Summer is officially here! With warm weather comes tons of creative recipes and ways to recreate some iconic dishes to suit your plant-based lifestyle. Our bloggers really showed us how to have a good time in the sweet summer sun this week with these amazing recipes! You’ll want to throw on an apron and call up your friends because these recipes are bound to inspire you for your next cookout.
The best part? All of these recipes can be found on our mobile app, Food Monster!
Grilled Maple-Tamari Shiitakes that have been marinated in a maple-tamari sauce only ups the umami factor in an already deeply flavorful vegetable. Plus, the mushrooms then become versatile ingredients: try using them as a topping for grilled naan, serving them in a salad with somen noodles and Asian greens, or folding them into a warm grain salad. If you don’t have a grill, you can broil these on a baking sheet. Choose the largest Shiitake caps you can find; smaller ones can fall through grill grates or overcook.
This Easy Artichoke and Spinach Dip is addicting, hearty, creamy, and super easy to make. Get together, anyone?
This Grilled Ratatouille Kebab recipe is a skewered version of a classic French recipe using summer zucchini, squash, and eggplant. It’s a simple, but delicious kebab combination. Basically, this recipe makes it possible to enjoy ratatouille on a stick for maximum summer vibes. Just imagine – you’re chilling outside with a glass of rosé, listening to some Bob Marley tunes, and then bam! – you’re enjoying a delicious medley of summer’s finest veggies in portable, grilled form.
It took a few simple ingredients to put together these filled Macadamia and Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles with a creamy heart and from the outside crisp. Because if you want to celebrate, you have to do it with all the love you can!
This cold Thai-inspired Noodle Salad makes a bright and healthy side dish or a dinner for a small family. It’s all about the combination of textures and flavors — there’s tangy lime, crisp vegetables, salty tamari, zesty cilantro, crunchy peanuts, and chili peppers for heat. These noodles will be your new go-to. Take it to work for lunch, take it to cookouts, make it for your family. Trust us – you’ll knock their socks off with this one.
The key to getting these No Bake Maple Almond Bars to stick together is a combination of brown rice syrup, almond butter, and maple syrup. This also provides the bars with healthy fats, natural sweetness (making them refined sugar free), and a great texture.
These Smoky Cashew Tacos might look gourmet but don’t let looks fool you! These simple vegetable tacos were so easy to make, delicious, and totally healthy. There is absolutely no cooking involved except toasting of the cashews which can be done in advance. The smoked paprika and coriander seeds add a massive flavor explosion.
Pops of flavor from jalapeño, scallions, and cheddar scattered throughout the batter make this Smoky Lentil Chili With Jalapeño-Cheddar Cornbread extra special. And for a deliciously crunchy and savory crust, a special seasoning blend is sprinkled over the top before it went into the oven. The crunch of the dried garlic and onion flakes, poppy and sesame seeds and grains of coarse Himalayan pink salt makes for a wonderful contrast with the tender crumb below.
Cheese, for many one of the most difficult things to give when going completely plant-based. You will not be missing ANYTHING with this cheesy spread. This cheese spread is made using whole, (raw) food. You can even ferment it like a proper vegan cheese. The possibilities are endless with this spicy, colorful, and nutritious cheesy spread!
These Strawberry Coconut Granola Bars are so good, you’ll never miss those store bought granola bars filled with white sugar and bad additives. These are healthy, but don’t taste healthy, in a good way! Crunchy, sweet, and packed with nutrients from the seed mix. They are a great on the go snack bar or energy bar, and they keep for a long time
11. Sunshine Lemon Ice Cream Cake
This Sunshine Lemon Ice Cream Cake will brighten up your day no matter the season – it’s that delicious. The rich, chewy date crust is topped with a luxuriously creamy banana coconut cake that’s accented with hints of fresh lemons and a pinch of ginger.
This Thai Green Curry Detox Cauliflower Rice recipe is packed with plant-based antioxidants, minerals, and only takes 15 minutes to make! The detoxing benefits of pineapple paired with cauliflower rich in iron and fiber makes this dish not only delicious, but super good for you. Get ready for a meal that’s full of flavor, yet incredibly easy to prepare.
Ceviche is a great way to stay cool in the summertime and enjoy all the fresh, fruity flavors the season has to offer. This tropical ceviche features sweet melons like cantaloupe and papaya, crisp jicama, zesty lime and more! It is paired with tangy, tamari and maple glazed tofu.
Just like parfait, Tropical Summer Trifle Cups are something that most people enjoy. Who can say “no” to layers of delicious sponge cake layered with custard and fresh fruit? In this tropical trifle, gluten-free sponge cake is served with a coconut custard and passion fruit, sliced mango, and fresh berries. Dig in!
Here it is, y’all: the latest iteration of the world-renowned (well, at least really good) Deep-Dish Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Tart. There’s nothing quite so magical as the transformation of silken tofu and melted chocolate chips in the custom crust of your choice. No one understands exactly what happens in there, but it’s amazing!
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Lead Image Source: Tropical Summer Trifle Cups
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