A winning Memorial Day meal should be easy, fun, and delicious. What better way to bring all those ideas together in a bowl than with a tasty dip? To encourage you to go for a dip this Memorial Day, we've rounded up more than 30 salsas, cheesy dips, tapenades, and more in order to get your creative juices flowing. You'll find something for every palate, from chili con queso to Greek salsa!
Honey isn't only good stirred into tea; it's also wonderful for sweetening cocktails. In this drink, it adds a lovely floral quality as well as provides a subtle sweetness. With only four ingredients — honey, orange juice, lemon juice, and gin — this libation is fairly simple, but it's sophisticated and perfectly balanced. For those who dislike gin, I recommend trying a different spirit; vodka would be fine, but also a sweeter whiskey or bourbon would be delicious. Ready for the easy recipe? Keep reading.
The next time you're craving chips and salsa, ditch the jar; homemade salsa is surprisingly simple to prepare and worlds more satisfying when made fresh. From tangy salsa verde to crisp, chunky pico de gallo and even a roasted tomato option, we've got the classic covered and then some. Keep reading for the how-to videos and zesty recipes.
From POPSUGAR Food
2 10-ounce cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1 serrano pepper, chopped
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
4-ounce can green chiles, drained
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
Juice of 1 lime
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of sugar
- Combine ingredients into a food processor or blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper; add a pinch of cumin and a pinch of sugar to taste. Blend once more until seasoning is well-incorporated. Serve with chips.
Makes about 4 cups.
Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Tomorrow morning, sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating — all for under 300 calories.
The Greek yogurt in the recipe provides a good amount of calcium and protein, both of which can aid in weight loss. The smoothie also contains several ingredients — like blueberries — which have been shown to help diminish belly fat. If that's not enough, you also get the sweetness of pineapple, which contains an enzyme that helps ease digestion and banish bloat. You won't be able to taste the kale, which is full of fiber to prevent constipation, as well as calorie-free water to help clean you out.
From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness
3 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup kale
3/4 cup water
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately.
Makes one serving.
Since Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of Summer, why not kick off the sunny season with good friends and good food? Whether you're planning a low-key backyard barbecue or an all-out holiday feast, we've gathered some delicious recipes to help you host a fun, festive party for your pals. From tangy ginger-glazed baby back ribs to grilled dessert pizza slathered with chocolate, these tasty dishes are perfect to try on Memorial Day.
This corn is unforgettable, it is so good. We love to eat it in the summer because that’s when it’s corn season. If you are having a sale to raise money on your street, we recommend you bring out a grill and do this recipe since it’s so simple.
Serves 6 people
The Batali Brothers Cookbook
6 ears corn
Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1 cup balsamic vinegar (enough to fill a not-so- deep dish)
2 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano
1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
2. Shuck all the corn.
3. Drizzle the corn with olive oil and put it on the grill.
4. Turn the corn every 3 minutes to make sure it gets cooked on every side.
5. Pour your balsamic into a shallow bowl or dish, and in another bowl, do the same with the cheese.
6. Then take the corn off the grill and roll it through the balsamic, then the cheese (so the cheese sticks). Do that with every ear.
7. When you are done with that, drizzle a little balsamic and sprinkle a little cheese on all the corn.
Perfect for a party and ultrasimple to prepare, homemade pico de gallo is a recipe you're bound to trot out time and time again. Fresh tomatoes are the star in this Mexican food staple, so seek out the best, juiciest ones you can find. We used roma tomatoes here, but feel free to substitute whatever variety looks ripest at market. Watch the video to see the technique behind this fresh salsa, then print out the recipe.
Near magical in their ability to add oomph and flavor to any manner of meals, eggs are considered a pantry staple in our kitchens despite their refrigerated resting place. Keep reading for a plethora of suggestions on how to best crack the code on egg cookery, whether in omelets, soufflés, or even atop a pizza.
With Memorial Day on the horizon, it is officially ice cream season again. This week, we taste tested new products from Three Twins Organic Ice Cream: four new pint-sized flavors ($5) and one new ice cream sandwich ($2). Read on to see whether the likes of chocolate malt and butterscotch pecan deliver — and if they're worth stopping for in the supermarket freezer aisle.