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45 Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipes

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to add some meatless options to your cookout, I’ve got you covered! From appetizers to salads and sides, these 45 vegetarian Memorial Day recipes will have your taste buds singing all summer long.

So fire up the grill, grab your favorite apron, and get ready to impress your guests with these healthy Memorial Day recipes.

Baked Parmesan Kale Chips

Garlic Parmesan Oven Baked Kale Chip Recipe in a white bowl

Get ready to satisfy your cravings with this guilt-free, addictive snack! This oven-baked parmesan kale chips recipe is not only delicious but also a healthy alternative to potato chips. Kale chips are packed with nutrients and vitamins that your body craves, and this recipe takes it up a notch by adding parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor. Get the oven-baked parmesan kale chips recipe here.

Cream Cheese Kale Dip

healthy cheese dip - kale dip recipe with pita chips in a white bowl

Get ready to impress your friends and family with this healthy kale dip! Made with smoky onion and cheese, this delicious dip is packed full of flavor that will have everyone coming back for more. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also a lightened-up sharing dip, making it the perfect addition to any potluck, BBQ, or vegetarian memorial day recipes. Get the healthy kale dip recipe here.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

crispy easy vegan air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings recipe in a bowl

A spicy, crispy, and easy appetizer! This vegetarian friendly buffalo cauliflower is best served with creamy ranch dressing and celery sticks! Get the air fryer buffalo cauliflower recipe here.

Healthy Taco Dip

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Get ready to impress your guests with this healthy 7-layer taco dip that is sure to be the life of the party! Not only is it lightened up from traditional bean dip recipes, but it’s also naturally gluten-free and packed with delicious flavors. Get the healthy 7-layer taco dip here.

Homemade Guacamole With Chipotle Peppers

Healthy guacamole served in a bowl with a tortilla chip garnish.

Spice up your meal with this easy, homemade healthy guacamole recipe! Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also a simple recipe to make. Whether you’re looking for a tasty topping for your tacos, nachos, or enchiladas, or just want to enjoy it as a dip, this guac won’t disappoint. Get the homemade guacamole recipe here.

Protein Packed Veggie Burgers

Front view of pumpkin burger on white plate

Satisfy your taste buds with this amazing protein rich veggie burger! This delicious burger is packed with black beans and vegetables, making it hearty, healthy, and the perfect comfort food. Get the high-protein veggie burger recipe here.

Creamy Pasta Salad with Fresh Herbs

easy healthy gluten free pasta salad recipe in a bowl

If you’re tired of boring, store-bought pasta salads and want to try something new and delicious, then you might want to try this creamy gluten-free pasta salad with olives and herbs! Not only is it easy to make ahead of time, but it’s also packed with flavor, low in fat, and full of nutrients. One of the easy memorial day recipes! Get the gluten-free pasta salad recipe here.

Southwestern Veggie Burger

Veggie burgers on a white plate.

These vegetarian burgers are incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit your tastes. Add in some spices like cumin or chili powder for an extra kick of flavor, or top them off with your favorite sauce or condiments. One of my favorite recipe to include in my list of vegetarian memorial day recipes! Get the vegetarian burgers recipe here.

Easy Mustard BBQ Sauce

mustard bbq sauce - easy homemade carolina barbecue sauce recipe in a bowl

Complete your memorial day weekend with this mustard BBQ sauce. This tangy and sweet sauce has a yellow mustard base that’s perfectly balanced with honey and brown sugar. Get this mustard BBQ sauce recipe here.

Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce

easy, healthy, vegan bbq sauce in a glass jar

Get ready to elevate your summer cookout game with this quick and easy recipe for homemade vegan BBQ sauce! Say goodbye to store-bought sauces and hello to the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds singing. Get this vegan BBQ sauce recipe here.

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Red Onions

Homemade vegetarian black bean burger on whole wheat bun, topped with baby spinach, tomato, onion and served with home fries on the side

Packed with protein and fiber, these burgers are not only healthy but also incredibly tasty. Plus, they’re easy and quick to make, so you can have dinner on the table in no time. One of the easy vegetarian dinner recipes! Get this black bean burgers recipe here.

Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry

This healthy vegetable stir fry sauce is not only delicious, but it’s also vegan and loaded with nutritious veggies, tofu, and quinoa. The best way to complete your vegetarian memorial day menu! Get the healthy vegetable stir fry sauce and recipe here.

Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes with Olive Oil

Oven roasted broccoli and potatoes with parmesan and garlic in a serving bowl.

Seasoned with garlic herbs and parmesan, this roasted broccoli and potatoes recipe is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters. Plus, it only takes 35 minutes to make and one of the best vegetarian memorial day recipes! Get the recipe for this roasted broccoli and potatoes dish here.

Air Fryer French Fries

air fryer frozen french fries on a plate with ketchup

If you’re a fan of crispy, delicious French fries but want to stay away from fast food joints, then you’ll love this air fryer recipe! Not only is it healthier than takeout, but it’s super easy to make. Get this air fryer frozen french fries recipe here.

Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican Fruit Salad with cubed melon, mango, jicama, dragon fruit, lime juice, and a hint of spicy chili - served in a blue bowl

Who doesn’t love fruit salads? This delicious Mexican fruit salad is made with a colorful array of cubed melon, dragon fruit, jicama, kiwi, lime juice, and just a hint of spicy chili, this unexpected twist on the traditional fruit salad is sure to impress. Get the Mexican fruit salad recipe here.

Sweet Potato Casserole

healthy easy vegan sweet potato casserole recipe in a white baking dish

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for fall! This delicious plant based sweet potato casserole is perfect for your next holiday weekend, or any time of year when you want a warm and comforting meal. One of my memorial day casserole recipes! Get the vegan sweet potato casserole recipe here.

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Skewers

tofu skewers on a blue plate

Packed with protein, flavor, and juicy peaches, these tofu skewers are the perfect way to satisfy your hunger in under 30 minutes. Get this tofu skewers recipe here.

Mexican Taco Stuffed Peppers

taco stuffed peppers on a white plate
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Taco stuffed peppers are the perfect way to add some spice and flavor to your traditional stuffed pepper recipe. It’s super easy to make, ready in under an hour, and it comes with a flavorful sauce made with avocado and lime juice! Get the taco stuffed peppers recipe here.

Easy Frozen Vegetable Stir Fry

healthy vegetable stir fry recipe served in a white bowl with chopsticks

Not only will you enjoy the delicious flavors in this vegetable stir fry, but you’ll also feel good about eating a nutritious meal. Using frozen vegetables like some snap peas and broccoli makes preparation a breeze while still providing all of the essential nutrients. Get the recipe for this frozen vegetable stir fry here.

Air Fried Sweet Potato Wedges

air fried sweet potato fries in a yellow basket

A healthy alternative to traditional fries! Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and nutrients that can benefit your health in countless ways. Plus, these sweet potato fries are quick and easy to make – all you need is an air fryer and a few simple ingredients. Get this air fried sweet potato fries recipe here.

Spinach, Arugula and Corn Salad

This spinach and arugula salad with cherry tomatoes and goat cheese is not only delicious but also simple and easy to make. And the best part? It’s one of the quick summer vegetarian meals that can be ready in just 10 minutes! Get the spinach and arugula salad recipe here.

Smoky Red Pepper Crema

Smoky red pepper crema served in a white bowl with fresh herbs as a garnish.

This red pepper crema is a game-changer when it comes to sauces. It’s not just your average dip – this recipe has a rich, smoky flavor that will elevate any dish you pair it with. The smoky flavor comes from using roasted red peppers and smoked paprika, giving it a depth of flavor that’s hard to resist. Get the smoky red pepper crema recipe here.

Chipotle Copycat Chili Corn Salsa 

easy roasted chili corn salsa - chipotle copycat recipe

Whether you’re using frozen or fresh corn, this chili corn salsa is sure to satisfy your cravings with its perfect balance of flavor and heat. Tastes just like the Chipotle version, but is more budget friendly and is so easy to make. Get the Chipotle corn salsa recipe here.

Vegan Reuben Sandwich

Vegan reuben sandwich stacked on a cutting board, with a knife through the top of the sandwich.

A vegan twist on the classic Reuben sandwich! This meatless masterpiece with a meaty texture is made with a tangy Russian dressing and flavorful corned tempeh, giving it all the delicious flavors you know and love. You can also pair it with vegan mayo! Get the vegan Reuben sandwich recipe here.

Potato Salad Without Eggs

Healthy potato salad without eggs served on a white plate with a wooden spoon.

This easy potato salad is sure to become a staple at all your summer gatherings and one of the best vegan memorial day recipes! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a great side dish that everyone will be raving about. Get this potato salad recipe without eggs here.

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Burrito Recipe 

bbq jackfruit served in a white bowl with burrito fixings

If you’ve tried jackfruit tacos before, and you love it, then you will also love this BBQ jackfruit burrito bowl. This recipe features tender jackfruit, hearty beans, rice, fresh veggies, and comforting spices all mixed together to create a bold and satisfying dish. Serve it with lime or lemon wedges! Get the BBQ jackfruit burrito bowl recipe here.

Vegan Lemony Aioli

garlic vegan aioli recipe in a glass jar with a spoon

Elevate your sandwich game with this creamy vegan aioli! Made with just 5 basic ingredients, this sauce is the perfect addition to any vegan chicken burger or sandwich. But it doesn’t stop there – this versatile sauce is also great for dipping veggies, drizzling over french fries, or even as a topping for roasted salmon. Get the vegan aioli recipe here.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

roasted cauliflower salad with spinach and chickpeas and kalamata olives, served on a white plate

This cauliflower salad is one of those healthy recipes that will make you forget all about boring salads. Not only is it hearty, nutritious, and satisfying, but it’s also packed with fresh flavors! Get this roasted cauliflower salad recipe here.

Simple and Quick Lentil and Feta Salad 

This lentil salad is not only healthy but also delicious, making it a perfect choice for a quick and easy meal or addition to your vegetarian memorial day recipes. The combination of lentils, feta cheese, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, corn, and bell pepper creates a colorful and delicious side dish that will leave you feeling full and energized. Get the lentil and feta salad recipe here.

Easy Grape Salad

recipe for grape salad with avocado and cojita cheese in a white bowl

This refreshing grape salad combines the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. The addition of jalapeño peppers gives it a little kick, while the creaminess of the avocado and Cojita cheese adds a touch of indulgence. One of the best healthy vegetarian memorial day recipes! Get the grape salad recipe here.

Chick-Fil-A Kale Salad

Copycat Chick-Fil-A kale salad served in a white salad bowl, garnished with almonds, top view.

This delicious salad is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like broccoli, blueberries, sweet Fuji apples, cabbage, spinach, dried cherries, and pine nuts! Get this Chick-Fil-A Kale Salad copycat recipe here.

Easy Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad 

tomato avocado cucumber salad in a white bowl

This avocado tomato salad is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes for memorial day! The combination of fresh tomatoes, creamy avocado, and crunchy vegetables creates a delightful texture and flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Get the avocado cucumber tomato salad recipe here.

Hearty Vegan White Bean Chili 

Vegan white bean chili topped with avocado, jalapeno slices and lime in a white bowl with a spoon.

This chili is naturally dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free, making it a perfect option for anyone with dietary restrictions. The star ingredient – white beans – provides a healthy dose of fiber and protein while also adding a rich creaminess to the dish. Get the vegan white bean chili recipe here.

Simple Italian Chickpea Soup

easy healthy italian chickpea soup recipe served with bread and parmesan cheese

This Italian chickpea soup is a delicious and healthy recipe that is great in chilly and warmer weather. Not only is it packed with nutrients and protein from the chickpeas, but it’s also super easy to make! You can whip it up on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot (or slow cooker) for a hassle-free meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Get this chickpea soup recipe here.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

bowl of vegetarian chili topped with cheese and herbs

A smoky and hearty chili that is rich, spicy, and perfect for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Perfect addition to your vegetarian memorial day recipes! Get the Instant Pot vegetarian chili recipe here.

Instant Pot Chili Mac

Instant Pot chili mac and cheese served in a white bowl with an instant pot in the background.

This hearty vegetarian chili mac is packed with protein and flavor, and can easily be made vegan or gluten-free with just a few simple substitutions. Get the vegetarian instant pot chili mac recipe here.

Grilled Cheese With Pickles Sandwich

Grilled cheese with pickles, sliced and stacked on a white plate.

This grilled cheese with pickles is a simple yet delicious combination that will leave you wanting more. By adding classic dill pickle slices to the gooey cheese and crispy bread, you’ll take your taste buds on a flavor journey they won’t soon forget. Get the grilled cheese with pickles sandwich recipe here.

Lemon Cookies with Fresh Berries

Lemon blueberry cookies stacked on a white plate.

Need some new recipes for memorial day weekend? Try these bright, soft, and chewy lemon blueberry cookies! With fresh blueberries and lemon zest, these cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Get the lemon blueberry cookies recipe here.

Easy Nutella Donut Acorns

nutella donut acorns served on a white plate with milk in the background, top view

If you’re looking for playful, fun, and sweet treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, then you will love these Nutella donut acorns! These bite-sized lovely nutty flavor delights are made with decadent donut holes, chocolate sprinkles, pretzels, and of course, rich and creamy Nutella. Get the Nutella donut acorns recipe here.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These gooey chocolate chip cookies are made with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and dark chocolate chips – so you can feel good and stay with your healthy eating habits. Get the healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe here.

Cherry Pie Recipe

Cherry pie with frozen cherries on a white cutting board, topped with ice cream and garnished with mint.

What better way to level up your memorial day dessert ideas than this delicious homemade cherry pie? This pie is bursting with fresh cherries and topped with a crumble made from almonds and oats. Get the cherry pie with frozen cherries here.

Chocolate Beet Brownies

Dark chocolate beet brownies cut and presented on a white tray.

A delicious and healthy twist on traditional brownies, these chocolate beet brownies are made with simple ingredients and ready in just 45 minutes! Get the chocolate beetroot brownies recipe here.

Moist Matcha Brownies

Matcha brownies stacked on white parchment paper on a countertop.

If you’re a matcha lover, then you have to try these white chocolate matcha brownies! With their moist and chewy middles, they’re the perfect indulgence for any sweet tooth. Get the matcha brownies recipe here.

Easy Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies dipped in chocolate and nuts, on white plate

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these super easy peanut butter cookies made with almond flour! With only 5 simple ingredients, these cookies are perfect for those following a low-carb or gluten-free diet. Get the almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe here.

Nutella Pizza

top view of nutella pizza with banana (dessert pizza recipe)

This homemade Nutella pizza is the perfect finishing touch to any main course. Made with subtly sweet cinnamon dough and fresh banana slices, this vegan pizza is both easy and delicious. Get the Nutella pizza recipe here.

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