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The Best Plant-Based Cookout Recipes For Summer

The meat industry accounts for almost 15% of greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing animal agriculture could potentially offset 68% of current carbon emissions.

Creating a plant-based spread for your summer cookout is one small way you can help reduce your impact on the planet while saving money - going meatless could cut your food costs by up to one-third!  

Here are some of our favorite plant-based recipes for a sustainable summer cookout!

Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger 

Get the full recipe on Minimalist Baker 

This smoky black bean burger has all the flavor of a traditional meat burger, without the environmental impact. It’s a perfect addition to any summer cookout.  

Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs

Get the full recipe on Shane & Simple 

Although these may look like the traditional summer staple, these are actually made from carrots!  

Easy Grilled Veggie Skewers

Get the full recipe on The Forked Spoon 

Who doesn’t love flavor-packed grilled vegetables? These colorful veggie skewers are the perfect side dish to accompany your BBQ spread. 

Vegan Pasta Salad

Get the full recipe on Food with Feeling 

Pasta salad is the ideal make-ahead dish to bring to a summer picnic. This recipe uses a lot of pantry staples, so it is great to make in a time crunch! 

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Berries 

Get the full recipe on Short Girl Tall Order 

Need something easy and delicious to bring to a summer potluck? These vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with fresh berries are a delicious crowd favorite. 

Blueberry Lemonade

Get the full recipe on Damn Delicious 

This refreshing blueberry lemonade is summer in a glass.  

Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Get the full recipe on Minimalist Baker 

This strawberry lemonade is sure to be a crowd favorite at every cookout.  

Avocado Corn Salsa

Get the full recipe on Carmy 

This avocado and corn salsa is a delicious summer palate cleanser to accompany any BBQ. 

Vegan Baked Beans

Get the full recipe on A Virtual Vegan 

Did you know that baked beans can easily be made vegan? This recipe is sure to be a hit at your BBQ. 

Vegan Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

Get the full recipe on Crowded Kitchen 

This take on a traditional caprese salad is paired with grilled peaches and makes for a fresh, tasty addition to your spread.  


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