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Grilling Recipes to Start Your Summer Out Right!

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Grilling season, here we come! I’ve put together 8 healthy Memorial Day grilling recipes for your headed into summer festivities.

We are still in a holding pattern, waiting for Mother Nature to give us a break. She’s been plenty generous in the rain department and we still have planting to do.

In the meantime, the least we can do is eat some yummy food, right??

I did a little farm girl research and found some grilling recipes I thought you’d like.

If you need some traditional side dishes like potato salad, baked beans, or roasted sweet potatoes I’ve got you covered, too.

Check ‘em out!

Memorial Day Grilling Recipes

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

chicken parmesan sliders

Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil – The Recipe Critic
Make ahead and no fuss! And as far as dirty dishes are concerned, well, there are none.

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Avocado Turkey Burgers – The Love Nerds
I’ve never met an avocado I didn’t love and these look light and delicious. Cook these babies until the internal temp is 165 degrees. I won’t judge if you throw some bacon on top.

Thai Coconut Lime Chicken

Thai Coconut Lime Chicken

Chicken Pesto Kabobs – Damn Delicious
Four ingredients and these can be grilled or baked. Keep this recipe on hand in case there’s a rain delay. That seems to be a trend these days.

Homemade Turkey Burgers


Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri – Skinnytaste
You know I love a bottled sauce, but this one is worth the effort! It can be made a few hours ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. This one’s going into my meal plan.

Grilled Corn Salad is made with seasonal sweet corn, ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado and zesty lime juice. It’s the perfect summer dish for any backyard barbecue or summer meal!

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad – Café Delites
A carb lover’s dream but as far as pasta salads go, I’d still rate this on the healthy scale. Serve warm or cold.

Grilled Watermelon & Feta Basil Salad – Recipe Runner
Don’t let the long name scare you – if you’re looking for a shortcut make this without grilling the watermelon. Watermelon plus feta is delicious – give it a try!

Honey Basil Veggie Kabobs

Teriyaki Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Pear Salsa – Carlsbad Cravings
I’m gonna be honest – this one is a labor of love. If you have some helpers in the kitchen, though, it’s worth a look!

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers – Wholesomelicious
Vegetable lovers, this one’s for you! Simple, delicious, I would top it with a slice of cheese. Have you noticed I love cheese?? Mmmmmm….

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Baja Burgers

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