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    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

    2. Merguez Sausages with Pickled Carrots and Cumin Aioli

    Spicy! Recipe here.

    3. Roasted Pork Sandwiches with Cilantro Sauce

    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

    7. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini and Feta

    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

    13. Grilled Corn and Kale Salad

    Kale: not just for winter! Recipe here.

    14. Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano

    15. Grilled Citrus Chicken Breasts

    16. Niçoise Potato Salad with Tuna

    Ooh la la. Recipe here.

    17. Grilled Steak Tacos with Chimichurri

    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

    23. Raspberry Lemonade Slice

    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

    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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