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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

50+ of the Greatest 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 limitless dinners from the grill.

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

I picked out my go-to Memorial Day finger meals, mains & desserts to cowl your entire bases. You’ll discover grilling recipes and ones you can also make with no grill, plus loads of recent salads to pair with juicy burgers.

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

VT = Vegetarian

When you make any of those more healthy Memorial Day recipes, depart a remark beneath and let me know the way you favored it! It’s also possible to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram in order that I can see your creations.

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Dips & Salsas

Recent & 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

Recent Mango Salsa Recipe V, GF

Creamy Jalapeño Spinach Artichoke Dip VT, GF

Tony’s Ridiculously Straightforward Do-it-yourself 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 Greatest Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat V, GF

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

Straightforward + 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

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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 Rooster Wings

Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers VT, GF

Peach, Goat Cheese & Basil Wonton Bites VT

Rooster 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

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Straightforward Aspect Dishes

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

Do-it-yourself Sluggish Cooker Baked Beans GF

Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad VT, GF

Buffalo Rooster Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip GF

The right way 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 Tots VT, GF

The right way to Grill Fruit (2 alternative 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

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Recent Veggie Salads

Summer season 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 season Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado VT, GF

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V, GF

Sesame Rooster 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 season 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 Rooster 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 Rooster Taco Salad GF

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Fantastic 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 Rooster 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

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Burgers, Sandwiches & Tacos

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Buffalo Zucchini Rooster Burgers GF

Grilled Tahini Rooster Caesar Sandwiches GF

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

Critically Good Candy Potato Cheddar BBQ Rooster Burgers GF

Loopy Good Avenue Corn Rooster 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

Unbelievable Sluggish Cooker Pulled Rooster Sandwiches GF

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF

Chipotle Rooster Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa GF

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

Vegan Candy Potato Burgers V, GF

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Straightforward Grilled Proteins

Grilled Jalapeño Cilantro Rooster GF

Greek Rooster Kabobs GF

The right way to Grill Good Salmon (plus recipes!) GF

Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Rooster (with the very best honey mustard marinade!) GF

The right way to Grill Scrumptious Tofu (2 alternative ways!) V, GF

Grilled Sesame Rooster GF

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs V, GF

The right way to Grill Rooster Breast that’s Completely Juicy GF

Sazon Grilled Rooster Thighs GF

Sticky, Candy & Spicy Grilled Ginger Rooster GF

Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa GF

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Distinctive Primary Dishes

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats VT, GF

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Creamy Garlic Cashew Sauce V, GF

Pesto Rooster Stuffed Zucchini Boats GF

Creamy Candy Corn & Brown Butter Ricotta Pasta VT, GF

Jerk Rooster with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa GF

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

Tacky BBQ Rooster Stuffed Zucchini Boats GF

3-Ingredient Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers VT, GF

The right way to Grill Pizza that’s Crispy, Chewy and Prepared in solely 15 Minutes VT

Final Chili-Stuffed Candy Potato Skins GF

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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

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Attractive Desserts & Pies

Lemon Pistachio Cake with Beautiful Lemon Frosting GF

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake GF

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting GF

Brown Butter Strawberry Espresso Cake with Beautiful Strawberry Icing

Orange Zucchini Cake with Orange Frosting GF

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

Inside Out Chocolate Lined Strawberry Cake GF

Spiced Zucchini Candy Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Chocolate Zucchini Cake (wholesome + gluten free) GF

The Greatest Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake GF

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The Greatest Cookies

Salted Tahini Butterscotch Cookie Skillet GF

Tender Lime Sugar Cookies GF

The Greatest Bakery-Fashion Tender Peanut Butter Cookies

More healthy Flourless Monster Cookies GF

The Greatest 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 Beautiful 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

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Brownies, Bars & Chocolate

The Greatest Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat GF

Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars GF

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (The Greatest 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

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Straightforward Fruit Desserts

Strawberry Crumble Bars V, GF

Grilled Peaches (+6 totally 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

When you make any of those Memorial Day recipes, remember to depart a remark beneath and let me know the way you favored it! It’s also possible to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram in order that I can see your creations. Thanks, xo!

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