The ultimate veggie patty, made from wholesome and nutritious ingredients, is perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ. Kidney beans, mushrooms, beetroot, and walnuts create a savory, textured patty that goes great with your favorite fixings.
Serve something fresh and nourishing at your family gathering. The ideal salad to cool down with on a hot Memorial Day, this roasted sweet potato and arugula salad with balsamic date dressing goes well alongside heavier bbq foods – so delicious!
It wouldn't be Memorial Day without a slice of warm cornbread. This nutritious recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients and is sugar-free. The natural sweetness of corn shines while being enhanced every so slightly with applesauce. Great to enjoy alongside savory dishes!
Upgrade your picnic rotation with this fluffy herbed millet salad. Nutty millet makes for a refreshing side dish. Seasoned with lemon and herbs, it's summary and light, the perfect accompaniment to many meals.
Green hummus is an excellent addition to your Memorial Day spread. Vibrant in color, this spread/dip is packed with veggies and can be enjoyed with cut vegetables, bread, or on sandwiches – meal-prep-friendly!
A Memorial Day party would only be complete with a crowd-pleasing dessert. These blackout brownies are made from wholesome ingredients and are packed with a decadent chocolate flavor – great served with ice cream!
Fusion is all the rage. Enjoy mixing mac and cheese with taco fixings in this one-pan casserole! A meal-prep-friendly and crowd-pleasing dish, this mac and cheese taco casserole will impress your friends and family.
Watermelon is a summertime favorite, and this watermelon cake makes it even more special! Juicy sweet watermelon is garnished with fruits, nuts, and fluffy coconut whipped cream. A delicious and nourishing dessert!
Dish up some mouth-watering BBQ sliders with this pulled pork recipe. Shredded jackfruit mimics the texture of meat and holds the smokey sweet BBQ sauce perfectly. So good on a fluffy bun with coleslaw.
Coleslaw is a summertime favorite; it's the perfect side to BBQs, burgers, sandwiches, and more. This creamy yet fresh slaw uses vegan mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar to create a perfectly balanced dressing.
Try these fun-to-make grilled tofu skewers at your next cookout. Marinated tofu cubes are accompanied by bell pepper, zucchini, and red onion to create colorful skewers. Grilled and drizzled in BBQ sauce, each skewer is perfect for enjoying with your hands or alongside other sides.
Honor Memorial Day with a tasty selection of vegan picnic and BBQ-friendly dishes. Enjoy sweet potato salad, ice cream, mac and cheese, tofu skewers, and more! The following fresh watermelon salad comes together really quickly!
Quick Watermelon Salad
½ watermelon, cubed
½ large cucumber, sliced
1 tbsp red onion, minced
1 cup vegan feta cheese
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Handful of fresh mint, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Remove the watermelon peel and cut it into cubes. Place them into a large salad bowl together with the cucumber, onion, and vegan feta.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing: lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Adjust to taste preferences, then pour over the watermelon, onion, and feta.
Gently toss, then garnish with fresh mint and chill until ready to serve.
Top your salad with roasted pine nuts if wanted!
This salad is best served the day of.
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Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.