Planning a festive weekend holiday menu can be challenging! Here are thirty flavorful and colorful recipes to serve to vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. I have included appetizers, entrées, sides, salads, and desserts. Plus – these delicious dishes can all be mixed and matched so you can customize a yummy menu to please your family and friends!
Wishing you a healthy and happy Labor Day weekend!
Rockin’ Black Bean Burgers Hearty black beans, walnuts, and rolled oats combined with some snazzy spices create this vegan Rockin’ Black Bean Burger recipe that stands front and center for an easy and satisfying family meal.
Baked Steak Fries These oven-baked delights are so crispy you will not believe they are actually roasted without oil! Bonus: Baked Steak Fries are a great use for leftover baked spuds.
Lemony Guacamole Just a few ingredients whip together in five minutes to make this appetizing Lemony Guacamole.
Flatbread Mini-Veggie Pizzas Flatbread Mini-Veggie Pizzas make a real hit at any party you are hosting and can be served as an appetizer or as a main course offering. Change up the toppers with whatever your family likes, and you have a perfect dish for everyone!
“Hungry Guy” Burgers These beautiful plant-powered burgers are prepared from a handful of pantry ingredients, making them an excellent choice for a meat-free burger night!
Eggless Egg Salad This yummy Eggless Egg Salad makes a super sandwich filling! Serve the sandwiches with Potato Salad and pickle spears on the side, for a true “deli-style” presentation!
Little Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches These refreshing mini treats are sure to dazzle your family and guests alike. A crisp chocolate cookie crunch juxtaposed with a cold and creamy “ice cream” filling makes these frozen confections the darling of any party. Plus, Little Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches are a breeze to prepare!
Chickpea and Artichoke Salad Chickpea and Artichoke Salad is a delicious and filling salad to serve as a substantial main course or hearty side dish. The chickpeas and artichoke hearts provide substance, while the spinach and sweet peppers add color and crunch.
Vegan Dessert Charcuterie Board For an easy and delicious dessert, simply arrange some fresh fruits, nuts, along with vegan cookies and sweets on an attractive cutting board or large platter! I
Paprika-Chickpea Finger Sandwiches These lovely Pretty Paprika-Chickpea Finger Sandwiches can serve as full-sized sandwiches or dainty tea sandwiches. Creamy chickpeas paired with the zip of fresh lemon juice provide a pleasing combo that’s all dressed up with delicate alfalfa sprouts.
Andy’s Potato Salad A real crowd-pleaser, Andy’s Potato Salad uses tender red potatoes, combined with crisp carrots and crunchy celery all smothered in a sassy vegan mayonnaise sauce.
Big Vegan BBQ Burgers Serve this yummy vegan and gluten-free burger on a crusty roll or bun with lettuce, tomato and “Creamy Paprika Sauce” with Fabulous Oven Fries on the side, and you have a classic pairing to please vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike!
Cocoa-Cake Brownie Bites Cocoa-Cake Brownie Bites with Creamy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting make a fantastic dessert. These yummy vegan brownies will delight kiddos and adults alike! With a pop of chocolaty-peanut butter frosting, spread over moist, cake-like brownie squares, this sweet treat is a real winner.
French Lentil Salad Bowl Lentils provide a substantial base and plenty of plant-based protein, while the veggies and flavorings add zing to this satisfying French Lentil Salad Bowl with Sweet Peppers and Basil.
Vegetable Quesadilla Bake This Vegetable Quesadilla Bake is a zesty twist on a classic quesadilla. It makes a tasty weeknight supper or casual party meal.
Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs I love the combination of colorful veggies slathered in a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. The presentation of these enticing Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs is supremely delightful, sure to please both omnivores and vegans alike.
Lemony Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs Basil and parsley, combined with cooked quinoa, chickpeas, and a lively lemon-based dressing, makes for a nutritious and welcoming spring or summer salad entrée.
Guacamole Mini-Peppers These simple nibbles are always such a hit at a party! Using pre-made guacamole makes these Guacamole Mini-Peppers super quick and delicious!
Sunny Black Bean Burgers Tired of frozen meat-free burgers? These Sunny Black Bean Burgers bring a ray of sunshine to your table, with protein-rich ingredients like black beans, sunflower seeds and walnuts. A cross between a hearty burger and flavorful paté, these patties prep for the oven in less than 10 minutes, making them an ideal option for a party.
Confetti Oven Fries Confetti Oven Fries are a tantalizing and delicious mix of russet potatoes and sweet potatoes. Tossing them with a bit of olive oil and then baking them in the oven turns these spuds into tasty “fries!”
Lively Lemony Cupcakes Part cupcake, part muffin, these Lively Lemony Cupcakes are moist and sweet, laced with a tangy lemon taste. For convenience, I sometimes use a ready-made vegan frosting, but if you have extra time you can top these tasty treats Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting.
Spinach-Apple Salad Spinach and Apple Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing blends baby spinach, pumpkin seeds and crisp apples topped with a tangy oil-free dressing.
Blueberry Cheeze-Cake Squares Here are nutritious ingredients disguised as a decadent, creamy dessert bar nestled in a tasty fruit and nut crust—all topped with fresh blueberries. These Blueberry Cheeze-Cake Squares double as a delightful breakfast pastry, too!
Colorful Coleslaw with a Kick My husband calls Colorful Coleslaw with a Kick “hot” slaw because it has a good bit of spice to it, and it’s super satisfying!
Penne and Black Bean Salad Perfect to serve all summer long, this filling and flavorful Penne and Black Bean Salad provides a pleasing combination of plump pasta and vibrant colors with chopped fresh veggies, for crunch.
Banana Milk-less Shake This smooth Banana Milk-less Shake will curb cravings if you desire a thick, frosty treat!
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