Patio season is approaching, so it’s time to dust off the recipe for the cucumber mint lemonade that’s been a season’s past staple to your outdoor leisure! To complement your outdoor wicker chair, and that ice cold beverage, and the smell of budding leaves, you’ll need to have some summer recipes on hand. The Garden Grazer is filled with plant-based, wholesome recipes that – get ready – take 30 minutes or less to prepare. You don’t want to invest too much time in your meals, when the sun doesn’t stay out the whole day. Check out some of our favorites below.

Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas

the garden grazer - black bean spinach enchiladas

You can smell the chili enchilada sauce just by looking at the photo alone. This recipe is a vegan, gluten-free adaptation of Martha Stewart’s vegetable enchiladas; a lighter alternative to the traditional dish. Switch out the jack cheese with Daiya and combine corn flour with any gluten-free flour of your choice. Pepper it with chopped, fresh cilantro to buffer to the spicy sauce and thick consistency of the filling. The author suggests pairing this entrée with cilantro lime rice; don’t mind if we do!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette

the garden grazer strawberry salad

During the spring and summer season, the farmer’s market is often stocked with the richest, reddest strawberries you’ll ever come across. So what’s one to do with a container (or two) of this season’s finest? Sprinkle some slices over a spinach salad. The velvet texture of strawberries pair well with raw spinach, and the tang of the balsamic sauce will accentuate the fruit’s deep sweetness.

Chocolate Oat Balls

the garden grazer chocolate oat balls

It’s raw, it’s vegan, and it’s about to be your new favorite energy bar – or ball. Inside the mixture of melted peanut butter, honey, and dark chocolate is a medley of almond, rolled oats, sunflower and ground flax seeds. Packed with protein, fiber, and sweetness without the sugar, these make the perfect pick-me-up snack when your body needs a little boost.

For more inspiration, check out the rest of our Eat and Greet Collection here.

Rika Nurrohmah is a stylist working in one of the high fashion capitals of the world, New York City. When out of her 9-to-5, she's out trying making the world a better place. Music, the arts, traveling, activism, and skateboarding are among her passions; pursuing knowledge and new skills is a way of life. Almost every meal she eats is homemade, and exploring vegan culinary feels more like a hobby than a chore. She aspires to join fashion leaders like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood in driving the industry down a more ethical and sustainable road to a better future. She graduated from Ohio University’s journalism program. In her downtime, she likes to experience the New York music scene, play guitar, and watch “Sherlock” on repeat.