15 Memorial Day Dishes to Bring to Any Fiesta

Memorial Day is the official start of summer—meaning the official start of grilling season

Photo: Unsplash/Heather Schwartz

Photo: Unsplash/Heather Schwartz

Memorial Day is the official start of summer—meaning the official start of grilling season. And with grilling season comes outdoor parties and plenty of fiestas, which is pretty much something that many of us look forward to during the cold winter months. I mean, how else are you going to get through the tedious winters if not for the hope of summer and those oh-so-delicious dishes you can’t wait to cook up?

This year, we’re going to be rocking Memorial Day with these 15 absolutely AH-mazing recipes. Whether you’re planning a cook-out or going to someone else’s party, there is surely a dish here that everyone will enjoy. From a grilled avocado to an enchilada pasta salad to jalapeño beer brats and even tacos (because, well, it wouldn’t be a party without tacos, amirite?), these Latin dishes are sure to please you all summer long.

1. Roasted Potato Salad with Red Pepper & Smoked Paprika Dressing

Potato salad is the perfect Memorial Day dish, but why not take it up a notch with this one that’s the perfect blend of spicy and smokey?

2. Tailgate Paella

A paella is a wonderful dish for big parties, and this one is an easy one to make for any big holiday.

3. Mexican Grilled Corn Salad

Mexican corn in a salad that’s THIS delicious looking? Yes, please! This is everything I want in life, tbh.

4. Jalapeño Beer Brats

If you’re going to the kind of gathering that REQUIRES hot dogs and brats, then why not adorn them with some AH-mazing jalapeños?

5. Southwest Black Bean Burgers

It wouldn’t be Memorial Day without a properly grilled burger, amirite? This black bean version will surely be loved by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

6. Mango Lime Grilled Chicken

Mango, lime and chicken go together like… Well, the best things you can imagine in the world.

7. Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Who says the grill has to be JUST for meat? Nobody, that’s who, especially after they try these yummy sweet potatoes.

8. Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Seafood lovers deserve good food too and this is one dish that they will SERIOUSLY love.wp_*posts

9. Grilled Avocado Caprese Salad

Okay, seriously, whoever came up with grilled avocados deserves a bloody medal STAT!

10. Mojo Carne Asada Tacos

Tacos on Memorial Day Monday? Um, sure, why the eff not?! #tacoseverydamndaywp_*posts

11. Enchilada Stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms


Enchilada sauce doesn’t just need to be reserved for traditional dishes. Try them with these stuffed portobellos that you’ll truly enjoy.

12. Avocado Burger Buns


You might think we’re overreaching here, but anyone who loves avocados or is on a specialized diet will simply devour these.wp_*posts

13. Charred Corn and Zucchini Enchilada Pasta Salad

This is NOT your mama’s pasta salad. In fact, this is the best pasta salad in the world. You’re welcome!wp_*posts

14. Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa

Another day, another burger. This one is full of goodness, and the topping will especially please you.

15. Grilled Fruit Sangria

You didn’t think we’d leave you for memorial day without a drink, did you? This one’s AH-MAZE-BALLS.

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