It is almost that time! The time of the year when the days get longer the air gets warmer and chilling and grilling is no longer a dream. The best way to bring in the season is to throw a festive Memorial Day BBQ.
Delicious meals surrounded by great people is what life is all about, and thanks to the amazing world of food bloggers we have a little something for everyone on this list!
Memorial Day Main Course
Nothing says welcome summer like the flavors of BBQ and these main dishes are everything you dream of and more!
Grilled Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers
“Grilled beef stuffed poblano peppers are prepared entirely on the grill, so you can keep the kitchen cool by taking the heat outside. Mexican food is the ideal cuisine to make for summer grilling and entertaining.”
BBQ Chicken Recipe Baked, Grilled or Crockpot
“This BBQ chicken recipe makes a flavorful barbecue sauce that's easy to adapt and perfect for any cut of chicken. The cooking directions are for large pieces of chicken bone in and skin on (like legs or breasts). Make sure to reduce your cooking time for boneless cuts. Check the Recipe Notes for Crockpot and Oven cooking instructions. (Adapted with permission from Genius Kitchen)”
Lemon Herb Butter Chicken Kabobs
"Lemon Butter Herb Kabobs is a quick, simple, full of fresh flavor. Perfect for a summer weeknight meal or a weekend cookout. "
Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders with Burger Sauce grill or make in your oven!
“Cheddar cheese stuffed, sheet pan OVEN BAKED cheeseburger sliders with special sauce. Serve for parties, game day, July 4th, Memorial Day, or Labor Day!”
BBQ Brisket Twice Baked Potato
“This BBQ Brisket Twice Baked Potato recipe is quickly becoming a household favorite after just one try! The butter, cheese and whipping cream mixed into the potatoes turns them into smooth criminals, but when you add the smoked brisket and bake it with even more cheese – you can call it a win for the books!”
Tandoori Salmon Kebabs
“Tandoori salmon kebabs are perfect for a summer BBQ! Served in fresh pitas with a simple cucumber salad.”
Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon
"Zesty, fresh, simple and quick grilled lemon herb salmon is perfect for those crazy busy days!"
Memorial Day Side Dishes
It is not a complete crowd pleasing BBQ without a variety of summer screaming flavorful side dishes!
The Best Broccoli Salad with Potatoes and Herbs
“This vibrant healthy broccoli salad is quick, easy and packed with flavour. It's also vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Perfect for a summer dinner or barbecue side dish.”
Mediterranean Tomato and Cucumber Orzo Salad
“The combination of mint and lemon are what gives this dish it’s most recognizably “Mediterranean” flavor. Although Mediterranean foods commonly employ a number of other spices, mint and lemon can be found as the main flavors in other Mediterranean dishes such as tabbouleh.”
Cowboy Caviar Recipe
“Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD! It’s a multi-tasker that’s always welcome at barbecues and potlucks, and it has Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and 4th of July written all over it.”
Red Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt
“This red potato salad recipe lightens up a classic potato salad with Greek yogurt. And steaming potatoes in the microwave means it's done in 20 minutes! (Some of the 20 minute prep time is done while the potatoes are steaming, which is why the total time listed is longer) Adapted with permission from Side Delights.”
Instant Pot Whiskey Baked Beans
"Smokey, sweet, and slightly tangy everything you want in a good summertime baked beans. To make the pot even sweeter; instead of taking a half day to make these Instant Pot Whiskey Baked Beans take 3 hours from dry beans to finish. There is no soaking overnight."
Sweet Pepper and Cornichon Potato Salad
"Summertime means barbeque season. Barbeque season means simple, delicious, flavorful sides. The most popular and versatile side dish out there is potato salad. From everything to classic egg and mustard to capers and dill there are countless flavors of potato salad these days. One of my family’s favorite is this Sweet Pepper and Cornichon Potato Salad."
Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad Recipe • Happy Kitchen.Rocks
“This healthy Waldorf saladis a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise for a lighterand fresher version. Perfect for your Labor Day vegan menu!”
Memorial Day Dessert
What's a crowd-pleasing party without dessert?
Healthier Blackberry Apple Hazelnut Crisp
“Oregon blackberries and Honeycrisp apples are combined and topped with a hazelnut oat topping creating the perfect combination of flavors for this healthier version of a fruit crisp dessert. A perfect dessert for anytime of the year and any type of gathering.”
Red White & Blue Vanilla Cheesecake Mousse
“This no-bake vanilla cheesecake mousse is dreamy, creamy and layered with blueberries, raspberries and a scrumptious Nilla Wafer crumble!”
Cherry Vanilla Cake with Red, White, & Blue Swirl Frosting
“Celebrate July 4th or Memorial Day with this easy cherry vanilla sheet cake! The patriotic red white & blue swirl frosting is so festive!”
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