Recipes

8 Must-Have Side Salads for Your Memorial Day BBQ

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 12:33 PM, May 26, 2016

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Aired May 26, 2016

The unofficial start of summer is this weekend, and you’re going to need some salads to pair with your Memorial Day burgers, dogs and steak! Read on for eight fresh and delicious options.

No. 1: Katie Lee’s All-American Potato Salad

Katie Lee's recipe is everything you look for in this favorite of American side dishes. The mayo and Dijon dressing, fresh herbs and lemon juice make this the perfect accompaniment to your burgers and dogs.

No. 2: Graham Elliott’s Shaved Broccoli Salad

For this dish, Graham Elliott shreds broccoli to make a salad base, then adds pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan, slivered almonds and a honey-dijon dressing. Simple and super healthy.

No. 3: Muffaletta Salad

This antipasto-type salad is easy to throw together if you don’t have a lot of time to prep before your get-together.

No. 4: Baby Spinach and Marinated Artichoke Salad

Buddy Valastro’s wife Lisa makes this delicate spinach salad. She tosses spinach with a white wine Dijon vinaigrette, then arranges it on the plate with marinated artichoke hearts, capers, tuna and shaved Parmesan.

No. 5: Hudson’s Favorite Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe is Curtis Stone's favorite dish ever! The recipe, taught to him by a German friend, features pickles, capers, shallots and chicken stock, and is best served warm. This is a comfort food everyone will love!

No. 6: Marc Murphy's Zucchini, Pecorino, and Mint Salad

This creative salad features zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strands tossed with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and mint and topped with shaved pecorino. Your guests will flock to this light dish!

No. 7: Art Smith’s Sweet Potato Salad with Cumin and Cilantro

Art Smith’s sweet potato salad is a totally different way to present sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. Smoky cumin and bright cilantro provide complex, multilayered flavor. And you don’t have to feel at all guilty about this superfood-packed salad.

No. 8: Ryan Scott’s Green Bean Slaw

This cold salad tosses green beans with dressing and tops with crispy bacon – nothing wrong with that!

Watch Curtis Stone make his potato salad below: