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The 38 Best Vegan Recipes To Make In The Summer

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

a salad and sandwich with the banner "vegan recipes to try this summer"

Ah, it's summer — and we're right in the thick of it. It's incredibly hot all over the northern hemisphere right now, so I know you don't want to spend hours in your hot kitchen, sweating over a hot meal. 

The following 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. Vegan Gyros

2. Black Bean Taquitos with Avocado Dip

A row of small tortillas on an oblong plate

3. Grilled Avocado Sandwiches

4. Vegan Summer Rolls

vegan summer rolls

5. Tempeh Ribs

6. Vegan Loaded BBQ Dogs

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

7. Watermelon Slushie

8. Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad

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

9. Grilled Tofu with Mango Salsa

10. Blackened King Oyster Mushroom Scallops and Grits with Greens

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

11. Caesar Pasta Salad

12. Grilled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

Grilled vegetable salad

13. Vegan Banh Mi with Lemongrass Meatballs

14. Carrot Noodles with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce

a plate of carrot noodles with sauce and peanuts

15. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

16. Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black-Eyed Peas

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

17. Coconut Lime Popsicles

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

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

19. Vegan Calabacitas

20. Spicy White Bean and Sweet Corn Gazpacho

a bowl of yellow soup with corn in it

21. Summer Garden Pasta

22. Grilled Veggies

Plate of vegetables with charring marks

23. Vegan French Bread Pizza

24. Rainbow Taco Boats

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

25. Vegan Tuna Salad

26. Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kebabs

Charred skewers of tofu, scallions, cilantro, and pineapple

27. Southwest Vegan Pasta Salad

28. The Best Chickpea Veggie Burgers

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

29. Classic American Potato Salad

30. Zoodle Salad with Italian Dressing

A bowl of spiralized zucchini, carrots, and olives

31. Vegan Pasta Primavera

32. Black Bean and Corn Salad

a bowl of beans and corn

33. Vegan Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole

casserole with yellow squash in it

34. Peanut Butter Pudding Pops

35. Mango Salsa with Lemon-Lime Vinaigrette

mango salsa with lemon-lime vinaigrette

36. Deviled Potatoes

37. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

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

38. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme