Memorial Day DIY Cookout Guide

Last Updated May 26, 2016
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This Memorial Day, step up your game with your contributions to the cookout spread. Edible Nashville has you covered with grilled goodies, summery salads, and doable desserts. 

The Loveless's Watermelon Ribs

Years ago, senior pitmaster George Harvell of Loveless Café was working on a movie set when a Cajun chef tossed watermelon onto the ribs Harvell was braising. At first nonplussed, Harvell was soon...

Tender Beef Kabobs and Tzatziki

Beef kabobs were a weekly supper in my family. Mama would make up a batch of these early in the morning and let them sit, marinating all day. When suppertime came around, Ashley and I often helped...

A Winning Hot Chicken Recipe

This recipe for our city's staple comes from the Music City Hot Chicken Festival's 2008 champion, Justin Jones.

Hattie B’s Pimento Macaroni and Cheese

This popular macaroni and cheese starts with a classic white sauce and plenty of extra sharp cheddar cheese. At the restaurant they use pimentos from a jar, but with the abundance of red peppers this...

Peach Caprese Salad and Balsamic Reduction

Fresh Georgia peaches sub for vine-ripened tomatoes in this classic salad. I like to reduce some good-quality balsamic vinegar to add gooey, tart, sweet flavor. One caveat, open a window or prepare...

Wheat Berry Salad with Roasted Beets, Kale and Chèvre

Roasted beets are paired with wheat berries, nuts, cheese, greens and a splash of vinegar. There isn't a more satisfying salad around. Even better, it's vegetarian, high in fiber, vitamins A and C and...

Summer White Bean Salad

We like to cook a bag of dried white beans to have on hand for lots of recipes, but you can use 2 (15-ounce) cans drained white beans in this recipe also.

Penne with Squash, Feta and Basil

This dish combines squash with salty feta cheese and penne pasta for super quick and easy summer dinner. The squash caramelizes as it sautés, deepening the flavor of this abundant summer vegetable....

Tennessee Strawberry Tart

This tart is super versatile. Try adding rhubarb, raspberries, or blueberries, along with some sliced almonds.

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