Top Vegan Summer Food Ideas For Hot Days

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With summer in full swing, barbeque season is upon us. When it comes to attending and hosting events during the summer, it can be hard to find the best vegan dishes to serve.

We have put together a list of the best vegan summer recipes to from picnic, barbeques, ice cream to summer dessert recipes that will appeal to even the most prolific meat-eaters.

Picnic Recipes

Vegan ‘Feta’ Sandwiches

This summery sandwich is full of flavour and perfect for enjoying in the sun.

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Chickpea Salad

This colourful dish by The Mom 100 works well as a side or a main, and it’s easy to transport to your ideal picnic location.

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Rosemary Garlic Tofu Bites

These tasty bites are great for sharing with friends.

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Pita Sandwich with Avacado Hummus

This nutritional lunch recipe by Your Choice Nutrition is filled with fresh vegetables and tasty hummus.

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The Ultimate Vegan BLT Sandwich

This BLT recipe is packed with flavour, from the homemade mayonnaise to the crispy mushroom bacon with a smoky flavour.

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Vegan Sausage Roll

These vegan sausage rolls by the Lazy at Kitchen are made with sweet potato and tofu and are great for sharing with friends.

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This summery salad packed with peppers and pistachios is perfect for sharing.

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Mini Chickpea Frittatas

This recipe by The Simple Veganista with peppers, corn, spinach and onion is a healthy snack to add to any picnic.

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Ice Cream Recipes

Cheery & Coconut Ice Cream

This ice cream is full of fresh fruits and a perfect way to cool down on a hot summers day.

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Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

This two ingredients recipe from Salt & Lavender, using just frozen fruit and coconut milk this ice cream is so easy to make!

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Vanilla Ice Cream

This recipe by the Domestic Goddess uses no coconut, so the rich vanilla flavour comes through nicely.

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Avocado Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Avocado offers a nice creamy base for the refreshing flavour of mint chocolate chip.

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No-Churn Rose Ice Cream

Full of fresh fruit, this recipe by the Blender Girl is raw, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

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Double Chocolate Ice Cream

Perfect for pleasing the kids, this chocolate ice cream is creamy and full of honeycomb and chocolate bits.

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Mango Ice Cream

This recipe by Kitchn only uses a handful of ingredients making this ice cream very easy to make, you can even serve it straight away as soft serve or freeze it solid.

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Blackberry & Coffee Ice Cream

This flavour-filled recipe uses 600 grams of blackberries and pairs it with the strong taste of coffee.

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Barbeque Recipes

Vegan Coleslaw

You can add this delicious coleslaw to your burgers and sandwich or enjoy it on its own.

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Vegan Burger

Perfect for summertime grilling, this burger recipe by Bianca Zapatka is full of flavour and rich in protein.

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Texan Vegan Corn ‘Not Dog’

This deep-fried vegan hot dog is topped with BBQ sauce, chilli jam and crispy onions.

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BBQ Cauliflower Wings 

A perfect snack or appetizer, this recipe by Nora Cooks will certainly be a crowd-pleaser.

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Chickpea Couscous

Add a kick of spice to your barbeque with this couscous salad with Sriracha hot sauce.

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Tofu Ribs

Impress your guests this summer with this recipe by A Veg Taste From A to Z, these tofu ribs will even please your meat-eating friends.

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Lentil Salad with Mango Chutney 

This recipe takes just 10 minutes to put together and will add some colour to the buffet table.

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Homemade Veggie Dogs

This tasty veggie dogs recipe by Fat Free Vegan has much more flavour than traditional frankfurters and have much less fat and calories.

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Dessert Recipes

Oreo Cheesecake Cups

These cheesecake cups have a crispy oreo base and a tangy vegan cheese topping.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cakes

This fluffy vegan cake recipe by Allergylicious uses fresh strawberries, lemon juice and zest fo a tangy favour.

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Vegan Pavlova

This summery recipe has seasonal flavours and a boozy sauce made with Amaretto for that extra kick.

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Peanut Butter Cups

These delicious cups by Your Super are perfect for chocolate lovers, and they only use four ingredients.

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Gin & Tonic Lolly

This refreshingly fruity lolly is the best way to stay cool this summer.

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S’mores Bars

This dessert by the Minimalist Baker is great to share with friends on a summer evening.

Strawberry & Lemon Tart

This tart recipes has a strong tangy flavour and is paired nicely with fresh strawberries.

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Chocolate Pudding Pops

Made with avocado and almond butter, this recipe by Love & Lemons is a great way to cool off at the end of a summer barbeque.

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