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Top 5 Plant-Based Recipes for the Summer / Family Favourite Summer Recipes Vegan WFPB

It’s time to share another top 5 favourite recipes list! We love the summer season and we’ve been trying to soak it in and enjoy it as much as possible. We’ve been busy preparing to move and these recipes have been great staples this summer. We’ve been enjoying all of these recipes and have been making them over and over again lately. We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Let us know if you give them a try!

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We have been loving our Black Bean Mushroom Burgers lately! They have proven to be a family favourite, and extremely versatile. We love them as traditional burger patties, but have also had them in sandwiches, wraps, salads or crumbled them up to use as a ground meat replacement in tacos, pasta, or even as a pizza topping.

Another favourite burger recipe is our BBQ Chickpea Burgers. They are equally delicious as a burger or chickpea nuggets. Yum!

We use our 11 cup KitchenAid Food Processor to make the mixture, and use these cookie scoops to help make uniformly sized burger patties or nuggets.


We make dips and dressings way more often during the summertime! They are perfect for veggie trays, salads, or adding to sandwiches and wraps. A few of our top favourites this summer have been our:

We use our Vitamix blender to make the first two dressings. The Smoky Sweet Mustard dressing can be whipped up quickly using one bowl and only 3 ingredients. We like to make our dips and dressings a bit thick so that they can be used for dipping; and just add a touch of water to thin them out for a thinner sauce or salad dressing.


Smoothies are always popular in our household, but even more so during the warm summer months. We tend to use Dr. Goldner’s smoothie formula as a general guide, but mix it up and make it our own with different amounts of greenery or different add-ins like soy milk, white beans, or tofu. We use our Vitamix blender to make our smoothies.

Here’s our modified formula for smoothies:

Small Smoothie

3-4 cups greens (baby spinach or cauliflower are milder options)

1 frozen banana (optional, but adds some sweetness and creaminess)

1 cup frozen fruit

2 cups water

2 tbsp flax or chia seeds

Optional add-ins 0.5 cup soy milk, 1/4 cup white beans, or 50g tofu

Large Smoothie

6-7 cups greens

1 frozen banana (optional, but adds some sweetness and creaminess)

4 cups water

2 cups frozen fruit

1/4 cup flax or chia seeds

Optional add-ins  1 cup soy milk, 1/2 cup white beans, or 50-100g tofu

Check out our smoothie recipes here.


BBQ Tofu Kebabs make for a delicious addition to any barbecue, picnic, party, or other summer celebration. Bringing kebabs can make you feel more included when it comes to enjoying fun foods at events without going for the animal products or more processed foods. We have made these using a charcoal grill, our Cusisnart Griddler, or baked in the oven. They are delicious whichever way you choose to prepare them!


We had to mention both popsicles and nice cream here. We make both desserts with frozen fruit for a cold and refreshing treat! We simply blend some frozen fruit with water or plant milk in our Vitamix blender. The nice cream is ready to serve and popsicles need a few hours to freeze up before they’re ready to enjoy. Cocoa powder, peanut butter, mint or orange extracts make for delicious additions to switch up the flavour too. 

Check out our Nice Cream recipes here. We like to store nice cream in these single serve containers.

We use smoothie recipes to make popsicles (I recommend using more fruit and less greenery). We also use apple sauce or juice with these popsicle molds.

Popsicle Recipes Coming Soon!

Honourable Mentions

Some of our other favourite foods during the summer months are corn on the cob and fresh fruit!

We hope you enjoyed this post and video! What are your favourite plant-based summer recipes?

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