We’ve got you covered for all your al fresco dining needs, from the very best summer snacks and picnic showstoppers to stunning seasonal salads and the best vegan recipes to grace your grill this BBQ season! You’re guaranteed to find a winner in this ultimate list of vegan summer dishes!
Best Vegan Summer RecipesPosted · 25th May 2023
Our favourite summer recipes
To kick off our ultimate list, we’ve assembled our favourite summer recipes, including some of our latest creations you won’t regret giving a go this summer. Take a look!
BBQ Pulled Tofu Sandwich
With BBQ pulled tofu (pulled pork-style) in a doorstop sarnie with all the summery trimmings, this is a perfect recipe for a work-from-home lunch you can chow down in the garden (or wherever you’d prefer to get your daily dose of Vitamin D!).
Loaded Falafel Nachos
This is the ultimate summer snacking hack you didn’t know you needed! Make your own protein-packed falafel tortilla chips and load them up with all your favourite nacho toppings. If you’re hosting a summer get-together, these are a surefire way to impress your guests!
Easy Vegan Falafel Kebabs
Grab your air fryer to make this super quick and easy falafel kebab! Crispy falafel and veggie goodness served up with some easy-to-make tzatziki and a side of flatbread – sorted!
Grilled Teriyaki Tofu Sliders
These teriyaki tofu sliders are just what the grill doctor ordered! Marinade your tofu in a homemade teriyaki sauce, grill to perfection and assemble burger-style with gochujang mayo, pickled slaw and some added grilled veggies. You don’t want to miss out on this.
Scrambled Tofu Tostadas
Inspired by the best fresh and fiery Mexican street food, you need to make these scrambled tofu tostadas with Pico De Gallo a summertime staple. Top a crunchy tortilla with seasoned scrambled tofu and homemade salsa! And you’re done. Super simple but packed with flavour – what’s not to like?
Vegan Falafel Buddha Bowl
Level up your lunchtime with this lush, light, lip-smacking Vegan Buddha bowl! Full of colour and packed with flavour, this will make sure your lunchtimes are as healthy as they are tasty!
Hoisin Tofu Banh Mi
Banh mi was born on the stiflingly hot streets of Ho Chi Minh City, making it a non-negotiable summer street food essential! Our vegan recipe is a hoisin-flavoured take that’s perfect for pulling out at a picnic or a gathering in the garden. Three easy steps, no cooking and crammed full of flavour – winner!
Roasted Aubergine And Middle Eastern Falafel Bake
This summer one-pan-wonder is a summery feast featuring the impeccable flavours of the Middle East. Pomegranate roasted aubergine is deliciously paired with our Middle Eastern Falafels. Add some playful garnishes for extra acidity, sweetness and texture, and you’ve got a top-notch summer dish!
Vegan summer recipes for dinner
Looking for some dinner inspiration but want to make sure it suits your summertime mood? Look no further! Here are our top picks for vegan dinner recipes to be enjoyed on a sun-soaked summer’s day.
Vegan Tofu, Ginger & Spring Onion Stir Fry
Our Marinated Tofu Pieces are the perfect fit for this super tasty, slightly fiery stir fry. The Marinated Tofu (that’s infused with a hint of ginger and garlic flavour) is combined with some chilli, a little more ginger and garlic, and some fresh veggies to make the easiest, most flavourful summer recipe!
Spiced Falafel and Veg Burritos
These spiced falafel and veggie burritos are perfect for prepping in advance, freezing and pulling out when you need a tasty, fuss-free, summery treat! Even better, you can cram them full of leftover vegetables to use up everything in your fridge.
Creamy Tofu And Asparagus Pasta
An indulgent, creamy twist on a summer pasta salad, this pasta dish this recipe takes our Organic Tofu Block to make a super creamy and full-flavoured pasta sauce. With fresh asparagus, a handful of herbs and soft pasta pieces, this is a bright and decadent pasta dinner. Enjoy!
BBQ Tofu Tacos
When you think of summery dinner dishes, you can’t help but think of tacos! These vegan BBQ Tofu Tacos are layered with bean salsa and fresh herbs for a super summery dinner that’s quick and easy to whip up. Don’t worry about getting messy, just get stuck in!
Tofu Puttanesca Pasta
We’re taking a little vegan trip to Naples for this classic Italian dish. This is a vegan take on the traditional spicy tomato-based Napolese pasta with a tofu twist. Don’t be afraid to be transported to the Naples coastline when tucking into this one!
Vegan Sweet Roasted Tofu Summer Tart
This summer tart is the perfect light meal for a sunny afternoon. It’s absolutely packed full of flavour, from the sweet roasted tofu and fresh crunchy greens, all the way through to a spiced chutney garnish. Bon appetite!
Cauldron Summer Quiche
Nothing says summer supper like a super colourful quiche packed with flavour. Our Organic Tofu Block is combined with bags of basil and topped with grilled vegetables to give delightful light layers of satisfaction. Give this a go for an al fresco dinner that’s slightly on the lighter side.
Rainbow Falafel Sliders
Here we have the ultimate summer sarnie. The piece de resistance is a deliciously crispy fried falafel patty that shares a burger bun with fresh salad, chilli jam and homemade peanut tahini. Like we said – the ultimate summer sarnie.
Best summer snack recipes
At Cauldron, we take our snacks very seriously. Level up your summer snacking game with this list of our favourite vegan-friendly snack dishes. You’re welcome!
Rainbow Falafel Waffle Sandwich
Yep, you read that correctly. This is an open sandwich made with a falafel waffle. Like we said – serious snacks only! We top the falafel waffle with creamy hummus, colourful salad and avocado for a flavorful and healthy summertime snack. Whip these up any time of day, any day of the week.
Crispy Hoisin Tofu Summer Rolls
A summer roll is just a summer roll, right? Wrong! These tasty, fresh rolls are packed with chopped veggies and Hoisin Tofu Pieces and then paired with a homemade peanut dip.
These are perfect for enjoying al fresco at home or prepping to take along to a picnic!
Falafel Summer Rolls with Avocado Dip
These light summer rolls are a Middle Eastern twist on a Vietnamese street food classic. With super fresh veggies and falafel goodness wrapped in rice paper wrappers, these tasty morsels are bursting with refreshing flavour. Make these for your lunchbox, or prep ‘em fresh on a beautiful balmy evening.
Jalapeno & Lime Churros with Mango Dip
We know you’ve probably never thought about making savoury churros for a summer snack. We’re here to tell you that you absolutely should! With our Organic Tofu Block, we’re making a savoury doughnut batter to coat fresh jalapenos – yep, sounds good, right? With a splash of lime and sprinkling of coriander, this is a superbly fresh, zingy, and slightly spicy summer treat!
Vegan Falafels with Smashed Tahini Beans and Zhoug Sauce
This falafel snack is an absolute winner if you’re craving Middle Eastern flavours but fancy something a little bit different.
Blitzed butter beans, tahini and a mix of seasonings make for a sumptuous dip that’s topped with a fresh and flavourful coriander and parsley sauce. This zhoug (zhug) sauce is a Yemeni speciality that you need to try! Enjoy.
Moroccan Falafels with Harissa Couscous
Try this authentic Middle Eastern recipe for a perfect midweek pick-me-up. With fragrant harissa couscous and freshly cooked Moroccan Falafels, you can’t go wrong!
Vegan summer salad recipes
We’ve got all your summer salad needs to be taken care of with these colourful, flavourful and healthy salad recipes. All vegan, all totally tasty, and all should be in your summer recipe rotation!
Falafel Poke Bowl
This poke bowl is the perfect “it’s officially summer” dish! It’s a deliciously light and healthy salad bowl that’s Hawaiian-inspired with a Middle Eastern slant. It’s quick to make, insanely tasty and good for you, too. Enough said.
Charred Hot & Sour Tofu with a Summer Noodle Salad
Spicy, sour and mouthwateringly moreish, this is a summer salad you need to try. Our Quick & Tasty Tofu Block is slathered in a homemade hot and sour sauce, before being charred to perfection and placed on top of a fresh noodle and watermelon salad.
Falafels with Turmeric CousCous and Flatbreads
This is a classic Moroccan snack plate that’s filled with flavour! With our Moroccan Falafels baked to perfection and topped on a bed of soft couscous, fresh salad and flatbreads, this is a fragrant and delicious dish that is perfect if you’re looking for something to fill you up!
Falafel Fattoush Pasta Salad
This one’s as easy as chop, roast, layer and enjoy!
This Falafel Fattoush Pasta Salad recipe by Twisted is a vibrant summer favourite. Topped with crisp flatbreads, our Middle Eastern Falafels, fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds, there’s a burst of flavour from every angle.
Vegan BBQ recipes
Fire up the grill and get ready to indulge in the very best vegan BBQ recipes that are perfect for big summer gatherings or top-draw dinners you can devour in the sunshine.
Tofu Kebabs with Red Pepper Hummus and Basil Pesto
These tasty tofu kebabs are perfect for throwing on the BBQ or grilling in the oven to get that ultimate summer feeling (and flavour)! With slightly charred tofu skewers, topped with roasted pepper pesto and a fresh salad on the side, this is perfect for a BBQ spread or a belting side when you’ve got the grill out!
h3.BBQ Tofu Banh Mi Baguette
You have to try this delicious Vietnamese-style barbecued tofu baguette this summer. And that’s an order! This makes for the perfect summer lunch or light dinner that’s packed full of Vietnamese-inspired flavour.
Korean Tofu Wings
If you fancy a sticky, spicy addition to your barbecue spread, this Korean Tofu Wings recipe by Twisted is perfect. Packing a little heat and glazed in a sweet and spicy sauce, it’s yet another creative way to enjoy our Organic Tofu Block this summer!
Chimichurri Tofu Skewers
Liven up your BBQ with some Chimichurri marinated tofu skewers. This classic Argentinian herbaceous sauce adds a whole lot of fresh and fiery flavour to our Tofu Block that you don’t want to miss out on!
Show off your vegan summer dishes
Now that you’re fully loaded with summer recipe ideas, the next thing to do is show your creations off.
We love seeing our recipes out in the wild, so make sure to share your summertime dishes on social media and tag us (@cauldronfoods) in your pics!