Welcome the return of grilling and picnic season with this collection of Vegan Memorial Day Recipes. These healthy plant based recipes are sure to please even the meat eaters at your cookout!
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Summer means picnics, grilling, parties, and potlucks. Whether you’re hosting the event, or looking for a recipe or two to bring to a get together, here is a collection of recipes with something for everyone. There’s absolutely no reason to go hungry at a cookout just because you’re following a plant based lifestyle.
This collection includes all kinds of recipes, from burgers and fries, to kabobs and salads – there are even a few desserts, because what’s a party without dessert?
So get your grill ready, invite your friends and family, and enjoy an amazing feast!
Vegan Main Dishes
With veggie burgers, kabobs, and other delicious barbecue entrees, there's no need for vegans and vegetarians to go hungry at your BBQ. Even the meat eaters will love these options!
Burgers are probably the most popular Memorial Day food, and these Chickpea Burgers are abolutely delicious! They can be made in less than an hour, and can even be prepared in advance and stored in the freezer. Top them with your favorite burger toppings for a satisfying meal!
These Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers are another delicious option! They're full of veggies and perfectly seasoned with Southwest spices. This just may become your standby veggie burger recipe.
These Grilled Tofu Veggie Kabobs are a perfect option for vegan grilling. Thread your skewers with some firm tofu and veggies of choice, and marinate while you're prepping your other dishes. Then cook them on the grill for a wonderful combination of flavors and textures!
Freezing and thawing your tofu ahead of time results in a great meaty texture for this BBQ Tofu recipe. Slather it with some BBQ sauce and grill it up for an amazing meatless entree! It's so delicious and sure to become one of your favorite summer grilling recipes!
What do you get when you combine some seasoned black beans, smoky grilled veggies, crunchy coleslaw, vegan queso, and some sweet tomato salsa? These out of this world Black Bean and Grilled Vegetable Tacos!
This recipe isn't cooked on the grill, but has wonderful BBQ flavor! You can make up the soy curl filling for these BBQ Soy Curl Sandwiches in 30 minutes. Then pile it onto a bun with some fresh, crisp coleslaw for a sandwich everyone will love!
Vegan Salads and Sides
Whether it's traditional picnic sides like potato salad, coleslaw, or baked beans, or other tasty side dishes, there's plenty of ideas here to find the perfect accompaniments for your Memorial Day entrees.
This Vegan Coleslaw is made with an easy low fat vegan mayo, resulting in a creamy, crunchy, and delicious salad! A perfect side dish for your all of your summer events!
Slow Cooker Baked Beans are a wonderful accompaniment for any of your gilling entrees. They're lightly sweetened, and so easy to make. And cooking them in the slow cooker instead of the oven means you don't have to heat up your kitchen in the summertime!
This crowd-pleasing Vegan Macaroni salad is a delicious, lightened up version of the classic dish. It's ideal for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues!
This Vegan Potato Salad recipe allows you to enjoy classic potato salad taste with a fraction of the calories of traditional potato salad. It has the creamy mayo mustard dressing you're used to, and you'd never know it doesn't contain eggs! Even the non-vegans are fooled by this one!
Change up you colelaw a bit with this Mexican Coleslaw! You'll love this chipotle spiced slaw alongside your veggie burgers. And consider making a double batch of this dressing - it's amazing on your corn on the cob and other veggies!
What goes better with your veggie burger than french fries? These crispy, homemade baked french fries are made without a drop of oil! They have the perfect golden crisp, and are easy to make with just potatoes and some seasoning.
This tomato bruschetta is a wonderful party appetizer that’s easy to whip up in minutes! Toasty bread is topped with a delicious blend of tomatoes, basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar, that your friends and family will love!
Vegan Dips and Sauces
Whether you're looking for a sauce for your burger, or a dip for your fries or veggies, we've got you covered!
There's no need to buy BBQ sauce when you can make this homemade vegan BBQ sauce at home in minutes! It's perfect on tofu, soy curls, tempeh, burgers, and more!
Every party needs some chips and dips, and this easy, fresh, homemade guacamole will be a hit at any party! Make it in minutes with just a few simple, fresh ingredients.
This easy Vegan Chipotle Mayo is so creamy, with the perfect level of spice and just a hint of lime. It's a fabulous spread for your veggie burgers and sandwiches, as well as a tasty dip for your fries!
This Vegan Black Bean Dip is the easiest dip ever! It's filled with fiber and protein, making at a great healthy appetizer! Serve it with chips, use it as a vegetable dip, or spread it on crackers.
Hummus is probably the most stereotypical vegan party dip! That's because it fits in with almost every diet, and just about everyone loves it! This Roasted Garlic Hummus is so fluffy, creamy, and delicious! It’s perfect served with with some pita, crackers, or fresh veggies.
Early summer is berry season, and this easy berry sauce is delicious spooned over ice cream, cake, or cheesecake. Make it in minutes, and bring your desserts from common to extraordinary!
What's a celebration without dessert? Here are a few of our favorite summertime desserts.
These Blueberry Oat Bars are so yummy! Oil-free, refined sugar free except for the optional glaze, and whole grain – they a great low fat dessert option!
Ice cream is the perfect summer dessert! This healthy Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream is made with soy milk and cashews, and includes vanilla bean as well as vanilla extract for an extra boost of vanilla flavor.
This Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream is like a cold, creamy taste of summer. It's loaded with fresh strawberries, easy to make, and oh so delicious!
These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are to die for! They're low in fat, but made moist with a secret ingredient! They're so full of chocolatey flavor, they'll make the biggest chocolate fans happy!
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