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(Meatless!) 4th of July Menu Ideas

Meatless 4th of July Menu Ideas

Meatless 4th of July Menu Ideas
The 4th of July is a big day for grilling, but if you’re vegetarian, that doesn’t mean your options are limited to soupy fruit salad and warm, melty parade Tootsie Rolls. (Please note that I’m not knocking parade Tootsie Rolls! They are a delicious treat!) I’ve rounded up some summery vegetarian recipes for the 4th below.

Appetizers

Mama Ghannouj RecipeJalapeño Cheddar Crackers
Veggie Hummus Wraps
Mama Ghannouj
Edamame Hummus
Asian Lettuce Wraps
Baked Sriracha Potato Chips
Basil White Bean Dip
Cucumber Mango Salsa

From Other Blogs…
Grilled Avocado and Peach Salsa [Savory Simple]
Cheesy Avocado Skillet Bread [Averie Cooks]
Mushroom Bruschetta Bites [Farmgirl Gourmet]
Grilled Zucchini Roll with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers [Cookin’ Canuck]
Nectarine Caprese with Honey Balsamic Reduction [The Curvy Carrot]
Southwestern Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers [Rachel Cooks]
Quinoa Baked Zucchini Chips with Sriracha Dipping Sauce [Cooking Quinoa]

Drinks

iced_tea_with_honey_lemon_ginger_ice_cubesIced Tea with Lemon-Ginger Ice Cubes
Peach Thyme Syrup
Peach Melba Shake

From Other Blogs…
Herb-Infused Lemonade [Henry Happened]
White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria [Kitchen Treaty]
Watermelon Coolers [MJ’s Kitchen]
Mixed Berry Mint Slushies [The Little Kitchen]
Strawberry Crush Mocktail [La Fuji Mama]
The Southside Fizz [The Boys Club]
Peach Margaritas [Confections of a Foodie Bride]
Blueberry Mojito [Family Spice]

Salads

mango_black_bean_salad_recipeMango Black Bean Salad
Herbed French Lentil Salad
Grilled Veggie Salad with Basil Parmesan Polenta
Summer Orzo Salad
Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing
Freekeh, Zucchini & Pistachio Salad
Greek Fattoush Salad
Strawberry Salad with Coconut Bacon & Black Pepper Vinaigrette
Summer Fruit Salad with Matcha Ginger Vinaigrette

From Other Blogs…
Cucumber-Honeydew Salad with Feta [Rikki Snyder Photography]
Grilled Kale Salad [Betacyanin]
Red White and Blue Fruit Salad [Foodie Crush]
Southwestern Potato Salad [Edible Perspective]
Bruschetta Pasta Salad [The Fig Tree]
Summer Veggie Slaw [Proud Italian Cook]
Mediterranean Couscous Salad [Two Peas & Their Pod]

Main Dishes + Sandwiches

Sweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas RecipeSweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas
Mushroom & Zucchini Quesadillas with Cilantro Pesto
Caramelized Onion & Eggplant Puff Pastry Tart
Fresh Corn, Poblano & Cheddar Pizza
Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes
Stuffed Pattypan Squash with Quinoa and Fresh Corn
Panera-Style Tomato & Mozzarella Panini
Lentil Mushroom Burgers
Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki
Grilled Veggie Banh Mi Sandwiches
Taco Stuffed Zucchini
BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches
Beer-Marinated Grilled Mushroom Tacos
Cabernet Portabella Burgers
Caprese Sandwiches with Garlic Cashew Cheese
Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish
Grilled Veggie Gyros with Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce
Zucchini & Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese
Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza

From Other Blogs…
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers [Bake Your Day]
Grilled Vegetable Lasagna [Fine Dining Lovers]
Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders with Sweet Corn & Scallions [How Sweet It Is]
Balsamic and Pesto Goat Cheese Portobello Burgers [Prevention RD]
Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers [Damn Delicious]

Side Dishes

green_beans_with_lemon_almond_pestoGreen Beans with Lemon-Almond Pesto
4 Simple Watermelon Side Dishes
Thai-Style Grilled Corn with Roasted Peanuts
Miso-Marinated Grilled Summer Squash
Grilled Peaches
Fresh Corn Saute with Coconut Milk & Sriracha
Chili Garlic Green Beans
Green Curry Veggie Kabobs

From Other Blogs…
Roasted Rosemary Veggie Skewers [Including Cake]
Grilled Corn with Tequila Lime Butter [Bell’alimento]
Grilled Fresh Green Beans [Simply Scratch]
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables [Family Fresh Cooking]
Pesto Quinoa with Local Tomatoes and Corn [Sweet Remedy]
Grilled Corn Pico de Gallo [Following In My Shoes]
Zucchini-Tomato Gratin [An Edible Mosaic]

Desserts

Baked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce RecipeBaked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce
Ginger Watermelon Italian Ice
Pineapple Jalapeño Granita
Cherry Lambic Brownies
Strawberry Mojito Popsicles
Honey & Nectarine Galette
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Icebox Cake
Raw Strawberry Dessert Pizza

From Other Blogs…
Honey Lime Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream [Cookie Monster Cooking]
Strawberry Lemonade Bars [Tutti Dolci]
The Best Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies [The Realistic Nutritionist]
Blueberry-Lemon Crumb Bars [Life Made Simple]
Stone Fruit in Lemon Thyme Syrup with Creme Fraiche [Gourmande in the Kitchen]
Lighter Blueberry Cheesecake [Gimme Some Oven]

Need more inspiration? Check out these posts too:

50 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes
50 Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes
Bloggers Share Their Favorite Vegetarian Recipes
The Best Frozen Veggie Burgers (According To Me)
20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days

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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    July 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Yummers! Who needs meat with all these great choices. Another wonderful roundup, Kiersten. Have a great holiday:)

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    [email protected]
    July 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Wonderful round-up, as usual, Kiersten! There are so many great recipes to choose from! I especially love that you included drinks here, too.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    July 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    DELICIOUS 4th of July menu ideas!! I’m drooling just reading through the list 😀

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    Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    July 5, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Thank you for helping me pretend it’s summer!! (middle of winter here in Australia!). What a great list to save for later 🙂

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      July 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Well, winter is good too! Who doesn’t love soup and casseroles? 🙂

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    July 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

    This is such a great post – perfect all summer!! (I’m sending to my sister who is hosting dinner next wknd – maybe it’ll save me from a Greek spaghetti casserole!) 🙂

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    Beth
    July 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    All of these ideas are so great! I definitely could have gone meatless on July 4th and I am now craving lots of foods loaded with veggies! I think I’m going to try your mushroom and zucchini quesadillas very soon – we have so much zucchini in our garden and I’ve had way too much zucchini bread! :0)

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      Kiersten
      July 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Do you ever make zucchini chips? That is my new favorite thing to do with zucchini! 🙂

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        Beth
        July 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm

        Um, no – but I think I definitely need to! That sounds awesome!

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ
    July 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Great inspiration, great round up! Oh my gosh… those honey and nectarine galettes…

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    Brenda Williams
    July 7, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I love green beans and these look so good. I think that may be my favorite thing out of the garden…green beans!

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      Kiersten
      July 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      I should send you some of mine–I am getting more than I know what to do with this week!

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    Ronnie Fein
    July 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Those green beans look awesome; must try those this week. Thanks for this list.

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    July 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Those wontons are calling my name!

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