What are your 4th of July plans? Over here, we’re envisioning a park, some good tunes, a Frisbee and, of course, good food shared with friends! If you are planning or participating in a group food-sharing event, may we suggest considering going vegan? Even if you enjoy a brat with the best of them, bringing a vegan dish invites more people to appreciate your culinary skillz. Plus, since dairy is a no-no for many folks, preparing something vegan means they can navigate the buffet table with more ease. While the evening’s fireworks are sure to be the main event, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite vegan recipes that take a close second for eliciting ohs and ahs …
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Mango Avocado and Red Onion Salsa
Sweet, spicy and a little tart? It’s hard to get too much of this classic combination. Double the recipe. Trust us.
This tried and true classic is always welcome.
Tart Cherry, Apple & Cabbage Slaw
Humble ingredients combine for extraordinary flavors in this simple dish. Prepare the night before to let the flavors marry.
Cranberry Spinach Salad
Sure, this is often a winter favorite, but who says cranberry and spinach must be relegated to cooler climes? Not us! This combination brightens any day – especially when the sun’s rays are potent.
Mango Farro Pilaf
There’s a lot to love here: chewy farro, mint, basil, coconut milk … Let the flavors of summer explode on your palate.
Tangy Curried Chickpea Salad [Vegan]
Just like curried chicken salad with one minor substitution – which IOHO takes this dish from a 7 to a solid 10.
Roasted Carrot Summer Rolls with Cabbage
Summer rolls were made for the potluck, fresh, easily transportable, visually stunning and delicious. Need we say more?