10 Vegan 10 Vegan Recipes to Help You Keep Your Cool this SummerWhen the sun shines brightly and the temperatures creep upwards, standing in a hot kitchen to cook is usually the last thing people want to do. You don’t need to turn on your oven to make a delicious meal though, and today we’re sharing our favorite recipes that require either no heat or minimal heat to prepare.

10 Vegan Recipes to Help You Keep Your Cool this Summer

Apple Pie Green SmoothieApple Pie Green Smoothie from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – The fiber from the apples also keeps your stomach full for a long time, so this is a great smoothie to start your day with.


Lemon Meringue Chia Pudding

Lemon Meringue Chia Pudding from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zöe Eisenberg – This refreshing dish is a cross between yogurt and pudding, and can do double duty as both breakfast and dessert.


Rawkin Rainbow Kale SaladRawkin’ Kale Salad from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – Somer calls this “a salad for the kale haters” because her husband, who isn’t fond of kale, asks for seconds of this incredibly lush and dreamy salad.


Mango Salsa Super BowlMango Salsa from Vegan Tacos by Jason Wyrick – This sweet salsa is the perfect accompaniment to tortilla chips, and it pairs nicely with spicy guacamole.


chicken-free salad sandwichesChicken-Free Salad Sandwiches from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – Your protein of choice – Soy Curls, tofu, or TVP – is right at home in these easy-to-make vegan sandwiches. You can take a step back in time to the eighties and stuff the filling into a tomato or just add it to a bed of crisp green salad. Of course, it’s also fantastic between two slices of bread.


Amazing Technicolor Chickpea SaladAmazing Technicolor Chickpea Salad from Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson with recipes by Robin Robertson – This super simple, yet extremely tasty, salad comes together in a flash and is a delicious side-dish.


Chilled Seasme Soba NoodlesChilled Sesame Soba Noodles from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – This dish is especially refreshing in the summertime heat. The noodles and vegetables can be prepared ahead of time so that the dish is chilled and ready to be eaten at mealtime.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASassy Springtime Rolls from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio – These light, refreshing rolls are full of fresh spring vegetables, herbs and tofu, and they pair well with with a wonderful deep red dipping sauce.


Summer Fruit PizzaSummer Fruit Pizza from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley – Who says pizza is just for dinner? On this colorful dessert pie, raspberry sauce mimics marinara and crushed macadamia nuts make perfect “cheese” sprinkles.


Tropical Fruit TartletsTropical Fruit Tartlets from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley – These no-cook mini pies are cool and refreshing, which makes them another perfect hot weather dessert option.