Memorial Day is here! To help you with your picnic or outdoor bbq meal planning, I have included 25 easy, mouthwatering recipes to help you celebrate the start of summer!
Now I’ve added a few bonus recipes and photos as well for your Memorial Day outdoor grilling barbecue. I know you and your family and friends will love these easy and delicious recipes.
Memorial Day across most of the U.S. signifies the start of summer. However, Memorial Day in South Texas is hot. Our summer usually starts around the beginning of May but we still enjoy celebrating Memorial Day.
Living in a military city like San Antonio, the Memorial Day holiday takes on even more significance since we remember our military personnel who gave their lives while serving their country.
Usually we celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends barbecuing by the swimming pool, and maybe enjoying an ice cold beverage, like one of our 20 Refresh Mocktails for Summer. Many other people will go to the lake, or a local park.
No matter which Memorial Day Recipes you love, whether they are appetizers, salads, main dishes, sides, or desserts, you are certain to find one or more recipes that the whole family will love.
Memorial Day Appetizer Recipes
We love to have appetizers or snacks for Memorial Day. I’m sharing a few of our favorites whether for a picnic or outside by the pool. I hope you love these appetizers as much as my family does.
Memorial Day Salad Recipes
We love cool, refreshing salads to cool off on Memorial Day. They are perfect on a hot, summer day.
Memorial Day Main Dish Recipes
For your main dish, whether you are grilling fajitas, or enjoying a cool, make-ahead, casual chicken salad, or using your slow cooker to escape the summer heat, you are sure to love these Flavor Mosaic favorite summer main dishes.
Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes
The summer side dishes for Memorial Day are probably my favorites. Whether it is broccoli salad, potato, or pasta salad, you and your family and friends will love these fresh, flavorful sides to go with your BBQ or picnic meal.
Memorial Day Dessert Recipes
Fresh fruit Desserts for a hot summer day like Memorial Day really liven up the celebration. Whether you use fresh blueberries, peaches, or strawberries, you will find a summer dessert that you will love!
That wraps up our round up of Memorial Day recipes. I hope have found a few that you will try for the holiday. If you did try them, be sure to rate the recipe and leave a comment to let us know how you liked it.
Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!
A very nice post, Michelle. You’ve got all the bases covered for the holiday.Thanks, and have a very happy Memorial Day weekend. Most of all, stay well.
Thank you for the kind words. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family. I hope everyone is safe and well.
You got me at San An. My son was stationed at Fort Sam. He misses San An so bad. I’m going to make the Mexican street corn. My son had it when he was in NYC and loved it. No matter how old your kids are it’s still nice to cook for them from time to time. Thank you for the recipes and enjoy your weekend.
I’m sorry he misses San Antonio. I understand. We love it here. It is great that you can cook for him. I hope he likes the Mexican Street Corn.