Vegan Labor Day Salad, Burger, and Skewer Bites

Full family-friendly vegan meal with recipes for main course, side salad, and dessert to celebrate Labor Day weekend.

The long Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. It symbolizes the unofficial end of summer and the last chance to enjoy the warm weather, some cold drinks, and good times over a relaxing few days with friends and family.


Oh, and don’t forget the great food!


From picnics to backyard BBQs, Labor Day calls for great cookout dishes everyone can enjoy. So, as you prep for a nice holiday weekend, why stop at just one recipe when you can easily whip up a few tasty, plant-based treats?


With these vegan recipes, we teamed up with a couple of our favorite like-minded brands — Meatless Farm and Cleveland Kitchen — to make a whole quick, easy, delicious meal, from appetizer to dessert, for your Labor Day spread.


Enjoy our summer salad, made in a snap, hearty meatless burgers, and deliciously refreshing skewer bites the kids are sure to love.


Appetizer: Summer Salad in a Snap

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6


Summer Salad Ingredients

3  cups mixed salad greens


2  small cucumbers, sliced


1  small sweet onion, sliced


1  ZENB Stick in flavor of choice


2  tablespoons Cleveland Kraut Sweet Beet Salad Dressing


Summer Salad Instructions

1.  Layer greens onto a serving plate and top with cucumbers and onion.


2.  Crumble ZENB Stick on top and pour dressing or serve on the side.


3.  That’s it — a simple summer salad, made in a snap. Enjoy!

Simple salad recipe that’s easy to make and tastes delicious with only a few ingredients like Cleveland Beet Salad Dressing

Tasty Tip

Try adding pickled onions to make it your own and bring more flavor to your salad.


Main Course: Meatless Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6


Meatless Burger Ingredients

1  package Meatless Farm Co. Meat Free Grounds


1  tablespoon cooking oil of choice (if pan frying)


6  slices vegan cheese


6  vegan burger buns


1  cup vegan mayonnaise


6  pieces lettuce


1  cup Cleveland Kraut Beet Red Sauerkraut


Meatless Burger Instructions

1.  Divide the meat-free grounds into 6 equal portions. Roll into patties.


2.  Grill or pan-fry with cooking oil over medium heat until browned then flip and repeat (about 10 minutes).


3.  Turn off the heat, layer the vegan cheese and cover the grill or pan until the cheese melts on top.


4.  Prepare the buns by spreading a thin layer of vegan mayonnaise.


5.  Assemble burgers, buns, lettuce, and evenly distribute sauerkraut over the burgers. Enjoy!

Meatless Farms and Cleveland Kraut sauerkraut come together for a tasty, plant-based Labor Day meal.

Special Treat: ZENB Skewer Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6


Skewer Bites Ingredients

1  dragonfruit, cubed


6  grapes


1  small cucumber, sliced


1  pouch ZENB Bites in flavor of choice


Skewer Bites Instructions

1.  Skewer one cube of dragonfruit, one grape, one cucumber slice, and one ZENB Bite per skewer.


2.  Repeat with the remaining skewers and enjoy!

Tasty Tip

Add multiple flavors of ZENB Bites or additional fruit to liven up the flavor and add some refreshing twists.



Did you make these or any of our other recipes? Share on Instagram using #ZENBRecipes and tag @ZENB_Life. We’ll repost our favorites with our Plant Pals.



Looking for more recipes for your Labor Day weekend? Try our Sweet Potato Veggie Sliders — perfect for grilling on these final summer evenings. 

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