20+ Easy, Gluten-Free + Vegan Recipes for Memorial Day
Hi friends! Happy Memorial Day Weekend – I’ve got some favorite vegan recipes for Memorial Day to share with you! I hope you’re doing well. Weather is warming up, and summer is well on its way. For a lot of us, this means time for all the gardening, grilling, and cooking! No matter what your plans are for this weekend, I hope it involves some delicious food and sweet treats to top it off.
The following 20+ recipes are my favorite sweet + savory easy, gluten-free, and vegan recipes for Memorial Day.
I hope you find lots of ideas to make this weekend, and maybe have the opportunity to share with your loved ones! Sending lots of love and deliciousness your way. Enjoy!
Savory Vegan Recipes for Memorial Day
Vegan Potato Skins
These Vegan Potato Skins are my new favorite vegan appetizer! Baked instead of fried, these are a healthier take on the classic. They’re made with vegan cheese sauce and the best tempeh bacon bits.
Vegan Grilled Portobello Burgers
These Vegan Grilled Portobello Burgers are packed with savory, umami flavor thanks to the scrumptious marinade. When piled high with additions like grilled onions and vegan pesto, it’s a burger you’ll want to make every weekend. The grilled portobello mushrooms are also perfect as a side dish.
Best Vegan Nachos
These are the BEST Vegan Nachos I’ve ever had! They’re loaded with sauteed vegetables, vegan taco meat, pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, and topped with a ton of vegan cheese sauce. They’re the perfect cheesy snack for game day.
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip tastes as good as the original, but it’s dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and Whole30! No processed ingredients here – just whole, plant-based foods. It’s perfect as an appetizer or for game day.
Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza
You’ll be surprised at how easily this Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza with Mushrooms & Onions comes together! It is made with my new favorite gluten-free pizza crust and topped off with tomato sauce, homemade vegan mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and onions. Perfect for pizza night!
Vegan Taco Meat
This Vegan Taco Meat recipe is a game-changer! We make it with cauliflower, mushrooms, nuts, and spices. This vegan taco meat alternative is perfect as a vegan taco filling, over nachos, on a taco salad, or wrapped in a burrito.
Vegan Cheese Sauce
This Vegan Cheese Sauce recipe is easy to make and tastes good on just about everything! You’ll make it with vegetables and cashews for an oil-free, dairy-free cheese sauce. You’ll love it with pasta or vegetables, on nachos, and taco bowls, or used as a vegan cheese dip with chips or veggies.
Sweet Recipes to Make
No-Bake S’mores Cheesecake
This No-Bake S’mores Cheesecake has a graham cracker flavored crust topped with chocolate ganache, rich chocolate “cheesecake” made with soaked cashews, and a layer of homemade toasted marshmallow on top! You’d never guess this decadent dessert is gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo.
Chocolate Berry Tart
This Chocolate Berry Tart has vegan chocolate ganache in an almond flour crust, topped with fresh berries! This easy, impressive dessert recipe is Paleo, gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free.
No-Bake Lemon Bars
These No-Bake Lemon Bars are incredibly smooth and creamy with a bright and tart lemon flavor. These gluten-free, paleo and vegan lemon bars come together quickly and easily in a blender.
Mixed Berry Crisp
This Mixed Berry Crisp uses a mix of your favorite berries and is topped with a crunchy oatmeal crisp topping. This flavorful dessert is gluten-free, vegan, and best served with some dairy-free ice cream or coconut whipped cream!
Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons
These Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons are a quick and easy dessert that is gluten-free, Paleo + vegan! These macaroons are baked low and slow and have a chocolate drizzle.
Vegan Layered Blueberry Cheesecake
This No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake is a beautiful and easy-to-make Paleo-friendly + vegan cheesecake made with soaked cashews! The cheesecake layers are lusciously smooth and creamy with a tart, fruity topping.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Made with gluten-free pretzels and dunked in dark chocolate, these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are the perfect easy snack or dessert made with just five ingredients!
No-Bake Lime Tarts
These No-Bake Lime Tarts are smooth and creamy with a bright, refreshing lime flavor. These no-bake, raw tarts are easy to make and they’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. They’re the perfect cool summer treat!
Chocolate Berry Bars
These Chocolate Berry Bars have an almond flour crust topped with vegan chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries and blueberries. These dessert bars are beautiful, delicious, and better for you – they’re gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and Paleo.
Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Tart
This Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Tart is a no-bake, gluten-free and paleo recipe made with loads of fresh strawberries and lemons. The scrumptious agar-thickened filling plays perfectly with the date-sweetened hazelnut crust.
Easy Chocolate Vegan Truffles
Make these Easy Vegan Chocolate Truffles with only FOUR ingredients! They’re paleo-friendly with a nut-free option. This simple truffle recipe is the perfect homemade holiday gift.
No-Bake Banana Caramel Tart
This No-Bake Banana Caramel Tart is similar to a classic Banoffee pie, but there’s no need no need to bake and you’ll sweeten entirely with dates! This healthy twist on a classic is sweet and scrumptious with a date caramel filling and coconut whipped cream on top. It’s gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.
I hope you love all of these delicious easy, gluten-free, and vegan recipes for Memorial Day, and I can’t wait to see which ones you choose to make. I hope you have an amazing holiday weekend! Sending lots of love your way.
If you share your creations on social media, be sure to tag me @bakeritablog and #bakerita.
The no bake banoffee is divine, scrumptious and very easy. My family loved it. I’ll be making this regularly. Thank you so much bakerita
So happy to hear that! Thanks so much for the feedback, Anna.