Memorial Day BBQ


Fire up the grill and invite your friends and family over to welcome warmer weather with a memorable Memorial Day barbecue!  Our food enthusiasts here at have stumbled upon some of the best recipes on the web, inclusive of an entrée, a side dish, a cocktail, and a dessert to inspire your Memorial Day weekend cookout this year.  Whether you’re throwing a backyard party of your own or taking a dish to somebody’s house, celebrate the holiday with these mouthwatering recipes.

Be the hit of the party and get ready for countless requests with these Grilled Orange Teriyaki Tofu Skewers and this complementary Aromatic Coconut Rice from flourishing foodie.  An entrée you wouldn’t find at your typical barbecue, this sweet and savory recipe does not merely include veggies.  The tasty tofu, tropical pineapple, and fluffy coconut rice add a unique element, making this tofu and coconut rice dish the perfect healthy choice to delight all of your guests at your next outdoor cookout.

Some of the best meals of the spring and summer often take place outdoors and nothing screams Memorial Day like this lip smacking Roasted Potato Salad with Crème Fraîche!  A flourishing foodie original recipe in which potatoes are roasted in olive oil and sea salt and drizzled with crème fraîche instead of the traditional mayonnaise, this flavorsome side dish is destined to be a warm-weather classic and a picnic favorite.

watermelon citrus sangria from joy the baker Photo by Joy the Baker

Joy the Baker knows how important it is to be a gracious guest or a sensational host or hostess.  So why not serve up this pink Watermelon Strawberry Citrus Sangria at a cookout or bring it to a friend’s?  The ideal cocktail for a Memorial Day barbecue, offer this drink to your guests and they will be pleasantly impressed.  A concoction of ripe strawberries, refreshing citrus fruits, sweet rosé wine, and refreshing spritzes, this sangria beckons the beginning of summer.  It may not be red, white or blue, but you can drop a handful of blueberries into the mix to present a patriotic flair.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from a couple cooks Photo by A Couple Cooks

The heat is on with barbecue season which suggests rising temperatures make people less inclined to use their oven.  But that does not mean your guests can’t enjoy a delicious dessert at your outdoor affair.  Indulge them in these Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches that are sure to be a hit with everyone.  A Couple Cooks created these delectable and healthy handheld ice cream confections that do not require any baking.  Make the brownie sandwiches the night before and sandwich a dollop of ice cream prior to your company arriving.  With a treat so sweet, these ice cream sandwiches are guaranteed to keep all of your friends pleased on Memorial Day.

Whether you decide to grill dinner on the deck or head out for a picnic on the beach, make the most of Memorial Day with good weather, delicious food, and wonderful people!  Remember the grill is a gift to kick off this delightful season and these signature recipes are the cheerful cherries on top!

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