40 Vegan Burger, Sides, and Dessert Recipes for Summer

Enjoy these 40 tasty vegan burgers, sides, main dishes, and dessert recipes that will keep you satisfied with delicious and healthy plant-based goodness.

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Here it is, Labor Day already. How did that happen? Seriously, I want July back … and June. 

Even though kids are back in school we still have a few weeks left of official summer. These recipes will help you enjoy what’s left of warm days and plentiful produce. 

Vegan Burgers

1. Vegan Walnut Lentil Burgers from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Homemade veggie burgers are so much better than store-bought! Pile these vegan Walnut Lentil Burgers high with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles, or whatever your favorite burger fixin’s are! This recipe is easy to make and the burgers freeze easily.

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2. Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Hey Nutrition Lady

Looking for an amazing vegan black bean burger recipe? This is it! These Chipotle Black Bean Burgers are super easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients, and are gluten-free. Full of protein and flavour, this is the only spicy black bean burger recipe you’ll ever need!

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3. Vegan Bhaji Burger from Little Sunny Kitchen 

Indian inspired vegan bhaji burger made with red onion, sweet potatoes and carrots. These vegan burgers are spicy, colourful and bursting with flavour!

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4. Vegan Black bean Burgers with Mushrooms

Easy to make Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Mushrooms are bound to be a hit with veggie and meat lovers! Make ahead or use the same day. Perfect veggie burgers for summer or anytime!

5. Butternut and Chickpea Burgers from Greedy Gourmet

This butternut and chickpea burger is the right balance between flavour and lightness. After eating it, you’ll still feel like you can eat another one. Lastly, it’s an excellent family activity in which your kids can definitely lend a hand. Making burger patties is fun and everybody loves it.

6. Edamame Ancient Grain Veggie Burgers from Sharon Palmer

These savory, home-made veggie burgers are filled with nutrient-rich whole plants, like edamame, quinoa, walnuts, oats, carrots, and flax. Make a batch and enjoy them all week long. They are delicious served in a whole grain bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, as well as an entrée with a flavorful dipping sauce.

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7. Ultimate Vegan Chickpea Burgers from Make It Dairy Free

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE VEGAN TO ENJOY THESE CLASSIC VEGAN CHICKPEA BURGERS.  SIMPLE INGREDIENTS, REALLY EASY TO MAKE, AND AN INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS UNDER 30 MINUTE VEGAN DINNER IDEA! 

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8. Vegan Ranch Chickpea Burgers from Watch Learn Eat

This Vegan Ranch Chickpea Veggie Burger recipe features the classic flavors of ranch seasoning and is perfect for an easy weeknight meal the whole family can enjoy.

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9. Chickpea and Spinach vegan Burger from Drugstore Divas

…  if you’re looking for something for Meatless Monday, this is a big hit.

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Main Dishes

10. Grilled Tofu with Lemon and Rosemary from Cadry’s Kitchen

Grilled tofu with lemon juice, garlic, and rosemary imparts a wonderfully dimensional flavor profile. Add some grill marks and dive in! Vegan & gluten-free.

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11. Spring Roll Spaghetti Bowl from The Organic Kitchen 

Just as healthy as it is beautiful, this pasta dish is loaded with veggies, greens and fresh herbs! To put this pasta salad over the top we drizzle it with a delicious sweet and spicy Asian almond butter dressing made with hints of ginger and sriracha!

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12. Portobello Mushroom Steaks from Veggie Desserts

These juicy and tender grilled portobello mushroom steaks are AMAZING! They’re quick (ready in just 15 minutes!), easy, tasty and have all the best flavours of a smokey grilled steak, but vegan. The charred mushrooms have a lovely dense texture that’s perfect with the flavourful simple marinade. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Make them on the grill, grill pan, barbecue or in the oven. 

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13. Air Fryer Garlic Mushroom Steaks from Recipes from a Pantry

These are big, hearty marinated portobello mushroom steaks that can be cooked in the air fryer or on the grill, barbecue and even over a campfire. Suitable for Vegan, Low Carb, Keto and Gluten Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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Sides

14. Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad from SpaBettie

Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad – a fresh, flavorful mix of veggies and curly pasta take a tumble in a bright avocado dressing.

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15. Vegan Spanakopita from A Virtual Vegan 

Vegan Spanakopita. My take on the great Greek spinach and feta pie! Featuring shatteringly crisp phyllo pastry, and a soft, salty, feta-cheesy, spinachy filling, all baked up to golden perfection. Comfort food at it’s finest. 

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16. Creamy Vegan Broccoli Slaw from Glue and Glitter

I’ve been making this crunchy, creamy Vegan Broccoli Slaw once a week lately. It couldn’t be simpler, and it’s such a crowd-pleaser!

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17. Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing from Vegan Huggs

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad ~ fast, easy, fresh and colorful! No cooking required – just chop the veggies and toss with a zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing.

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18. Lemon Tahini Lentil Hummus from Bucket List Tummy

This Lemon Tahini Lentil Hummus is an easy, hearty, protein-packed vegetarian side or main dish, bursting with Middle eastern spices and flavors. It’s great with chips, rice, vegetables or on it’s own!

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19. Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad from Happy Kitchen

This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise for a lighter and fresher version. Perfect for your Labor Day vegan menu!

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20. Vegan Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup from Vibrant Plate

This Vegan Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup is a summer bowl of vegetable goodies! Easy, Nutritious, Healthy & Delicious.

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21. Strawberry Pineapple Salsa from Erhardts Eat

This Strawberry Pineapple Salsa recipe is perfect for the warm summer months! This vegan recipe is bursting with fresh flavor and a perfect appetizer or side. 

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22. Arabic Potato Salad from Persnickety Plates 

Super simple Arabic Potato Salad only has a few ingredients – potatoes, lemon, oil, garlic, and parsley – but is full of flavor and because there is no mayonnaise, it’s great for a picnic!

23. Black Bean and Corn Salsa from Neighbor Food Blog

I love making a big batch of this Black Bean and Corn Salsa to have on hand for a healthy snack, side dish, or topping for salads and tacos!

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24. Avocado Artichoke Lentil Salad from Tasting Page

This avocado artichoke lentil salad is packed full of protein and fiber. It makes for a great take to work lunch or side with dinner. It’s vegan, gluten free, and dairy free.

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25. Creamy Cauliflower Salad with Cucumber and Corn from Lavender and Macaroons

Vibrant, healthy and delicious Creamy Cauliflower Salad With Cucumber And Corn is going to be on repeat this summer. So easy to make. You’ll love the creamy and herby sauce. The best part  – it’s mayo and oil-free.

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26. Everything Bagel Vegan Potato Salad from Dancing Through the Rain

Potato salad is so versatile, and it is the ultimate comfort food.

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27. The Best Easy Guacamole from 24 Carrot Kitchen 

You’ll love this easy guacamole recipe that uses healthy fresh ingredients.  And, it only takes minutes to prepare.  Plus, I have the best tips for making ahead and storing freshly made guacamole!

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28. Red, White, and Blueberry Salsa from Cooking with Mamma C

You’re going to love this Blueberry Salsa! It’s refreshing, naturally sweet and provides a kick of heat.

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29. Watermelon, Cucumber, and Jicama Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing from The Rising Spoon

A healthy summer salad full of hydrating and cooling foods like watermelon, cucumber & jicama and topped with an addicting coconut lime dressing. Serve this quick side dish with your favorite meal or munch on it when you need a refreshing snack on a hot day. {paleo, vegan & gluten-free}
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30. Vegan Street Fair Corn from V Nutrition and Wellness

One of the most popular foods at street fairs in NYC is Mexican Street Corn. Freshly grilled sweet corn is coated with a mixture of vegan cheese and spiced mayonnaise to make this Vegan Street Fair Corn even better than the original!

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31. Pearl Couscous Salad with Lemon Turmeric Vinaigrette from Girl Heart Food

This easy plant based Pearl Couscous Salad is made with sweet cranberries, zucchini, tomato, parsley and pine nuts.  It’s tossed with a lemony turmeric dressing and makes for one easy side to dinner or light lunch.

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32. Chickpea Salad Recipe from Know Your Produce

This Chickpea Salad is a light and refreshing summer salad recipe and you can easily add in more veggies too! It’s vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and plant-based.

33. Herbed White Bean Picnic Salad from Soup Addict

Perfect for picnics, cookouts, office parties, and potlucks, this herbed white bean picnic salad with lemon dill miso dressing is a full-flavored dish for everyone — omnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans, plus it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free!

34. Grilled Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt from Flavor the Moments

Grilled Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt are smoky, charred shishito peppers served with fresh lemon and flaky sea salt!

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35. Classic Greek Salad from The Fit Cookie

Serve this creamy and cool Classic Greek Salad with your favorite summer main dish. This simple but flavorful salad is grain free, dairy free, and low carb!

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36. Easy Vegan Jollof Rice from My Diaspora Kitchen 

This Vegan Jollof Rice will definitely blow your mind. You won’t believe it’s not the original. Guess what? It’s one of the easiest and most delicious Jollof recipe.

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Desserts

37. Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream from Kara Lydon 

This cherry chocolate ice cream reminds me of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia! And it’s made with coconut milk so perfect for anyone with lactose intolerance or following a vegan lifestyle!

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38. Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip from Whole New Mom 

This Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip is healthy, dairy free, and paleo–it’s so rich and creamy, you won’t believe that it’s actually good for you! It’s special enough for entertaining, but is so simple to whip up, it’s an easy and delicious treat you can make anytime.

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39. Chocolate Vegan No-Bake Pie from Eat Plant-Based

Chocolate Vegan No-Bake Pie is a silken tofu recipe, and it was inspired by my Chocolate Mousse dessert when I needed to take a sweet dish to a family gathering recently.

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40. No Churn Vegan ice Cream from Make it Dairy Free

There’s a big misconception that once you go vegan you can no longer have things like pizza, ice cream, and more.  But that’s actually further from the truth.  In fact, we’re going to show you how to make some delicious no churn vegan ice cream recipes. 

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2 Responses

  1. Dianne says:

    I love this time of year, because we get the best of summer and fall recipes! Thanks so much for including my burgers in this delicious collection of recipes!