It’s time for us to refresh our menus for the warmer weather. These vegan dinner ideas will be perfect for those days.
These light summer meals are not just for vegans. They’ll satisfy all tastes (and many of us, for health, ethical, and environmental reasons, are moving toward a plant-based diet).
Enjoyable and healthy vegan summer dinner ideas
Caesar Pasta Salad
It’s possible to go right when you have a salad with pasta in it! This fresh, light, plant-based pasta salad is easy to make, cold, full of tangy flavors, and infinitely customizable.
Use a plant-based Caesar salad dressing, such as Trader Joe’s. Make extras – this dish will be a hit.
Vegan Potato Salad
Potato salad is a staple at potlucks, cookouts, and other summer events. No.
This simple, fresh, plant-based Potato Salad tastes just like the classic version that you had as a child. It is organized by substituting traditional mayo. You can find it in the mayo aisle of many grocery stores. Hellmann’s and Follow Your Heart are among the vegan versions.
Tropical Salad with Mango dressing
This tropical mango salad is a great summer salad you will want to make again and again.
This is a great main dish, and it’s also a good lunch leftover. If desired, you can add any vegetables or toppings, such as crunchy nuts or additional protein. Or, eat it just the way it is.
Vegan Tofu BBQ Burgers
Even tofu skeptics can enjoy this Vegan BBQ tofu Sandwich. It’s piled high with tomato, lettuce, and BBQ sauce. This is a great vegan summer meal to have on hand if you serve people who eat plant-based foods or attend a potluck or cookout.
If you don’t eat fried food or prefer a lighter meal, leave out the fried onion or use gluten-free bread. Try this recipe if you want something more “meaty” and heartier than a salad!
Protein Monster Vegan Enchiladas
Where do you get protein? Wait, are we still saying this? You may still be worried about the myth that vegans have trouble getting enough protein. First, check out.
Second, you can go right with recipes like these simple vegetarian enchiladas. Each serving contains 20 grams of high-quality protein.
Easy Summer Watermelon Salad
Sometimes, it’s just too hot to turn on the oven. You may want to eat frozen drinks and dunk in the pool, but you are an adult who needs it.
This summer watermelon dressing is perfect for those moments. It can be easily veganized by using vegan feta cheese. This salad is salty, sweet and tangy. It will become your favorite summer dish.
Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad
It’s a law that you can’t have a summer without classic pesto dishes. This pesto pasta salad is packed with extra vegetables, including peas and tomatoes. It also contains healthy fats in the form of olive oil and walnuts.
Serve with a side dish of baked tempeh or a simple salad for a light but substantial plant-based meal.