My favorite time of the year: Summer! Food, fun and friends with lots of picnics, cookouts, and patio dining. Summer cookouts can be vegan friendly and these recipes will have you covered for all the fun picnics, barbecues and  get togethers you have planned.


Try these Vegan Recipes at Your Next Cookout

1) A bowl of the Vegan Macaroni Salad by I love Vegan  will be a summer show stopper!
Macaroni salad is an expected summer recipe and most grocery stores don’t have a vegan option to just stop in and grab for your summer cookouts. So having a reliable vegan macaroni salad should be top on your summer BBQ recipe list!

2) The simple, yet delicious Herbed Potato Salad by Cookie + Kate is a great summer side dish.
This mayo-less potato salad is the perfect option for a summer cookout. Using lemon juice instead of vinegar gives it a really refreshing taste.

3) This Grilled Cilantro, Lime, and Paprika Corn on the Cob from Blissful Basil is fabulous!
Nothing says summer quite like grilled corn on the cob. When you dress it with citrus, cilantro, and smoked paprika, your guests will be asking for more.


4) This Sweet and Spicy Slaw by Wendy Polisi will add a bunch of crunch and flavor to your summer BBQ.
Coleslaw doesn’t have to be all mayo. This vegan side dish uses crunchy carrots, cabbage, and cranberries, seasoned with lime juice, maple syrup, and chipotle chili to create a lighter, sweeter, and spicier than the traditional stuff.

5) Serve Smoky Grilled Sweet Potatoes by Kitchen Treaty for a hearty summer cookout side.
Did you know you can grill sweet potatoes? Yep, these thin-sliced sweet potato slabs grill perfectly on the BBQ.

6) Grilled Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce by the Minimalist Baker are not just tasty but a pretty addition to any summer meal. These skewers are easy to make and add some beautiful colors to your plate.

7) The Vegan Broccoli Salad by No Sweat Vegan is Oil & Mayo Free!
A healthier version of the potluck classic, it’s perfect for sharing at your next BBQ, cookout, or summer party.

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