Monday, June 5, 2023

50+ of the Perfect Memorial Day Recipes


It’s beginning to really feel like summer time right here in Chicago and we couldn’t be extra excited for evenings at the patio and never-ending dinners from the grill.

Memorial Day is already NEXT weekend and I’ve were given over 30 (ok, over 50) recipes best possible for cooking and grilling with family and friends. In the event you’re questioning what to serve at a Memorial Day picnic, potluck, or birthday celebration, I’ve were given your again. Those recent, seasonal recipes are ideal for your Memorial Day menu!

I picked out my go-to Memorial Day finger meals, mains & truffles to hide your entire bases. You’ll in finding grilling recipes and ones you’ll be able to make with no grill, plus a lot of recent salads to pair with juicy burgers.

GF = Gluten Unfastened

V = Vegan

VT = Vegetarian

If you’re making any of those more fit Memorial Day recipes, depart a remark underneath and let me understand how you loved it! You’ll be able to additionally tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram in order that I will see your creations.

healthy 7-layer dip in a serving bowl

Dips & Salsas

Recent & Wholesome 7-Layer Dip VT, GF

Sizzling Honey & Basil Pepperoni Pizza Dip GF

Recent Mango Salsa Recipe V, GF

Tony’s Ridiculously Simple Do-it-yourself Salsa V, GF

Highly spiced Inexperienced Cashew Dip V, 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 Perfect Guacamole You’ll Ever Devour V, GF

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

Simple + Tacky Southwest Bean Dip GF

Roasted Garlic Hummus V, GF

Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa V, GF

Vegetarian 3 Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip VT, GF

grilled crostini with roasted cherries and goat cheese on a platter

Hand-held Appetizers

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

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini VT

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels GF

Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Filled Mini Peppers VT, GF

Peach, Goat Cheese & Basil Wonton Bites VT

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 Aspect Dishes

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

Do-it-yourself Sluggish Cooker Baked Beans GF

Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad VT, GF

Buffalo Hen Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip GF

Learn how to Grill Scrumptious Greens (4 alternative ways!) V, GF

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

Crispy Smashed Potatoes VT, GF

Cauliflower Little toddlers VT, GF

Learn how to Grill Fruit (2 alternative ways!) V, GF

Highly spiced Maple Dijon Grilled Brussels Sprouts V, GF

Gluten Unfastened Cornbread Cakes VT, GF

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

strawberry kale salad on a platter

Recent Veggie Salads

Summer time Glow Strawberry Kale Salad VT, GF

Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese & Sizzling 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

Highly spiced Ranch Chopped Hen Cabbage Salad GF

Vegan Caesar Salad V, GF

The Absolute 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

Superb Quinoa & Pasta Salads

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

Rattling Just right BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Cashew Dressing GF

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad VT

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad V, GF

Grilled Hen 1st Baron Verulam 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

Significantly Just right Candy Potato Cheddar BBQ Hen Burgers GF

Loopy Just right Side road 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 & Highly spiced BBQ 1st Baron Verulam Hawaiian Turkey Burgers GF

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

Implausible Sluggish Cooker Pulled Hen Sandwiches GF

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Chipotle Hen Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa GF

Wonderful Simple Turkey Tacos (with a gradual cooker choice!) 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

Learn how to Grill Best possible Salmon (plus recipes!) GF

Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Hen (with the most productive honey mustard marinade!) GF

Learn how to Grill Scrumptious Tofu (2 alternative ways!) V, GF

Grilled Sesame Hen GF

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs V, GF

Learn how to Grill Hen Breast that’s Completely Juicy GF

Sazon Grilled Hen Thighs GF

4 Simple Hen Marinades GF

Sticky, Candy & Highly spiced Grilled Ginger Hen GF

Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa GF

buffalo mac and cheese stuffed zucchini on a plate

Distinctive Major Dishes

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Filled Zucchini Boats VT, GF

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Creamy Garlic Cashew Sauce V, GF

Pesto Hen Filled 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

3-Factor Grilled Filled Poblano Peppers VT, GF

Learn how to Grill Pizza that’s Crispy, Chewy and In a position in simplest 15 Mins VT

Final Chili-Filled Candy Potato Skins GF

frozen strawberry margarita in a glass


Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Highly spiced Blood Orange Margarita

Palm Springs Cocktail

Grapefruit Margarita

Watermelon Frosé

Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita

Thin Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas

pulling a slice of lemon raspberry cake out of the cake

Beautiful Muffins & Pies

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 of Out Chocolate Coated Strawberry Cake GF

Spiced Zucchini Candy Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Chocolate Zucchini Cake (wholesome + gluten unfastened) GF

The Perfect Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Devour

Grain Unfastened Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake GF

healthy monster cookies

The Perfect Cookies

More healthy Flourless Monster Cookies GF

The Perfect Gluten Unfastened Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Devour GF

Blow Ya Thoughts Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies V, GF

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Chocolate Cookies

Lemon Cookies with Pretty Lemon Glaze

Grain Unfastened Peanut Butter Chocolate Chew Cookies GF

White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies GF

Grain Unfastened Birthday Cake Cookies GF

tahini s'mores bars sliced on parchment paper

Brownies, Bars & Chocolate

Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars GF

Strawberry Collapse Bars V, GF

Grain Unfastened Tahini Brownies (The Perfect Brownies I’ve Ever Eaten!) GF

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Collapse (vegan & gluten unfastened) V, GF

Wholesome Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats GF

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

Raspberry Collapse Bars V, 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 Top Protein Peanut Butter Cereal Bars V, GF

Tart Cherry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Collapse V, GF

Wholesome 4 Factor Reese’s Eggs V, GF

The Perfect Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Devour GF

Birthday Cake Rice Krispie Treats GF

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

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

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries GF

strawberry crisp in a skillet topped with ice cream

Simple Fruit Cakes

Strawberry Crisp with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Collapse V, GF

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

Rainbow Fruit Skewers V, GF

Drunken Strawberries V, GF

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

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

If you’re making any of those Memorial Day recipes, you should definitely depart a remark underneath and let me understand how you loved it! You’ll be able to additionally tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram in order that I will see your creations. Thanks, xo!


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