Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 32 Grilled Snacks, Appetizers, and Side Dishes For Your Memorial Day Grill

If you're already planning to fire up the grill this Memorial Day weekend (or, like me, looking forward to gazing longingly at the smoke tauntingly wafting from across the street while heating up your trusty one-burner stovetop "grill"), then throwing on some small bites and sides next your burgers and dogs is hands down the way to go. Just think—no getting stuck in the kitchen while everyone hangs around the grill, plus all the prep is out of the way; there's minimal clean-up; and, of course, you get to enjoy that smoky charred goodness you can only get from a heavy blast of some good, ol' fashioned fire. Also, everyone will want to be your new best friend.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of best friends, allow us to present a whopping 32 grilling recipes for snacks, appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, and sides to grace your Memorial Day table. You're ever so welcome.

Click through the slideshow to see them all or just jump directly to one of the recipes below.

Finger Foods and Snacks


Meaty Appetizers


Vegetables and Sides


More Memorial Day Recipes!

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.


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