Memorial Day Recipes: Our Mostly Plant-Based Favorites

Memorial Day food should be easy, crowd-pleasing, scalable, and casual — and it should make use of the season's best produce where possible. Our favorite mostly plant-based Memorial Day recipes tick all those boxes and bring a little something special to the table, whether you're hosting at home or contributing to a potluck BBQ. From salads to desserts, we've got you covered.

Really Good Veggie Burgers Vegan Gluten Free 780 | Umami Girl

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These vegan, gluten-free burgers are savory and satisfying and lend themselves to topping just like regular burgers.

Memorial Day Recipes, Mostly Plants

We've gathered Umami Girl's favorite mostly plant-based recipes that work really well for Memorial Day. They're full of in-season fruits and vegetables, and they're crowd-pleasers at barbecues and casual potlucks.

Dandelion Salad with Balsamic Strawberries and Onions

Dandelion Salad with Balsamic Strawberries and Onions

This sweet and savory salad is just right for late spring. It's flavorful enough to pair with grilled items but also lightens up the meal.

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Simple Massaged Kale Salad

Simple Massaged Kale Salad

Easy, super-savory, and happy to hang out on a picnic table for hours, if it lasts that long.

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Esquites: Mexican Street Corn Salad

Esquites: Mexican Street Corn Salad

People looooove this one. They'll be talking about it and asking for the recipe.

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Simple Coleslaw Recipe from Alice Waters

Simple Coleslaw Recipe from Alice Waters

In true Alice Waters style, this dish is unassuming and oh so good.

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Vegan Burgers with Sweet Potato and Lentils

Vegan Burgers with Sweet Potato and Lentils

Make-ahead friendly, super-tasty vegan burger patties.

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Really Good Veggie Burgers (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Really Good Veggie Burgers (Vegan and Gluten Free)

These are our absolute favorite veggie burgers for a BBQ, since you can treat them exactly like a burger.

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Easy White Bean Salad Recipe

Easy White Bean Salad Recipe

A staple of picnics and lunchboxes alike, this savory bean salad is packed with vegan protein.

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Chickpea Salad with Indian Spices and Herbs

Chickpea Salad with Indian Spices and Herbs

This easy chickpea salad is dangerously good, so make a lot.

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Toronto Farmers' Market Pea Shoots Salad

Toronto Farmers' Market Pea Shoots Salad

If you can get your hands on pea shoots, this gorgeous salad is a great way to use them.

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Salt and Vinegar Broiled Fingerling Potatoes

Salt and Vinegar Broiled Fingerling Potatoes

A runaway favorite on Umami Girl for the better part of a decade, your Memorial Day BBQ needs these potatoes.

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Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Cream

The best, simplest, red and white dessert. Add some blueberries if you like.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Strawberries and rhubarb are the dreamiest of spring combinations. Don't be a hoarder — share it with your friends.

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A Big Batch of Chocolate Cupcakes

A Big Batch of Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy, popular, well-behaved chocolate cupcakes for a crowd.

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