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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!

1. Baked Falafel
Vegan Baked Falafel

Oven baked falafel is a yummy and healthier way of cooking this classic fan favorite. Who doesn’t love falafel? Baking instead of frying cuts back on oil while still providing amazing flavor. This recipe utilizes whole food ingredients to maximize nutritional value, and is a great dish packed with protein and fiber!

2. BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls
Vegan BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls

The best comfort foods are simple and making this appetizer is super-easy and super hands-off, like these BBQ pulled carrot rolls. Shredded carrots are the perfect whole foods based replacement for pulled pork. Drenched in a tangy, sticky barbecue sauce, these pulled carrot rolls are a guaranteed hit.

3.  Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers With Creamy Mustard 
Vegan Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers With Creamy Mustard

Sometimes, to make the best burger, you’ve just got to do it yourself. This is one of them you’ve got to make. Smoky, filling, and oh so satisfying, this burger is sure to impress anyone you serve it to, including yourself!

4. Five Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Vegan Five Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This baked, vegan version of mac and cheese gets its cheesiness from a nutritional yeast-filled sauce, a tofu ricotta-like mixture, vegan cream cheese, shredded vegan cheese, and walnut parmesan sprinkles. Yep, that’s five! If you are looking for an unbeatable “cheesy” comfort dish, here you are.

5. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Vegan Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Creamy chocolate and peanut butter swirl is piled inside a no-bake optional crust for a rich and cooling treat. If you’re a fan of peanut butter cups, then this Frozen Peanut Butter Pie was made for you. Serve semi-freddo for the perfect, melty yet chilly treat this summer.

6. Piña Colada Coconut Nice Cream
Vegan Piña Colada Coconut Nice Cream

This piña colada nice cream is smooth, completely plant-based, gluten-free, and healthy! The rum is totally optional, but who can say no to a slightly boozy ice cream? The tropical coconut and pineapple combo will make you feel like you’re at some fancy beach club or an exotic paradise even if really you’re just on your couch.

7. Jalapeño ‘Cheddar’ Knots 
Vegan Jalapeño ‘Cheddar’ Knots

Adding a hint of heat to anything whether it be the focal point or just a hint enhances the flavor and actually help you burn calories due to peppers containing capsacian! This recipe may seem like it has a lot of steps or time, but the instructions are seamless. It’s easy, cheesy, has minimal ingredients, doesn’t have to be perfect, packs heat, and is perfect for any season.

8. Polenta Fries Made With Aquafaba 
Vegan Polenta Fries Made With Aquafaba

Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush or porridge, popular in Italy. There you’d have it in the place of pasta, served in a pool, with a tomato sauce over, or sautéed mushrooms. When rolled in a little additional cornmeal and shallow-fried in hot oil, polenta “fries” come out perfectly crispy on the outside, but warm and gooey on the inside. It’s kind of amazing how creamy the polenta is, without the addition of either butter or cream. You can serve whatever dipping sauce you like with these, a marinara would be nice, though something creamy would be even better!

9. Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
Vegan Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Take one bite of these cheesecake bars and we bet you would never guess that they were raw, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free! It starts off with a base of dates, coconut shreds, and oats, and is then topped with delicious and creamy raspberry filling. Drizzle with some salted caramel sauce for added decadence and presentation.

10. Sesame Tempeh With Soba Noodle
Vegan Sesame Tempeh With Soba Noodle

A simple, delicious weeknight dinner inspired by east Asian flavors: sesame tempeh soba noodles. Marinated tempeh is stir-fried with fresh baby bok choy, mushrooms, and soba noodles in a delicious, umami sauce. This dish takes about 20 minutes to throw together, making it a wonderful option for busy days.

11. Sicilian Roasted Cauliflower 
Vegan Sicilian Roasted Cauliflower

Who would have thought that a whole head of cauliflower could pack so much texture and flavor! This dish features a roasted cauliflower topped with crispy, crunch breadcrumbs. It is flavored with plenty of Italian herbs and red pepper flakes.

12. Tikka Masala Cauliflower and Chickpeas 
Vegan Tikka Masala Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Tikka masala is a popular Indian curry dish that is traditionally made with meat – but this vegan version is made with cauliflower and chickpeas! The homemade spice blend gives this easy meal a spicy, flavorful kick.

13. Unicorn Muddy Buddies
Vegan Unicorn Muddy Buddies

These unicorn muddy buddies are the simplest treat to make, but everyone will love you for introducing them. This ubiquitous American snack involves coating crunchy cereal in vegan buttercream, then topping it with rainbow sprinkles. Don’t worry — making your own dairy-free frosting is easy and you can even customize the flavor!

14. Veggie Pasta Salad With Avocado Mustard Dressing 
Vegan Veggie Pasta Salad With Avocado Mustard Dressing

This Veggie Pasta Salad works great as a meal or a side dish! Awesome for dinner parties.

15. Giant Chicken Nugget 
Vegan Chicken Nugget

A giant fried seitan nugget! Adding oil, mashed beans or cutting it with additional flours (like chickpea flour or nutritional yeast) or even mixing in tomato sauce. All these things can cut down on the chewiness to make it less like rubber.

Be sure to check out last week’s viral recipes for more delicious-looking, mouth-watering creations:From Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower To Deviled Potato Bites: Recipes That Went Viral Last Week! You can find these recipes and many more on our Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars