Make the most of the last days of outdoor eating with these five simple plant-based recipes that are guaranteed to wow your guests at picnics, barbeques, and al fresco dining in the sunshine.
With exciting ingredients such as tofu, kimchi and fresh citrus fruits, we’ve got the recipe for a scrumptious vegan summer feast.
Shiitake seitan burger with kimchi mayo
Everyone loves a burger hot from the barbeque and this mushroom-based pattie adds the texture of mince, with all the flavour packed in too. Serve with kimchi mayonnaise – a Korean salted and fermented dish of cabbage and ginger – to add a spicy kick.
Top tip – add a generous spoonful of Marmite to the burger mix for an extra burst of flavour.
Pack these vegan wraps with vegetables, rice and chipotle black beans to make a delicious and nutritious Tex-Mex-style lunch or dinner. Made with simple ingredients and full of zingy flavours, this quick and easy vegan burrito recipe is one that everyone will love.
Top tip – wrap the finished burrito tightly in foil and cut it in half for mess-free eating.
Kale Citrus Salad
If you are looking for a light, veggie-packed salad for summer, then this simple, yet tasty, kale salad with sweet and tart fruits, pickled red onions, and a red wine vinaigrette is hard to beat. It’s crunchy, filling, fresh, and the perfect healthy light lunch or side salad.
Top tip – sprinkle quinoa, sunflower seeds, and roasted pecans over the finished salad for a protein boost!
Egg-less mayo sandwiches
Use tofu as a substitute for egg along with dairy-free mayo to make these vegan ‘eggless’ sandwiches. They’re ideal for picnics where some guests may have an intolerance or allergy to eggs.
Top tip – Replicate an authentic ‘eggy flavour’ in these sandwiches, by adding a pinch of black salt which has a distinctive sulphurous taste.
Veggie sausage swirl
This veggie sausage swirl will be loved by vegans, veggies and meat-eaters alike. It combines plant-based sausages with nuts and apricots to make a showstopping sausage ring that makes a stunning centrepiece at summer parties.
Top tip – add nigella seeds to the swirl before baking for a crunchy pop of flavour.