50 Delicious Vegan Recipes For Your Last Summer Weekend

Written by on September 5, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 8 Comments

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Can you believe it’s almost Labor Day? It feels like summer just started and already there is talk of back-to-school and autumn leaves. Well, before we say goodbye to summer, let’s make sure we have a Labor Day celebration filled with fun and yummy food.


Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was created by the labor movement. The holiday is dedicated to the contributions American workers have made to the well-being of this country, both social and economic. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in 1882 in New York City with a parade.

Today we tend to mark the holiday by acknowledging the end of summer and our last weekend to enjoy summer barbecues, cook-outs and get-togethers. No matter what kind of Labor Day bash you’re planning – a pool party, a barbecue, or just small dinner with friends and family – we have the recipes to make your holiday mouthwatering and delicious.

Everyone loves appetizers. Be the Life of the Party With These 20 Vegan Appetizers. Take a look at these 15 Vegan Cookout Recipes for Labor Day, Fire Up the Grill With These 15 Savory and Saucy Vegan BBQ Dishes and Get Out The Grill! 10 Meatless Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day. Need new ideas for side dishes? Check out these Scrumptious, Shareable Vegan Sides for Labor Day. Of course, desserts are always on the menu. If it’s still too hot to turn on the oven, don’t worry. We have 10 Fresh and Delicious No-Bake Pies, 10 No-Bake Raw Vegan Cakes, and  Desserts for Your Labor Day Bash That Require No Cooking!

Need even more recipes? No problem. We’ve got you covered with recipes for appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts and beverages. So sit back, relax and let us help you plan your last weekend of summer with these 50 awesome vegan recipes that celebrate the best of summer.

1. BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches

These BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches have thinly sliced veggies tossed in tangy BBQ sauce and piled on a soft bun. Bring a tray of these playful sandwiches to your last summer shindig and have fun watching them all disappear!

2. Margherita Pizza With Fresh Basil Pesto and Mozzarella

This Margherita Pizza tastes like Italian summer in your mouth! The crunchy yet chewy crust is topped with tomato sauce, thinly sliced tomatoes, homemade vegan mozzarella and fresh from the garden basil pesto. It is creamy, chewy, fresh, and most of all….delicious!


3. Cucumber Hummus Canapé

Did you know hummus just happens to be heaven on some cucumber? Everyone will love thisCucumber Hummus Canapé. Bring these to your next potluck or barbecue and they are guaranteed to be a hit.

4. Summer Squash Spice Cake

If you are lucky enough to have a garden full of summer veggies that you don’t know what to do with, this Summer Squash Spice Cake is the recipe for you! Shredded yellow squash and zucchini give this irresistible spice cake a moist texture and natural sweetness. The fluffy maple-vanilla frosting takes it to the next level!

Related Article: Turmeric & Sweet Potato Falafel Bakes – Vegan, Gluten-Free

5. Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Are you looking to spice up your grilling game? What better option than Portobello Mushroom Burgers to eat on a gorgeous summer night? Gluten-free and all veggies, this is a great recipe to impress company – simple and very few ingredients that create a beautiful dish.

6. Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

Everyone loves Caesar salads so why not make this new and improved vegan-friendly version? This Kale Caesar Pasta Salad is a new twist on the classic with a hemp-based Caesar dressing.

7. Strawberry Wine Cupcakes

These Strawberry Wine Cupcakes are perfect for using up all of those fresh summertime strawberries. The cakes are vanilla marbled with strawberry wine compote. The frosting is a soft, fluffy buttercream that’s flavored only with the wine. The wine cuts the sweetness a little, giving the frosting a slight tang.

8. Chili Sin Carne Cornbread Pie

Chili is the perfect pot luck, get-together dish. But this Chili Sin Carne has a little something extra. Not only is it vegan but it’s topped with a warm cornbread, which can be made gluten-free if needed. You can skip the dippin’ because it’s already there for you.

9. Black Pepper Burgers

These Black Pepper Burgers are absolutely amazing and pack a real punch! They consist of a patty made out of lentils, chickpeas and carrot and are topped off with a fiery black pepper sauce and Dijon mayonnaise.

Related Article: Gluten free, Vegan, No-bake Carrot Cake – Yes! (With Video)

10. Cheezy Polenta Bruschetta

These Polenta Bruschetta with guacamole and mint salsa are so good that it will have your guests snooping around the kitchen for more. Using polenta in place of bread is a delicious and interesting spin on this classic, crowd-pleasing appetizer.

11. No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

While this No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake tastes and seems like a naughty indulgence, it is actually a healthy and hearty treat that you can eat guilt free! It nurtures your body while appearing to be a luscious escape. Creamy peanut butter filling with a chocolaty crust, topped with chocolate chips and coconut for a little added texture….mmmm…

12. Roasted Summer Veggie Gratin

The best of any summer recipe is all the ripe, bright flavors melding together. This Roasted Summer Veggie Gratin has lots of summer veggies baked with a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

13. Carrot Dogs

These look and taste so much like hot dogs, no one will believe they are actually Carrot Dogs. This is a great way to enjoy a summer classic without soy, gluten or any ingredients other than what you put in the marinade.

14. Easy Chocolate Tart

This Chocolate Tart might be one of the easiest vegan chocolate desserts you can make. All you need is a food processor and fridge and eight ingredients. Then stand back and watch everyone devour it.

15. Tofu-Tomato Salad

During the summer you see lots of tomato-mozzarella salads that aren’t vegan. However, that doesn’t mean vegans can’t enjoy those same flavors. In this Tofu-Tomato Salad, marinated tofu slices stand in for the mozzarella. It’s perfect for BBQs and parties.

Related Article: Coconut, Cauliflower, and Chickpea Soup Recipe – Vegan, Simple, Tasty!

16. Healthy Piña Colada (Hallelujah!)

If you like Pina Coladas…and getting caught in the rain…then you totally need to make thisHealthy Pina Colada. Say no to pre-made mixes and make this much tastier drink. It’s a perfect way to cool off during a hot summer weekend.

17. Black Bean Hemp Burgers

These Black Bean Hemp Burgers are perfect for your summer cookout or party. They’re filled with healthy ingredients that will keep you energized through softball, swimming and dancing. Serve them with bread, in a leaf, or on their own.

18. Simple Summer Macaroni Salad

While the black bean burgers and the veggie kabobs get all the attention, it’s the side salads, appetizers, dips, and chips that really make the party. This Simple Summer Macaroni Salad is easy and totally creamy. It’s going to steal the spotlight.

19. Frozen Summer Mint Slice

This Frozen Summer Mint Slice is a perfect, quick dessert you can make at home to share with your friends for your BBQ or potluck this weekend. Or you could just eat it all by yourself because with the combination of mint and chocolate, you may not want to share.

20. Buffalo BBQ Chicken

Put two favorite flavors together to make one fantastic, knock-your-socks-off dish. This Vegan Buffalo BBQ Chicken combines BBQ sauce and Buffalo sauce for a dish that’s spicy, smoky and decadent.

21. Off The Grill Cupcakes With Gummy Kebabs

You can’t have a barbecue without these adorable Off the Grill Cupcakes with Gummy Kebabs. Melted chocolate makes the “grill” on top of the frosting while gummy candies look like grilled fruit skewers.

22. BBQ Jackfruit

This BBQ Jackfruit may look and taste similar to meat but it’s actually a fruit! Use your favorite BBQ sauce and make this in the slow cooker until it’s falling apart delicious

23. Sweet and Spicy Salsa

This Sweet and Spicy Salsa is both tasty and satisfying. The blend of sweet with spicy is just the perfect combo to liven up your next party!

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