Good food is a focal point of any Memorial Day celebration while you are chilling with friends and family. Along with activities like volleyball, horseshoes, tennis, swimming and boating, great food makes for a great gathering. Kids and adults likely will enjoy most of these options.
Chips and Salsa
Instead of the usual salsa from a jar, create an easy homemade baked dish. Layer tortilla chips in a large greased pan and sprinkle with diced onions, tomatoes, peppers, and black beans or bean dip, as well as cheese or a vegan alternative, if desired. Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees and enjoy.
Create a tangy salad with a sweet and sour dressing, mixing blueberries and strawberries with various leafy greens. Sprinkle walnuts over the salad to garnish this delicious and healthy dish.
Cooking on the grill is a must for many Memorial Day parties. In addition to the usual varieties, add vegetarian options like veggie burgers or tempeh, bean paddies that can be found in some grocery stores and most natural food stores, for health-conscious or vegetarian guests. For meat-lovers, nothing beats burgers, steaks and hot dogs for this kickoff to summer.