Whole-Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Make this Memorial Day

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Summer is officially here. While Memorial Day might look a little different this year, it’s still an occasion to mark the start of the season, enjoy some time outside in the sun, and, of course, dig into delicious food. Enjoy these tasty recipes this Memorial Day and into the summer.

Potato Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

A cookout isn’t a cookout without a potato salad, and this one is popping with vibrant spring produce sure to brighten up your Memorial Day spread. Fresh dill is the perfect flavor partner for horseradish.

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Dairy-Free Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This dairy-free spinach and artichoke dip has a delightfully creamy yet light taste and texture. Serve with crudités or baked chips.

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Carrot Dogs

You’ve got to try this fun, flavorful recipe. A smoky marinade infuses cooked whole carrots with tons of flavor.

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Five-Ingredient Veggie Burger

Savory, simple, and so good for you, this easy recipe might just be your new go-to veggie burger.

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Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dip

Jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice lend a fresh and spicy flavor, and tomatoes add a sweet pop of red in this easy dip. Serve with toasted pita bread or corn tortillas.

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Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

In this stunning strawberry-centric salad, fresh strawberries and grilled pineapple supply sweetness, while edamame and almonds add plenty of crunch.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms make a great vegan burger; they’re easy to prepare and they take on the flavor of whatever marinade you choose. And while you’ve got the grill fired up, throw on some bell peppers, onions, zucchini, corn, and any other veggies you fancy.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

All you need are sweet potatoes and a few spices to make this popular, classic recipe from Chef Del Sroufe.

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Raspberry Truffle Brownies

These dense, fudgy vegan brownies look great on the plate and have loads of melt-in-your-mouth raspberry yumminess. There is simply no way anyone will guess these are dairy-free and oil-free, so don’t go telling them!

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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