Memorial Day weekend isn’t just the time to trade in your winter wardrobe for your shorts and start ordering all your favorite hot drinks over ice. It’s also when you get to rethink your menu thanks to a whole new – and very colorful – selection of fruits and vegetables. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, laying low and soaking up some sun or hosting a party to mark the occasion, chances are you’re looking forward to kicking off summer with a great meal. After all, one of the best parts of celebrating summer is the freshness of its cuisine. Here are some recipes we gathered from around the web that will help you welcome in that warm weather.
1) This simple pasta salad recipe utilizes fresh herbs and has a hint of smokiness, making it the perfect side for a grilled meal.
2) Here’s a unique way to celebrate the sweetness of summer corn.
4) Put your own spin on a classic snack with these homemade tortilla chips.
5) This refreshing summer watermelon salsa makes the perfect dip or topping.
– Emma Stratigos