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The 42 Best Vegan Recipes To Make In The Summer

From summer rolls to slushies, here are the best vegan recipes for the summertime.

Ah, summer — the time of year when you certainly don't want to spend hours in your kitchen, sweating over a hot meal.

The following vegan recipes are some of my summertime favorites. They include some meals that are quick and easy to make, some that are cooler in temperature, and some made using vegetables grown in-season. I hope you can find something tasty you end up cooking below!

1. Pesto Pizza

vegan pesto pizza

2. Sweet Potato & White Bean Burgers

Burger made of sweet potato and beans

3. Tofu, Avocado, and Spinach Salad

tofu, avocado, and spinach salad

4. Vegan Gyros

5. Black Bean Taquitos with Avocado Dip

A row of small tortillas on an oblong plate

6. Grilled Avocado Sandwiches

7. Vegan Summer Rolls

vegan summer rolls

8. Tempeh Ribs

9. Vegan Loaded BBQ Dogs

three vegan hot dogs with onions, scallions, cabbage, baked beans, and sauce all over the top

10. Watermelon Slushie

11. Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad

a salad with peppers, basil, white beans, onions, artichokes, and more

12. Grilled Tofu with Mango Salsa

13. Blackened King Oyster Mushroom Scallops and Grits with Greens

A bowl of mushroom scallops, grits, and other ingredients in a rich sauce

14. Caesar Pasta Salad

15. Grilled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

Grilled vegetable salad

16. Vegan Banh Mi with Lemongrass Meatballs

17. Carrot Noodles with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce

a plate of carrot noodles with sauce and peanuts

18. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

19. Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black-Eyed Peas

a plate of greens, black-eyed peas, carrots, and cabbage

20. Coconut Lime Popsicles

21. Vegan Dumpling Bowls with Quick Pickled Radishes and Almond Miso Sauce

Bowl of cucumbers, radish, sprouts, pickled daikon, and dumplings

22. Cauliflower "Meat" Tacos

Tacos with tomato and avocado

23. Vegan Calabacitas

24. Spicy White Bean and Sweet Corn Gazpacho

a bowl of yellow soup with corn in it

25. Summer Garden Pasta

26. Grilled Veggies

Plate of vegetables with charring marks

27. Vegan French Bread Pizza

28. Rainbow Taco Boats

romaine lettuce with sprouts, avocados, lettuce, carrots, and more on top of it

29. Vegan Tuna Salad

30. Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kebabs

Charred skewers of tofu, scallions, cilantro, and pineapple

31. Southwest Vegan Pasta Salad

32. The Best Chickpea Veggie Burgers

A hand holding a thick burger with layers of avocado and cabbage

33. Classic American Potato Salad

34. Zoodle Salad with Italian Dressing

A bowl of spiralized zucchini, carrots, and olives

35. Vegan Pasta Primavera

36. Black Bean and Corn Salad

a bowl of beans and corn

37. Vegan Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole

casserole with yellow squash in it

38. Peanut Butter Pudding Pops

39. Mango Salsa with Lemon-Lime Vinaigrette

mango salsa with lemon-lime vinaigrette

40. Deviled Potatoes

41. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

a bowl of peppers sliced in half and filled with quinoa, corn, and beans

42. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme