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Backyard Grilling Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the start of summer and outdoor grilling season. If you’re hosting a party, think about going beyond the traditional hotdogs and burgers. You may need to grill a few of those to keep small children happy.

This is an ideal time to make use of your outdoor kitchen so that you can keep food items cold until they’re ready to hit the grill, as well as put away leftovers without leaving the action outdoors.

We’ve searched the internet for some new grilling ideas to inspire you. Let’s dig in!

Mahi-Mahi Tacos

Everyone loves a good fish taco, and these Mahi-Mahi tacos go beyond good to mouth-watering. Mahi-mahi is a meaty fish that stands up well on the grill, so it’s ideal for tacos. This recipe results in a blackened fish, and the addition of a pineapple-jalapeno salsa is genius.

Key West Grilled Chicken

If you have time, try marinating this Key West Chicken overnight for the most flavor. Get a bunch of fresh limes and you can use them when you serve this chicken, or in your favorite beverages. This chicken pairs well with corn and black bean salsa.

You probably have your favorite recipes, too. But we think it’s fun to try something new every once in a while!

Don’t Forget Vegetarian and Vegan Options

More and more people are cutting back on their meat intake, or eliminating meat, poultry, and fish from their diets altogether. Go beyond providing a frozen veggie burger. Beyond Meat sells pre-made burger patties, and there are a number of tasty options featuring veggies. Some of your meat-loving guests may love them as well.

Here are two of our favorites:

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Giant portobello mushroom caps are meaty and make an excellent burger. Jazz it up with a marinade, a sesame seed bun, roasted red peppers, and a slice of cheese (vegan options too!) for a delicious vegan or vegetarian burger.

Thai-Inspired Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower is an underrated vegetable, especially when you grill it. Thai-inspired cauliflower steaks are easy to prepare and delicious to eat! Make sure to get a good char on them. Using soy sauce instead of fish sauce makes them vegan.

Veggie Sides

Really, no recipes are needed for these. You can do veggie kabobs marinated in Italian salad dressing for an easy side. If you want to make a classic potato salad or coleslaw, consider using Hellmann’s vegan mayonnaise(tastes like the real thing). This way, everyone can eat it.


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