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If you’re looking for the top summer recipes to try, these are it! These recipes are the ones that have been circulated the most on our site and are perfect for adding to your summer eats before the end of the season. We’ve got everything from colorful eats that look amazing on your picnic platters to comfort eats, to even recipes that will shine when grilled. Plus, don’t forget to wrap up with some of these fantastic drool-worthy desserts.

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives! And check out our Dessert Archives for even more ideas!

This week, we’re bringing delicious, fully vegan, and plant-based ways to enjoy our top summer recipes!

Refreshing and Eye-Catching Summer Eats

Vegan Cowboy Caviar with Quinoa and Zesty Lime Dressing

Source: Cowboy Caviar with Quinoa and Zesty Lime Dressing

These recipes are full of color and popping with flavor! These recipes use a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables for a refreshing taste this summer. These recipes will keep you full and refreshed, and ready to conquer your day. Try out adding this Cowboy Caviar with Quinoa and Zesty Lime Dressing by Carol Clayton to your picnic spread, or even mix it up and bring this Sweet Potato Salsa Salad by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby! For those hotter mornings, try out sipping on this Health Promoting Smoothie by Julie Zimmer for breakfast, or even these Raspados Mexicanos by Mitch and Justine Chapman!

Vegan Raspados Mexicanos

Source: Raspados Mexicanos by Mitch and Justine Chapman

These refreshing and colorful recipes are included below! Try them out!

Comforting Summer Eats

Swiss Chard and White Bean Grilled Sammie

Source: Swiss Chard and White Bean Grilled Sammie

Yep, summer comfort food is a thing! These meals are perfect for those cooler summer nights where you find yourself missing something warm and cozy. These recipes range from cozy to comforting and are an excellent choice to eat if you’re craving something a bit heavier.

Vegan Tofu Madras

Source: Tofu Madras

Try out making this deliciously plant-based Five Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese by Joni Marie Newman or even this warm Tofu Madras by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby! For a lighter lunch that’s just as filling, try out this Swiss Chard and White Bean Grilled Sammie by Heather Poire or even these Tofu Chick’n Nuggets by Taavi Moore that you can have alongside some delicious mashed potatoes!

Eats to Pair with The Grill

Vegan Tempeh & Black Bean Burgers

Source: Tempeh & Black Bean Burgers

If you’re looking for some recipes to make that will do excellently on a grill day, these recipes have you covered! These Tempeh & Black Bean Burgers and this Roasted Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad by Ross Bearman, Great Taste Judge and Founder of Ross & Ross Gifts will make wonderful meals that are not only full of flavor but will impress your guests!

Vegan Garden Picnic Pasta Salad

Source: Garden Picnic Pasta Salad with Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing

Having some delicious side dishes is important, and this Garden Picnic Pasta Salad with Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing by The Whole Foods Diet by John Mackey and this Summer Rainbow Ratatouille by Hannah Sunderani are wonderful recipes to start with! If you’re looking for even more options, check out these roundups on the perfect side dishes and XX.

Drool-Worthy Desserts

Vegan Monkey Bread

Source: Monkey Bread

These summer desserts are excellent to enjoy on a hot day! These Creamy Matcha Green Tea Popsicles by Larice Feuerstein and this Raw Vegan Superfood Cake by Lena Novak are perfect to keep cool. If you’re wanting something for a dessert centerpiece at your summer cookout, this Monkey Bread by Maria Koutsogiannis would be excellent!

Vegan Creamy Matcha Green Tea Popsicles

Source: Creamy Matcha Green Tea Popsicles

These dessert recipes are perfect to whip up for something sweet to enjoy. Try out these simple 3-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Almond Clusters by Michele Elizabeth or this Pecan Pie Protein Fudge by Hayley Canning that can be made in the freezer.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some resources to get you started:

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