Fourth of July often involves barbecues loaded with meaty fare, but we’ve found nine vegan recipes that show you how to have a delicious, cruelty-free holiday. Impress the skeptics with an array of meatless burgers and hot dogs, dairy-free cakes and side dishes, and vegan-friendly drinks—all while leaving animals off the menu.

Noble Pig

1. Red, White & Blue Sangria by Noble Pig

Whip up a fresh batch of sangria—muddled with fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and Pink Lady apples—to kick off the festivities.
Get the recipe here.

Minimalist Baker

2. Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers by Minimalist Baker

Homemade veggie burgers that won’t fall apart when grilled? Count us in! This super simple, hearty recipe shows just how good the plant-based life can be.
Get the recipe here.

A Million Moments

3. Firecracker Fruit Pops by A Million Moments

To stay cool in the summer heat, enjoy these fresh and fruity almond milk-based red, white, and blue frozen pops made with fresh berries and shredded coconut.
Get the recipe here.

Hot for Food

4. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Coconut Lime Cream by Hot for Food

Perfectly buttery grilled corn, smothered in creamy coconut lime sauce sounds like absolute perfection and is sure to be a hit at your summer cookout.
Get the recipe here.

Food Faith Fitness

5. Mediterranean Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Chickpeas and Tahini by Food Faith Fitness

Go plant-forward with your grilling and pop some avocados on the grill. Once they’ve reached perfection, stuff them with roasted chickpeas and drizzle them with tahini to create the ultimate side dish.
Get the recipe here.

Hurry the Food Up

6. Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad by Hurry the Food Up

Potato salad is a classic side dish at barbecues, but often it’s loaded with egg-based mayonnaise. This healthy recipe happens to be mayo-free and oil-free. Load up your plate and enjoy!
Get the recipe here.

A Saucy Kitchen

7. Mixed Berry & Whipped Coconut Cream Pie by A Saucy Kitchen

A raw date-nut crust—topped with light whipped coconut cream and loaded with fresh, seasonal berries—will have you coming back for seconds.
Get the recipe here.

Healthy Happy Life

8. 4th of July Flag Cake with Coconut Whip by Healthy Happy Life

A flag cake is the quintessential 4th of July dessert. This vanilla-lemon vegan pound cake is iced with coconut whip frosting and topped with an assortment of strawberries and blueberries to form the American flag.
Get the recipe here.

Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews who plans on spending the weekend grilling all kinds of plant-based eats. 

Photo credit: Hot for Food

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