40 Plant-Based 4th of July Recipes

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Assortment of vegan 4th of July recipes

4th of July is right around the corner, so we’ve compiled our favorite plant-based recipes for enjoying at BBQs, picnics, around the campfire, and beyond! It’s time for delicious dips, flavor-packed salads, grilled veggies, plant-based burgers and sausages, festive desserts, and refreshing drinks. We hope you have a lovely holiday filled with great food, friends!

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Dips

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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Big bowl of Gluten-Free Muhamarra Dip beside crackers for dipping
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Easy Muhammara Dip
Easy, flavorful muhammara dip with roasted red peppers, Aleppo pepper flakes, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses! 10 ingredients, gluten-free, BIG flavor.
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Bowl of white bean hummus surrounded by fresh vegetables and pita bread
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Lemon and Herb White Bean Dip
A zesty, herby, lemony dip made with white beans! A protein- and fiber-rich dip or snack made with just 7 wholesome ingredients in 10 minutes. Perfect for spring (or any time!).
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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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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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Salads

Teal bowl filled with our Summer Tomato, Cucumber, and Cantaloupe Salad
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Summer Tomato & Cantaloupe Salad
A summery, 10-ingredient melon salad with cantaloupe and mint tossed in lime juice, paired with cucumber, tomatoes, and onion tossed in a light vinaigrette. Refreshing, fiber-rich, and so delicious.
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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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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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Vintage fork in a bowl of our avocado pesto pasta salad recipe
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Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad
A quick, light, and flavorful pasta made with an herby avocado pesto! Just 10 simple ingredients required and seasonally adaptable!
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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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Top down shot of a bowl of creamy cucumber salad
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Creamy Vegan Cucumber Salad (German-Inspired)
Creamy, German-inspired cucumber salad with fresh dill and tangy coconut yogurt. A refreshing, plant-based side for BBQs and beyond. Just 15 minutes, 10 ingredients, and 1 bowl 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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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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Flipping a vegan sausage link cooking in a cast iron skillet
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Easy Vegan Sausage Links
Actually miraculous vegan sausages that form links, taste delicious, and are wholesome and incredibly versatile! Perfect for grilling, breakfast, and beyond! Just 10 ingredients required.
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Desserts

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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Blueberry Pie Bars on parchment paper and in a pan
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Almond Lemon Blueberry Pie Bars
Simple, 10-ingredient Blueberry Pie Bars with a cookie crust, slivered-almond coating, and 2-ingredient glaze! The perfect easy summertime dessert.
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Pie pan with two-thirds of a No-Bake PB&J Pie
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No-Bake PB&J Pie
A PB&J pie that's vegan-friendly, naturally sweetened, and requires just 9 ingredients. No bake besides the crust, and packs all the flavor of a classic PB&J into a healthier-for-you pie!
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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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Platter of Mini Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes topped with fresh berries
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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes
Thick, custard-like vegan chocolate cheesecakes with a date-walnut cocoa crust. Just 10 ingredients required and entirely vegan and gluten free. Perfect topped with coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit.
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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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Stack of Whoopie Pie Smores made with fresh strawberries
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Whoopie Pie S’mores
Amazing whoopie pie s’mores made with 1-bowl chocolate cakes, toasted vegan marshmallows, dark chocolate, and fruit! The perfect summer treat!
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Vegan chocolate chip cookies next to each other on a baking sheet
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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

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

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