Enjoy your Memorial Day BBQ with some of these 25 plant-based vegan recipes and celebrate the beginning of summer!
Start with a delicious appetizer of Caramelized Onion Dip with baked chips and sliced veggies. Then perhaps serve this tasty cold Avocado Papaya Gazpacho It’s really a show-stopper.
And for the main course, try these Black Bean Beet Burgers. There are oh-so-many side dishes to choose from, but one of my favorites is this Corn Tomato Salad.
And, for dessert, how about plant-based ice cream? Pick your favorites and your menu is done. Now to just get some help with the cleanup.
25 Plant-Based Vegan Memorial Day Recipes
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This vegan chocolate hummus recipe is perfect to dip fruits or pretzels. Try this heart-healthy recipe with melon, strawberries, pineapples, or apples. It’s sure to be a hit this Memorial Day!
Ultimate Greek Nachos
Plant-based Greek nachos with hummus is a perfect appetizer for the big game or family gathering or opening snack for any get-together and will be the talk of the party.
Vegan Caprese Salad with Blackberries and Watermelon
This is a super refreshing and hydrating salad that is a perfect addition to a cookout.
Broccoli Waldorf Salad
This Broccoli Waldorf salad has a sweet and tangy dressing and is nutrient-rich for a bright, crisp side dish.
Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate and cherries come together in this tasty sweet treat that’s a must-have on hot days and gatherings. Plus, this version is all plant-based goodness without fat or sugar.
Here’s a classic that still satisfies today and can be added to your list of easy-to-make meals, a vegan version of Sloppy Joe’s. It’s made with tempeh which is fermented soybeans and it is loaded with protein.
Barley Bean Salad with Cauliflower Rice
A must-try nutritional powerhouse recipe that you’ll want to have again and again. This SUPER super salad is an excellent substitute for the usual heavy, oil-laden salad this Memorial Day.
Kale Citrus Guacamole
Try this fresh citrus guacamole for a bright surprise in flavor. The tangy blend of citrus with creamy avocado makes for the perfect appetizer to serve to guests.
Vegan Waldorf Salad with Apples & Raisins
If you love a creamy, crisp salad, this Vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad is a true winner with healthy fats and nuts.
Black Bean Beet Burger
This plant-based beet burger recipe is rich in protein and heart-healthy, packed full of black beans, rice, beets, and raisins.
Almond Jam Dot Cookies
These easy-to-make Almond Jam Dot Cookies should be on your go-to list for dessert for a delicious and healthy treat you can feel good about!
Mexican Rice Salad
With the addition of beans, veggies, and avocado, this Mexican Rice salad is super veggie-powered.
A traditional party salad made plant-based? Yes, please! This macaroni salad will look great on your Memorial Day spread, made with an easy tofu mayonnaise and antioxidant-rich ingredients.
Romaine Salad with Kale
Crisp romaine adorned with crunchy apples, unsweetened cranberries, and gut-cleansing pumpkin seeds make this salad full of flavor, texture, and many vitamins and minerals.
Arugula, Apple, Beet Salad
A tasty, elegant salad that comes together in minutes with pre-packaged beets, a quick chop of an apple, and a super easy and tangy dressing.
Watermelon Salad with Tofu Feta
This sweet and spicy Watermelon Salad with Tofu Feta is super refreshing on a hot summer’s day and a perfect addition to any cookout!
This salad is tossed in a bright and punchy dressing that is sure to satisfy your taste buds without the guilt of oil.
Thick-Cut Seasoned Fries with Chipotle Sauce
There is no need to cut fries out of your diet with these oil-free, thick-cut fries, perfectly seasoned and crispy. And the chipotle sauce is made from cashews!
Homemade croutons tossed with fresh, crisp veggies make for a beautiful salad that’s topped with a tangy dressing.
Cool down those hot Summer days with a bright, fresh, and crisp salad with a delightful combination of flavor and texture.
BBQ Baked Beans
The addition of sweet crushed pineapple adds sweetness to this hearty dish of baked beans in a homemade BBQ sauce.
Potato Salad with Tofu Scramble
The tofu scramble mimics chopped boiled eggs in this dairy-free potato salad. Add in a bunch of pickles and celery for tanginess and crunch.
Pasta with Spinach Pesto
Pesto without oil is divine in this pasta that is tossed with green beans and tomatoes. Earthy and a tad sweet, you can serve this Spinach Pesto Pasta salad hot or cold.
Corn, Tomato Salad
This simple Corn, Tomato Salad is a breeze to make and you can test your knife skills by cutting off the kernels from the cob. It’s so sweet on its own that you only need a splash of lemon or lime. Add avocado for a creamy addition.
Caramelized Onion Dip
You’re going to want to save this creamy and savory onion dip for all your gatherings! The base is made with tofu and miso for a flavor-packed dip that is going to be the rave of the party.
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These recipes look wonderful and it is so good to have all these ideas in one place when I have a family gathering to plan. Thank you so much and I need to add that your recipes have never let me down. Many have become my “go to”s when I have to take a dish to pot luck. You are a staple in my life! I appreciate the excellent photos. This particular blog will be used heavily from now until the leaves start turning colour and the wind gets nippy.
Hey Olwyn, Thank you, that’s so wonderful to hear and really warms my heart! I really appreciate the feedback and I’m glad you’ve found so many recipes that work for you and your family.