8 Recipes to Try this MDW

8 Recipes to Try this MDW

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country. It's also a time to come together with family and friends, to enjoy good food and good company. Whether you’re observing Memorial Day with family or loved ones, marching in a parade of remembrance, or simply wearing a red poppy on your lapel, we know that food is a key element in bringing everyone together.

We’ve gathered our favorite start-of-summer recipes that will make for the perfect Memorial Day Weekend BBQ.


1. Firecracker Champagne Paloma

The classic paloma is leveled up with red, white, and blue ice cubes, plus a little kick of jalapeño tequila! • Recipe by Tieghan Gerard


2. Berry Lemonade

This refreshing lemonade is a great non-alcoholic option to have at your BBQ. Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are in season, but this can also be made with frozen berries. • Recipe by Erin Collins


3. Burgers with Apples, Caramelized Onions, & Aged Cheddar

Ever tried apple slices on a burger? No? You’ve been seriously missing out. This is like a sweet and salty grilled cheese, elevated by a perfectly cooked burger. We used beef in this recipe, but your favorite plant burger or a chicken burger would be perfect, too! • Recipe by Yes! Apples

Suggested Apple Variety: Honeycrisp, Rave®, SweeTango®


4. Pork & Apple Skewers

Mouth-watering goodness on a stick, more like! These skewers come together quickly and most of the flavor comes from downtime—marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the fridge while preparing other dishes for your BBQ feast. • Recipe by Yes! Apples

 Suggested Apple Variety: Honeycrisp


5. Apple & Cabbage Slaw with Miso Dressing

No cookout is complete without slaw. Why not spice things up with sweet and crunchy apples, salty peanuts, and miso?! We think chef Caroline nailed it with this one. • Recipe by Caroline Fey for Yes! Apples

Suggested Apple Variety: Honeycrisp


6. Simple French-Style Potato Salad

This potato salad doesn’t use mayo as its base, so it’s a nice, lighter option to serve with this feast! We think the flavors of this one will complement our apple and cabbage slaw nicely! • Recipe by Minimalist Baker


7. Flag Cake

A patriotic holiday isn’t the same without the Barefoot Contessa’s iconic flag cake. We’ve been eating this one for decades and there’s a reason it still reigns supreme! Ina, you’re a national treasure. • Recipe by Ina Garten


8. Apple Popsicles

The weather is heating up, so we’re bringing these refreshing popsicles to the BBQ. Enjoy the sweet flavors from our Yes! Apples and a tangy zip from the fresh lemon! • Recipe by Yes! Apples

Suggested Apple Variety: EverCrisp®, Honeycrisp, SnapDragon®