2022 is the first time Juneteenth will be recognized as a Federal Holiday. Though Juneteenth has been celebrated for many years by the black community, it wasn’t until recently that the United States began to take notice. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Juneteenth, but one of the most popular ways is through food which is why I’ve rounded up some Vegan Juneteenth Recipes to help you come up with ideas for your spread.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has been celebrated on June 19th since 1865. The name “Juneteenth” combines the month the celebration takes place- June, with the date- the 19th.
What’s the Difference between Juneteenth and July 4th?
July 4th marks the date that America declared its independence from Great Britain. During this time, enslaved people were not free. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was approved in 1863, however it wasn’t until General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas in 1865 alongside freed black soldiers that the last of the enslaved people were given the message that they were finally free people. Thus, Juneteenth was born.
What Should I Eat for Juneteenth?
The truth is, you can eat whatever makes your soul happy. For a lot of black folks, that means a good ol’ plate of soul food complete with aaaaaallll the best recipes. In this case, all of the best vegan recipes.
In this post I’ve rounded up all of my favorite Vegan Juneteenth Recipes with soul food vibes that you can share with your family.
Juneteenth is a celebration of resiliency, independence and freedom. Fellowship with your family this year with some of my personal favorite Vegan Juneteenth Recipes that are filled with soul and will surely satisfy your family and friends!
Would you rather enjoy refried beans in a taco or as a dip? For me, I’d take either!😋 Comment “BEANS” to get the recipe delivered straight to your DMs! This recipe is so delicious, but most importantly versatile. The perfect appetizer, lunch or snack. Link in bio! https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-vegan-refried-beans/
Soft, chewy, and full of lime flavor!😋 Comment “LIME” to get the recipe for these cookies delivered straight to your inbox! Who’s ready to give these easy vegan lime sugar cookies a try? https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/vegan-key-lime-sugar-cookies/
Cozy vibes on 💯!! Comment “PIE” to get this recipe delivered straight to your inbox! You’ll love this warm, comforting, chicken pot pie with biscuits. It hits every single time!😋 Who’s ready to give it a try? https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/vegan-chicken-pot-pie-with-biscuits/
Put👏🏾Mexico👏🏾 City 👏🏾on👏🏾 your 👏🏾travel👏🏾list!👏🏾 During a recent trip to CDMX I had the chance to stay in different parts of the city, one of those being Centro. While this area didn’t have as many vegan options as other neighborhoods, I found some delicious options! @palipalimexico - loved being able to try vegan versions of traditional Mexican food. I ate here at least 3-4 times! @churreriaelmoro - did you really go to Mexico if you didn’t have a churro?! These churros are so delicious, you’ll wanna order a few!😉 @veguerrero_taqueria - don’t sleep on this spot. Those tacos HIT!😋 @vegamo.mexico - I never dreamed that pickled onions on a waffle would be so good! I visited this spot a few times during my trip and everything was delicious! What are some of your fav spots in Mexico City?
Listennnn, it’s cold outside! 🥶 Comment “BEANS” to get this recipe delivered straight to your DMs so you can warm up! I love that this recipe doesn’t need any meat substitutes to make it pop. Just a few basic ingredients and BOOM! A delicious meal that can be paired with cornbread, rice or eaten alone😋 🍛 black beans 🍛pinto beans 🍛red kidney beans 🍛fire roasted tomatoes 🍛vegetable broth 🍛 minced garlic 🍛pickled jalapeños 🍛cumin 🍛chili powder 🍛red onion 🍛green bell pepper 🍛red bell pepper 🍛canned or frozen corn Be sure to also check out the blog post for tips + substitutions! https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/3-bean-chili/
You are going to LOVE this soup!🙌🏾 Comment “POTATO” to get the recipe for this Creamy Baked Potato Soup sent straight to your inbox! It’s cold and this soup is sure to warm you up. It’s everything you love about a loaded baked potato, but in soup form. Comfort in a bowl 😌 https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/creamy-vegan-baked-potato-soup/
You ever walked into a restaurant that immediately felt like home? 😌 @blaxicocina felt like being back in the states in a friendly neighborhood oozing with community. Familiar artifacts everywhere I looked, a musical selection that sounded like a mix between a family cookout + riding in a friend’s car, and best of all plant-based options that filled me right on up!😋 If you’re ever in #CDMX, be sure to stop by for vibes and eats. PS- there’s even an “itis” couch in case you OD on the food and need a little nap lol😂
Pasta is my middle name!😜 This Cashew-based Alfredo is always in rotation at my house because my toddler loves it too. Comment “PASTA” to get the recipe delivered straight to your inbox! https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/vegan-cashew-alfredo/
What’s more comforting than a bowl of this cozy potato curry? 😌 Comment “CURRY” to get this recipe delivered straight to your DMs! The leftovers hit every time too! https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-potato-curry/