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16 Seasonal Summer Vegan Recipes – Weekly Vegan Meal Plan #23

These seasonal summer vegan recipes are bright, fresh, and ready for warm days ahead! Make healthy meal prepping easy for your busy weeks.  These are simple, everyday, plant-based recipes you’ll love!  For this third week of June we have some fantastic recipes like everything bagel hummus, sweet cucumber chutney, chickpea and olive sandwiches, and air fryer smores!

I wanted to try something fun this year, so I decided to make a  list of recipes for a weekly vegan meal plan everyone can enjoy – this week’s meal plan is dedicated to easy summer meal prep and warm nights!  These plant based summer recipes are ones that we eat regularly on the homestead (tried & true!), and are simple and totally repeatable for cooks of any skill level. Check out all of my Weekly Vegan Meal Plans here!

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Summer Recipes for Plant-Based Meal Prep!

I’m a meal prepper all year, but find it essential in the summer months when I don’t want to spend every day cooking.  To prep: I choose 2 breakfasts for the week, 1 snack, 2 weekly lunches, 4 dinners, and 1 dessert.  Batch cooking is a lifesaver,  so I make multiple portions of everything and prep them out for the week – I made a list of some of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon here that also help me out.  I never get tired of eating the same thing for lunch every day because I switch up the flavors each week.  If you like variety, then you can make 3 different lunches instead of just 2 recipes.  Because my husband and I work Monday-Friday 9-5 schedules, Sunday is the best meal prep day for us – but choose whatever day works best for you!  By having a few hours of prep and cooking during the week (and a few handy meal prep tools) you don’t have to spend time in the kitchen on crazy weeknights when your family is the busiest.

Vegan Summer Breakfast Recipes

I start by preparing 2 different breakfasts with 5 portions each. I divide the portions into individual containers (for overnight oatmeal) or bags (for muffins or oatmeal bars) so they are ready to go. Just heat and eat, and you have a week of meal prepped breakfasts ready.

Meal Prep Work from Home Lunches!

Similarly, I cook 2 large batches of my lunch recipes for that week.  Lunches are usually salads or soups, so I divide them into individual meal prep containers or mason jars. I line them up in the refrigerator, so we can heat and eat during our busy work weeks!

 Vegan Summer Dinner Recipes

I always cook more than 1 portion of food for my family for the week. That way we can enjoy a meal one night, and reheat leftovers the next day!  I try to cook dinner 3 times a week, so I prep as much as I can on the weekend, but keep in mind things like salads which are better made fresh.

How To Spend Less Time Cooking

I actually spend way less time cooking if I prep as much as possible on the weekend. I utilize fresh ingredients when I can, and head to the pantry for everything else. That way, we have homemade meals 3 times a day, with very little cooking time on my end. It probably takes me 3 hours total to cook 3 meals a day, for 2 people, 7 days a week! Thanks to a few of my favorite meal prep products, long-term food storage is safe and easy!

 

Weekly Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Each week, I like prepping one breakfast for me, and one for my husband.  I try to prep about 5 servings of each so we have ready-made brekkies that we can just heat and eat. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore where you can find simple healthy breakfast recipes.  Click the links below the images to see this week’s full recipes!  These amazing sweet or savory breakfasts are great for the whole family. Some can even be enjoyed on-the-go for a quick bite if you are running out the door to school or the office.

Lemon Basil Smoothie

This sweet lemon basil smoothie recipe is vibrant and fresh, and is loaded with a sweet hint of lemon basil. This fruity tropical smoothie will let you rise and SHINE!  This 5 minute blender breakfast recipe is a great on-the-go breakfast option, and can be made high protein with an extra scoop of protein powder.
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Sheet Pan Root Vegetable Home Fries (Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegetarian)

This easy sheet pan root vegetable home fries is a hearty recipe with sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and potatoes. Cooked in one sheet pan, this breakfast or brinner is easy to prep and even easier to eat. Paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, and whole30 breakfast recipe approved!
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats (Vegan, GF)

This dark chocolate cherry overnight oats recipe is hearty and satisfying, rich and chocolatey! A vegan, gluten free, healthy breakfast on the go, that you can make ahead the night before. Great for work or school breakfasts, this no-cook oatmeal recipe is loaded with fruit and flavor.
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Vegan Huevos Rancheros

These vegan huevos rancheros are a high protein plant based take on the classic Mexican breakfast: tofu scramble, beans, & veggies!  Serve with your favorite salsa, warm tortillas, and a breakfast margarita... because you deserve it! 🙂
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Weekday Vegan Work or School Lunches

Lunches for us are usually soups, sandwich, wrap, or salads for a quick bite. I normally like cooking 2 large pots of soup on Sunday nights and divide them into jars for the week.  That way, when noon rolls around we can just heat + eat!  You can also check out my full collection of lunch recipes here.  The summer months are full of lunches made with fresh produce from the garden, and the winters we use a lot of pantry staple ingredients for satisfying flavors.

Tahini Tofu Wraps (Vegan, GF)

These crispy tahini tofu wraps are a fresh, vibrant, and high protein lunch or dinner! Made with delicious crispy baked tofu, fresh chopped vegetables, and creamy hummus. These wraps are vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, and SO delicious!
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Mason Jar Ramen Noodle Soup (Vegan, Low Sodium, Gluten-Free)

This healthy ramen soup is an easy and satisfying lunch!  Better and more flavorful than Instant Ramen, this soup will fill you up with healthy vegetables without the salt.
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Smashed Chickpea and Olive Sandwich Recipe

I love a good smashed chickpea and olive recipe - and this loaded sandwich totally hits the spot! Vegan, gluten free, and high in protein. This makes a great lunch, or even a light breakfast or snack.  Delicious smashed chickpeas on homemade sourdough bread, loaded with fresh crunchy vegetables and briny olives!
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Vegan Dinner Seasonal Summer Recipes

Dinners for us rotate around some great pantry staple ingredients: rice, pastas, grains, and potatoes.  I try to mix it up with the carb, protein, and vegetable selections every week.  I usually make 3 or 4 different plant-based dinners per week, and we enjoy them for a few nights in a row. Below is what is on our menu for this week, but if you are looking to browse through some other dinner options, click here for all my dinner recipes. I love mixing up the ingredients each night, and also the cuisines!  We love cycling through some great vegan Italian pastas, Indian curries, Asian baked tofu and stir fries, and good ol’ potatoes.

Rasta Pasta (Vegetarian, Vegan)

This vegan Rasta Pasta has a delicious blend of bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and spices! A fantastic sheet pan pasta sauce recipe to heat and eat.  Serve this perfectly spiced pasta along with a big salad and some homemade garlic bread, for a jammin' good time.
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Turnip Greens Pesto (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This turnip green pesto is garlicky and spicy, simple to make, and is a great no cook pasta sauce for summer nights. Great way to use turnip tops from your garden.
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Vegan Butter Tofu (Tofu Makhani) Gluten Free

This vegan butter tofu recipe is a creamy Indian dish made dairy free and plant based, with high protein tofu and bright fresh spices.  We love serving this butter tofu recipe over rice or with a side of garlic naan bread. This dairy free butter tofu recipe (or tofu makhani) is an absolutely delicious vegetarian Indian dinner recipe we give a 10/10!
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Sticky Garlic Noodles with Tofu (Vegan, GF)

These sticky garlic noodles with tofu are a healthy high protein vegan dinner! Crispy tofu, rice noodles, and a sticky sweet garlic sauce make the perfect meal.  This recipe is super versatile, and can be made with any of your favorite veggies that you have on hand.
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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese (Nut Free, Oil Free)

This vegan macaroni and cheese is nut free and and is oil free, and has a sharp tangy dairy free cheese sauce that is pure vegan comfort food!  This cozy vegan mac and cheese recipe is made with roasted vegetables, bold spices, and a creamy plant based milk sauce. Perfect vegan nostalgia food!
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Vegan Snacks, Desserts, and Spreads Recipes

I love simple weekend snacks that I can whip up when I have some extra time on the weekend, and these snacks are great vegan recipes for summer!  I love baking bread, making brunches, simple dip or hummus recipes, muffins, or snack bars.  This weekend’s snacks, sides, and desserts are below!  Make sure to check out my other snack recipes on The Herbeevore here.

Everything Bagel Hummus

This everything bagel hummus recipe is smoky and sweet, creamy and light. Great as a dip for pita or veggies, or as a flavorful spread for a sandwich, wrap, or toast. 
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Sweet Cucumber Chutney (Vegan, GF)

This sweet cucumber chutney recipe is a bright and fresh condiment that takes 5 minutes and is vegan, gluten free, and loaded with flavor.  This chutney can be used as a replacement for relish, on top of crackers or flat bread, or added to a grain bowl. A vibrant and healthy recipe for your summer garden cucumbers!
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Vegan Cheese Sauce (No Nuts, Oil Free)

This vegan cheese sauce without nuts is loaded with plant-based veggies, and is oil free, dairy free, so good, and so good FOR you!  Made with super flavorful roasted vegetables and spices, this cheese sauce is a fantastic recipe to dip chips into, load onto a burrito, or drizzle over fries.
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Brownie S'mores in the Air Fryer

These brownie s'mores in the air fryer are the BEST 5 minute treat! Simple, easy, and so unbelievably decadent, no campfire needed. These s'mores are the perfect chocolately dessert for those camp-at-home vibes.
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Easy Vegan Pantry Staple Recipes

These recipes are fantastic and pantry-staple friendly!  They use almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand already. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can browse through all my favorite pantry staple ingredients on Amazon.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

 A Few Meal Prep Products That Make Life SO Much Easier!

As a meal prepper and planner, I rely on having durable reliable equipment in my kitchen to make my life easier. Airtight food storage containers and mason jars are great ways to keep food fresh longer. I also love my Instant Pot (I swear by it!) for prepping healthy and simple meals in no time!  Here are a few of my favorite products that I use almost everyday! You can also browse a list of some of my favorite products that help me meal prep and organize for the week!

 

As always, if you make any of these vegan recipes for summer,  be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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