8 Plant-Based Snacks To Make This Summer

With summer in full swing, many of us are likely planning hikes, picnics and junk trips. After all, summer gatherings just aren’t the same without the food that goes with it! 

At the same time, Hong Kong’s humidity means that it’s hard to make food that lasts. So, here are eight summer-friendly, plant-based recipes that not only taste delicious, but have long-staying power outside of the fridge!

1. Vegetarian Spring Rolls

The Spruce Eats
Source: The Spruce Eats 

Spring rolls are always a crowd favourite. We love that they taste equally good with different fillings, meaning you can customise it to your taste buds, or with seasonal vegetables. If you want to find out about what fruits and vegetables are in season, you might find Slow Food’s chart helpful!

To add another layer of deliciousness, pair your spring rolls with this flavourful dipping sauce.

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2. Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls

Source: Cookie and Kate

If you prefer a healthier alternative, summer rice paper rolls are your go-to. Like spring rolls, they are versatile and can taste delicious with almost any filling. Some of our favourites include mango, avocado and vermicelli.

Tip: To soften the rice paper, fill a large dish with water and move the piece of rice paper around until it is damp – don’t leave it submerged in water, as it will become too soft for wrapping.

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3. Savoury Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Muffins

Savoury Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Muffins
Source: Pick Up Limes

Savoury muffins might not be very common, but they are an absolute delight. This savoury muffin recipe from plant–based instagram nutritionist and chef Sadie Badiei (@pickuplimes) is basically the healthier version of pizza. If Mediterranean herbs are your kryptonite, you will enjoy this oregano, basil, parsley and thyme-filled muffin even more!

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4. Chickpea Bruschetta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Chickpea Bruschetta with Sundried Tomatoes
Source: The Clever Meal

What better way to spend a summer afternoon than with a glass of wine, a plate of bruschetta and a good book? Chickpea and sundried tomatoes are a match made in heaven with the earthy flavours of chickpea elevating the tanginess of the tomatoes. We recommend topping it off with some sprigs of parsley – this will add that extra level of freshness and also make your dish more Insta–worthy!

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5. Vegan Granola Bars

Vegan Granola Bars
Source: Hannah Magee, RD

Some granola bars can be very high in sugar, so we always recommend making your own. For us, the most important part of a granola bar is the crunch. The secret ingredient is melted coconut oil, which helps make the granola bars especially so. Add in hemp, flax and chia seeds for some healthy fats and dark chocolate chips for a caffeine boost!

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6. Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls


Peanut butter, chocolate chips and dates – it’s hard to make a snack that doesn’t taste good with this combination! The gluten-free chickpea cookie dough ball recipe is a healthier version of cookie dough. It’s high in protein, but still offers the doughy, chewy texture that makes cookie dough delicious.

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7. Marinated mushroom kebabs

10 minute marinated mushrooms
Source: Peas and Crayons

Perfect for summer barbecues and picnics – this marinated mushroom kebab recipe is a crowd pleaser, especially if you want to put together something impressive in 10 minutes.

All you need to do is sauté the mushrooms, whip up the marinade, toss them together and put them on the skewer! If you want to make them more flavourful – leave them in the marinade longer to soak up the spiced olive oil goodness.

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8. Vegan Trail Mix


It’s always handy to have some trail mix at home or in your bag to satisfy those sudden cravings. Vegan chocolate chips are not always easy to find in Hong Kong, but we have scouted some local places you can find them:

Tip: If you are worried about the chocolate trips melting, replace them with cocoa nibs. Not only do they have a subtle chocolate flavour, they’re packed with antioxidants, too!

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See also: 8 Instagrammers to Follow for Delicious Plant-based Recipes

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