Memorial Day, the first true warm-weather holiday in months, is a great excuse for an outdoor party or picnic. Head out into the sun with some friends and a few of these delicious dishes—they won’t disappoint!

1. Strawberry Country Cake


Festive red and white, this cake is layers and layers of SO GOOD. Recipe here.


2. Vegan Macaroni Salad

A tangy, tasty, simple picnic staple, vegan-friendly. Recipe here.

3. Avocado Egg Rolls With Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dip

A great veggie option for a picnic: easy to transport, even easier to eat… and eat… and eat. Recipe here

4. Honeydew Vanilla Sorbet

Dairy-free, super easy, super refreshing. Recipe here


5. Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Oh man. The description reads “reminiscent of a sausage pizza.” What does that mean? Who cares? I want it. Recipe here

6. Nutty Brown Rice Salad

High in protein, high in flavor, veggie and vegan-friendly. Awesome for picnics, leftovers, wraps, you name it. Recipe here

7. Vegan Potato Salad With Cilantro, Dill, Tomatoes, And Raw Mayo

Another picnic classic updated for vegans and great as a side dish (or a whole meal, if you’re into it). Recipe here

8. Honey Chicken Kabobs

Marinate them overnight and be picnic-and party-ready the next day with this easy, delicious dish. Link here.


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