20 Light and Easy Summer Vegan Lunches

20 Light and Easy Summer Vegan Lunches

The days are heating up. It's time for some fresh new recipes that will keep you feeling light and refreshed! I've scoured the internet for some of the best light and easy summer vegan lunches for you to try. Comment and let me know which ones you tried or which ones you want to try!

1. 20 Minute Vegan Egg Roll In a Bowl

Best Easy Egg Roll In A Bowl Recipe! with the beef-less ground, cabbage, veggies, and a simple Asian sauce! A deconstructed egg roll bowl Chinese stir fry that’s vegan, delicious, and ready in 20 minutes! Low carb, Keto, gluten-free, nut-free. Vegetarian, no pork, chicken, or shrimp!

2. Easy Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpea Recipe

This Sesame Chickpea Recipe so easy, delicious, and packaged with plant protein, all these sesame chickpeas are a vegan chickpea recipe that's a fast and tasty dinner the entire family will love it. It is prepared in only 15 minutes and is good to eat-prep for the week.

3. Vegetarian Gyros

These Vegetarian Gyros make a quick and unbelievably tasty version of the popular Greek sandwich. Even meat-lovers will enjoy them!

4. Greek Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Full of greens and beans, this Greek Quinoa Buddha Bowl is the ultimate healthy lunch or dinner. It's ready in 20 minutes and packed with fresh flavors!


5. Cauliflower Taco Bowls with Vegan Cilantro Ranch

These Cauliflower Taco Bowls with Creamy Vegan Cilantro Ranch are filled with brown rice, bell peppers, onion & beans.

Cauliflower Taco Bowls with Vegan Cilantro Ranch

6. Garbanzo, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Avocado adds the perfect creamy touch in this tasty Garbanzo, Tomato, Avocado, and Cilantro Salad with Lime and Chile Dressing. This salad is vegan, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly, and if you want a version with fewer carbs, use half the amount of beans and more avocado.

Chickpea Tomato Salad

7. Vegan Veggie Sandwich

These vegan veggie sandwiches will make meat-eaters happy! Veggies, fruit, hummus, avocado, and sprouts, with an olive oil drizzle.

8. Vegan Cranberry Apple Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Keep lunch interesting with this Vegan Cranberry Apple Chickpea Salad Sandwich. Made with just 12 simple ingredients.

9. Avocado Pesto Potato Salad

Avocado Pesto Potato Salad (vegan, gluten-free) – This creamy potato salad is the perfect side for Summer. Made with avocado pesto, mustard, and vegan mayo.


10. Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta salad gluten-free pasta salad will be a hit at any Summer BBQ, cook-out or family potluck. Get the recipe here.

11. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

Amazing, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that come together in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients. The perfect crowd-pleasing summer appetizer.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

12. Fresh Vegan Vegetable Spring Rolls

Vietnamese-style fresh spring rolls made with rice paper and filled with vegetables. Serve with a peanut sauce for a complete appetizer!

Fresh Vegan Vegetable Spring Rolls

13.  Cold Sesame Noodle Meal Prep Bowls

These cold sesame noodle meal prep bowls are the perfect vegan prep ahead lunch: spiralized vegetables tossed with chickpeas and whole wheat spaghetti in a spicy almond butter sauce.

14. Hummus Lunch Box

This Hummus Lunch Box is a cold lunch classic. With almost zero prep work, this is the fastest, easiest no-cook lunch around.


15. Vegan BLT Summer Rolls

These Vegan BLT Summer Rolls are the perfect cold lunch or snack. Loaded with tempeh bacon, cherry tomatoes, butter lettuce & avocado. Served with Vegan Cilantro Ranch.

Vegan BLT Summer Rolls

16. Cold Lentil Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Mediterranean vegan Cold Lentil Salad is quick and easy to make. Enjoy this flavorful recipe featuring sun-dried tomatoes over greens for a complete meal or serve it as a side.


17. Vegan Cold Yum Yum Noodle Salad

Asian-inspired cold noodle salad, full of veggies and topped with a vegan version of yum yum sauce!

Vegan Cold Yum Yum Noodle Salad

18. Cold Spaghetti Salad With Balsamic Tofu

This cold spaghetti salad with balsamic tofu takes less than 30 minutes to make and is ideal for outdoor parties, or as a healthy lunch. Vegan and made with nourishing ingredients.

19. Avocado Pinto Bean Quesadillas

These avocado & pinto bean quesadillas are so creamy you'll never miss the cheese! Delicious when served warm or cold which makes them great at home or in a lunch box. Vegan and gluten-free.

20. Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing

Nutrient-packed Quinoa Vegetable Salad with a fresh lemon-basil dressing! Great for make-ahead meals, take-along lunches, potlucks, etc.


We hope you enjoyed this round-up of light and easy summer vegan lunches. Let us know what kind of roundups you'd like to see in the future!

Emily Thompson
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