31 Recipes for your Memorial Day Menu

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

Summer holidays are here and I couldn’t be more excited. Our patio furniture is out and we’re ready for all of the grilling recipes. It’s times like this that make Chicago winters worth it – I’m sure some of you guys can relate.

Let’s talk Memorial Day recipes! If you’re wondering what to serve at a Memorial Day picnic or party, I’ve got your back. 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 Memorial Day finger foods, mains & desserts to cover all of your bases. You’ll find grilling recipes and ones you can make without a grill, plus plenty of fresh salads to pair with juicy burgers. These sweet treats are guaranteed to win over everyone you know.

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

Fire up that grill and enjoy! Xoxo.

Appetizers & Sides

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1. The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat

2. Sesame Garlic Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip

3. Best Healthy Coleslaw Ever (no mayo!)

4. Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

5. Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns

6. Skinny Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas

7. Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers

8. Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini

9. Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce

10. Spicy Maple Dijon Grilled Brussels Sprouts

11. Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa

Main Dishes to Feed a Party

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12. Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers

13. Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

14. Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa

15. Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs

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

17. Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad (whole30, vegan & gluten free)

18. Sweet & Spicy BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

19. Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto & Goat Cheese

20. Gaby’s Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa

21. Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

22. 4 Easy Chicken Marinades

23. Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Desserts

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

25. Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars (vegan + paleo)

26. Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies

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

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

29. Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies

30. Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

31. Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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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