Create A Memorable Memorial Day Menu

Create a Memorable Memorial Day Menu

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to host a gathering. The weather’s changing, summer is just around the corner and everybody’s ready to party. We want your Memorial Day bash to be one for the books, so we’ve put together an ideal menu of delicious and easy picnic recipes. Mix and match your favorites or cook ‘em all—either way, we guarantee your guests will leave satisfied.

Finger Foods & Dips

Upgrade your Memorial Day menu with yummy apps that are fun to eat. Picnics and outdoor get-togethers are the perfect excuse to forgo the utensils and enjoy your favorite finger foods and dip recipes. We’ve included some of your favorite antipasti and Mediterranean ingredients—tangy tomato bruschetta, briny olives, sweet-and-smoky sun-dried tomatoes, herby basil pesto and more.

Recipe: Cheesy Roasted Pepper Bruschetta Dip

Recipe: Mediterranean Nachos with Olives

Recipe: Italian Tomato Bruschetta Toasts

Recipe: Antipasto Skewers

Recipe: Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Recipe: Pesto Pine Nut Hummus

On the Grill

What’s a Memorial Day celebration without firing up the grill? This year, keep the burgers and dogs on standby and try something new. From pesto-marinated shrimp skewers to sweet bourbon-glazed ribs, these picnic-perfect grilling recipes are sure to be a hit.

Recipe: Grilled Flatbread with Tomato Bruschetta

Recipe: Sour Cherry and Bourbon Glazed Ribs

Recipe: Espresso-Crusted Baby Back Ribs

Recipe: Naked Greek Feta Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Recipe: Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Recipe: Italian Sausage & Pepper Spiedini

Salads on the Side

Invite fresh and colorful flavors to your Memorial Day menu with salads. We’re not just talking about leafy greens, but loaded pasta salads, bean salads, potato salads and antipasti salads. We show you how easy it is to add a new dimension to those classic picnic salad recipes with a little inspiration from your favorite Mediterranean cuisine.

Recipe: Antipasti Salad

Recipe: Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Recipe: Gnocchi Potato Salad

Recipe: Kale & Chickpea Salad with Feta

Recipe: Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Recipe: Vegan Antipasto Salad


Don’t forget the sweets! You can’t have a proper Memorial Day celebration without some sweet summer treats. We’ve got you covered with these Memorial-Day-inspired dessert recipes.

Recipe: Italian Cheesecake with Espresso Truffles

Recipe: Lemon Tiramisu

Recipe: Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies