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Surprise Your Friends And Family This Memorial Day With These Unique Recipes. I'm Drooling Over #6

Memorial Day is a national holiday that's practically begging for you to fire up your BBQ. For a lot of people, it's the year's maiden voyage of dining al fresco. And although burgers, brats and hot dogs are the Memorial Day standards, consider challenging yourself this year by going meatless. You'll get to savor those new springtime fruits and vegetables while being just a little healthier and eco-conscious. 

1. Watermelon and Sweet Onion Gazpacho


Herbivoracious

A sweet and spicy cold soup that heralds in the best of the season.

2. Spicy Black Bean Hummus


Oatmeal with a Fork

The perfect dip for pita chips, tortillas or grilled veggie sandwiches.

3. Baked Goat Cheese Salsa


Closet Cooking

The spiciness of the salsa's peppers is soothed by the creaminess of the goat cheese.

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4. Chile con Queso


Galley Gourmet

You weren't honestly planning on eating that stuff from the jar, were you?

5. Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas


In Pursuit of More

These healthy toasted pieces of crunchy goodness are a delightful alternative to nuts or chips.

6. Sriracha Quinoa Bites


Leaf and Grain

These delightful fritters are perfect on top of a fresh greens salad or with a tangy cream sauce for dipping.

7. Southwest Quinoa Sliders and Avocado Sauce


Darn Delicious

These burgers have all the richness of meat with the addition of good-fat-laden avocado sauce.

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8. Apple, Cranberry and Pecan Kale Salad


Cookie and Kate

Once you massage the kale, it'll loosen up and be ready to go raw with this sweet and tangy salad.

9. Kale Pesto Pasta


Inspired Taste

This green and garlicky pesto tastes like everything that's perfect about a summer evening.

Credit: Nosh On.It

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