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23 Recipes to Make for Memorial Day

23 recipes to make for Memorial Day that are both healthy and delicious! Bring these seasonal appetizers, mains, and delicious treats to your summer party.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week so far. Despite the confusing Chicago weather all I can think about is the start of SUMMER. I’m so excited for the upcoming holiday weekend. Tony and I will be grillin’, chillin’, and (hopefully) enjoying some sunshine on the patio with friends.

The best part about any holiday? You guessed it – an excuse to cook up some delicious eats and tasty treats! I put together a list of 23 amazing recipes, from appetizers all the way to desserts, that are perfect for Memorial Day.

I hope you’ll get the chance to fire up the grill and gather around the table with the people you love!

Enjoy! xo


berry crostini on a baking sheet

Summer Berry Crostini with Lemon Ricotta & Honey from Ambitious Kitchen

watermelon caprese bites

Watermelon Caprese Salad from Skinny Taste

sweet potato pizzas

Easy Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas from Fit Foodie Finds

watermelon salsa in a bowl

Watermelon Salsa from Lakeshore Lady

jalapeño poppers

Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers from Ambitious Kitchen


pesto quinoa salad in a bowl

Roasted Veggie Chickpea Pesto Quinoa Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

cucumber salad in a bowl

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad from The Food Charlatan

pesto pasta salad in two bowls

Vegan Lemon Broccoli Pasta Salad from Brita Britnell

sweet potato salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad from Eating Bird Food

thai quinoa salad in a bowl

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

berry caprese salad in a bowl

Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad from A Beautiful Plate


pineapple tofu kabobs

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs by Ambitious Kitchen

turkey burger sliders

Grilled Pesto Turkey Burgers from The Lemon Bowl

jerk chicken with rice in a bowl

Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa from Ambitious Kitchen

turkey burger with pineapple

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Turkey Burgers from Ambitious Kitchen

chicken drumsticks on a baking sheet

Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks from Ambitious Kitchen

chicken on a plate with limes

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Breasts from Grandbaby Cakes

black bean burger

New Mexican Green Chile Black Bean Burger from Ambitious Kitchen


strawberry shortcake cake

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake from Ambitious Kitchen

fruit kabobss

Chocolate Drizzled Fruit Kabobs from Hummusapien

chickpea blondies in a stack

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies from Ambitious Kitchen

cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Lemon Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Recipe Runner

brownies with raspberries

Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries from Ambitious Kitchen

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