All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.
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
- Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese »
- Bacon-Wrapped Crimini Mushrooms »
- Planked Goat Cheese-Stuffed Peppadews »
- Yaki Onigiri (Japanese Grilled Rice Balls) »
- Italian-Style Meatballs with Pecorino and Parmesan »
- Armadillo Eggs (Cheese-Stuffed, Sausage-Wrapped, Grilled Jalapeños) »
- Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Arugula and Red Onion Relish »
- Barbecue Meatballs »
- Negimaki (Scallion-Stuffed Beef Rolls) »
- Sriracha Hot Wings »
- Pig Candy »
- Bacon-Wrapped, Jalapeno and Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp »
Vegetables and Sides
- Grilled Jalapeño Potato Salad »
- Grilled Sweet Potato and Corn Salad »
- Grilled Ramps »
- Grilled Ratatouille »
- Grilled Bloody Mary Salsa »
- Smashed Potatoes »
- Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan »
- Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic »
- Romaine Salad with Spicy Ranch, Tomatoes, and Fried Onions »
- Grilled Zucchini with White Cheese and Zucchini Flowers »
- Eggplant Caprese »
- Chinese Eggplant with Sweet Ginger-Miso Paste »
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon »
- Zucchini with Parmesan and Garlic Chili Oil »
- Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese and Mint »
- Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, and Bread Salad with Olive-Caper Dressing »
- Corn with Chili Lime Butter »
- Italian-Style Grilled Corn »
- Charred Asparagus Tacos with Creamy Adobo and Pickled Red Onions »
- Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pickles »
More Memorial Day Recipes!
- 33 Grilled Chicken Recipes For Your Memorial Day Grill »
- 24 Grilled Steak Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill »
- 20 Grilled Pork Recipes For Your Memorial Day Grill »
- 25 Sausage and Hot Dog Recipes For Your Memorial Day Grill »
- 33 Hamburger Recipes For Your Memorial Day Grill »
- 13 Sweets for Your Memorial Day Cookout »
- Drinks for Memorial Day Weekend »
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