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!

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.
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!
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.

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.
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.
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!
Maple-Mint Lemonade
Maple-Mint Lemonade is a classic summertime refresher.
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!
Chickpea and Quinoa Salad
Chickpea and Quinoa Salad in Sweet Pepper Boats makes an excellent portable picnic lunch entrée.
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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