40 Plant-Based 4th of July Recipes

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Assortment of vegan 4th of July recipes

The 4th of July is right around the corner! To help you celebrate, we’ve compiled our favorite plant-based recipes for enjoying at BBQs, picnics, around the campfire, and beyond! Get ready for delicious dips, flavor-packed salads, grill-able veggies, plant-based burgers and sausages, festive desserts, refreshing drinks, and more. We hope you have a lovely holiday filled with great food, friends!

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Dips & Sauces

Bowl of our easy mango salsa recipe
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Easy Mango Salsa
Flavorful, crunchy, 8-ingredient mango salsa! Perfect for dipping, bowls, tacos, and more. Just 20 minutes and 1 bowl required!
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Using a tortilla chip to scoop up a bite of My Go-To Guacamole recipe
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My Go-To Guacamole
Incredibly creamy, flavorful guacamole ready in just 1 bowl, 10 minutes, and with 8 ingredients! The perfect dip for Mexican night!
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Small bowl and jar of homemade ketchup
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Easy Homemade Ketchup (Naturally Sweetened!)
Easy, homemade ketchup made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! Naturally sweetened, tangy, and bright with tomato flavor! Perfect for burgers, fries, and beyond!
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Two gold spoons in a skillet of Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Dip
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Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Easy, 10-ingredient cheesy jalapeño corn dip that's entirely vegan and gluten-free! Perfectly sweet, spicy, and savory ⁠— the perfect dip for summer!
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Vintage spoon in a bowl of white bean dip topped with serrano peppers
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Charred Serrano White Bean Dip
Smoky charred serrano peppers blend with white beans, garlic, and savory sautéed shallots for an oh-so-creamy, flavorful, and versatile dip. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Blue corn tortilla chip ready to be dipped into a bowl of Vegan 7-Layer Mexican Dip
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Vegan 7-Layer Dip
Simple 7-Layer Dip that's completely vegan! Loaded with protein and fiber, and so flavorful. Perfect for parties, game days, and snacking.
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Dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of roasted salsa verde
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Roasted Salsa Verde (30 Minutes!)
Vibrant roasted salsa verde with tomatillos, jalapeños, and plenty of lime. A simple oven roasting technique creates smoky depth of flavor. Just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Salads

Wood bowl filled with cucumber watermelon salad
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Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad (Vegan)
Fresh watermelon and cucumber salad with red onion, mint leaves, and jalapeño! A refreshing plant-based side for summer and beyond! Just 10 ingredients and 20 minutes required.
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PERFECT Grain Free Tabbouleh Salad! Detoxifying, 6 ingredients, flavorful! #vegan #glutenfree #tabbouleh #salad #plantbased #recipe #minimalistbaker
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Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Ingredients!)
Fresh, flavorful, grain-free tabbouleh salad made with 6 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 bowl! The perfect salad or side dish for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern entrées.
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Pouring dressing into a glass bowl of our Vegan Potato Salad recipe
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Simple Vegan Potato Salad
Creamy, vegan potato salad made with tender potatoes, crispy vegetables, and a zesty, garlic-herb cashew sauce! Undetectably dairy-free and so delicious! A hearty, versatile, plant-based side dish.
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Platter filled with our French-Style Potato Salad recipe
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Simple French-Style Potato Salad
A simple take on potato salad with fresh herbs, onion, and a light mustard vinaigrette. The perfect plant-based side for cookouts, sandwiches, and more!
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Fork resting on a plate of jicama slaw
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Crunchy Jicama Slaw (1 Bowl!)
Crunchy jicama slaw with carrots, cabbage, and red onion tossed in a zesty lime-balsamic vinaigrette! Fresh, flavor-packed, and incredibly versatile (great for tacos, bowls, salads, and more!). Just 9 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes required!
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Wooden spoon in a bowl of Vegan Macaroni Salad
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Vegan Macaroni Salad
30-minute vegan pasta salad loaded with colorful veg and tossed in a dairy-free, undetectably tofu-based dressing. Perfect for summer shindigs, cookouts, and picnics.
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Big bowl of our delicious Vegan Cole Slaw
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Easy Vegan Coleslaw
A vegan take on classic coleslaw salad made with 10 simple ingredients! Easy, crunchy, fresh, tangy, and the perfect side for BBQs, sandwiches, and more!
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Plate of Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad made with coconut bacon and a cashew butter dressing
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Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad (Mayo-Free!)
An EASY, plant-based take on classic broccoli salad with coconut bacon, sunflower seeds, and a simple cashew dressing! Just 10 simple ingredients and 20 minutes required!
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Grilling

Platter of Grilled Veggie Skewers with a small dish of Chimichurri sauce
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Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce
Colorful, 30-minute veggie skewers grilled to perfection and served with chimichurri sauce! The perfect plant-based side or main for summertime BBQs.
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Baking sheet with Grilled Corn drizzled with Vegan Sriracha Aioli
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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli
Perfect grilled corn with a savory, spicy sriracha aioli. The perfect summer side dish or snack. 10 ingredients, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Wood platter filled with Vegan Jerk Eggplant slices over white rice
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Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant (30 Minutes!)
Spicy Jamaican jerk spiced grilled eggplant! Ready in 30 minutes, incredibly flavorful, and the perfect plant-based side dish!
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Mains

Holding a bun filled with our best vegan burger recipe and other toppings
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The BEST Vegan Burger (GF, Soy-Free)
The ultimate vegan burger that’s gluten-free, soy-free, and magically bean-free! Just 10 ingredients required for this umami-packed, MEGA satisfying burger!
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Cooking vegan chorizo sausage links in a skillet
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Vegan Chorizo Sausage Links (10 Ingredients!)
Spicy, savory, and oh-so-satisfying vegan chorizo sausage links that are gluten-free and soy-free. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Tray filled with Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers on buns
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Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers
Easy, grillable veggie burgers with just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice)! Flavorful, hearty, and perfect for summertime grilling. Hearty enough to please meat-eaters and vegans alike!
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Hamburger filled with cabbage, green onion, and our Vegan 'Pulled Pork' recipe
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The Best Vegan “Pulled Pork” Sandwich!
Healthy, 10-ingredient vegan "pulled pork" sandwich with tons of smoky, sweet flavor and 17 G PROTEIN per serving!
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Tray of Balsamic Marinated Portobello Burgers topped with Caramelized Onions and Garlic Aioli
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Balsamic Portobello Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Garlic Aioli
These 10-ingredient portobello burgers are the best mushroom burgers we’ve ever had! It’s the balsamic-herb marinade and homemade garlic aioli that sets them apart. Sure to please plant-based and meat eaters alike!
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Desserts

Bowl and pan of gluten free berry cobbler
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Easy Gluten-Free Berry Cobbler (Vegan)
Perfect vegan fruit cobbler packed with ripe, juicy summer fruit and topped with flaky gluten-free biscuits. Baked to bubbly golden perfection! Just 10 simple ingredients required.
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Stack of strawberry cheesecake bars on a plate
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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars (Vegan + GF)
The decadent flavors of tangy cheesecake and fresh strawberry swirled together into gluten-free, vegan-friendly bars! Oat-almond crust, naturally sweetened, 10 ingredients required!
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Slice of vegan gluten-free strawberry cake next to the rest of the cake
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Vegan Strawberry Cake (GF)
Fluffy strawberry cake that’s undetectably vegan and gluten-free! Infused with vibrant strawberry flavor and perfectly sweet. Just 9 ingredients required!
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Plate of Two Vegan GF Shortcake Biscuits filled with strawberries and coconut whipped cream
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Perfect Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan / GF)
Fluffy, tender, vegan gluten-free shortcake topped with coconut whipped cream and strawberries! The perfect special diet-friendly dessert for summertime!
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Two Mini Blueberry Galettes for a simple vegan dessert that looks fancy
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Mini Blueberry Galettes
Mini rustic pies made with simple ingredients. The perfect vegan dessert for fresh berry season (or any time of the year)! Serve with your favorite vegan ice cream or coconut whipped cream for an extra special treat.
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Two bowls and a baking pan of Grain-Free Berry Crisp served with vegan ice cream
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Grain-Free Berry Crisp
Vegan berry crisp with 3 types of berries. It's naturally sweetened with crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free summer dessert!
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Top down shot of six vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with frosting
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Easy Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)
Perfectly fluffy vanilla cupcakes that happen to be vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required!
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Plate with a stack of homemade gluten free graham crackers
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Crispy Gluten-Free Graham Crackers (Vegan)
Crispy, gluten-free graham crackers that taste just like the real thing! Vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and made in 1 bowl. Perfect for s’mores and beyond!
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Close up shot of vegan chocolate chip cookies topped with flaky salt
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Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 Bowl!)
The perfect classic vegan chocolate chip cookie made in 1 bowl! Salty-sweet, buttery, slightly crisp edges, tender center, and gooey chocolate chips. Just 9 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Scoops of homemade vegan vanilla ice cream on a stack of cones
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Creamy Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
Vegan vanilla ice cream that’s creamy, perfectly sweet, and easy to make! Just 6 ingredients and simple methods required for this dreamy dessert!
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Drinks

Glass of homemade strawberry lemon with a lemon slice on the rim
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Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Easy homemade strawberry lemonade! Quick and easy to make in the blender, naturally sweetened, and perfectly tart-sweet. The ultimate summer refresher!
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Close up shot of a glass of our Citrus and Melon Spritzer recipe
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4-Ingredient Citrus & Melon Spritzer
Light and refreshing spritzers made with fresh honeydew melon and lime. Incredibly versatile and made with just 4 simple ingredients.
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Glasses of our Perfect Peach Iced Tea with peach slices and ice cubes in them
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Perfect Peach Iced Tea
3-ingredient peach iced tea that’s perfectly sweet and mega peachy. Perfect for hot summer days and BBQs.
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Lime wedges around glasses of Watermelon Margaritas
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Best Watermelon Margaritas (3 Ingredients!)
The best Watermelon Margaritas with just 3 ingredients! Naturally sweet from the watermelon, tangy from the lime, and spiked with silver tequila!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir fresh fruit for making White Sangria
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Easy Traditional White Sangria
An easy, 8-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. Brandy and wine recommendations included, and seasonally adaptable!
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Fresh orange wedge on the rim of a jar of Traditional Red Sangria
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Easy Traditional Red Sangria
Simple, traditional Red Spanish Sangria made with simple methods and just 6 ingredients. The perfect fruity summer beverage that’s adaptable and delicious!
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Glass filled with our Blackberry Basil Mojito recipe
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Blackberry Basil Mojito
This 7-ingredient Blackberry Basil Mojito is refreshing, simple to make, and a lovely balance of tart and sweet. Perfect for happy hours, entertaining, and making the most of all that beautiful summer produce.
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If you try any of these 4th of July recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy 4th, friends!

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  1. Meg says

    Ha! As if I don’t already have 4 summery MinimalistBaker recipes hung on my fridge and ready to go as part of this week’s recipe plan :) Your recipes make my life easier and yummier. Thank you for making veganism so accessible and convenient <333333333

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Meg! We’re so glad you enjoy so many recipes. Thanks so much for the lovely compliments! xo

  2. David says

    I am always looking for vegan and GF sausage recipes as we are both vegan and gluten-sensitive. I will definitely be trying these as they look absolutely delicious.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! Love to hear this. Let us know what you think if you give any recipes a try, David! xo