Memorial Day is so close, which is exciting but also nerve-wracking because that means planning out all that food for your outdoor barbecue you promised to throw this year! Especially as a vegan it can be hard to plan out food that you can eat, which is why these vegan Memorial Day recipes are exactly what you need.
This list is a beautiful mix of appetizers, dips, drinks, entrees, and of course, desserts. Because even if you can't have that delicious pan of brownies that your friend bought (forgetting that yes, you're still vegan), you should still be able to have some dessert as well! With this list you can not only enjoy desserts such as fudgsicles and cheesecake bites, but you can also have your very own burger, potato salad, taco, and even some hummus quesadillas. All drinks are red because, well, festivities call for red, white, and blue. And honestly, all of the great cocktails I found are red and I just don't want to have a blue tongue this Memorial Day. Sorry not sorry.
So dig through this list and plan out a perfect vegan spread for your upcoming barbecue! I mean, these all look so good, people won't even complain that you're making vegan food. Finally.
Roasted Zucchini Burgers With Garlic Whipped Feta
Burgers are basically the definition of Memorial Day food, so make sure you join the festivities with this delicious vegan burger recipe by Half Baked Harvest.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes With Salted Buttercream
It's summer, which is always a cause for celebration! Cupcakes by Oh She Glows included, obviously.
Having a brunch celebration? These Watermelon mimosas by Cookie + Kate are great for your red, white, and blue festivities!
Penne Pomodoro With Vegan "Tuna"
Who could deny a delicious pasta with red wine on such a fine occasion? This recipe by Green Kitchen Stories is perfect for a summer night out on the deck!
Sweet Potato Avocado Tartare
This appetizer by Love & Lemons will surely impress at your Memorial Day shindig this year.
Roasted Beet Hummus
If the fact that this hummus is made with beets isn't convincing enough to make, than keep in mind that this hummus by Half Baked Harvest is red and pretty much perfect for your red, white, and blue food display. You're welcome.
Snickerdoodles is a universally delicious dessert no matter what dietary restrictions — and Oh She Glows is all over that vegan recipe.
Peach Raspberry Sorbet
There's nothing like a refreshing cup of sorbet on a hot, summer day. Get this deliciously easy recipe over at Cookie + Kate.
Curry Roasted Acorn Squash
Still in denial that squash season is over? Than these roasted acorn squash bites by Joy The Baker are the appetizer you're going to need this Memorial Day.
Tempeh Vegan Club Sandwiches
Having a huge crowd over for Memorial Day? Put together a large club sandwich making station, and provide the fixings for this delicious Tempeh Vegan Club recipe by Love & Lemons.
Vegan Queso Dip
Queso dip is always a crowd pleaser at gatherings, so get in on this popular dish with this vegan rendition by Cookie + Kate.
Raspberry Lemon Chia Cheesecake Bites
Such a cute dessert by Love & Lemons to match the theme of your Memorial Day BBQ!
Strawberry Mango Popsicles
I'm calling it now — popsicles are going to be the dessert of the summer. So get on that trend now with this delicious recipe by Half Baked Harvest.
Raw Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate pudding, as a vegan? Oh yes, it's a thing thanks to Oh She Glows!
Such an easy appetizer idea that is super vegan friendly by Cookie + Kate.
Watermelon Strawberry Citrus Sangria
This recipe by Joy The Baker is perfect for a huge gathering of people ready to get their drink on at the Memorial Day barbecue!
Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops
Craving those fudgsicles you used to eat during Memorial Day barbecues? Than these by Love & Lemons will certainly satisfy that craving!
Summer Squash Tacos With Avocado Chimichurri Sauce
Tacos are always an easy party food. Just put up a few large bowls of taco fixings and have your guests go at it! Recipe for these vegan-approved tacos by Cookie + Kate.
The perfect easy dish to make in the morning right before everyone comes over for the barbecue! Get the recipe over at Oh She Glows.
BLT Corn Salad Wraps
Trying to stay away from carbs? These corn salad wraps by Joy The Baker are the perfect snacking food for your Memorial Day party!
Romesco Cauliflower Sandwiches
Finger sandwiches always do well at large parties, especially if they look as beautiful as these sandwiches by Love & Lemons.
Greek Wedge Salad
Miss wedge salads like crazy since becoming a vegan? No worries, this recipe by Cookie + Kate will certainly help you out with that!
How could you not want french fries like these by Joy The Baker at your Memorial Day party? Seriously, yum.
Pesto Pasta Salad
Burgers (like that zucchini burger above) must always have a pasta salad to match! This recipe by Cookie + Kate looks super delicious and easy to make as a side for your burger.
Spring Potato Salad
Another great salad side dish for that burger by Making Thyme for Health!
Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
This sauce by Love & Lemons can have multiple purposes at your Memorial Day party. Serve it with chips, on salad, or spread on a vegan burger!