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Still looking for a few dishes to make or take to a Memorial Day BBQ? We've got you covered with this collection of Meatless Monday Memorial Day recipes that will satisfy even the biggest of carnivores. Vijay, Recipe Hunter

Vijay Nathan, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter and Chef


9 Last Minute Meatless Memorial Day Recipes

A Meatless Monday Memorial Day

9 Last Minute Meatless Memorial Day Recipes

Happy Memorial Day! If you’re planning a last minute party or picnic for this afternoon (or just need a creative dish to bring to someone else’s house), there’s no need to stress out. Even though long weekends are known for meat-filled BBQs, we’ve put together an eclectic collection of vegetarian soups, snacks, dips, and entrees that will satisfy even the biggest of carnivores. Plus, you can make all of these recipes in 30 minutes or less with minimal ingredients so even if you’re procrastinating, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Watermelon and Sweet Onion Gazpacho: Put a summertime twist on the traditional gazpacho with this watermelon version that can be whipped up in a blender in no time.
  2. Spicy Black Bean HummusInstead of buying tubs of hummus, make your own at home using black beans for a dip alongside pita chips or veggies.
  3. Baked Goat Cheese Salsa: You may have heard of baked goat cheese, but have you ever baked it with salsa? Just take a jar of your favorite salsa, nestle in a few wheels of goat cheese, and bake it until the cheese is warm and melty.
  4. Homemade Chile con Queso: Making your own cheese dip is easier than you might think with this recipe where you can control exactly how spicy or chunky you want it.
  5. Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas: Roasting chickpeas turns them lightly crunchy on the outside, making for an addictive snack that’s much healthier than a bag of chips.
  6. Sriracha Quinoa Bites: Have some leftover cooked quinoa in the fridge? Turn it into these mini bites which are flavored with our favorite hot sauce, Sriracha.
  7. Southwest Quinoa Sliders with Avocado Cream Sauce: Sure, you can always grill up hamburgers but if you’re looking for something a little healthier (and vegetarian), these quinoa sliders are the way to go. Just pack together cooked quinoa into little patties, then pan fry them until crispy.
  8. Deb’s Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans: Since kale has a hearty texture, this salad is perfect to make ahead of time. Just toss it all together whenever you have time today and it will be ready to eat even hours later.
  9. Kale Pesto Pasta: Go green with a big bowl of pasta tossed with a fresh pesto made from kale instead of basil. This would be delicious served either warm or cold so replace a typical pasta salad with something a bit more interesting.

What types of dishes do you make when you have to throw something together at the last minute?