Now that the Polar Vortex is a distant nightmare and the Farmer’s Market has begun to show many signs of life, I’m finally ready to dust off my salad bowl and start preparing for summer. And now that Memorial Day is officially upon us, that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get grilling.
Since many of us hibernated in a much more hardcore way than usual this year, it’s probably a good idea to ease into the summer season with a few BBQ recipes that won’t add to the pounds that have accumulated underneath our knitwear. These healthier Memorial Day food ideas are a departure from the man burgers we’re used to seeing on the grill. These recipes are packed with fresh produce and vibrant flavors, and they should make for the perfect inaugural backyard meal of the season.
Charlie and I are heading to the vineyard for the weekend. There might not be a grill in our future, but there will be plenty of this and this.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
1. Thai Chicken Burgers with Sriracha Mayo | 2. Grilled Chicken Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw | 3. Grilled Mango Skewers | 4. Grilled Flank Steak with Gazpacho Sauce | 5. Grilled Shrimp with Green Harissa | 6. Bombay Hot Dogs with Mango Relish and Curried Mayo | 7. Grilled Eggplant with Sumac, Capers, and Mint
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