The Best Summer Recipes
Summer time is the best time for chilled, no cook snacks! That's why I have put together this list of my favorite 5 vegan summer snacks! Whether you are spending the day on the beach, by the pool or simply trying to stay cool, light fare is where it's at. Nobody wants to spend hours in the kitchen in sweltering heat. Using the oven is not cool when it's hot! That's why I have put together this list of perfectly snackable easy recipes that are great for picnics, beach days or dinner on the deck. They take minimal effort and don't heat up the kitchen plus they are chilled and require no cooking. Show your friends and family that a vegan summer is a delicious summer with these 5 no cook vegan summer snacks recipes.
This Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus with Za'atar is the most flavorful hummus you will ever taste. Extra virgin olive oil and runny tahini make it extra creamy and decadent. The entire bulb of roasted garlic gives it a sweet and mellow garlic undertone and the za'atar spice really makes the Middle Eastern vibe pop! Hummus is great for picnics and mezzo platters on the deck!
This fiesta black bean dip is deliciously different. Black beans are blended with creamy tahini, toasted chiles, lime and cilantro to make a smooth and decadent dip. I like to call this one hummus' sexier cousin. It is alot like chickpea hummus but zestier. Serve it with soft tortillas, crackers or chips. Or put it on a vegan sandwich or wrap, layered with fresh and crunchy veggies.This one is awesome for a picnic or day on the beach.
This avocado and tomato salsa recipe aka "pico de guaco" is delicious. It's a cross between pico de gallo and guacamole. It is easy and quick to make, has very few ingredients and is full of flavor. I love making this one to eat with tacos or to put on nachos because it is the best of both worlds. This one is perfect for an al fresco dinner or happy hour on the deck.
This Vegan Cucumber Yogurt Sauce recipe is so creamy and delicious. It is sweet, tangy and refreshing. This thick and creamy yogurt sauce is slightly sweet and totally delicious. It's great on a mezze platter with some pita bread or drizzled on a sandwich or burger. That's why it is included in this 5 best snack recipes for summer list!
Is this creamy tahini lime slaw a meal or a side? With crunchy cabbage, chickpeas, avocado and pepitas, it is hearty enough for a main dish. I could eat the whole bowl! Or it can be a great side dish at any cookout or family party. This recipe will challenge your idea of coleslaw. It is delightfully different with so many textures and flavors plus the dressing is creamy yet dairy-free!
Other recipes for summer
Here is a list of some other recipes that are great for summer. They require minimal cooking and are many are served chilled.