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3 Delicious Memorial Day BBQ Recipes for Your Celebration

Here are three healthy recipes that are perfect for celebrating the May holidays, especially if you're looking to keep things nutritious and delicious:



a platter with grilled veggies and a bowl of yogurt dip
Grilled Veggie Platter with Herb Yogurt Dip

1. Grilled Veggie Platter with Herb Yogurt Dip

Perfect for Memorial Day BBQs or any springtime gathering, this colorful dish is both easy to prepare and a delight for the eyes.


Ingredients:

- Assorted vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, cherry tomatoes)

- Olive oil

- Salt and pepper


For the dip:

- 1 cup Greek yogurt

- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (dill, parsley, or chives)

- 1 clove garlic, minced

- Juice of 1 lemon

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

2. Slice the vegetables into pieces that will grill easily and brush them lightly with olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper.

3. Grill the vegetables until they are tender and have grill marks, about 3-4 minutes per side.

4. While the veggies are grilling, mix together the Greek yogurt, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

5. Serve the grilled vegetables with the herb yogurt dip on the side.



a bowl of Quinoa with Mango and Black Beans
Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Beans

2. Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Beans

This vibrant salad is refreshing, filling, and packed with nutrients, making it a great choice for a healthy May holiday lunch.


Ingredients:

- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

- 1 ripe mango, diced

- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

- 1 red bell pepper, diced

- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- Juice of 1 lime

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions and let it cool.

2. In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, mango, black beans, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

4. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine.

5. Chill in the refrigerator before serving to allow the flavors to meld.



Bowl of spinach with starwberries and pecans
Stawberry Spinach Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing

3. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This salad is a delightful mix of sweet and savory flavors, perfect for a light and healthy holiday meal.


Ingredients:

- 4 cups fresh spinach leaves

- 1 cup sliced strawberries

- 1/2 cup pecans, toasted

- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled


For the dressing:

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, toasted pecans, and feta cheese.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving and toss to coat.


These recipes are designed to be healthy, flavorful, and suitable for a variety of dietary preferences, making them ideal for gatherings where you want to offer nutritious options that don't compromise on taste. Enjoy!

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