Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of summer – the perfect time to fire-up your grill and enjoy some fun in the sun over a delicious, healthy meal.
Whether you’ll be enjoying the holiday with a cookout at the beach, picnic in the park, or a simple gathering at home, this easy holiday menu will help you spend more time with your family and friends, and less time in the kitchen! That’s because you can make much of it in advance. That way, you can quickly pull it all together for a stress-free, delicious meal!
And let’s not forget, with all the festivities, to take time to celebrate the real reason for this holiday – a time to pray for our soldiers, fly the flag, and remember those who’ve given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy!
Easy & Festive Memorial Day BBQ Menu
Red, White & Blue Berries & Cheese Tray
(Simply cut fresh organic strawberries and grass-fed cheese into cubes. If you’re dairy-free, substitute the cheese with pineapple or banana chunks. Then arrange with fresh organic blueberries and raspberries, as shown above.)
Secret Ingredient Guacamole
(A party is simply not a party without a terrific chip and dip. I promise, this homemade guac rocks! If you’re grain-free and wondering what to dip? Try plantain chips. Seriously, they are amazing!
Memorable Main Dish
Southwestern Chicken Burgers
(These flavorful burgers can easily be made ahead and kept uncooked in your freezer – just defrost overnight in fridge, then pop on the grill when ready to serve.)
Apple-Carrot Coleslaw with Poppyseed Dressing
(This delightful coleslaw can be prepped a day or so in advance and then tossed together a few hours before serving.)
Cultured Potato Salad
(This probiotic-rich potato salad actually tastes better when you make it ahead of time, and allow the flavors to meld in the fridge for 12-24 hours.)
Festive & Fun Dessert
“Old Glory” Mini Cupcakes
(The perfect finale to your patriotic holiday celebration! These festive mini-cupcakes can be made up to two days in advance. Then top with fresh fruit about an hour or so before serving.)
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Memorial Day Weekend! With joy and blessings, Kelly
Could you tell us where you got the white platter and dip dish that you show in the flag (berry & cheese) appetizer? It’s perfect for the flag design!
Hi, Dorene. I got that platter from Target. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Blessings to you, Kelly
Thanks, Kelly! Did it come with the little dish or did you find that somewhere else?
By the way…thank you SO much for all you do! I really appreciate and love your recipes.
You are so kind, Dorene. It’s my pleasure to help. It didn’t come with the little square dish, but I found that at Target too. Can you tell I shop at Target too much. LOL! 🙂
I’ve just recently found your website and…Thank You so much for these fabulous menus! Wow!! I can’t wait to start trying some of the recipes. This will be so much better than the very small repertoire I have had. 🙂 As I don’t do well with having the laptop up on the counter while I am cooking I guess I will be printing off each recipe as I try them. Thank you again so much!! 🙂
Welcome to The Nourishing Home, Stella. So glad you’re here. Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind note 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipes and meal plans. Wishing you lots of delicious blessings! 🙂 Kelly