Fill up your plate and enjoy the company of loved ones with these delicious vegan Memorial Day recipes.
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Tasty Memorial Day Recipes
Kidney Bean Burger
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.
Quinoa Pasta Salad
Hearty quinoa adds a welcomed touch of protein to this veggie-packed pasta salad. Tossed in a garlic and herb yogurt sauce, it's fresh, flavorful, and crowd-pleasing!
Falafel tacos are a fun fusion dish that the whole family will enjoy. Moist yet crispy falafels nestle into warm tortillas and are garnished with fresh salad and cashew cream sauce.
Sweet Potato Salad
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!
Vegan Bean Burrito
Easy to make ahead, these bean burritos are ideal for sharing in a big group and are kid-approved. Various Mexican-inspired fresh fillings are snuggled into flour tortillas and warmed on the griddle.
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!
These vegan chicken wings are always a hit at the party! The crispy wings are perfect for eating with your fingers and dipped into your favorite sauce.
Buffalo Cauliflower Taco
Finger food is the best for a Memorial Day cookout. Enjoy these buffalo cauliflower tacos poolside, savoring the well-seasoned double-battered cauliflower and crispy chickpeas in every bite.
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!
Chickpea Ice Cream
Cool off from the summer heat with a delicious scoop of chickpea ice cream. A cookie dough-like flavor melts in your mouth and goes great as a nutritious yet satisfying midday treat.
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!
Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is an American favorite and is a great dish to bring to your potluck. A silky cashew cheese sauce clings to elbow noodles, making for a lite yet satisfying pasta dish.
Mac and Cheese Taco Casserole
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!
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
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.
Enjoy these easy-to-make slow cooker, vegan meatballs in a thick BBQ sauce. A fun dish to enjoy with a group, the balls start hot in the cooker for hours!
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.
Wow, your friends and serve steak at your Memorial Day celebration. Made from seitan, this mock-meat recipe can be grilled and enjoyed with your favorite pairings and sauces.
Strawberry shortcake is a dessert that honors summer perfectly. Vanilla cake is topped with strawberries and whipped cream for a satisfying dessert that is easy to assemble and group friendly!
Kale, White Bean, and Artichoke Dip
Create some smiles at the appetizer table with this artichoke dip. A creamy dip made from white bean, kale, and artichoke is hot and gooey, perfect for enjoying with bread or chips.
Grilled Tofu Skewers
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.
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22 Tasty Vegan Memorial Day Recipes
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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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: ⅙ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
Honor Memorial Day with a tasty selection of vegan picnic and BBQ-friendly dishes. Enjoy sweet and savory vegan recipes the whole family will devour — including kids and meat eaters!