Chances are, your Memorial Day might look a little different this year. Maybe you’re just celebrating with immediate family. Or maybe there’s a small crowd but everyone is staying outside and social distancing. Or is everyone bringing their own food and utensils to minimize contact?
Whatever you’re doing, enjoy this holiday while staying safe and staying healthy!
Around here, Memorial Day means that the future holds lots of warm weather and opportunities to soak up some sun (Vitamin D – woohoo!). ?? What are you most looking forward to? For me – blooming flowers, bike rides, fresh-out-of-the-garden produce and simply reading a book on the deck are at the top of my list!
To help you celebrate, here are some of our favorite whole-food, plant-based Memorial Day recipes.
Spicy Black Bean Patties with Sriracha Aioli – Black beans, corn, onion, oats and spices come together to form a perfect patty. Add our oil-free Sriracha Aioli to complete the experience!
Bomb Beet Burgers – A whole-food, plant-based beet black bean burger for the non-beet lovers. Yes, the patties are purple… No, they don’t taste like beets!
Grilled Cajun Veggie Hobo Packs – A simple summer recipe that includes corn on the cob, onions, mushrooms, potatoes and kale spiced with a homemade cajun seasoning and grilled in foil packs.
Mesquite Black Bean Burgers – A smoky, whole food, plant-based black bean burger recipe with corn, sweet potatoes, quinoa and packed with flavorful spices.
Garlic Balsamic Portobello Burgers – Pair this garlic balsamic portobello burger with our homemade baked sweet potato fries for the ultimate *healthy* cheat meal!
Simple Lentil Patties – A savory whole-food, plant-based lentil patty recipe with just 7 simple ingredients! Personalize with your favorite toppings.
Snacks & Apps
Party-Pleaser Bean Salad with Homemade Tortilla Chips – A super-simple bean, corn, tomato and cilantro-filled salsa with a fresh and tasty flavor. It’s a healthy and filling dish made in less than 10 minutes and full of fresh-flavor!
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip – Warm and creamy plant-based spinach artichoke dip with a cashew base and free of dairy. Great for parties or as a snack. Simply combine and bake!
Lentil Amaze-Balls – Lentil balls with a ton of flavor and a meaty texture. The serving options are endless – over noodles, on a salad, topping a stir-fry or as a finger food!
Cucumber Peach Summer Salsa – A refreshing fruity/minty salsa that is especially enjoyable on a hot summer day. Pair it with our homemade tortilla chips for a fiber-filled, nutrient-dense snack!
Sriracha Honey Glazed Grilled Carrots – Grilled carrots with a sweet and spicy glaze.
Simple Red Cabbage Slaw – An easy oil-free, plant-based red cabbage slaw with a creamy dressing made with cashews and maple syrup. Great for potlucks!
Pesto Pasta Salad – Whole grain pasta salad with a colorful mix of veggies. Flavorful pesto made with tofu and no oil or dairy. Simply blend pesto, cook pasta, mix and enjoy!
Quinoa & Edamame Spring Salad – Whole-food, plant-based quinoa and edamame salad with carrots and cabbage. Bragg liquid aminos offers lots of flavors with just a few ingredients.
Dijon Brussel Sprouts – Sweet dijon brussel sprouts prepared with zero-oil and tons of flavor
Rock-Star Raspberry Muffins – A whole-grain, plant-based muffin sweetened with dates and fiber-rich raspberries.
California Fig Chocolate Cream Pie – A whole-food, plant-based chocolate cream pie sweetened with figs. Creamy and firm texture. No-bake crust and no flour, oil or refined sugar.
Frozen Chocolate Cherry Delights – These frozen chocolate cherry treats offer that ice creamy mouthfeel and sweetness with a fudgy crust and crunchy topping.
Apple Cranberry Crumble – A delicious, simple, fruit-filled apple cranberry crumble offering a new way to enjoy the many health benefits cranberries have to offer!
Oatmeal Raisin Bites – Whole-food, plant-based oatmeal raisin cookies made with lentils (yes, really!), dates and oats. No added sugar or fat. Loaded with filling fiber!
There you have it – 20 whole food, plant-based recipes perfect for Memorial Day! Make sure to take a photo of your creations and tag us on social media @whollyplantsblog!