Plant-Based 4th of July Recipes

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The 4th of July is almost here and I’ve gathered up some of my favorites in time for the holiday! From classic BBQ with a vegan spin, to delicious & easy desserts, these dishes are perfect for your weekend festivities.

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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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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Plate of sliced cucumbers, pita, and a bowl of Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
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Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
9-ingredient savory eggplant dip with smoked paprika and spicy harissa paste. A subtly spiced dip loaded with flavor and nutrients. The perfect side dish or appetizer.
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Bowl of Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip on a wood cutting board with fresh vegetables for dipping
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Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip
Savory, bean-free, hummus-inspired dip with sunflower seeds, garlic, dill, and lemon! Just 7 ingredients required, creamy, incredibly flavorful, and perfect for crackers, veggies, sandwiches, and more!
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Quick and easy Vegan Crudite with Macadamia Nut Herb Cheese and goodies for dipping
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5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité!
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
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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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AMAZING BBQ Black Bean Burgers! 10 wholesome ingredients, BIG flavor, so satisfying #vegan #glutenfree #burger #plantbased #recipe #minimalistbaker
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Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
Smoky, hearty black bean burgers with sweet potato, mushrooms, quinoa, and pecans. Wholesome, satisfying, BIG on flavor, and just 10 ingredients required! The ultimate veggie burgers for the grill or stovetop.
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peanut tempeh SQUARE
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Marinated Peanut Tempeh (7 Ingredients!)
Saucy, baked tempeh marinated in a spicy-sweet peanut sauce! Super flavorful, hearty, and perfect for topping noodles, salads, & more! Vegan + gluten free.
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Using wooden salad spoons to grab a serving of our colorful Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
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Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
A quick-and-easy Thai-inspired salad with fresh vegetables and mango! Drizzle on a simple peanut dressing for a delicious side, or add a protein of choice to make it an entrée.
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Three layer Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake topped with fresh raspberries and blackberries
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
A 1-bowl vegan gluten-free vanilla cake that’s perfectly tender, fluffy, and sweet! Delicious frosted or unfrosted and SO easy to make! 10 ingredients and 1 bowl required.
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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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Squares of our delicious Key Lime Pie Bars recipe
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Creamy Lime Pie Bars
Creamy lime pie bars with an almond-oat crust and creamy, cashew-based filling! Perfectly tart, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! 10 basic ingredients required.
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Holding three No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies over a tray
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5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprints
Tender, naturally-sweetened peanut butter thumbprint cookies filled with a tart, incredibly flavorful jam! No baking required, just 5 ingredients total, and ready in 20 minutes!
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Blue bowl filled with a batch of our vegan Lemon Donut Holes
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No-Bake Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes
Tender no-bake donut holes infused with lemon juice and zest and speckled with poppy seeds! A 30-minute naturally sweetened, easy-to-make snack or dessert!
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Scoops of Mango Raspberry Coconut Sorbet for a refreshing vegan summer dessert
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Raspberry Coconut Mango Sorbet
6-ingredient Mango Sorbet with creamy coconut milk and a handful of fresh raspberries. Creamy, tropical (like guava!), perfectly sweet, and delicious for summertime.
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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 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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Vegan Smores Bars with oven roasted marshmallows on top
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S’mores Bars (Vegan + GF)
Easy, 10-ingredient, vegan, gluten-free s’mores bars with an almond-pecan-oat crust, chocolate ganache layer, and toasted vegan marshmallows!
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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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I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend! If you make any of our recipes, be sure to tag any of your creations #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see what you cook up. Cheers & Happy 4th!

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  1. Alanla says

    Cast iron skillets must be seasoned before using. Afterwards, don’t wash them in soapy water; soap removes the seasoning effect. When they’re ready to use, heat them on top of the stove before adding oil or food. All mentioned should keep food from sticking.

  2. Mary says

    I am in need of a good food processor and a good “non-stick” skillet. I use your recipes all the time and tell my vegan friends about them! I sooo appreciate you and your website with great, delicious, vegan, EASY meals! If you would be able to give me recommendations on the above, please do so. I am struggling with food sticking in my Red Copper skillet and even my cast iron. I also do not have a food processor, so I will be looking to do so. Thanks so much!

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