Every year when summer approaches I get excited about the sun, sand, and beautiful weather. It’s also a great time to try out some new Vegan Friendly Recipes For Summer. With a change in the seasons comes a change in taste!
We were driving down to the beach last weekend and I was blown away by the beauty of creation. It was one of those days where the sky is mostly blue with only a handful of fluffy white clouds drifting by.
We often get so consumed by life that we don’t take enough time to just absorb all of the amazing beauty of life that surrounds us. The trees, flours, people, and of course the many wonderful animals.
A gentleman wearing a fedora, plaid shorts, and flip flops, passed us by while we were walking down the pier. He was walking a beautiful Labrador retriever. His coat was so long and beautiful. I don’t know why that moment captured me but it did.
There was something about that moment that encapsulated summer for me in a single second and I knew I must put together a list of Vegan Friendly Recipes For Summer. There are some favorites and some new ones here.
I want you to read this post and come away with two things if it’s possible. The first is to take time to actually take in all of the beauty that is around you this spring and summer. Absorb it all in like a child learning to say mama.
The second things to to challenge yourself to learn some new recipes this summer. I don’t mean a new burger or vegan hot dog recipe. I mean expand your meal selection. Diversify your tastes. Enjoy your vegan diet! Maybe these vegan friendly recipes will help.
The very first recipe on the list was chosen because it is beautiful and fresh. Just look at all of those bright greens, reds, and yellows. If this recipe doesn’t scream summer at you then I don’t know what will.
The fresh crisp veggies are amazing in these vegan spring rolls, but it’s the simple sauce that makes them burst with flavor with every bite. The sauce is really quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients and your blender.
The crisp veggies and the sweet mango really mix well in this recipe and come together with a nice combination of flavors. It’s definitely a summer flavor leading you to wander why they aren’t called summer rolls rather than spring rolls, but I digress.
There is one dish you see at every single summer gathering every year. It doesn’t matter if it’s a group of vegans, omnivores, or mix company. Every picnic table in the summer has potato salad. It’s a classic.
I had to include a vegan potato salad recipe in the mix for that very reason. I wanted something a little different than the standard recipe everyone uses. This potato salad is full of color and flavor.
I have some family members (not calling any names…aunt Lisa!) who insist on buying potato salad from the grocery store deli. It is so bland and boring. Worse than that, it’s not vegan so it’s not even an option for me.
You will love this vegan potato salad recipe if you like look, texture, and flavor. It’s is loaded up with potatoes and all kinds of veggies. People will take notice of your dish at the family get together I promise.
A great lo mein recipe reminds me of why I hate labels. I don’t like labeling people by race and I don’t like labeling recipes by origin. Why can’t great food just be called great food? Before I go off on a tangent let me talk about this great vegan recipe.
I knew I would be adding some kind of Asian inspired recipe to the list of Vegan Friendly Recipes For Summer. Generally speaking, Asian recipes are always light on the digestive system and full of flavor. They won’t slow you down.
There are a lot of reasons to love this easy vegan recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, it’s packed with healthy vegetables, and of course it’s delicious. That’s the very definition of perfect vegan food to me. I think you’ll love it.
The sauce is where the magic happens and it’s so easy to make with just a few ingredients. Mainly there is soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, and ginger. That sauce is what makes this dish to me.
The next recipe is not only delicious but it teaches you two valuable vegan life skills: How to make great marinated tofu and how to make vegan naan. You are about to take your vegan cooking skills to the next level.
My cousin married someone from India before I went vegan several years ago. I first got taste of naan at their house when she cooked it one night. I haven’t had it since until I saw this recipe last week.
Think of naan as the South Asian tortilla. That’s not entirely accurate but for out purposes it’s close enough. It’s a great little wrap and can be used in all kinds of ways. In this recipe it is used like a traditional wrap would be.
This great vegan recipe brings together a flavorful marinated tofu and delicious avocado lime slaw, all wrapped up in a light but hearty naan. It’s a lot easier to make than it sounds and you will love it.
This is another great recipe from I Love Vegan. Don’t be intimidate by this recipe if you’ve never heard of naan. It’s totally worth the effort. You can get the recipe for these vegan marinated tofu wraps by clicking here.
Our tour of 5 Vegan Friendly Recipes For Summer is almost over. I wanted to end the list with something so quick and easy to make you can throw it together anytime. Summer is a busy time and sometimes you want something light and fast.
These hummus rolls certainly fill the bill and do it quite nicely. If you have ten spare minutes then you can make this easy vegan recipe. Yep, a great hummus roll recipe you can make in 10 minutes flat.
These rolls have hummus in them obviously and let’s be honest, I didn’t need to hear anything past hummus to be sold. But they also have a great mix of beans, corn, and avocado.
Ok, you could have had me at avocado too. What I have learned is that I love things that can be smashed up into tasty spreads. Avocado and guacamole, chickpeas and hummus. There’s definitely a trend there.
I promised I would not go off on a tangent and I did anyway. For that you have my apologies. Seriously though, what if chickpeas and avocados had babies. My mind is blown right now.