14 Creative Grill Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend (MDW!)

 In Make, Tips & Tricks

We’ve pulled together 14 grill recipes that are sure to make your MDW BBQ one for the books. We’re skipping classic burgers and dogs but serving up some recipes that will bring memorable flavors and dishes to your partAy!

GRILL TIP: Once you start taking your eats off the grill, throw them in a porcelain or ceramic dish with aluminum foil over the top to keep them warm. This should give you like 20 min of warmth before mealtime.

Now on to the recipes! We divided this into 7 meat options and 7 vegetarian options and I have to admit, I’m gaga over this round up. The veggie options are particularly creative and drool-worthy in my (totally biased) opinion.

Grilling Meat

Hawaiian Chicken Kebobs

2 major selling points for me here: pineapple and kebobs. I LOVE GRILLED PINEAPPLE. The sweetness of the pineapple transforms the chicken with it’s juicy goodness. And kebobs are ideal to prep ahead of time and serve protein + veggies to a big group in a really easy way. Your grill master will thank you.

(Source: Cooking Classy)

Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers 

One more kebob option for ya. Here, the steak is covered in an Asian Sesame marinade for the most mm mm good grilled main.

(Source: The Recipe Critic)

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Seasoning

This salmon recipe is all about keeping in simple with a light and tasty seasoning. Serving a seafood options is always a slam dunk in the summer. Susie (from Hey Grill Hey, which we love) is a wealth of grill knowledge and links to all sorts of grill recipes. So highly recommend checking out her site for further inspo! Also take a spin through our lemon highlight on this post.

(Source: Hey Grill Hey)

Cracked Peppercorn Crusted Burger with Dill Pickle Aioli 

Peppercorn crust anything and I’m sold. Try jazzing up your burgers with a spicy little rim, fatty shrooms and a fresh aioli. This is not your standard burger. This is a knock out.

(Source: Simply Scratch)

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Nothing says summer more than tomato, basil, mozz. So mash em all up on some grilled chicken and bring on the margs!

(Source: Recipe Runner)

Grilled Turkey Kofta Burgers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce

Kofta is a Middle Eastern dish that Serena has transformed into a light, gorg burger. Feel free to throw in a pita pocket or bun if that’s easier for your party, but these burgers are totally fab and a great MDW option that isn’t all about the red meats n cheese.

(Source: Domesticate-ME)

Marinated Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Watermelon Slaw

Wait how gorg is this watermelon slaw on top of the chicken?! Talk about bright and fresh!

(Source: Iowa Girl Eats)

Grilling Vegetarian

Farmers Market Grilled Flatbread Pizza 

Looking for something for your non-meat eating friends? We are all about grilled pizzas. They’re easy to toss on the grill, top with your favorite veggies, and serve right up!

(Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles)

Watermelon and Charred Tomato Salad 

Charr up your tomatoes on the grill to add some depth to this salad that you’ll be wanting on the reg.

(Source: Food and Wine)

Grilled Portabella and Brie Burgers

Hello, gorgeous. Even if you are a meat eater, is this not making your mouth water?! I can’t even believe how unreal this looks. Need. Omg. Now.

(Source: Aggie’s Kitchen)

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn

We’re just going to share Tara’s words with you here: “ears of corn are brushed with a garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley before serving.” Thank u, need this next.

(Source: Tara’s Multicultural Table)

BONUS: Don’t like when corn gets stuck in your teeth? Neither does my husband. Try this Charred Grilled Corn Salad instead of cobbing it.

Whipped Ricotta and Grilled Bread 

Such an easy appetizer. Grilled bread adds a special char to a simple loaf of crusty bread and the ricotta can be made ahead of time to wow your guests with a sensational grill to table appetizer.

(Source: Country Living)

Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers

Homemade, hearty veggie burgers that will fill your crowd and are totally easy to toss on the grill. All around slam dunk.

(Source: Minimalist Baker)

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Showing 2 pictures of this option because just the veggies on their own are beautiful and scrumpy and something we often have for dinner during grill season. So go ahead and throw veggies straight on the grill for a bright side OR transform them into this light salad with the vinaigrette. Both epic.

(Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles)

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