15 Vegan Recipes for Your Holiday Picnic

Updated: Sep 23

The end of summer is near but, thankfully, it's not quite the end of summer fun and festivities. If you're going to a holiday barbecue, share some vegan plant-based love with friends and family and don't be surprised if they ask you for your recipe! If you're hosting a cookout, we have you covered with refreshing salads, yummy apps, grillable veggie burgers, and tasty desserts — all made from plants! If you're hanging solo and looking forward to some rest and restoration this weekend (that sounds lovely, by the way), then select a few recipes to enjoy this weekend and save extra to enjoy as leftovers throughout the week.

As always, if you try any of the recipes, please share your experience in the comments below!

Tasty Appetizers

Teriyaki Cauliflower Bites

Easy to make and teeming with flavor, these cauliflower bites might become a go-to for you!

Cooling Watermelon Gazpacho

This cooling, hydrating dish is bursting with flavor through the combination of melon, shallots, lime, cucumber and herbs. Enjoy it as often as you can while watermelon is in season!

Sweet n Smoky Tofu Pineapple Skewers

The smokiness of the marinade and umami flavor of the mushrooms, along with the natural sweetness of the pineapple make this a fun and festive dish for summertime.

Chickpea Samosa Bites with Cooling Cucumber Raita

These samosa-flavored bites taste very similar to the samosa appetizer, however, they're much healthier since they're baked and don't have the fiberless pastry dough wrapped around the veggies inside. They're delicious with herbaceous Mint Chutney or Cooling Cucumber Raita!

Summer Salads

Chipotle Chickpea Salad

This satisfying salad is simple to make and a real crowd-pleaser!

Easy Creamy Apple Slaw

Silken tofu makes the perfect salad dressing base with its plant-based fat and protein content. Pour this slightly tangy and very creamy dressing over top of apples, carrots, and cabbage to create a crunchy yet creamy delicious summer salad!