I love to grill out for Memorial Day, but I still want a meal that’s good for my family and me. By making a few easy swaps, it’s possible to have a decadent Memorial Day celebration that tastes great. Here is what I’m planning on making this year:
Avocado Pesto Hummus Salmon Burgers
Burgers are pretty much mandatory for Memorial Day in my family, and I like to do a little something different with salmon burgers. These burgers are hearty and delicious as well as good for you. I like to jazz them up even further by going beyond the normal condiments.
- Frozen or fresh salmon burgers
- Whole wheat buns
- Mashed avocado or guacamole
- Lettuce or sprouts
Grill the salmon burgers according to the package directions. Place on buns, and top with avocado, pesto, hummus, and lettuce. Serve immediately.
Sriracha Turkey Dogs
I love hot dogs just as much as I like burgers, and I make them for every Memorial Day celebration. I love to mix things up a bit and serve turkey dogs instead of regular hot dogs. While some turkey dogs may be boring, mine have plenty of spice and flavor.
- Turkey hot dogs
- Whole wheat hot dog buns
- Sriracha hot sauce
- Minced onion
Grill the turkey hot dogs according to package directions. Put each hot dog in a bun, and top with mustard, a bit of Sriracha sauce, and minced onion.
BBQ Tex-Mex Corn
Corn on the cob just tastes like summer to me, and there’s no better way to ring in the start of the season with some grilled corn. I go light with my corn and focus on flavor. I never thought I would be able to have corn without butter, but I actually prefer this recipe to traditional corn on the cob.
- Corn on the cob, husked, trimmed, and cleaned
- Olive oil
- Chili powder
Spread olive oil over each ear of corn. Sprinkle the corn with chili powder, oregano, and salt. Cover each corn ear in tin foil and grill over medium heat for 15-20 minutes. The corn should be completely cooked through before you remove it from the grill.
Garden Fresh Herbed Fruit Salad
I like something sweet with my Memorial Day celebration, and a fruit salad is the perfect dessert at the end of a big meal. To make this fruit salad more of a treat, I add in a little honey and some mint from my garden. It’s just flavorful enough to feel like something very special.
- Assortment of fresh fruit
- Shredded fresh mint
Mix fruit into bowl, adding a bit of mint and honey to taste. A little goes a long way with the mint, so I always put in just a tad at a time. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.