Can you feel it The flicker of euphoria that sets in as the summer months approach? Memorial Day will be here before we know. It starts the summer and makes way for all the delicious dishes of the season – watermelon, burgers, margaritas, popsicles, it doesn’t get much better! Whether you’re someone who uses the grill every night or wants to bring delicious dessert options to the beach, we’ve put together these 23 Memorial Day recipes for you.
Not only are these Memorial Day dishes perfect for your next barbeque, they also complement your weekly dinner recipe repertoire. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to turn them off. In fact, just thinking about her makes me hungry! We have everything you need for a festive and delicious meal, including starters, main courses, desserts, drinks and vegetarian options. Make a note of your favorites so that you can refer to them again and again.
Read on for 23 Memorial Day recipes to try before your next family dinner:
You have probably already started the grill. So why not add these marinated peppers for a really delicious starter? The juxtaposition of smoky, hearty peppers and creamy burrata creates a taste explosion.
Start your meal with a hearty salad that will transport you into the Italian countryside. It’s a satisfying, tasty, and decadent addition to any meal. They know you can’t go wrong with ham.
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Flatbreads are super easy to throw together and even easier to pass around when grilling. It’s easy to eat standing up and absolutely delicious.
Dips are just festive, aren’t they? I could make a whole meal out of it, and this hot corn dip is no exception. It’s warm, hearty and contains the most summery ingredients: corn.
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Grilled artichoke is one of those dishes that feels incredibly high quality, but is actually quite easy to make. The lemon and garlic aioli increases the earthy artichoke aromas and is as summery as it gets.
Try your next burger with these pretzel bun sliders. The breaded cucumbers are a wonderful addition to these already delicious mini burgers.
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Can’t decide between shrimp and steak? Why not both? Mix it up with some surf ‘n turf. It is sure to be a crowd puller.
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If you want to grill but want to enhance the daily grilling experience, give this dish a swirl. It’s rustic yet elegant, and uses some of our favorite summer ingredients like corn and okra.
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My mouth is watering at the mere thought of this rich and tasty burger, but corn donuts do their best to steal the show. Keyword Veruca Salt: “I want it now!”
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Chicken skewers are a great way to grill something slightly lighter than red meat while still getting your daily dose of protein.
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Sometimes you just want one big piece of meat on the grill, and this steak satisfies that hunger. It’s perfectly flavored and couldn’t be more perfect for a summer evening.
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The orange and chilli glaze on the pork goes perfectly with the sweetness of the carrots. It’s a creative way to use some of our favorite seasonal ingredients. You will definitely come back to this recipe over and over again.
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I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again: I just love sandwiches. Before the general state of the world was as it is now, roughly 90% of my tweets were about sandwiches. And if I had known about this grilled tri-tip recipe half a decade ago, you can be sure that it would have received a celebratory tweet. You can’t miss this recipe!
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Sure, this grilled eggplant and chimichurri dish could easily serve as a side dish, but it’s so delicious that it can stand on its own as a main course.
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Peach cake from reading my tea leaves
Few fruits are more reminiscent of summer than peaches, and this soothing peach cake is as simple as it is exquisite as it is easy to make.
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Can’t stop, can’t stop with the carrot recipes. These cupcakes are g-free, making them perfect for those with dietary restrictions.
This decadent cake is absolutely worth turning on the oven on a hot day. Everything you would expect from a classic cherry cake with the sweet, crispy topping of a sprinkle.
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Don’t want to turn on the stove on a hot day? No problem. These mint chocolate brownie bars come together without baking, so you can satisfy that sweet tooth without turning up the heat in the kitchen.
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We just can’t get enough of this stone fruit. You can spice up your next sundae with these peaches from the honey grill. You’ve probably already got the grill on, so you can throw them up too!
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Few things say summer like a margarita, and this flavorful grapefruit version is a zesty update on the classic version. Spicy and sour, with just enough kick to get your gears going!
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You will be reaching for this recipe on this hot day this summer. It’s sweet, flavorful, and has just the right amount of bubbles.
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I can practically smell this fragrant, summery cocktail on the computer screen. If only I had a wraparound porch to relax in and a vintage fan to keep me cool on a damp day. It is absolute perfection!
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Bring the bubbly with this stylish spritz. Perfect for a trip to the desert, your next family brunch and of course Memorial Day. But you definitely don’t need a special occasion to try this yummy little treat.