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15+ Easy Vegan Summer Recipes

Keep cool during hot summer days with these 15+ Easy Vegan Summer Recipes! Everything you need for breakfast, snacks, no-heat meals, desserts, and drinks! Cooling you from the inside makes the heat much more manageable! 

Easy Vegan Summer Recipes

With the summer finally here (hooray!) my body literally screams for lighter and healthier meals. I try to keep snacking throughout the day or make meals that don’t require the oven or stovetop at all or only for a short time. Our apartment gets super hot on its own, it doesn’t need me to add even more heat to that.

In this post, I’ve compiled my 15 favorite easy vegan summer recipes that keep me cool. I’ve grouped the recipes into the following categories:

Summer-approved Breakfast

Vegan Tomato Bruschetta
Vegan Tomato Bruschetta – There’s nothing better than eating fresh, homemade Bruschetta on a sunny morning on the balcony. For real! If you haven’t tried it yet, you have to do this summer!
Vegan Blueberry Overnight Oats
Vegan Blueberry Overnight Oats – Prepare the oats the day ahead and top with warm or cold blueberry sauce the next morning. So good!
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Vegan Raspberry Chia Pudding – Chia Puddings are awesome because you can make them the night before and therefore enjoy them in the morning without any hassle.

Snacks and Sides

Easy Pineapple Salsa in a whole pineapple
Easy Pineapple Salsa – The perfect party food for a summer party! Easy Pineapple Salsa with only 5 ingredients. It’s vegan, gluten-free and absolutely delicious!
Edamame with salt and chili – This is a simple recipe for basic Edamame (boiled soybeans in the pod). With only 3 ingredients – this is the easiest snack or appetizer ever.

Main Meals made with little or no heat

Veggie Summer Rolls with Peanut Wasabi Sauce
Veggie Summer Rolls with Peanut Wasabi Sauce – They are vegan and gluten-free, made with simple ingredients and you won’t need a stove to make them!
Vegan Sushi Bowl with Tofu
Vegan Sushi Bowl – with tofu, carrots, cucumber, avocado, sesame seeds, and nori sheet bits, but feel free to add in whatever you want (like, tempeh, seitan, broccoli,…).
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Raw & Vegan Zucchini Pasta – with Avocado Sauce and topped with Cashew Parmesan It’s also gluten-free!
A fork digging into Tomato Olive Pasta
Easy Tomato Olive Pasta – Ready in just 15 minutes and made with basic ingredients. Sprinkle it with homemade Almond Parmesan and you’ll be in pasta heaven! :)
Vegan Taco Salad with Walnut Meat, corn, cabbage, tomatoes, vegan mayo and cilantro
Vegan Taco Salad Bowl with Walnut Meat – The leafy greens, purple cabbage, corn, and tomatoes are the color- and flavorful base, the Walnut Meat Crumble adds a lovely crunch, and everything is topped with vegan mayo and cilantro! It’s such a quick and easy lunch to throw together.
Tofu & Rice Noodle Bowl with peanut sauce
Tofu & Rice Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce – It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s well-balanced, it’s delicious. Perfect for hot summer days!

Cool Desserts

Vegan Blueberry Ombre Popsicles
Vegan Blueberry Ombre Popsicles – You’ll only need 2 ingredients for these Vegan Blueberry Ombre Popsicles!
Homemade Vegan Bounty Bars
Homemade Vegan Bounty Bars – Make your own healthier version of Bounty / Mounds at home! For these gluten-free and vegan Bounty Bars, you’ll only need 6 basic ingredients.
Vegan Coconut Matcha Ice Cream Cakes
Vegan Coconut Matcha Ice Cream Cakes – vegan & gluten-free. They are easy to make and such an awesome treat & kid-friendly.

Refreshing Drinks

Pineapple Coconut Cocktail
Pineapple Coconut Cocktail – The perfect cocktail for summer. Mixed with Myers’s Dark Rum and a dash of cinnamon. Serve it in a pineapple for the ultimate tropical vibes.
Strawberry Nice Cream Shake - vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free |
Strawberry Nice Cream Shake – This vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free shake is the perfect, healthy treat for the summer! 3 ingredients only! It’s one of my favorite Easy Vegan Summer Recipes.
Watermelon Amaretto Bowl
Watermelon Amaretto Bowl – It looks amazing and tastes delicious! And it’s actually not hard to make at all…
Double Mint Iced Tea |
Double Mint Iced Tea – What’s better than Mint Iced Tea? Double Mint Iced Tea!
Coffee Nice Cream Shake topped with shaved chocolate
Coffee Nice Cream Shake – Need that little energy kick? I feel ya! This ice-cold drink will get you back on track!

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Saturday 9th of June 2018

Oh, my! You have quite outdone yourself this time...and considering how extraordinary you are on a normal day, that is really quite a feat!

Thank you for this fantastic batch of recipes, that I can hardly wait to print out and make!

Bon Appétit, everyone!


Monday 11th of June 2018

So glad you like the collection, Marcia! Thank you so much <3!


Friday 9th of June 2017

lovely recipes. What could you use as alternative to recipes with lemon for those with acid reflux/gerd; where citrus fruits/juice are a trigger?

B Roth

Sunday 11th of June 2017

Yes. the Avocado Ice cream and Homemade Hummus.


Saturday 10th of June 2017

Are you having a specific recipe in mind, Roth? In most cases you can just leave out the lemon.


Wednesday 8th of July 2015

This all sounds amazing, Bianca!! I really gotta try the avocado ice cream! <3

The vegan 8

Wednesday 8th of July 2015

This all looks sooo amazing Bianca! That hummus and spinach and sesame crackers have me totally drooling right now! Great roundup!


Wednesday 8th of July 2015

Awww, that's so sweet of you, Brandi! Thank you so much <3