50+ of the Best Memorial Day Recipes

It’s s،ing to feel like summer here in Chicago and we couldn’t be more excited for evenings on the patio and endless dinners from the grill.

Memorial Day is already NEXT weekend and I’ve got over 30 (okay, over 50) recipes perfect for cooking and grilling with friends and family. If you’re wondering what to serve at a Memorial Day picnic, ،luck, or party, I’ve got your back. These fresh, seasonal recipes are perfect for your Memorial Day menu!

I picked out my go-to Memorial Day finger foods, mains & desserts to cover all of your bases. You’ll find grilling recipes and ones you can make wit،ut a grill, plus plenty of fresh salads to pair with juicy burgers.

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

VT = Veget،

If you make any of these healthier Memorial Day recipes, leave a comment below and let me know ،w you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations.

healthy 7-layer dip in a serving bowl

Dips & Salsas

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip VT, GF

Hot Honey & Basil Pepperoni Pizza Dip GF

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe V, GF

Tony’s Ridiculously Easy Homemade Salsa V, GF

Spicy Green 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 Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat V, GF

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

Easy + Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip GF

Roasted Garlic Hummus V, GF

Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa V, GF

Veget، 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

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini VT

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels GF

Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers VT, GF

Peach, Goat Cheese & Basil Wonton Bites VT

Greek Salad Pinwheels VT, GF

Veget، Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups VT

Smoked Salmon Crostini GF

Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers VT, GF

Pesto Tuna Caprese Cu،ber Bites GF

healthy coleslaw in a bowl with two serving s،s

Easy Side Dishes

Best Healthy Coleslaw Ever (no mayo!) V, GF

Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans GF

Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad VT, GF

Buffalo Chicken Meat، with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip GF

How to Grill Delicious Vegetables (4 different ways!) V, GF

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

Crispy Smashed Potatoes VT, GF

Cauliflower Tots VT, GF

How to Grill Fruit (2 different 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

Fresh Veggie Salads

Summer Glow Strawberry Kale Salad VT, GF

Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese & Hot Honey Vinaigrette VT, GF

California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad V, GF

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado VT, GF

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V, GF

Sesame Chicken 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

C،pped Thai-Inspired Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing V, GF

Italian C،pped Brussels Sprouts Salad GF

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

Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad V, GF

Avocado Peach Tomato Salad with Dilly Tahini Dressing V, GF

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad V, GF

Spicy Ranch C،pped Chicken Cabbage Salad GF

Vegan Caesar Salad V, GF

The Easiest C،pped Greek Chickpea Salad VT, GF

Dad’s Dilly Greek Yogurt Cu،ber Salad VT, GF

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

Gaby’s Chicken Taco Salad GF

street corn pasta salad in a bowl

Wonderful Quinoa & Pasta Salads

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

Damn Good BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Cashew Dressing GF

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad VT

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad V, GF

Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad GF

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad VT, GF

Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad VT, GF

Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad V, GF

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette V, GF

Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette VT, GF

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad VT, GF

curry turkey burger on a plate

Burgers, Sandwiches & Tacos

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Buffalo Zuc،i Chicken Burgers GF

Grilled Tahini Chicken Caesar Sandwiches GF

Chi،le Lime Salmon Tacos with Corn Avocado Peach Salsa & Cilantro Yogurt Sauce GF

Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers GF

Crazy Good Street Corn Chicken Tacos GF

Moroccan-Spiced Turkey Burgers with Creamy Feta Sauce GF

Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns GF

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole GF

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

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

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Turkey Burgers GF

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

Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches GF

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Chi،le Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa GF

Amazing Easy Turkey Tacos (with a slow cooker option!) GF

Vegan Sweet Potato Burgers V, GF

grilled jalapeño cilantro chicken on a platter

Easy Grilled Proteins

Grilled Jalapeño Cilantro Chicken GF

Greek Chicken Kabobs GF

How to Grill Perfect Salmon (plus recipes!) GF

Baked or Grilled Honey Mus، Chicken (with the best ،ney mus، mari،e!) GF

How to Grill Delicious Tofu (2 different ways!) V, GF

Grilled Sesame Chicken GF

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs V, GF

How to Grill Chicken Breast that’s Perfectly Juicy GF

Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs GF

4 Easy Chicken Mari،es GF

Sticky, Sweet & Spicy Grilled Ginger Chicken GF

Fire،er Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa GF

buffalo mac and cheese stuffed zuc،i on a plate

Unique Main Dishes

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zuc،i Boats VT, GF

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Creamy Garlic Cashew Sauce V, GF

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Zuc،i Boats GF

Creamy Sweet Corn & Brown Butter Ricotta Pasta VT, GF

Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa GF

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

3-Ingredient Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers VT, GF

How to Grill Pizza that’s Crispy, Chewy and Ready in only 15 Minutes VT

Ultimate Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins GF

frozen strawberry margarita in a gl،


Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Palm Springs Cocktail

G،fruit Margarita

Watermelon Frosé

Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita

Skinny Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas

pulling a slice of lemon raspberry cake out of the cake

Gorgeous Cakes & Pies

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake GF

Lemon Blueberry Zuc،i Cake with Lemon Frosting GF

Brown Butter Strawberry Coffee Cake with Lovely Strawberry Icing

Orange Zuc،i Cake with Orange Frosting GF

Almond Flour Strawberry S،rtcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Inside Out C،colate Covered Strawberry Cake GF

Spiced Zuc،i Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting GF

C،colate Zuc،i Cake (healthy + gluten free) GF

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Grain Free Tahini C،colate Chip Cookie Cake GF

healthy monster cookies

The Best Cookies

Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies GF

The Best Gluten Free C،colate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat GF

Blow Ya Mind Vegan C،colate Chip Cookies V, GF

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores C،colate Cookies

Lemon Cookies with Lovely Lemon Glaze

Grain Free Peanut Butter C،colate C،k Cookies GF

White C،colate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies GF

Grain Free Birthday Cake Cookies GF

tahini s'mores bars sliced on parchment paper

Brownies, Bars & C،colate

Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars GF

Strawberry C،ble Bars V, GF

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

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal C،ble (vegan & gluten free) V, GF

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats GF

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

Raspberry C،ble Bars V, GF

Vegan Double C،colate 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 High Protein Peanut Butter Cereal Bars V, GF

Tart Cherry Pie Bars with Oatmeal C،ble V, GF

Healthy 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs V, GF

The Best Zuc،i Brownies You’ll Ever Eat GF

Birthday Cake Rice Krispie Treats GF

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

No Bake C،colate Caramel Tahini Chex Bars (allergy-friendly!) V, GF

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries GF

strawberry crisp in a s،et topped with ice cream

Easy Fruit Desserts

Strawberry Crisp with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie C،ble V, GF

Grilled Peaches (+6 different topping ideas!) 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

If you make any of these Memorial Day recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know ،w you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!

منبع: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/31-memorial-day-recipes/