My Favorite Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

Hard to believe we’re into Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer! It’s a perfect weekend for firing up the BBQ and doing some grilling! Here are a couple of recipe ideas to tempt your appetite:

For a great side dish to go with the tri-tip, try my recipe for Scott’s Easy Baked Onions – or the Melted Onions actually cooked in the charcoal coals of the BBQ.

Fire up that grill – and have a great holiday weekend!

Aunt Maxine’s Strawberry-Blueberry Spinach Salad

We had this special – and delicious – Strawberry-Blueberry Spinach Salad with our ham and tri-tips on Christmas Eve this year. The combination of flavors is just amazing! This is a delicious and easy to make spinach salad that everyone will enjoy.

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 (6-oz.) package of baby spinach
  • 8 oz. (1-1/2 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced in thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. poppy seed

Directions

  1. Mix dressing ingredients until well blended. If necessary, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In large salad bowl, mix and toss the salad ingredients.
  3. When ready to serve, pour dressing over salad to lightly coat.

Enjoy!