Memorial Day Recipes to Amp Up Your Menu

Monday 22nd, May 2017 / 04:02 Written by
Memorial Day Recipes to Amp Up Your Menu

Memorial Day Recipes that will Kick Up Your Appetite this Summer

Check out some Memorial Day Recipes! Hosting a Memorial Day party this month? Kick off the summer season with gourmet recipes from Carrington Farms, Gaea, and Viki’s Granola – all are fresh, seasonal, and easy to make – perfect for throwing an al fresco summer bash! From the first course to the last, these brands have you covered with a delicious, yet healthy selection of appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts. Each made with nutritious and natural ingredients like Greek Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, and Gluten-Free Granola, these Memorial Day recipes will WOW your guests!

Memorial Day Recipes For the Appetizer…
Gaea’s Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs, Orange Segments and Citrus Dressing
Memorial Day Recipes
Yields: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 0 min.
Skill: Easy
Ingredients
  • 6 small cucumbers
  • Sea Salt
  • For dressing:
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint
Directions
Wash cucumber and oranges well. Peel oranges, remove white membrane and cut fresh in thin slices. Thinly slice cucumber with a mandolin. Combine salt and two kinds of pepper in glass or stainless steel bowl and add lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil while stirring constantly with wire whisk. Combine dressing with orange slices and fresh herbs. To serve: Arrange cucumbers in dishes and pour over prepared dressing. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt.
For the main course…
Carrington Farms’ Flax Burger
Memorial Day Recipes
Prep time: ~15 mins
Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
4-6 hamburger buns
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbs mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Directions:
  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about 1 min.
For the side dish…
Carrington Farms’ Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Memorial Day Recipes
Ingredients:
Directions:
Place all vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Oil, soy sauce and lemon juice. Pour over the vegetables. Cover bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place vegetables on skewers (if using wooden skewers make sure to soak first). Spray grill with Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Spray. Set grill to medium heat. Place vegetable skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
For the dessert…
Viki’s Granola Banana Granola Pops
Memorial Day Recipes
Ingredients:
Directions:
Peel, cut bananas in half crosswise and insert Popsicle sticks.  Place on a parchment-lined tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 3 hours. Place Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola into a shallow dish. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over low heat, constantly stirring. Pour the chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each banana into the chocolate and roll in the granola straightaway. Place on a parchment-lined tray. Serve immediately or wrap individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap in the freezer.
Carrington Farms’ Sunrise Smoothie 
Memorial Day Recipes
 Ingredients
Directions
  • Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Enjoy!
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