This mix-and-match line up of plant-powered recipes will bring lots of jazzylicious-ness to your Memorial Day weekend menus. Choose from this tasty lineup of vegan burgers, fabulous fries, snazzy salads and scrumptious desserts to create your own enticing menus this weekend.

Wishing you a healthy Memorial Day!

BURGERS

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.
Mushroom-Nut Burgers – For years I tried and tried to come up with an easy way to make a great-tasting burger substitute. When paired with a whole-grain bun, this Mushroom-Nut Burger recipe has a hearty texture and robust taste that stands in magnificently for the meat-based version.
Red Bean Burgers – These moist and dense Red Bean Burgers stand in pleasingly for a traditional burger, featuring the hearty texture of red beans along with other nutritious goodies.
“Hungry Guy” Burgers – My husband always complained that I did not make our veggie burgers BIG enough! So the “Hungry Guy” Burger was born. Packed with hearty black beans, spicy salsa and rolled oats, these five-ingredient wonders are filling and super-quick to prepare. Now everyone’s happy! Photo Credit: Annie Oliverio
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 casual weekday meal.

FRIES

Confetti 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!”

Polenta Cottage Fries – These yummy Polenta Cottage Fries are baked instead of fried. The result is a delicious side dish that even the kiddos will love!
Red Potato Oven Fries – Baking these Red Potato Oven Fries in the oven makes them easy and delicious. Serve ‘em with a burger, salad, or sandwich and you’re good to go!
Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce – These tender and flavorful Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce make a great substitute for traditional fries! They are baked in the oven with a zingy mustard sauce, making a festive side dish for any supper.
Garam Masala Sweet Potato Bites with Spicy Catsup Sauce – A sweet and spicy surprise awaits when you bite into these dainty and flavorful Garam Masala Sweet Potato “Fries” with Spicy Ketchup Dip.
Potato Fun Fries – These yummy Potato Fun Fries will perk up any kid-friendly 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.

SALADS

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. It’s such a beautiful dish to look at, too!
Smokin’ Coleslaw – Smokin’ Coleslaw makes a great summer side dish or burger topper.
Kale, Lime and Almond Salad – A zingy punch of freshly squeezed lime juice adds freshness to this unique Kale, Lime and Almond Salad. This lively combination is sure to please when you’re looking to serve up your daily greens with a piquant flair.
Red Quinoa, Avocado, and Chickpea Salad – Red quinoa is becoming more commonly available in supermarkets. Here, it adds gorgeous color along with a slightly nutty taste to this hearty, main-dish Red Quinoa, Avocado, and Chickpea Salad.
Penne and Black Bean Salad – Perfect to serve all year 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.
 Deli-Style Macaroni Salad – This classic Deli-Style Macaroni Salad is reminiscent of the kind you’d find in a New York deli. With its traditional taste and delightful texture, it makes an attractive pairing to any picnic or barbecue-style summer meal.
Andy’s Favorite Potato Salad – My husband loves this potato salad so much that I just had to name it after him. 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.

DESSERTS

Rockin’ Berry Parfaits – These bountiful Rockin’ Berry Parfaits are the perfect way to serve farm fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries when they are in season. A delectable cashew “cream” is layered between layers of luscious berries, garnished with a cookie on top. The red, white and blue theme of this dessert makes an excellent choice for a summer party. Delightful!
Raspberry Oat Squares – Just a few basic ingredients come together to make up these scrumptious Raspberry Oat Squares that do triple duty as a healthy dessert, afternoon snack or bountiful breakfast treat.
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!
Balsamic Strawberry Delight with Fresh Mint and Cashew Cream – Balsamic Strawberry Delight with Fresh Mint and Cashew Cream features ripe strawberries combined with a rich tasting cashew cream and fresh mint, providing a refreshing dessert for a spring lunch or supper.
Little Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches – These refreshing mini treat 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!
Cocoa Cake Brownie Bites with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting – Cocoa-Cake Brownie Bites with Creamy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting make a fantastic dessert or after-school snack. 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.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies – Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies are packed with an irresistible nutty flavor and delectable jelly filling.
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