31 Memorial Day Side Dishes to Kick Off Summer – Kelly Vaughan

There’s a change in the air on Memorial Day. It’s a long weekend, it’s finally grilling season, and the last day of school is just a few weeks away. There’s so much to get excited about on the first (unofficial) day of summer, starting with these 31 side dishes to serve with burgers, ribs, and more on Memorial Day.

Our Best Memorial Day Side Dishes

1. Early Summer Panzanella

Panzanella is, inherently, a summer salad. After all, it’s a canvas for in-season tomatoes and fresh basil. This recipe emphasizes early summer produce like garlic scapes, which are whirred into a pesto marinade (so much tastier than a splash of red wine vinegar, IMO).


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