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5 Easy Summer Dinners

beet and walnut veggie burger on a hamburger bun

Easy Summer Dinners that will have you going in for seconds! These vegan summer recipes are perfect for dinner time because they’re delicious and so satisfying.

From protein-packed taquitos, stuffed tomatoes with crispy breadcrumbs, and my favorite veggie burger recipe, I’ve got you covered with tasty meals you’ll want to make all summer long!

Summer Meals

I make a lot easy vegan dinners because summertime is about relaxing and enjoying all of the deliciousness the season has to offer. Ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and sweet corn are perfect this time of year, and on the list of dinner ideas below, you’ll find fun ways to use these seasonal ingredients!

A simple, fresh, and healthy dinner is the way to go when the weather is warm, and these easy summer recipes are exactly that.

And if you can’t get enough meatless meals, make sure you check out my cookbook, Vegan Party Planning! It’s full of plant based dinner recipes and even has eight menus to guide you through your next summer dinner party. It’s full of easy vegan recipes that are perfect for supper or meal prep, so make sure to check it out for extra inspiration!

Now let’s get into the 5 Best Vegan Dinner Recipes!

Spicy Chickpea Taquitos

I’m kicking off this list of 5 Easy Summer Dinners with a high protein meal. These Spicy Chickpea Taquitos are one of my favorite secretly healthy recipes to make for friends and family. They’re crispy on the outside, cheesy in the center and so fun to eat!

Serve with my 4 Ingredient Avocado Sauce and enjoy!

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

I love vegan sandwiches and this BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich is high on my list of favorites!

This recipe is inspired by Panera Bread’s famous BBQ Smokehouse Chicken Sandwich. So my vegan version is piled high with slow cooked BBQ jackfruit, thinly sliced red onions, and melty vegan cheese.

You’re going to freak out over how delicious this is, and your dinner companions will never believe it’s 100% vegan!

bbq sandwich on a wood cutting board

Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

If you’re always on the hunt for a good veggie dish, look no further than these delicious Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes.

This meatless meal will have you thinking you’re spending the summer in Italy, and it’s my go-to when I’m craving fresh and Summery Italian food! These Roasted Tomatoes with Pesto Chickpeas and Crispy Breadcrumbs make an excellent main course when served with a fresh green salad and some warm, crusty bread! 

Pour yourself a glass of wine and take your plate outside to enjoy in the sunshine. You’ll feel like you’re in Italy in no time!

baked tomatoes in a white casserole dish

Jalapeño and Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

If you’ve been on the hunt for some new pasta salad recipes to try this summer, you’ve gotta make my Jalapeño and Sweet Corn Pasta Salad! It’s a delicious blend of roasted red peppers, sweet corn, and pickled jalapeños tossed with bowtie pasta and vegan feta cheese.

The Italian Lemon Basil Dressing ties it all together, and the result is a colorful plant-based pasta salad that is perfect for dinner al fresco!

pasta salad with basil and red peppers on a white plate

Beet + Walnut Burgers

And finally, I saved one of my favorite summer meals for last. These homemade veggie burgers are truly delicious and such a great summer dinner idea!

While they do require a little more prep work than some of the other recipes on this list, the pay off is totally worth it!

These Beet and Walnut Veggie Burgers are incredibly flavorful and the texture is just right. Not too mushy, nothing artificial, and they’re packed with plant-based protein. Serve to your vegan and vegetarian friends and they will be thrilled! But in my experience, even my non-vegan friends flip over these tasty homemade burgers!

beet and walnut veggie burger on a hamburger bun

I hope you enjoyed this list of Easy Summer Dinners! If you try any of these vegan summer meals, I would love to know what you think, so rate and review in the comments below!

And don’t forget to share this link with a friend who might be looking for some dinner inspiration!

See you next time!

Nicole Vranjican

Hey! I’m Nicole and I make practical vegan recipes for REAL life. I cook with simple, easy to find ingredients and I’m passionate about creating delicious plant-based meals that everyone will love!

I hope you enjoy my recipes and videos :) Happy Cooking!

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