Summer fruits and vegetables are the best because they’re abundant, so appetizing, and very affordable. And, they’re SUPERFOODS! Here are some of my favorite summer produce with 35 vegan summer recipes to get you going.
A great way to boost your immune system and UP your nutrition intake is by eating seasonally! Especially, during the summer months. The produce is so colorful and there’s so much of it! And, the best way to maximize your nutrition is to “eat the rainbow.”
I love buying my produce at a local Farmer’s Market or local “open air market.” If you are able I would encourage you to do the same. You can usually get a better price and see where your food is actually coming from. It’s also a great way to support local farmers, families, and businesses.
Summer Fruits And Vegetables List
This list is not exhaustive nor is it meant to be. But, it is very well rounded and will give you some good direction without overwhelming you. To me, these are the best fruits and vegetables to eat during the summer months. And, you have 35 delicious recipes as well.
- Bell Pepper
- Egg Plant
- Green Beans
- Lemons & Limes
- Summer Squash
Vegan Summer Recipes
Check out these 35 amazing vegan summer recipes you can make with the above summer fruits and vegetable list.
Apple Walnut Salad
Apple Walnut Salad made with fresh greens, chopped apples, heart-healthy walnuts, and fat-free vegan honey mustard. 3 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Crumble
This vegan Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Crumble recipe is made with plain and simple ingredients. Baked cinnamon-spiced apples covered in a crunchy oatmeal topping that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Chipotle Chickpea Kale Salad With Tahini Dressing
This delicious vegan chickpea kale salad recipe is so easy to make and ready in 20 minutes. It’s made with spicy chipotle chickpeas, kale, avocado, and topped with a creamy garlicky tahini dressing.
Easy Vegan Avocado Toast
This Easy Vegan Avocado Toast is the perfect plant-based breakfast. Creamy avocado on crunchy toast topped with vegan parmesan and red onion. Healthy, hearty, and absolutely delicious!
Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos
Easy vegan breakfast tacos stuffed with scrambled tofu, roasted potatoes, avocado, black beans, and salsa. Healthy, hearty, and delicious!
Healthy Avocado Chocolate Pudding
This Avocado Chocolate Pudding is so easy to make, requires only FIVE ingredients, and 5 minutes. It’s rich, creamy, and incredibly decadent. You’ll never taste the avocado and its kid approved!
Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
Healthy Banana Oat Blender Pancakes are delicious and so easy to make! No flour, no eggs, and no dairy. Wholesome ingredients blended perfectly to make an incredible breakfast.
Healthy Vegan Banana Bread (No Oil)
This is the only and best vegan banana bread recipe you will ever need! It’s so easy. All you need are 7 simple ingredients and 1 bowl.
Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers
Delicious Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with smoky chipotle-flavored rice and black bean filling. Hearty, healthy, filling, and easy to make.
Vegan Pepper Steak With Onions
Vegan Pepper Steak With Onions made with Butler soy curls, sliced bell pepper, and savory onions cooked in a delicious Asian inspired brown sauce. Serve over rice for one of the easiest, most delicious, healthy, and unforgettable meals.
Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
This delicious Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a great way to start the day. Cooked with bananas and topped with maple syrup, pecans, and almond milk. It’s so easy! All you need are 4 ingredients and less than 20 minutes.
Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
Fluffy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes are so easy to make. Hearty, healthy and free from dairy, oil, and eggs. Low-fat, vegan, plant-based and delicious!
Raw Oat Blueberry Banana Nut Power Bowl
Don’t give me your, “I don’t have time for breakfast” spiel. We all got places to be. Stop for 5 minutes, make this Raw Oat Blueberry Banana Nut Power Bowl and show your heart and colon some love.
Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs
These Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs are THE perfect plant-based alternative to regular hot dogs! Healthy, LOW-FAT, easy, delicious, and great for a cookout.
Oil-free Maple Roasted Carrots
Learn how to make the most delicious Oil-free Maple Roasted Carrots without any oil! These are sweet, spiced and delicious!
Homemade Vegan Meatloaf Made With Lentils & Oats
Delicious Homemade Vegan Meatloaf made with lentils and oats. Savory, hearty, and extremely comforting. It goes perfect with my Homemade Vegan Creamed Corn and Creamy Homemade Vegan Mashed Potatoes.
Easy Three Bean Salad
Easy and delicious classic Three Bean Salad. It’s made with chickpeas, red kidney beans, cannellini beans, cucumber, celery, a few simple spices, and a delicious oil free sweet and tangy dressing.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
A delicious vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich. It’s loaded with protein; full of fiber; and, super hearty! No cooking and takes less than 10-minutes to prepare. Lunch…is served!
Homemade Vegan Creamed Corn
Delicious, rich, and creamy Homemade Vegan Creamed Corn recipe. Plant-based, vegan, low-fat, and ready in as little as 20 minutes.
Quinoa Black Bean Salad
This Quinoa Black Bean Salad is super hearty. It’s perfect as a meal all by itself but goes nicely with the main course as well. Vegan, gluten free, loaded with protein, low-fat, and ready in 20 minutes!
TOMATOES & CUCUMBERS
Tomato Cucumber Salad (No Oil)
This simple Tomato Cucumber Salad recipe is bright, light, fresh, and delicious. It’s an easy summer salad made with English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, crunchy red onion, and covered in a sweet and tangy oil-free dressing.
Potato Chip And Tomato Sandwich
If taste buds had hands they would high five you after one bite of this sandwich! Get ready because we’re about to take southern comfort food to a whole new level. It’s time to make the Potato Chip Tomato Sandwich. Giddy up!
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Kale Pasta
This Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Kale Pasta is so easy to make, super healthy, and kid-approved. It’s rich, creamy, and the perfect dish for a midweek meal.
Moroccan Stuffed Eggplant
This Moroccan Stuffed Eggplant is bursting with flavor! Filled with lentils, tomatoes, and the perfect blend of spices, this is a vegan and gluten-free meal that elevates dinner to a whole new level. You can very easily omit the oil and follow the same directions to make this meal completely WFPB compliant.
Vegan Eggplant Lasagna (Gluten + Grain-Free!)
This Vegan Eggplant Lasagna is free from Gluten, Dairy, and Grains, but not on flavor! A hearty, healthy, and cozy dinner option.
Vegan Eggplant Reuben Sandwich (Gluten Free) - From My Bowl
You’ll never believe that this Vegan Eggplant Reuben Sandwich is made from Eggplant! It has all the flavors of the classic stack, but this one is Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan.
Easy Skillet Green Beans
A delicious Easy Skillet Green Bean recipe. Fresh green beans roasted with savory garlic and just a pinch of red pepper flakes. It’s one amazing healthy holiday side dish. And, you only need 1 pan and 4 ingredients. Vegan, gluten-free & oil-free.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole With Onion Rings
It’s not just a green bean casserole. It’s Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings. Made with Shane & Simple Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup and Crunch Oven Baked Onion Rings. Easy, filling, manly, hearty, healthy, and BIG TIME DELICIOUS!
LEMONS, LIMES, & MANGOS
Easy Mango Salsa
Change up your salsa game with this sweet, spicy homemade mango salsa recipe! Served with chips, it's the perfect easy appetizer for summer parties.
Garlicky Lemon Tahini Dressing
This Garlicky Lemon Tahini Dressing is the perfect tahini sauce. Use it on salads, sandwiches or veggie burgers, on top of Buddha bowls, or as a dip on veggie platters.
Oven Roasted Asparagus With Lemon Tahini Sauce
This Oven Roasted Asparagus with lemon tahini sauce is so quick and easy. Thick asparagus spears lightly seasoned with a little soy sauce, garlic powder, and freshly ground black pepper then roasted to perfection. Oil-free and absolutely delicious.
Avocado Cucumber Sushi Roll
Learn how to make sushi with this easy sushi recipe! Filled with mango, avocado & cucumber, it makes a healthy, delicious sushi roll.
SUMMER SQUASH & ZUCCHINI
Vegan Squash Casserole
This Vegan Squash Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and delicious! A Southern favorite made healthy, low-fat, and ready in as little 35 minutes.
Vegan Zucchini Bread
The BEST Vegan Zucchini Bread recipe! Cinnamon and nutmeg are combined with healthy grated zucchini to make this incredible bread. It’s oil-free, fluffy, moist, and absolutely delicious. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a healthy snack.
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