With Memorial Day coming up in just a few days, we wanted to share some recipe inspiration for the patriotic holiday. We know your plans may look a little different this year. So, we chose recipes that will work for any type of celebration, whether it’ll just be you and your partner spending the day at home, or you’re planning on throwing a socially-distanced gathering. Check out some of the Memorial Day Recipes we’re most excited to try below.
Kick your typical grilled chicken up a few notches with this pineapple salsa version from Delish. The chicken starts with a yummy marinade of lime juice, honey and cilantro. But the best part of this recipe is the salsa, which features juicy chunks of pineapple and creamy avocado. The addition of red onion is the perfect flavor accent. We recommend making a little extra salsa on the side for dipping tortilla chips.
Lately, many of us have been interested in recipes with just a few ingredients. These black bean burgers from The Kitchn have just five ingredients. With no meat or dairy products required, they’re completely vegan and gluten-free. Go bunless, or purchase glutenless buns to keep these burgers safe for gluten-free folks.
Corn on the cob and pasta salad are tried-and-true favorite summer grill-out staples. Combine the two, and you get this superb recipe for Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad from Salt and Lavender. It’s everything you’d want in a start-of-summer dish: Simple, tasty and a little unexpected. If you’re already a fan of Mexican street corn, you’re going to want to try this one.
It’s about time for summer veggies. Simple as it may be, a platter of grilled vegetables is an easy side dish that never fails to satisfy veggie cravings. When you throw vegetables on the grill, you’ll bring out their natural sweetness, making this a flavorful dish that doesn’t require too many additional seasonings. This recipe just calls for honey, balsamic vinegar, oregano, garlic and pepper. Feel free to use whatever veggies you prefer to eat.
Last on our list is this flavorful summer salad recipe. Watermelon and tomatoes may be an unlikely pair, but they work surprisingly well here. Perhaps it’s because both tomatoes and watermelons are quintessential summer foods. In any case, the addition of feta cheese, plus some hints of mint, red onion and honey, come together to make this salad tart and sweet. It’s a refreshing dish that we think is good enough to have for dessert.
Want more Memorial Day recipes? We can help. Check out some of our other recipe posts below for some holiday cooking inspiration: