Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipes

Mix & Match Crostini Bar

Memorial Day is coming up next weekend! Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply bringing a side dish (hi, I’m Jeanine – the family salad maker), here are a few veggie-ful party recipe ideas. Click on the links or directly on the photos to go to the recipes:

First up: Instead of meticulously assembling appetizers, you can set out a bunch of ingredients for this Mix & Match Crostini Bar so your guests can assemble their own toppings. Include some gluten free crackers and at least one vegan spread (like the vegan pesto shown above) and you’ll have all of your bases covered.

Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas.

It’s not a summertime party without a margarita – this is my go to recipe for Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas (above). And of course, you can’t have a margarita without chips – let’s go with a super green Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde. (below)

Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde

Every party needs a great salad that can sit out at room temperature without wilting, so this Tart Cherry Tabbouleh is a great option:

Tart Cherry Tabbouleh

For the main course, skip the grill but get all of that smoky goodness with these Vegan Tempeh Club Sandwiches. I know tempeh sounds scary to some of you, but wait ’til you try it with this marinade!

Tempeh Vegan Club Sandwiches

Another main course option – Cauliflower Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Smother them with cheese or with cashew cream (see the recipe for more details) – vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love this one.

Cauliflower Stuffed Poblano Peppers

For dessert – Strawberry Pistachio Crumble. This is an easy recipe that’s great for parties because the crumble can be made ahead of time. Assemble and bake in skillets (or a baking dish) as you’re ready to serve.

Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

Or skip the baking and make Boozy Root Beer Floats with homemade ice cream (or without homemade ice cream… I won’t tell).

Boozy Root Beer Floats


If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.

10 comments

  1. tara rae on said:

    I’ve never seen this Best Darn Root Beer product before. Guess I’ll Google it.

    • you can find it at most grocery stores in the beer section 🙂

  2. Kathleen from Www.justkisf.com on said:

    Ohh that salsa looks delicious!! In fact everything looks delicious 😋I love how you’ve included something from every part of the meal! Now if only I could convince my very traditional burgers and brats type of family to try something new!

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  4. These recipes are INCREDIBLE- tempeh with a tasty marinade makes for such a satisfying sandwich. The smoked paprika + maple syrup is KEY <3

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  7. Sabrina B from newkitchenlife.com on said:

    what a wonderful list, just catching up with it now, but am certain I can put it to use even after Memorial Day, like the boozy root beer floats, thank you!

  8. Kacy from library.uonbi.ac.ke on said:

    Great, very helpful

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