Celebrating the 4th of July as a vegetarian can be a challenge, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some recipes what will leave your carnivorous friends in envy.

Hamburgers and hot dogs are about as synonymous with the 4th of July as fireworks and American flags. While these go-to foods have come to represent the holiday, vegetarian alternatives and interpretations need not to be excluded in the festivities. Here are our favorite vegetarian recipes for the 4th of July that will be sure to satisfy everyone, even your drunk uncle.

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Tomato and Red Onion Salad  


1 1/2 pounds small to medium red and yellow tomatoes, halved if small and quartered if medium

1 medium red onion, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 teaspoon coarse salt

Freshly ground pepper

1/3 cup good-quality extra-virgin olive oil


Gently toss together tomatoes, onion, parsley, and salt in a large bowl; season with pepper. Drizzle in oil, and toss to combine. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.