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.

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1 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. Running low on time? Check out our guide to the best vegan burgers for barbecue season. 
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2 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. Trust us, it’s the perfect vegan pie for summer cookouts.  
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3 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.
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4 Taco-Stuffed Avocados by Crowded Kitchen

Stuff creamy avo with a savory walnut-quinoa mix and load them high with your favorite taco toppings to create the ultimate side dish.
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5 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.
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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!
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7 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 cake is iced with coconut whip frosting and topped with an assortment of strawberries and blueberries to form the American flag.
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8 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 keep the festivities going.
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For more vegan food for July 4 celebrations, read:
The 10 Best Vegan Hot Dogs and Sausages to Barbecue 
These 10 Vegan Barbecue Sauces Are Perfect for Grilling
13 Vegan Summer Salads That’ll Overshadow the Burgers