While summers are known for outdoor parties filled with hamburgers, hotdogs, and paper plates, many vegans struggle to find appetizing dishes as they enjoy their time with friends. Throwing a vegan garden party equipped with delicious food and a Pinterest-worthy table setting can be an exciting departure from the common barbecue. Check out these tips and recipes below to throw the perfect vegan garden party with dishes that will appeal to every kind of diet.
In your effort to create an outdoor oasis, consider upping the ante and setting the table with your favorite dishes, glasses and colorful cloth napkins. Not only will this prevent the flurry of paper products that scatter the yard at every backyard barbecue, but will also invite people to sit and enjoy their food together. To incorporate both elegant and rustic elements without breaking the bank, place mason jars filled with handpicked flowers or tea candles around the table along with a colorful table runner as a focal point.
Vegan Recipes to Try
Simple Grilled Vegetables
To bring your classic summer vegetables to the next level, try brushing them with olive oil and classic Italian spices, and throwing them on a grill. You’ll get the freshness you crave from hot summer nights and the great grill marks that every backyard dish longs for. Check out this vegan recipe we love: Simple Grilled Vegetables.
Vegan Lentil Burgers
Even though these burgers are designed for those on a vegan diet, they’ll have everyone asking for seconds. Made from lentils and breadcrumbs and topped with spicy mustard on a bun, these burgers will be the newest vegan garden party staple. Follow this recipe to enjoy them as much as we did: Vegan Lentil Burgers.
Using Meyer Lemons, this recipe is packed with flavor without the added sugar. Simply substitute agave nectar for the honey to make it vegan or use Bee Free Honee. The sweetness is 100% natural and 100% delicious. A perfect touch of backyard meets elegance in this recipe: Strawberry Lemonade.
Yes, these really exist! A little shopping for these vegan ingredients, but the end result will be well worth it for your guests. Use a grill, stovetop, or the traditional campfire to bring this dessert to life. Read about the ingredients in this recipe: Vegan S’mores.
Vegan Protein Bars as a Party Favor
As a great party favor (or even for your every day!), send your guests home with a NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter Bar. These vegan protein bars are the perfect take away that will leave your guests enjoying your garden party even after it is over.