5 Vegetarian Must-Haves for the 4th of July

Celebrate American Independence Day the right way with these vegetarian 4th of July essentials.

May 17, 2019

Independence Day, Vegetarian-Style

Cookout season is right around the corner, and with it, one of America’s biggest holidays: the 4th of July! Some cookout staples aren't very vegetarian-friendly, but we got you with this round-up of meat-free recipes.

Portobello Burgers

Portobello Burgers

Funny Love Blog

Fire up the grill for this flavourful, meatless take on a cookout classic. Marinating the portobello mushrooms in a mixture of tangy Worcestershire and steak seasoning makes the perfect patty for your veggie burger. You’ve got yourself some vegetarian burgers that are sure to be a hit.

Potato Salad

Vegan Lemon Herb Potato Salad

I Just Make Sandwiches

An All-American classic, potato salads are an absolute must for the 4th. Most of us are guilty of throwing a tub of the stuff into a shopping cart and checking it off the grocery list, but making it yourself is so, so much better. Just let this vegan potato salad prove it to you: it’s loaded with veggies, ultra-creamy, and is so easy to make. Plus, it’s the perfect side to those portobello burgers.

Grilled Halloumi

Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Pups with Chopsticks

It’s time to meet your grill’s favourite cheese: the firm, savoury halloumi. Take it to the next level with a basil chili oil marinade and a maple syrup sauce. With just the right amount of saltiness and the extra zing from the chili, it’s super-satisfying.

Grilled Chipotle Lime Corn

Grilled Chipotle Lime Corn

Garlic & Zest

You can’t go wrong with some sweet, sweet corn at a cookout. This recipe calls for a delicious compound butter flavoured with lime and chipotle. Just brush some butter on your corn, and grill away! Don’t forget to add some lime on the side for your guests to squeeze on top.

Vegetable Kabobs

Italian Vegetable Kabobs

Sear Nation

There’s something so satisfyingly laid-back about eating food off a stick. This Italian vegetable kabob is simple, healthy and will definitely add some colour to your plate! If you have extra halloumi, chop it up into cubes and thread them on your skewers as well for an extra boost of taste and texture.

Apple Pie

Scrumptious Apple Pie

Sear Nation

There’s no holiday as American as the Fourth of July, and no dessert as American as apple pie, so the saying goes! Treat yourself and your party with this good ol’ dessert to finish off the festivities.

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