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Aww, Memorial Day weekend is here! This long weekend marks for many the unofficial kickoff to summer, and we are here for all of the delicious gluten-free, paleo, and healthy Memorial Day Recipes to make at home or bring on-the-go to your next BBQ or potluck!

A photo of different recipes for serving at Memorial Day bbq.Our Favorite Memorial Day Food

Memorial Day weekend is essentially here, and as the unofficial start to summer, we’re ready for every BBQ and get-together the summer has in store for us. If you’re like me, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this weekend for weeks just for the sake of all of the good summer eats that are to be had. We’ve pulled our favorite summer-inspired appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, and treats that everyone will enjoy this weekend and all of the summer weekends to come.

Lexi holding a margarita

Cocktails or Mocktails

Packing our drinks with all of the summer-esque flavors this weekend. If you’re looking for alcohol-free recipes, this section makes great mocktails, too – leave the alcohol out!

Guacamole with cut vegetables and tortilla chips.

Memorial Day Appetizers

These easy-to-make apps can be enjoyed at home or packed up and taken to your weekend BBQ or potluck. Bonus: all of these recipes are gluten-free and made with healthier ingredients!

Mexican Street Corn Salad in a bowl.

Pasta Salads and Sides

Pasta salads are arguably one of the best side dishes of summer BBQs. You’ll find here a full round-up of our favorite Pasta Salads, along with other delicious summer side dishes that you need to make for either Memorial Day weekend or another summer get-together.

A platter of flank steak surrounded by salads and tomatoes.

Memorial Day BBQ Ideas

Fire up that grill, because it’s time to kick off summer! Maybe you’re like me and have been grilling for few weeks now, or maybe this is the weekend that kicks off grilling season for you. Here is a round-up of our favorite grilling recipes and BBQ staples without the grill.

Strawberry shortcake on a plate with chipped cream and a biscuit.

Healthier Desserts

This is the ultimate list of sweet treats to round out your weekend BBQ. From gluten-free air fryer S’mores to Lemon Bars and everthing in between, there’s at least one recipe that is bound to be a fit for your entire group.

Looking for more grilling tips?

Check out my Guide to Grilling post to help you through the BBQ!

A guide to grilling meats.

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  1. Love all of these recipes!! That shrimp ceviche is definitely on our menu 🙂 Thank you for sharing Lexi!!