Memorial Day is the time of year when we celebrate the lives of those that sacrificed for our freedoms. One of our favorite ways to remember them is by gathering with family and friends, getting outside to fire up the grill, and enjoying some delicious food with our loved ones. Whether you are someone who leans towards traditional recipes or are an individual seeking a grilling adventure, we have the perfect recipes and sides to take your Memorial Day gathering to the next level.
Now without further ado, let’s dive into the mouthwatering dishes you won’t want to miss out on!
Never in your wildest dreams would you believe ribs could be this good. And honestly, would it be a Memorial Day weekend without BBQ baby back ribs making an appearance? Add garlic and fontina dinner rolls to the menu and you have the ultimate meal.
Tender, fall off the bone, crispy on the outside and moist on the inside perfection... is your mouth watering yet? Ours is! You can’t beat this unbelievable beer can chicken recipe that we are sure will become a Memorial Day staple in no time. For a refreshing side, try out these amazing tomato skewers.
Side: Tomato Skewers
Pick up your Memorial Day pork chop game with this flavorful recipe. Taking under 20 minutes, including marinating time, it will be whipped up and on peoples’ plates ready to devour in no time. And while you’re getting the pork chops ready, let someone else throw together a complimentary side such as grilled potato salad.
Side: Grilled Potato Salad
This will be the best cedar plank salmon you and your guests have ever tried, hands down. The full recipe will take about an hour (plus soaking time), and we guarantee it will be worth the wait when it is ready. For a flavorful side, or to throw it right on top of the salmon, give our peach salsa recipe a go.
Side: Peach Salsa
Get that grill up and ready because you will want to get these chili lime chicken kabobs on there, stat! The chili lime marinade gives the chicken that fresh and colorful taste with the summer squash, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes bringing the whole recipe together. While it’s a great stand alone dish, grilled portobello caps stuffed with herb cheese could be a tasty add on.
Watch out after you make this heavenly Memorial Day recipe; we promise friends and family will be hounding you for the recipe. From the baby asparagus to the parmesan cheese, and of course we can’t forget about the red bell pepper, these pinwheels will be bursting with flavor. Make the meal an even better one with the addition of sauteed pineapple with honey and pine nuts.
If you are looking for a different approach to your traditional pork recipes, try our grilled pork and apple pizza option. With the perfect blend of sweet and savory, you will want to make this Memorial Day recipe a tradition. Make the whole meal even better by incorporating our fresh mixed green salad with grapefruit and almonds.
Every Memorial Day weekend needs a burger recipe that’s second to none, and these ranch burgers are sure to do the trick. Calling for just a few ingredients such as ranch rub, tomatoes, fried onions, lettuce, and fat-free ranch dressing, these savory burgers will be ready in about 30 minutes. Throw in our herb potato salad recipe on the side and you have the ideal Memorial Day food!
Side: Herb Potato Salad
With the perfect combination of honey, chili pepper sauce, and balsamic vinegar, everyone's tastebuds will be having a celebration of their own. With prep and grill time coming in under 20 minutes, this is a win for the chef as much as the partygoers. Add some potato wedges on the side and you are ready to serve..
Side: Potato Wedges
BONUS! Memorial Day Desserts Sure to be a Hit
Though the main course and sides are going to be the main attraction, you can’t forget about your sweet tooth. Try out a few of our favorite Memorial Day desserts:
- Peach crisp
- Fruit salsa and baked cinnamon tortilla chips
- Pumpkin pie parfaits
- Cottage cheese cake
Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend with Fareway!
Traveling for Memorial Day Weekend? Or maybe you’re staying in town - no matter your plans, Fareway makes the preparation process that much easier! Not only can you pick up all of the necessary ingredients at your local Fareway the day of or leading up to Memorial Day, but you can also order any meat you may need from the Fareway Meat Market and have it delivered right to your front door.
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