5 Vegan Recipes for Labor Day Celebrations

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5 Vegan Recipes for Labor Day Celebrations

As the unofficial end of summer, families, and friends will gather over the Labor Day weekend for the last big cookout, barbeque, pool party, etc. As vegans, these celebrations can leave us with few options when it comes to plant-based food.

Labor Day is first Monday in September and the creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Often, the host will try and make sure there is a vegan option; if they know you’re vegan. If not, your options will be to eat salad (if there is one), be hungry (while your people ask you why your not eating) or bring something you love and they may love too.

So here are 5 easy to make “Vegan” Labor Day Recipes you can take to the celebration that even non-vegans will enjoy.

Smokey Mac and Cheese

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The cheese sauce in this smokey mac and cheese is made with potatoes and liquid smoke. Smokey and cheesy, creamy and your greens, what could be better?

Oil-Free Vegetable Pasta Salad

Oil Free Vegetable Pasta Salad
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Pasta salad is a crowd pleaser. Since this salad is oil-free you won’t have to worry about warm mayo. This salad features avocado, lemon, and fresh herbs in a vegan-friendly dressing.

Kiwi Avacado Salsa Verde

Kiwi Avacado Salsa Verde

A summery twist to salsa… add kiwi.

BBQ Jackfruit Taquitos with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

BBQ Jackfruit Taquitos with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

Jackfruit is an excellent substitute for meat in many recipes. The Taquito is easy to make and fun to eat.

Curried Chickpea Avocado Sliders

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It’s easy to divide Sliders among your guests which is why they are a great party dish.  Chickpeas and avocado make a flavorful mini sandwich, and you don’t have to turn on the oven.

Orange Creamsicles

Vegan+Orange+Creamsicles

Summertime and Orange creamsicles perfect together.  Silken tofu, oranges, vanilla beat and agave are the secret to this vegan version of the Creamsicle.

Share these delicious plant-based recipes at your next event. Everyone will love them, and you won’t be hungry.

Or you can always order your vegan meals here.

Sherimane Johnson is a vegan baker & chef. She is the owner of NaturallySweet Desserts & Night Owl Vegan Meal Delivery Service. Sherimane has lived a plant-based lifestyle for nearly 10 years and attributes veganism to overcoming Type II diabetes.

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