Happy 4th of July! Whether you’re celebrating the holiday or just holding a summer get-together, party-approved food is essential. Before you light up the fireworks and don your red-white-and-blue apparel, take a few minutes to whip up a few of these incredible vegan recipes that are bound to please a crowd. From lemonade to spinach dip to flag cake, we’ve rounded up nine of the most quintessential American eats to celebrate this patriotic holiday.

9 Vegan Party-Approved Summertime Recipes


1. Flag Cake

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No 4th of July party is complete without a flag cake. It’s traditionally made of white cake and whipped topping from a tub, then topped with strawberries and blueberries to create the stars and stripes. This vegan version elevates the classic showstopper with a homemade vegan vanilla pound cake and coconut whip frosting. Bring this to your social gathering and there won’t be a crumb left on the plate.

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2. Lavender Lemonade

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Nothing represents the spirit of American entrepreneurship like a lemonade stand. Give the neighbor kids a tip with this sophisticated yet incredibly refreshing recipe. They’ll have lines down the street, and you’ll never have to chug back a powdery glass of watered down lemonade again.

Get the recipe here.

3. Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Don’t live near Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s new vegan cafe? Make your own Chloe creations with these festive ice cream chocolate chip cookie sandwiches. Roll them in red-white-and-blue sprinkles, and they instantly become patriotic. Of course, you can always keep this recipe on hand and make it for all the holidays, just change the sprinkles color.

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4. Chexish Mix

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Skip the processed bagged snacks and make something that’s truly addictive. This vegan snack mix is simple to throw together, customizable, and incredibly satisfying.

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5. Vegan Spinach Dip

Americans love their dips, and because this recipe is made with nutrient-packed ingredients like zucchini, onions, spinach, and tofu, you could pretty much make a meal out of it with some fluffy pumpernickel bread and veggie crudites. Just remember to share with your guests.

Get the recipe here.

6. Beyond Burger With Piri-Piri Mayo and Enoki Mushrooms

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Go way beyond basic with this Wicked Healthy Beyond Burger recipe. Fire up the barbecue and get a good char on those vegan burgers, but skip the bottled condiments for some homemade plant-based mayo, caramelized onions, and meaty mushrooms.

Get the recipe here.

7. Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

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Need to feed a crowd? This shaved brussels sprout coleslaw is the perfect dish. Plus, few things are more American than coleslaw. Serve up a side of patriotism, no cruelty required!

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8. Cucumber Tempeh Sticks With Balsamic Reduction

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Americas love food on a stick. Instead of a greasy corndog or melty popsicle, serve these light yet protein-packed bites. Just a dab of the homemade balsamic sauce will turn anyone into a tempeh-lover.

Get the recipe here.

9. Vegan Pinwheels

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Pinwheels may be old-fashioned, yet they never fail to show up on a party tray. They’re simple to throw together, bite-sized, and easy to eat with your hands, so go ahead and embrace the tortilla roll-up with this fresh vegan recipe.

Get the recipe here.