These 60 vegetarian Memorial Day recipes will help you kick off summer right! Snacks, salads, side dishes, sandwiches, drinks, and desserts have you covered on all fronts.
My favorite season of the year. Give me a hot day and rainy nights full of thunderstorms over a snowstorm any day. Pair it with fresh produce from the farmer’s market and lots of excuses to eat ketchup and I’m doing alright.
Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipes
Today I want to share with you some of my favorite vegetarian Memorial Day recipes that you’ll love all summer long! Think burgers, salads, dips, drinks, anything you can eat at a cookout or at the park on a blanket with your very best friends and lots of vitamin D. Prepare yourself for some exclamation points because I love summer!!
Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipes
Pesto Tortellini Salad
Tortellini salad is mixed with veggies, cheese, and flavorful pesto to make one of the tastiest, most filling pasta salads out there!
The Best Easy Vegan Salad
Fresh, crunchy veggies taste great together in this simple and easy vegan salad.
Tortellini with Garlic Chile Oil and Feta
If you like things on the spicier side, try this tortellini flavored with garlic and chiles. Its great warm or cold.
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Fresh summer strawberries are at their best in this strawberry spinach salad with homemade poppyseed dressing. Serve it as a main or a side!
Summer Fruit Salad with Honey and Vanilla
Fruit salad is a fresh favorite at cookouts. This versatile summer fruit salad can be customized to your favorite in-season fruits.
Oven Baked Potato Wedges
Potato wedges make a great side dish for all sorts of mains, especially veggie burgers! These steak fries are made in the oven, clearing up space on your grill or stove top.
Vegan Potluck Barley Salad
This vegan barley salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck. Its full of protein and fiber, so it will fill you up and leave you feeling great.
Vegan Orzo Pasta Salad
Vegan orzo pasta salad is light and flavorful. Serve this as a side or main dish, bring it it to a barbecue, or take it for lunch!
Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw
Creamy coleslaw, no mayo required. This coleslaw has all the creaminess and tang of the original without the heaviness of mayonnaise.
Vegan Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Tofu
Quinoa salad is light, fluffy, and flavorful. It has a great depth of flavor thanks to the balsamic tofu, which also adds plenty of protein!
Avocado Chimichurri Dip
You've never tried anything like this flavor packed avocado chimichurri dip! Don't miss out on that great chimichurri flavor just because you aren't eating meat, now you can just dip it with a chip.
Cashew Butter Granola Bars
Cashew butter granola bars are rich in taste and filling enough to be breakfast or a snack. I like to top them with even more nut butter and a drizzle of chocolate.
Chewy Granola Bars
Chewy granola bars are every kids favorite. This healthy homemade option is vegan and simple to throw together.
Basic hummus can be dressed up with different toppings to suit your taste, or add it to a sandwich to add a creamy boost of protein.
Whipped Feta Dip
Whipped feta dip is so tasty on a warm day. Whipping the feta makes it fluffy and perfect for adding toppings such as honey, pistachios, and dill.
Beetroot hummus is a vibrant pink color and has the most wonderful subtle beet flavor. This is quickly becoming my favorite homemade hummus!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites
Peanut butter cookie dough bites are a simple energy ball with the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate. They're wholesome, filling, and perfect for packing for a picnic, day at the beach, or hike in the woods!
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Balls
The fresh lemon flavor of these lemon poppy seed energy balls makes them so interesting! Top with a sprinkling of lemon zest, poppy seeds, or coconut.
Coconut Snickerdoodle Truffles
Coconut snickerdoodle truffles have a hint of cinnamon and a wonderful texture after being rolled in shredded coconut.
Peanut Butter Larabars
Peanut butter larabars need only 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! These are easy to grab and go for picnics, pool days, and lunches.
Homemade Cashew Cookie Larabars
Kids go nuts for these cashew coookie larabars! They're rich in taste but wholesome and simple to make.
Homemade lemonade is the most refreshing summer drink option. This has the perfect balance of sweet and sour, or tweak the recipe to suit your taste preferences.
Cherry mojitos are a beautiful pink color and just taste like summer! Top with a sprig of fresh mint to garnish.
Ladies' Night Rum Punch
This rum punch is easy to make by the glass or for a crowd. Enjoy the refreshing citrus taste in what is also sometimes called planter's punch.
Lemon Drop Shots
Lemon drop shots go down quick and easy! Enjoy the sweet lemon taste to get the party started.
These pineapple margaritas are rimmed with chili powder and sugar for a fun twist on a classic.
A margarita pitcher is a great idea when making cocktails for a crowd. Enjoy this perfectly proportioned cocktail at your next backyard cookout.
Strawberry lemonade is so refreshing and perfect for summer! It's also surprisingly easy to make with just a few basic ingredients.
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka
Take your strawberry lemonade to the next level by adding vodka! This easy to drink cocktail is the best way to use in-season strawberries.
Blackberry Gin Smash
This blackberry gin smash has a beautiful pink color and is naturally sweetened with honey. Add a few blackberries and a cube of honeycomb as garnish.
A mojito pitcher will make sure everyone at the party is feeling refreshed. The citrus and mint flavors in this cocktail are perfect for warm nights spent outside.
Gin and Tonic
A gin and tonic is a classic, refreshing cocktail that's easy to make at home. Gin, tonic, and limes is all you need to get this going!
Black Bean Burger with Avocado Whip
These black bean burgers are vegan, hearty, and delicious! Pair them with your favorite toppings and whipped avocado to be the life of the party.
The Best Veggie Sandwich
The best veggie sandwich includes cucumbers, spinach, carrots, and more on a crusty baguette. This sandwich is sturdy enough to bring on a picnic and satisfying enough that even the meat eaters might be asking for a bite!
Greek Pita Sandwich
Pita bread stuffed with hummus and veggies makes a simple yet satisfying sandwich.
Greek Chickpea Wraps
Greek chickpea wraps are so flavorful and have plenty of crunch thanks to the roasted chickpeas and fresh veggies. Don't forget the feta to add a bit of creaminess!
This hummus sandwich uses beetroot hummus, but any homemade or store bought flavor would do. Add your favorite veggies to make a mile high rainbow colored feast!
Lentil Veggie Burger Recipe
These lentil veggie burgers have a great flavor and create a patty that is much more firm than the usual veggie burger. Enjoy this burger with all the classic toppings, or try barbecue sauce for something a little different!
Peach, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Sandwich
This peach, arugula, and goat cheese sandwich will have your lunch feeling fancy! Simple to make and even more fun to eat.
Chik'n Caesar Wraps
These chik'n caesar wraps are a fully vegetarian version of a chicken caesar wrap. The recipe includes a homemade fish-free caesar dressing.
Cajun Tofu Wraps
Cajun tofu wraps are spicy and delicious! The cajun ranch dressing takes it over the top and will surprise and delight anyone brave enough to try it.
Grape Nut Ice Cream
Grape nut ice cream might sound a little unusual, but don't knock it until you try it! The crunchy wheat and barley cereal pairs perfectly with the brown sugar ice cream to create an irresistible combination.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Fudge Cookies
These chocolate fudge cookies use whole wheat flour which gives them a rich, nutty flavor. They're lightly crisp on the edges and gooey in the center, just the way a cookie should be!
Vegan Cookie Dough Bars
These cookie dough bars are vegan and made with wholesome ingredients, making them a great option for kids and anyone looking to cut down on sugar and processed foods.
Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Chocolate chunk blondies are a family favorite thanks to the soft, chocolatey cookie squares. Top with flaky sea salt to take this one over the top!
Chocolate Revel Bars
Chocolate revel bars have a layer of chocolate fudge surrounded by an oatmeal cookie base and crumble. The flavors and textures create the perfect hand held dessert!
Strawberry sorbet is a beautiful and refreshing. Use in-season strawberries to make this the very best it can be.
Cherry Frozen Yogurt Bars
Cherry frozen yogurt bars are tangy, sweet, and healthy enough to be breakfast!
Dark Chocolate Brownies
Dark chocolate brownies are a classic dessert for enjoying at a barbecue. Everyone will fall in love with the rich, chocolate flavor, perfect texture, and two types of chocolate chips!
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