Fourth of July Party-Friendly Vegan Food! - ig2go

Fourth of July Party-Friendly Vegan Food!

by Linda Baldwin
July 2, 2013

Fourth of July vegan part recipes

The 4th of July has got to be the most challenging national holiday on the Vegan calendar, right next to Turkey Da— I mean, Thanksgiving. For many Americans, the 4th of July is as much about barbecued meat as it is about freedom and apple pie. But with these recipes, you’ll not only enjoy a healthy holiday, you might win over some converts.

Red-White-and Blueberry Vegan Parfait

If you’re brave with a large knife, I highly recommend making this from a fresh coconut.

1 coconut
2 cups blueberries
3 cups strawberries
1 lime
pitted dates
fresh mint for garnish

1. Slice 2 cups of strawberries and toss with a squeeze of lime, then sprinkle with a pinch of stevia. Set aside. This will bring out their sweetness.

2. Hack off the top of a young coconut and carefully pour out the liquid into blender. Then scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Blend about 1/2 cup coconut water with the coconut flesh until it has a creamy consistency. Pour into parfait glasses. Refrigerate.

3. Blend 1 cup of strawberries with 1/3 Cup dates for a delicious raw strawberry sauce. Set aside.

4. In a food processor, coarsely chop walnuts, 1 cup of pitted dates, and cinnamon to taste until it makes a sticky, granola-like crumble.

5. Pile the sliced strawberries and blueberries into the coconut cream-filled parfait glasses, pour strawberry sauce over it, then top with the walnut-date granola. Garnish with fresh mint and serve!

Stars and Bars

Here’s a fun one – follow the recipe for this Paleo-Vegan-Gluten-Free banana bread from Foodie Fiasco and cut into “bars.” Then, using a cookie cutter, cut stars out of pineapples, using a toothpick to place on top. Add a blueberry too if you like!

Looking for more Fourth of July party inspiration? We’ve got a Pinterest board for that!

Have a happy Fourth of July!

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