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Vegan Summer Recipes that are Perfect for Your Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is almost here, and this summer celebration provides the perfect opportunity to fellowship, reflect, and plan for the future in recognition of the on-going struggle for Black liberation in the US. Cookouts and festivals have been a fixture of Juneteenth celebrations since its beginning in 1865. Traditional foods eaten to celebrate Juneteenth include strawberry soda, black eyed peas, and barbeque. This year Afro-Vegan Society wants to help you breathe new life into your Juneteenth celebration with plant-powered recipes that will nourish your body and feed your soul. Check them out!

Baked Vegan Ribs

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These Baked Vegan Ribs have so much smoky savory flavor and tender meaty texture thanks to some simple and inventive preparations of chickpeas and mushrooms. Say hello to a delicious vegan barbeque ribs recipe you can easily enjoy any night of the week!

BBQ Baked Beans

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These sweet and savory baked beans are high in fiber and protein. They make a satisfying saucy and smoky side dish.

Zesty Roasted Potato Salad

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Potato salad is the perfect creamy side to round out any cookout plate. The potatoes in this recipe are roasted for extra texture and flavor. The creaminess of the dish is balanced out with the fresh and zesty flavors of Italian dressing, lemon juice, and a variety of herbs.

Black Bean Beet Burgers

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These hearty black bean beet burgers pack in satisfying savory flavors and textures with every bite. Black beans and beets make an unexpectedly perfect pairing in this plant-based burger.

Sweet Cornbread

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This vegan sweet cornbread is as delicious as you remember. It’s simple to prepare and perfect to share anytime of the year.

Rainbow Coleslaw

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Rainbow Coleslaw is the perfect simple veggie filled side dish to round out any plate. The use of a variety of colorful veggies means this dish is full of flavor, texture, fiber, and lots of nutrients.

Red Velvet Brownies

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These moist and chewy red velvet brownies are an extra special treat. They’re drizzled with two deliciously simple glazes that are made with vegan chocolate chips and vegan cream cheese, creating a delicious dessert masterpiece.

Don't these vegan dishes look delicious? The prefect refreshing drink always rounds out any great meal. If you're looking for a healthier alternative to strawberry soda, give this Sorrel Drink recipe a try. Sorrel, also known as Hibiscus, is a plant native to West Africa. When prepared as a drink, it has a bright red color and and a delicious tart flavor. Best of all, consuming sorrel promotes good blood circulation and a healthy heart. Give it a try!

Want to learn more about how to go vegan?

If you're looking for even more information about the benefits of plant-based living and why you should eliminate dairy from your diet for good, register for our Dump Dairy Workshop, happening Saturday, June 26th.

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