Memorial Day Recipe Round Up

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Memorial Day Recipe Round Up

 

Memorial Day Recipe Round Up

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Whether you’re hosting your own backyard BBQ or bringing a dish to a potluck, here are 20 recipes to make your Memorial Day celebration eats as memorable as the company you’ll be sharing it with. We’ve got you covered with everything from apps, salads, sides, main dishes, and desserts. There are options for all your guests, including meat-centric, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options.

Appetizers

Patriotic Seven Layer Dip “Flag” by The Wandering RD

You can’t go wrong with seven layer dip in the shape of a flag for Memorial Day!

Avocado Ranch Dip from Juggling with Julia

This creamy dip is inspired by two of the most popular dips out there, guacamole and ranch. Serve this with a variety of colorful crudite´ and pita chips.

Beef Caprese Skewers by The Nutrition Adventure

Because food on a stick is fun and party-worthy! Plus, these can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Avocado Deviled Eggs with Smoked Paprika by Amy Gorin Nutrition  

It’s almost like avocado was meant to be in all deviled eggs!

 

Sides & Salads

Bacon Roasted Red Potatoes from Beautiful Eats & Things:

For all the bacon lovers in your bunch, this dish takes traditional roasted potatoes to the next level by adding salty crumbly bacon and parsley.

Perfect Pasta Potluck Salad by How to Eat

The secret to perfect potluck pasta salad is saving some dressing to add right before serving. This prevents the pasta from soaking up all the dressing and drying out the salad.

Grilled Potatoes from Skinny Taste

These are like part French fry, part potato chip, and they’re healthier than both! In either case, they’re delicious and a great addition to your grilling menu.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad from Food & Nutrition Solutions

This can be used as a side but is also a great vegetarian meal because it contains protein from chickpeas, as well as fiber-rich carbs to keep your guests feeling satisfied throughout the party.

Grilled Summer Veg Kamut Salad by Catherine Brown from A Seat at My Table

Kamut is a hearty whole grain that stands up well to grilled summer vegetables.

 

Mains 

Lobster Rolls with Corn Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Salad by My Cape Cod Kitchen

“You may be thinking that lobster rolls are too much trouble, or are too intimidating to make at home. Make it easy on yourself and have your local fish market or grocery store steam the lobsters for you.” Jenny Shea Rawn, Registered Dietitian and author of My Cape Cod Kitchen

Lemon and Herb Marinated Chicken from Healthy Ideas Place

You can’t go wrong with a flavorful yet simple chicken option. You can use breasts, thigh, or a mix of both to please everyone. A simple homemade marinade makes this recipe extra clean and delicious.

Pineapple Pork Kebobs from Your Choice Nutrition

For a fun Hawaiian inspired flavor, try these kebobs.

Spicy Turkey Sliders from Live Best by Judy Barbe

What’s a BBQ without some burgers! These use ground turkey to make them a bit lighter, while getting a kick from cayenne and a flavorful spice blend. Their mini size makes them perfect for little hands, too!

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers with Yogurt Dill Sauce by Byte Sized Nutrition

These are a fun and delicious way to add fish to your menu, without much fuss (or expense!)

Tuna Burger with Mango Salsa by Lauren Kelly Nutrition

The mango salsa on these burgers can be used for other burgers you’re grilling up, too!

  

Desserts

Mini Berry S’mores Sundaes from My Cape Cod Kitchen

These patriotic red, white, and blue deconstructed s’mores are the perfect way to wrap up your summer kick-off party. Mini graham cracker crusts topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, blueberries, white chocolate chips, and a toasted marshmallow are super fun for the kids (and the kid in all of us!)

Garbanzo Berry Cupcakes from Eat Real Live Well

These gluten free cupcakes use garbanzo flour instead of wheat flour. They’re also nut free and vegan, so they’ll work for almost everyone!

Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake from Spicy RD Nutrition

Moist, lemony cake and fresh summer berries make the perfect outdoor picnic dessert. This dessert also happens to be gluten free. 

Berry Cashew Cream Dessert “Pizza” from Triad to Wellness

Perfect served along with brunch or dessert, this option is as tasty as it is nutritious, with a whole grain oat crust plus fiber-rich berries and cashews, which provide healthy fats.

Frozen Lime Pie from Foods with Judes

This cool creamy dessert is perfect for days where the thermometer keeps on rising. It’s made with Greek yogurt so you get a protein boost, which makes it more filling!

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