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31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!  

Summer holidays are BACK and I couldn’t be more excited. We finally set up new patio furniture, grilled outside with friends, and have kept the windows open all day every day. It’s times like this that make Chicago winters worth it – I’m sure some of you guys can relate.

Anyways, let’s talk Memorial Day recipes! Whether you’re heading out of town or entertaining at home, these seasonal recipes are perfect for your menu. I picked out my go-to summer apps, mains & desserts to cover all of your bases – plenty of fresh salads to pair with juicy burgers, plus some sweet treats to win over anyone & everyone you know.

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Why stop at Memorial Day weekend? These recipes will be your new favs to make all summer long. Promise.

Get ready to fire up that grill and enjoy! Xoxo.

Appetizers & Sides

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!  

1. Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

2. The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

Grilled Fruit Skewer Recipe | Food with Feeling

3. Grilled Fruit Skewers from Food with Feeling

4. Skinny Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas

Chipotle carrot vegan queso recipe - cookieandkate.com

5. Vegan Chipotle Carrot Queso from Cookie and Kate

6. Pesto Tuna Caprese Cucumber Bites

How to Make the Best Potato Salad | Foodie Crush

7. How to Make the Best Potato Salad from Foodie Crush

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

9. Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini from Love Real Food

Grilled Mediterranean Street Corn | Fit Foodie Finds

10. Grilled Mediterranean Street Corn with Feta Cheese from Fit Foodie Finds

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

11. Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs

Skinnhy Mango Coconut Margaritas | Heather Christo

12. Skinny Mango Coconut Margaritas from Heather Christo

Mains

13. Ultimate Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Tahini Garlic Cream Sauce

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

14. Sweet & Spicy BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

15. Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Black Bean, Corn & Sweet Potato

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

16. Grilled Chili-Lime Fish Tacos with Sour Cream Cabbage Slaw + Mango & Avocado

17. Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil | Gimme Some Oven

18. Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil from Gimme Some Oven

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

19. Mediterranean Avocado Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

20. Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Tostadas | What's Gaby Cooking

21. Spicy Shrimp Tostadas from What’s Gaby Cooking

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

22. 4 Easy Chicken Marinades

23. Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

24. Roasted Veggie Mediterranean Pasta with Goat Cheese

Desserts

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

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

26. Lightened-Up Vanilla Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Vegan, Gluten Free)

27. Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Poppyseed Cake | Broma Bakery

28. Lemon Poppyseed Cake from Broma Bakery

29. No Bake Superfood Brownie Energy Bars

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!

30. Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel

31. Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

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

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31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!