The long weekend and unofficial start to summer is just around the corner! I pulled together some great Memorial Day food ideas for your brunch, cookout, or sweet tooth.
While many families spend the weekend at the beach, our family has a tradition of staying home and making an elaborate Memorial Day brunch together. It is one of the only days of the year when we all have the day off and can take our time cooking an early meal together, without the pressure of impressing guests, like we would have on other holidays. We like to try new dishes each year, so I’m excited to use some of these recipes in our brunch spread.
- Pull apart cinnamon pecan rolls
- Waffled sweet potato hash browns with smoked Gouda pimento cheese
- Blueberry baked oatmeal
- Rhubarb lavender streusel muffins
- Blueberry yogurt crumb muffins
- Strawberry rhubarb dutch baby pancake
- Raspberry sandwich scones
- Roasted rhubarb scone sandwiches with vanilla bean glaze
- Rhubarb fritters
The quintessential Memorial Day celebration includes a cookout, preferably with an ice cold drink in hand. For the traditionalists, these goat cheese guacamole burgers with cheddar and caramelized onions, and chorizo burgers with smashed avocado and crispy onions look good enough to pull out of the screen and eat right now. Vegetarians shouldn’t feel left out at a cookout, and they won’t be with options like blue cheese stuffed portobello burgers with grilled corn and crispy shallots, and spicy cauliflower burgers. The sides bring the whole meal together and are easy enough to bring along if you are a cookout guest. They are filled with fresh fruits and veggies, like watermelon, tomatoes, corn and cherries, to ring in the warm weather and new season.
- Goat cheese guacamole burgers with cheddar cheese and caramelized onions
- Chorizo burgers with smashed avocado and crispy onions
- Grilled cheese with zucchini, bacon, basil and gruyere
- Blue cheese stuffed portobello burgers with grilled corn and crispy shallots
- Spicy cauliflower burgers
- Grilled corn on the cob, four ways
- Corn, cucumber, peach and avocado salad
- Sweet corn, peach, and cherry salad with creamy goat cheese and lime dressing
- Pesto pasta salad
- Watermelon and charred tomato salad
You know I’m a sucker for a good sweet treat, especially at fun gatherings where lots of people can enjoy them. I’m excited to pull out the fruit pies, crumbles and buckles, along frozen desserts like ice cream and popsicles. With so many great options, the real question is, which berries should we use in the pie?
- Watermelon lime mint popsicles
- Salted pretzel Nutella cookie ice cream sandwiches
- No-churn chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
- Peach plum crumble
- Gluten free peach crisp
- Rhubarb buckle with ginger crumb
- Strawberry and blueberry pie
- Black and blueberry pie
What are you making for Memorial Day?
*Each photo is from the recipe linked directly below it.