My husband and I are going to a 4th of July potluck and since I don’t know if there will be anything vegan, I’m going to bring several dishes. Wanting to try something new, I searched the vegan food blogs I follow for some fun summer dishes.
I found lots of great party foods, and since many of you will be going to a pool party, picnic or barbecue soon, I wanted to share. So here you go:
Vegan Warm 3 Bean Salad
Bean salads are a potluck classic, and this one from Sophie’s Food Files looks fabulous. I love the addition of olives!
Vegan Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs
Can you believe these deviled eggs from Until Every Cage are vegan? They look just like the real thing. What a fun dish (and conversation starter) to bring to a potluck.
Vegan Cannellini Bean Coconut Hummus
I made this unique hummus from Healthy Vegan Recipes today and it was amazing! I would have never thought of putting coconut in hummus, but it worked. With some healthy pita chips or veggies, this would make a great party appetizer.
Easy Peasy Potato Salad
Potato salad is another classic party food, but it’s usually drenched with mayo. This potato salad from Almost Raw Vegan is not only vegan, but much healthier than typical potato salad. What’s more, it’s a cinch to make!
Minty Red Berry Salad
This rich red berry salad from The Nutritional Epiphany is so inviting that it would be gone almost as soon as you set it down on a buffet table.
Thai Tofu Kabobs
Who says vegans can’t barbecue? Pop a few of these Thai Tofu Kabobs from A Vegan in the Weeds on the barbie for a fun summer dinner.
Peanut Butter, Banana and Cacao Cheesecake
You would be the hit of any party if you walked in with this decadent raw vegan cheesecake from Laura’s Mess.
Chocolate Cheesecake with White Chocolate Spheres
I know I already shared a vegan chocolate cheesecake recipe, but I had to include this one from The Ex-Sugarholic too. It just looks so fun with the white chocolate center.
Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe intrigued me. Can you really use avocado instead of butter in a cookie recipe? According to Danielle of Healthy Vittles and Bits you absolutely can!
Heavenly Vegan Brownies!
Sammy from An Ode to Mung Beans says these brownies are super gooey and chocolate-y. They sure do look yummy from the photo!
So what am I going to bring? The Vegan Cannellini Bean and Coconut Hummus for sure, but I’m not sure what else. We’ll see.
Thanks for the mention Celeste 🙂 Appreciate it 🙂
You’re so welcome! Your hummus was a big hit! Celeste 🙂
Thank you for featuring one of my recipes! I’m honored 🙂
I’m really excited about your avocado cookie recipe! It will probably be one of the things I bring to the potluck. Celeste 🙂
Love these recipes! How do the vegan eggs taste? 😉 Tracy
Hey Tracy! I haven’t tried the vegan eggs yet, so I can’t tell you. I was just tickled that they looked so real. I don’t think I’m going to make them for the potluck, however. Celeste 🙂
I always love reading your posts(: These recipes look delicious! Let me know how the Avocado Chocolate Chip cookies taste!
I appreciate that you read my posts! I’ve decided to make the avocado cookies for sure, so I’ll let you know how they turn out. Celeste 🙂
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Thanks Poppy – I really appreciate it!! Celeste 🙂
You are so welcome and you deserve it! 🙂
I vote you bring those thai vegan kabobs for the barbie! They look so delish!
Hey there Sophia! Yes, those do look good! Celeste 🙂
Ahhh thank you so much for including me, Celeste! I hope you and your husband have a great 4th!
You’re so welcome and I hope you have a wonderful 4th too!! Celeste 🙂
I’d come to your potluck any day – what a gorgeous array of dishes 🙂
Thanks so much! I was just over on your site and thought your Green Bean and Radish Salad would make a great potluck dish too. It’s so pretty! For those reading this note who are curious, here’s the link: http://lucysfriendlyfoods.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/green-bean-and-radish-salad/
Thanks for including my cheesecake recipe 🙂 Also, please note that I just improved the white chocolate recipe in it (it’s scrumptious according to my man). Have a fantastic 4th July!
Your welcome, and it really does look like a scrumptious recipe!! It’s so pretty too! Celeste 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Xcellent coverage Celeste! 🙂
Thanks so much!! I really appreciate that! Celeste 🙂
Did you take some of these photos? You should attribute them so we may note how your photography skills are evolving with that fancy new camera. 🙂
These recipes look delicious, although I probably won’t focus on desserts for awhile. I’m looking forward to having a kitchen of our own soon. We are waiting on an apartment in Perth, hoping it comes through.
Hey Mike! Good luck with getting your apartment – I hope it works out for you guys. As far as these photos, I didn’t take any of them. I assumed that by crediting the blogger who created the recipe that people would know that they also took the photo. But from your comment, I gather this wasn’t clear. You know how it goes with assuming!! Anyway, I’m so glad to hear that you’re not focusing on desserts right now (I guess I didn’t spoil you too much with the Key Lime Pie – ha!). You might like the Avocado/Walnut Hummus that I made the other night, however. It was so good and incredibly health. Yes, avocado and walnuts have a lot of fat, but it’s good for you fat and you only use a couple of tablespoons of the hummus on your pasta. I’ll be posting about it in a couple of days (with a photo that I took!). I’m looking forward to hearing more about your latest adventure! Celeste 🙂
Recipes look delicious. I’ll have to try them.
Hi mom! I know you like to make your own hummus, and the recipe I posted here is really amazing! It calls for oil, but I left that out when I made it and it was still fantastic. Hope you have a happy 4th of July!! Celeste 🙂
Hi Celeste! I looked over your potluck 4th of July recipes. The bean salad looks interesting. So does the raw cheese cake since I am a lover of cheese cake. But you forgot to put in my mother’s potato salad that is a pretty much as vegan as you get with a potato salad.
Hey Jeanne! I don’t remember if I’ve ever had your mother’s potato salad. I asked Paul about it and he said he remembered that she usually made it with beets. I looked in the cookbook she gave Paul and she has two vegan potato salads, one with beets and one without. They do look like fabulous potluck recipes! I’ll have to try them out. Thanks so much for sharing this with me Jeanne! I’m all for carrying on family recipes. I hope you have a fab 4th of July. Celeste 🙂
[ Smiles ] Honestly speaking, I wouldn’t be caught dead with imitation eggs. Now, why would a vegan want to eat something that looks like the real thing?
For example, I hate all of the fake meats, because I don’t want something that tastes almost like the real thing or looks like it.
Thanks again for another lovely article, my friend!
Hi Renard! I get your perspective, and I know other vegans who feel the same way. Still, that’s not how I feel. As long as I know an animal wasn’t harmed in the making of something, then I’m okay with foods looking and tasting like meat and dairy. I’m not saying that I’m a big fan of fake meats and such, because I’m not. Most fake meat and cheese products are processed so I don’t think they’re healthy. I’d rather have dishes centered around grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. I rarely use fake meat and cheese in my own cooking, it’s mostly something I have when I’m eating out. I wouldn’t normally make something like “fake” deviled eggs for my husband and me, but I’m okay with bringing it to a potluck. I think that having foods that look and taste like foods they’re familiar with may help non-vegans to be more open to going vegan. I like the idea of the “fake” deviled eggs for a party because I think it’s a good conversation starter about veganism. Anyway, thanks so much for your comment! I appreciate your perspective. Celeste 🙂
Thanks for the link-in Celeste. Great recipes, I am so excited to check out some of the other blogs that I haven’t visited yet! 🙂 Happy 4th July! xx
I had to include your raw vegan cheesecake Laura – it looks fabulous!! Anyway, please do check out the other blogs I mentioned and happy 4th to you too!! Celeste 🙂
Are you kidding? Avocado in biscuits? Amazing! I’ve been really keen to experiment more with avo…it’s so versatile. My mum made me a killer Avocado choc peanut butter ice cream once…so yummy. I need to try this though!
I made the avocado cookies for the potluck, and they were amazing! I had so much fun making people guess what was in the cookies and no one had a clue. The cookies were a hit. Try them for sure – they are so much healthier than typical cookies and really tasty. Thanks so much for your comment – I appreciate it!! Celeste 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad you liked them Celeste!
Love your 10 party foods… and I’m honoured that you included my Potato Salad!! xox
Thanks for checking out the post Catherine! And you’re so welcome that I included your Potato Salad. I love how simple it is. Celeste 🙂