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!
Happy Juneteenth, y’all!
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THE BEST Fried Oyster Mushrooms!! Bite sized pieces of oyster mushrooms battered in a perfectly crispy coating that are perfect for dipping!
These Easy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes are the perfect vegan side dish for any meal. Sliced potatoes baked to perfection with a cheesy Parmesan cheese and sour cream mixture.
An elevated version of your classic southern baked mac and cheese made with 4 cheeses to create the perfect, creamy, cheesy side dish.
Easy vegan candied yams recipe that can be made with or without marshmallows! The perfect side dish for holiday meals or Sunday dinner!
These slow cooker southern collard greens with fire roasted tomatoes are amazing! They’re super easy to make and flavorful! Your family won’t even know they’re vegan!
Fresh cauliflower battered in the perfect breading and deep fried to perfection, creating the most perfect crispy, well seasoned cauliflower bites!
These Southern Black Eyed Peas will become a staple for your dinner table! They’re easy to make and are the perfect addition to your favorite southern meals.
Perfectly tender vegan jalapeño cornbread muffins that are the perfect addition to any meal. The jalapeño adds just the right amount of spice to make these a little different than most recipes!
These black eyed pea fritters are a great way to switch things up from your traditional black eyed pea dish!
A classic recipe made vegan using just 5 ingredients, this Instant Pot Mashed Potato recipe won't disappoint!
Everybody knows mac and cheese is one of those dishes you can't NOT make! This is a simpler version than the 4 cheese mac listed above, but still satisfies every single time!
Easy Vegan Collard Greens that are smoky, tender and packed with flavor. Made completely meat free!
The perfect dish to add to your Juneteenth lineup! These whipped sweet potatoes are fluffy, soft and super creamy.
Craving fried chicken without the chicken? Try this delicious spicy chicken fried tofu! Crispy breading with the perfect tender outside you're craving!
A classic cornbread recipe made vegan! You'll love this even more than anything you'll find in stores!
This easy vegan peach crisp is the perfect summer treat! Made with canned peaches and requires just 9 ingredients. Your family will love it!
Hello, I’m a fairly new vegan and with sooooo many recipes and suggestions. My number 1 go to is “ I Can You Can Vegan” Desirèe!! Let me tell you this Juneteenth meal was giving everything it needed to give!! My family who is not vegan ( but is they just don’t know it yet) could tell the difference between nothing honey. The collard greens the collard green- Yessss Desiree – gave life. My Husband & son didn’t realize the Mac n Cheese vegan until they saw me eating and they had adventure back for seconds. So, thank you Desirèe – you are Da Bomb No diggity, no doub!!!