!
Chickpea and Artichoke Salad – This salad is a delicious and filling salad to serve as a substantial main course or hearty side dish. The chickpeas and artichoke hearts provide substance, while the spinach and sweet peppers add color and crunch. It’s such a beautiful dish to look at, too!
Andy’s Favorite Potato Salad – My husband loves this potato salad so much that I just had to name it after him. A real crowd-pleaser, Andy’s Potato Salad uses tender red potatoes, combined with crisp carrots and crunchy celery all smothered in a sassy vegan mayonnaise sauce.
Herbed Rice and Bean Salad – This salad is the perfect way to incorporate cooked brown rice into a super sassy summer salad. The chickpeas provide a pop of protein, while a rainbow of veggies add vibrant color and tantalizing texture. For entertaining purposes, you can make this salad well ahead of time and refrigerate until serving – so it’s an ideal star for serving at a warm weather get-together!

Dazzling Desserts:

Rockin’ Berry Parfaits: These bountiful Rockin’ Berry Parfaits are the perfect way to serve farm fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries when they are in season. A delectable cashew “cream” is layered between layers of luscious berries, garnished with a cookie on top. The red, white and blue theme of this dessert makes an excellent choice for a July 4th party. Delightful!
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes – Wow! That’s the reaction you’ll get when you serve these divine Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes. Packed with chocolaty flavor and topped with a decadent cashew-based frosting, no one will ever know that they are vegan and gluten-free!
Lemon-Blueberry Oat Cake – Packed with fresh blueberries, bananas, and chopped pecans, this tender baked goodie is sure to please!
Little Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches: These refreshing mini treats are sure to dazzle your family and guests alike. A crisp chocolate cookie crunch juxtaposed with a cold and creamy “ice cream” filling makes these frozen confections the darling of any party. Plus, Little Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches are a breeze to prepare!
Vegan Dessert Charcuterie Board – For an easy and delicious dessert, simply arrange some fresh fruits, nuts, along with vegan cookies and sweets on an attractive cutting board or large platter! It’s a “WOW” dessert with no cooking or baking required!
Cocoa Cake Brownie Bites with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting – Brownies make a fantastic festive dessert. These yummy vegan brownies will delight kiddos and adults alike! With a pop of chocolaty-peanut butter frosting, spread over moist, cake-like brownie squares, this sweet treat is a real winner.

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