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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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