Celebrate Memorial Day with Fresh, From-the-Garden Food

This simple crowd-pleasing menu puts the focus on in-season produce.

Baste Kebobs with Olive Oil Before Grilling

Baste Kebobs with Olive Oil Before Grilling

Use a pastry brush to baste kebabs with olive oil before grilling.

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2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Use a pastry brush to baste kebabs with olive oil before grilling.

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Break out the grill and hang those red, white, and blue streamers! Memorial Day is just around the corner. My favorite thing about this holiday is that it puts the focus on easy outdoor entertaining, including simple dishes that highlight the bounty of late spring. This menu, made up of dishes created by Food Network personalities, will be easy to pull together and keep things fresh and tasty.

Kabobs

Vegetable Kebobs Made with Fresh Garden Veggies

Vegetable Kebobs Made with Fresh Garden Veggies

Thread slices of yellow peppers, zucchini, baby corn and cherry tomatoes on skewers before grilling.

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2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Simple, easy-to-grill kabobs allow guests to create their own from-the-garden masterpieces. This Food Network Magazine article offers several recipes, some with meat and others that let the produce shine. 

Grilled Chicken + Fingerling Potatoes

Basil-Beer marinated chicken.

Basil-Beer marinated chicken.

Basil-Beer marinated chicken.

Bobby Flay takes simple grilled chicken and makes it sing with a garlic-oregano vinaigrette and crispy-golden fingerling potatoes. 

Fresh Tomato Salad

Tomato Crop in Patio Container

Tomato Crop in Patio Container

Cherry tomatoes are easy to grow in containers or patio gardens. They have a high yield in a small space and are perfect variety for a family garden.

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2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Put fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes front and center with Jamie Oliver's fabulously simple salad. To give the salad plenty of flavor and interest, include tomatoes of different sizes and varieties and consider including fresh mozzarella cheese. 

Cheesecake Tart

Lemon Curd Tart With Berries

Lemon Curd Tart With Berries

Tangy and creamy, this fruit-topped tart is the just-right, not-too-sweet finish to your Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe: http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/lemon-curd-tart-recipe/index.html

Don't forget dessert! Make it patriotic with this rich treat laden with red and blue berries.

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