20 Plant-Based Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

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Pot of vegan Baked Beans for our roundup of Plant-Based Recipes for Labor Day

While it’s always a little sad to see summer go, September marks fall in the Pacific Northwest! Fall is my favorite time of year and has me craving all the cozy things like pie, matcha lattes, and chili galore.

But before we say farewell to summer, it’s time for Labor Day weekend festivities. Gear up for the last big party of the summer with this round-up! Enjoy potluck-friendly salads and side dishes, grilling recipes and a handful of desserts.

Bowl of homemade Jalapeno Hummus topped with a roasted jalapeno and pumpkin seeds
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Roasted Jalapeno Hummus
Super creamy roasted jalapeno hummus with simple, wholesome ingredients. Creamy, savory and subtly spiced.
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Ceramic dish filled with a batch of our Easy Red Salsa recipe
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Easy Red Salsa
Easy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!
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Plate of sliced cucumbers, pita, and a bowl of Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
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Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
9-ingredient savory eggplant dip with smoked paprika and spicy harissa paste. A subtly spiced dip loaded with flavor and nutrients. The perfect side dish or appetizer.
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Large plate of Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
Amazing, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that come together in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients. The perfect crowd-pleasing, summer appetizer.
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pot of our simple 1-Pot BBQ Baked Beans recipe
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1-Pot BBQ Baked Beans
Saucy, smoky BBQ pinto beans simmered in 1 pot in a rich sauce of spices, tomato paste, mustard, and coconut sugar. A healthier take on this classic dish!
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Baking sheet with Grilled Corn drizzled with Vegan Sriracha Aioli
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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli
Perfect grilled corn with a savory, spicy sriracha aioli. The perfect summer side dish or snack. 10 ingredients, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Teal bowl filled with Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
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Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
An amazing, light summer dish: 30-minute Grilled Zucchini & Corn Salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette! Top with roasted chickpeas for even more protein.
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Teal bowl filled with our Summer Tomato, Cucumber, and Cantaloupe Salad
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Summer Tomato & Cantaloupe Salad
A summery, 10-ingredient melon salad with cantaloupe and mint tossed in lime juice, paired with cucumber, tomatoes, and onion tossed in a light vinaigrette. Refreshing, fiber-rich, and so delicious.
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Platter filled with our healthy Loaded Kale Salad recipe
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Loaded Kale Salad
Healthy and delicious loaded kale salad with quinoa, roasted and fresh vegetables, avocado, and a creamy tahini dressing! Just 10 ingredients required.
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Platter filled with our French-Style Potato Salad recipe
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Simple French-Style Potato Salad
A simple take on potato salad with fresh herbs, onion, and a light mustard vinaigrette. The perfect plant-based side for cookouts, sandwiches, and more!
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Big bowl of our delicious Vegan Cole Slaw
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Easy Vegan Coleslaw
A vegan take on classic coleslaw salad made with 10 simple ingredients! Easy, crunchy, fresh, tangy, and the perfect side for BBQs, sandwiches, and more!
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Wood platter filled with Roasted Vegetable Salad drizzled with chimichurri
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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Magic Green Sauce
30-minute, colorful roasted vegetable salad over greens with macadamia nut cheese and chimichurri-inspired dressing! A satisfying plant-based meal or side!
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Platter of Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a measuring cup of chimichurri
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Quinoa & Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Quinoa, black bean, and vegetable stuffed portobello mushrooms with magic green sauce! A hearty, wholesome 30-minute plant-based meal.
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Platter of Grilled Veggie Skewers with a small dish of Chimichurri sauce
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Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce
Colorful, 30-minute veggie skewers grilled to perfection and served with chimichurri sauce! The perfect plant-based side or main for summertime BBQs.
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Plate with a Curried Quinoa Burger topped with sliced onion, jalapeno, and mango chutney
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Curried Quinoa Chickpea Burgers
Easy to make, perfectly tender, 10-ingredient chickpea burgers infused with the flavors of curry. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free entrée for Indian night and beyond!
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Two Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers in a bun
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
Amazing sweet potato black bean burgers bulked up with brown rice and seasoned with smoky cumin and paprika. Sweet, tender, flavorful, so healthy, and delicious.
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Skillet of homemade Blackberry Cobbler topped with coconut whipped cream and a lemon
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Simple Blackberry Cobbler (Vegan + GF)
A simple, healthier blackberry cobbler made in just 1 bowl! Naturally sweetened blackberries and a crumbly gluten-free oat topping send this dish over the top. Perfect with coconut whipped cream or dairy-free ice cream.
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Two bowls and a baking pan of Grain-Free Berry Crisp served with vegan ice cream
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Grain-Free Berry Crisp
Vegan berry crisp with 3 types of berries. It's naturally sweetened with crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free summer dessert!
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Dipping a Vegan Brownie Cookie into almond milk
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Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
Insanely fudgy vegan brownie cookies that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and reminiscent of a brownie! Just 10 ingredients required for these naturally sweetened gluten- and grain-free treats!
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Holding a bowl of Gluten-Free Summer Fruit Crisp with Vegan Ice Cream
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Gluten-Free Strawberry Nectarine Crisp
A 7-ingredient, gluten-free crisp made with strawberries and nectarines. Oaty, hearty, flour-free, and perfect alongside vanilla ice cream. Summer dessert at its finest.
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If you give any of these recipes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy Labor Day, Friends!

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