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5 Memorial Day Cookout Recipes

Memorial Day for most people signifies the unofficial start of the summer. It’s a time to enjoy the warmer weather and spend it with family and friends. There is so much to do when planning a memorial day BBQ, everything from the music, to the activities, it can be a stressful time. This is why it is important to have a tasty, no fuss menu that will please everyone. So choosing what to cook and what start prepping before hand is a good way to make sure you are all ready for the long weekend. The following recipes are easy and delicious perfect for any Memorial Day BBQ. 

Nothing says summer like a nice refreshing fruit salad. This very simple recipe requires your favorite fruits, and a honey and lime dressing. This recipe is so versatile and can be used throughout the summer for a lot of different occasions. Taken on a picnic, brought to a potluck, or even add some yogurt and have it for breakfast, the possibilities are endless. 

Char-grilled corn has to be the best way to eat corn. But if you’re looking for a new way to eat it, you have to try this Charred Corn Salad. Besides corn, the main ingredients include chili, onion, cilantro, and oil. It a perfect recipe for summer BBQ’s and has a special kick, that everyone will love.

Any kind of food on a skewer would be great for a BBQ, but this particular recipe is something a little different then your traditional chicken or vegetable skewer. This is inspired by the spicy taste of southern gumbo, it’s shrimp and sausage skewers. They cook in minutes and will fly off the platter!

What would a BBQ be without some baked beans. This isn’t your traditional baked beans recipe, it has an addition of steak seasoning to give it a unique but familiar flavor. It is also made with 3 kind of beans and is sure to become a new BBQ staple for you.

Summertime is all about eating refreshing and chilled foods to combat the heat. Since summer is the season of the watermelon why not add it to this caprese. The sweet and salty combination between the mozzarella, arugula, and balsamic makes this recipe so delicious. It is an easy to make, no cooking recipe. You can prep it ahead of time, making it the perfect no-fuss BBQ recipe.

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