32 Delicious Things To Eat On Memorial Day

What can you do for your country? Fire up the grill, for starters.

1. All-American Bacon Cheddar Burger

Recipe here.

2. Merguez Sausages with Pickled Carrots and Cumin Aioli

Spicy! Recipe here.

3. Roasted Pork Sandwiches with Cilantro Sauce

Recipe here.

4. BBQ Vegan Burgers

This recipe calls for some kind of deep-vegan components, but it’s worth it; you definitely won’t miss the meat. Recipe here.

5. Hot Dogs with Corn Salsa

Who said old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Recipe here.

6. Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and Mozzarella

Recipe here.

7. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini and Feta

Recipe here.

8. Watermelon Feta Salad

A combo for the ages. Recipe here.

9. Crockpot Bacon BBQ Baked Beans

An American classic. Recipe here.

10. Summer Lentil Salad

Recipe here.

11. Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad

With artichoke hearts, olives, and more good stuff. Recipe here.

12. Grilled Zucchini with Garlic and Lemon Butter

Recipe here.

13. Grilled Corn and Kale Salad

Kale: not just for winter! Recipe here.

14. Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano

Recipe here.

15. Grilled Citrus Chicken Breasts

Recipe here.

16. Niçoise Potato Salad with Tuna

Ooh la la. Recipe here.

17. Grilled Steak Tacos with Chimichurri

Recipe here.

18. Spiced Salmon Kebabs

A lovely, simple-but-interesting way to do fish. Recipe here.

19. Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

A great go-to rib recipe to have in your pocket. Recipe here.

20. Chile Lime Shrimp Skewers

You could do these under the broiler or on the grill. Recipe here.

21. Grilled Clams with Herb Butter

Shellfish are secretly awesome when they get a little smoky on the grill. Recipe here.

22. Grilled Chicken Kebabs With Roasted Pepper Dip

Recipe here.

23. Raspberry Lemonade Slice

Recipe here.

24. Peanut Butter Fudge Coffee Ice Cream Cupcakes

Not for the faint of heart. Recipe here.

25. Mini Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies

Pie? Check. Involves rhubarb? Check. Delightfully tiny? CHECK PLUS. Recipe here.

26. Summer Berry Mint Ice Pops

Recipe here.

27. Red, White, and Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake Cups

You can get a little patriotic without going full-scale Fourth of July. Recipe here.

28. Blackberry Pie Bars

Like a lovely little pie you can take with you wherever you go. Recipe here.

29. Peach, Mango, and Pineapple White Sangria

Because you may be in your backyard instead of on a tropical island, and you may have to go to work tomorrow, but your mouth doesn’t need to know that. Recipe here.

30. Strawberry Riesling Slushies

For grown-ups only. Recipe here.

31. Ruben’s Cooler No. 2

Pitcher drinks are the way to go for summer parties. This one’s made of gin, St. Germain, cucumbers, lemon, and seltzer. Recipe here.

32. Summer Hoedown Cocktail

Watermelon and wheat beer make a great team. Recipe here.

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