50+ of the Finest Memorial Day Recipes


It’s beginning to really feel like summer season right here in Chicago and we couldn’t be extra excited for evenings on the patio and infinite dinners from the grill.

Memorial Day is already NEXT weekend and I’ve bought over 30 (okay, over 50) recipes excellent for cooking and grilling with family and friends. Should you’re questioning what to serve at a Memorial Day picnic, potluck, or get together, I’ve bought your again. These contemporary, seasonal recipes are excellent to your Memorial Day menu!

I picked out my go-to Memorial Day finger meals, mains & desserts to cowl your whole bases. You’ll discover grilling recipes and ones you may make and not using a grill, plus loads of contemporary salads to pair with juicy burgers.

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

VT = Vegetarian

Should you make any of those more healthy Memorial Day recipes, go away a remark under and let me understand how you appreciated it! You can even tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram in order that I can see your creations.

healthy 7-layer dip in a serving bowl

Dips & Salsas

Contemporary & Wholesome 7-Layer Dip VT, GF

Spicy Inexperienced Feta Sauce VT, GF

Roasted Garlic Whipped Feta Dip VT, GF

Excessive Protein Bitter Cream & Onion Dip VT, GF

Scorching Honey & Basil Pepperoni Pizza Dip GF

Contemporary Mango Salsa Recipe V, GF

Creamy Jalapeño Spinach Artichoke Dip VT, GF

Tony’s Ridiculously Simple Home made Salsa V, GF

Spicy Inexperienced Cashew Dip V, GF

Garlic & Herb Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip VT, GF

Avocado Peach Salsa V, GF

Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus V, GF

Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip (or dressing!) VT, GF

Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Hummus V, GF

The Finest Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat V, GF

Whipped Feta Yogurt Dip with Scorching Honey, Basil & Toasted Almonds VT, GF

Simple + Tacky Southwest Bean Dip GF

Roasted Garlic Hummus V, GF

Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa V, GF

Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip VT, GF

grilled crostini with roasted cherries and goat cheese on a platter

Handheld Appetizers

Grilled Crostini with Roasted Cherries, Goat Cheese & Basil VT, GF

Pizza Puff Pastry Tarts VT

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini VT

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels GF

Thai-Impressed Peanut Hen Wings

Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers VT, GF

Peach, Goat Cheese & Basil Wonton Bites VT

Hen Parmesan Meatballs

Greek Salad Pinwheels VT, GF

Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups VT

Smoked Salmon Crostini GF

Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers VT, GF

Pesto Tuna Caprese Cucumber Bites GF

healthy coleslaw in a bowl with two serving spoons

Simple Facet Dishes

Finest Wholesome Coleslaw Ever (no mayo!) V, GF

Home made Sluggish Cooker Baked Beans GF

Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad VT, GF

Buffalo Hen Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip GF

Find out how to Grill Scrumptious Greens (4 other ways!) V, GF

Sesame Garlic Grilled Candy Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip VT, GF

Crispy Smashed Potatoes VT, GF

Cauliflower Tots VT, GF

Find out how to Grill Fruit (2 other ways!) V, GF

Spicy Maple Dijon Grilled Brussels Sprouts V, GF

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins VT, GF

Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!) V, GF

strawberry kale salad on a platter

Contemporary Veggie Salads

Summer time Glow Strawberry Kale Salad VT, GF

Every thing Spring Inexperienced Salad with Basil Lemon French dressing VT, GF

Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese & Scorching Honey French dressing VT, GF

California Roasted Candy Potato Kale Salad V, GF

Summer time Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado VT, GF

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V, GF

Sesame Hen Cabbage Crunch Salad GF

Grilled Carrot Arugula Salad with Fig, Goat Cheese & Avocado VT, GF

Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce V, GF

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad V, GF

Chopped Thai-Impressed Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing V, GF

Italian Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad GF

Peach Brussels Sprouts Crunch Salad with Creamy Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing V, GF

Wholesome Summer time Broccoli Salad V, GF

Avocado Peach Tomato Salad with Dilly Tahini Dressing V, GF

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad V, GF

Spicy Ranch Chopped Hen Cabbage Salad GF

Vegan Caesar Salad V, GF

The Best Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad VT, GF

Dad’s Dilly Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad VT, GF

Roasted Candy Potato Black Bean Salad with Pineapple Corn Salsa V, GF

Gaby’s Hen Taco Salad GF

street corn pasta salad in a bowl

Great Quinoa & Pasta Salads

Avenue Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pistachio Pesto & Goat Cheese VT, GF

Rattling Good BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Cashew Dressing GF

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad VT

Copycat Portillo’s Chopped Salad GF

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad V, GF

Grilled Hen Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad GF

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad VT, GF

Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad VT, GF

Well-known Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad V, GF

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon French dressing V, GF

Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil French dressing VT, GF

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad VT, GF

curry turkey burger on a plate

Burgers, Sandwiches & Tacos

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Buffalo Zucchini Hen Burgers GF

Grilled Tahini Hen Caesar Sandwiches GF

Chipotle Lime Salmon Tacos with Corn Avocado Peach Salsa & Cilantro Yogurt Sauce GF

Severely Good Candy Potato Cheddar BBQ Hen Burgers GF

Loopy Good Avenue Corn Hen Tacos GF

Moroccan-Spiced Turkey Burgers with Creamy Feta Sauce GF

Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Candy Potato Buns GF

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole GF

Sheet Pan Roasted Veggie Tacos (with yummy sauce choices!) V, GF

Final Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Tahini Garlic Cream Sauce V, GF

Candy & Spicy BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Turkey Burgers GF

Gaby’s Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa GF

Unimaginable Sluggish Cooker Pulled Hen Sandwiches GF

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Chipotle Hen Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa GF

Wonderful Simple Turkey Tacos (with a sluggish cooker possibility!) GF

Vegan Candy Potato Burgers V, GF

grilled jalapeño cilantro chicken on a platter

Simple Grilled Proteins

Grilled Jalapeño Cilantro Hen GF

Greek Hen Kabobs GF

Find out how to Grill Good Salmon (plus recipes!) GF

Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Hen (with one of the best honey mustard marinade!) GF

Find out how to Grill Scrumptious Tofu (2 other ways!) V, GF

Grilled Sesame Hen GF

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs V, GF

Find out how to Grill Hen Breast that’s Completely Juicy GF

Sazon Grilled Hen Thighs GF

Sticky, Candy & Spicy Grilled Ginger Hen GF

Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa GF

buffalo mac and cheese stuffed zucchini on a plate

Distinctive Primary Dishes

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats VT, GF

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Creamy Garlic Cashew Sauce V, GF

Pesto Hen Stuffed Zucchini Boats GF

Creamy Candy Corn & Brown Butter Ricotta Pasta VT, GF

Jerk Hen with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa GF

30 Minute Brown Butter Goat Cheese Grilled Veggie Orzo VT, GF

Tacky BBQ Hen Stuffed Zucchini Boats GF

3-Ingredient Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers VT, GF

Find out how to Grill Pizza that’s Crispy, Chewy and Prepared in solely 15 Minutes VT

Final Chili-Stuffed Candy Potato Skins GF

frozen strawberry margarita in a glass

Cocktails

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Spiked Tropical Inexperienced Juice (aka Inexperienced Margarita)

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Spiked Cherry Limeade

Frozen Mango Margarita

Palm Springs Cocktail

Grapefruit Margarita

Coconut Lime Margarita

Watermelon Frosé

Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita

Skinny Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas

lemon pistachio cake topped with strawberries

Beautiful Truffles & Pies

Lemon Pistachio Cake with Pretty Lemon Frosting GF

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake GF

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting GF

Brown Butter Strawberry Espresso Cake with Pretty Strawberry Icing

Orange Zucchini Cake with Orange Frosting GF

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Inside Out Chocolate Coated Strawberry Cake GF

Spiced Zucchini Candy Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Chocolate Zucchini Cake (wholesome + gluten free) GF

The Finest Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake GF

butterscotch cookie skillet topped with ice cream

The Finest Cookies

Salted Tahini Butterscotch Cookie Skillet GF

Delicate Lime Sugar Cookies GF

The Finest Bakery-Type Delicate Peanut Butter Cookies

More healthy Flourless Monster Cookies GF

The Finest Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat GF

Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies

Grain Free Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie V, GF

Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Blow Ya Thoughts Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies V, GF

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Chocolate Cookies

Lemon Cookies with Pretty Lemon Glaze

Grain Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF

White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies GF

Grain Free Birthday Cake Cookies GF

zucchini brownie with a bite taken out

Brownies, Bars & Chocolate

The Finest Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat GF

Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars GF

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (The Finest Brownies I’ve Ever Eaten!) GF

Wholesome Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats GF

Vegan Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Bars V, GF

Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies GF

Tahini Monster Cookie Bars GF

Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars (vegan + paleo) V, GF

No Bake Excessive Protein Peanut Butter Cereal Bars V, GF

Wholesome 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs V, GF

Birthday Cake Rice Krispie Treats GF

Wholesome Peanut Butter Twix Bars (vegan & gluten free) V, GF

No Bake Chocolate Caramel Tahini Chex Bars (allergy-friendly!) V, GF

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries GF

strawberry crumble bars sliced on parchment paper

Simple Fruit Desserts

Strawberry Crumble Bars V, GF

Grilled Peaches (+6 completely different topping concepts!) V, GF

Strawberry Crisp with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Crumble V, GF

Wholesome Lemon Bars (gluten free, dairy free & paleo!) GF

Raspberry Crumble Bars V, GF

Tart Cherry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble V, GF

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan & gluten free) V, GF

Rainbow Fruit Skewers V, GF

Drunken Strawberries V, GF

Lightened-up Vanilla Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (vegan, gluten free) V, GF

Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel V, GF

Should you make any of those Memorial Day recipes, remember to go away a remark under and let me understand how you appreciated it! You can even tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram in order that I can see your creations. Thanks, xo!



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