mini vegan burgers

Backyard barbecues, romantic picnics and friendly outdoor soirées are upon us! With this week’s roundup of the web’s most mouthwatering meatless recipes, go ahead and show your loved ones how incredibly sophisticated summer fare can be in true gourmet, vegan style. Prepare to impress.

The Black Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Veggie Burger Sliders (pictured above) are as delicious as they are sweet to gawk at. From Happy Healthy Life, these stunners are actually quite easy to prepare, too. 

In the same vein: “These babies are just begging to go to a backyard get-together.” The BBQ Porter-Bella Sandwiches from The Simple Lens are large and in charge, and bursting with tantalizing BBQ flavor. 

For all you pizza-aficionados (and, really, who isn’t?), serve up a new kind of pie: Roasted Lemon and Asparagus Pizza with Homemade Alfredo & Pesto from Nicole Leigh. It may be vegan, but it’s way too good to even notice, let alone care!

Inside or out, no gathering is complete without a decadent dessert. And the Triple Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge from chockohlawtay is “super soft, super chewy, super decadent and fudgy.” Yet again, people will be shocked when you tell them these squares are vegan… wait ’til after all the “oohs” and “aahs.”

Image: Happy Healthy Life