Memorial Day is a holiday that’s meant to honor the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. A lot of us will take this opportunity to spend time with our families and loved ones, which may include a picnic or two. But, for anyone who’s adopted a vegan lifestyle or is expecting vegan guests, planning a Memorial Day barbecue can be challenging.
The holiday has become synonymous with the beginning of summer, barbeques, and trips to the beach. So, there’s a good chance that hot dogs, burgers, and steaks will be on the menu. Since Memorial Day is centered around grilling and sharing food, you may be worried about what to serve to your vegan guests or what your family has planned for your menu.
While adopting a vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular, some holidays like Memorial Day still revolve around lots of meat-based dishes. The good news is that there are so many vegan options out there that even non-vegans will thoroughly enjoy them. So, people who don’t eat meat no longer need to miss out on all the cookout fun or sit back and snack on potato chips and wilted salads. It’s not difficult to eat whole, plant-based foods during Memorial Day, and you can do it with no stress involved.
When planning your barbeque, your best bet is to map out your vegan menu ahead of time. Make lists and save ideas on Pinterest boards, so you’re not running around at the last minute. You can keep your menu purely plant-based and ask your guests to bring meat products if they insist. In this case, you may need to separate your utensils and grill the vegan food first for the sake of your non meat-eating guests.
We’ve curated 10 vegan recipes to grill this Memorial Day that will please your guests regardless of their dietary preferences. These dishes are tasty, healthy, and completely free of animal-derived products. They are so versatile that you can enjoy them all summer long and you definitely won’t miss the meat!