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Summer Party Recipes for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day

These are recipes I’d cook for a summer party on Memorial Day, Mother’s day, Father’s Day, the Fourth of July, or Labor Day. (For anyone following The South Beach diet, notations after each recipe indicate Kalyn’s opinion as to which phase of the diet each that recipe can be used for.)

Keep up with new holiday recipes by following my Pinterest board for Kalyn’s Kitchen Holiday Favorites.

Summer Holiday Recipe Round-ups
Twenty-Five Favorite Healthy Grilling Recipes for Chicken, Fish, Pork, Beef, and Vegetables 

20 Favorite Healthy Recipes Ideas for a Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch

Kalyn’s Picks:  20 Current Favorite Salads and Side Dishes for Outdoor Eating 2012

20 Low-Carb Dad-Friendly Grilling Ideas for Father’s Day

Ten Favorite Grilling Recipes and Tips for Grilling for National Barbecue Month 2011

Ten Grilling Recipe Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend Grilling 2010 

Ten Grilling and Salad Recipe Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2009

Grilling Ideas for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July Grilling Ideas, 2008 Edition

Ten Favorite Tomato Salads to Make with Garden Tomatoes 2011 

Ten Favorite Cucumber Salads to Make with Garden Cucumbers 2011 

Collection of Summer Tomato Salads from Garden Tomatoes Week

Ten Easy Ideas from Kalyn for Vegetables on the Grill 2012

Summer Holidays: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day
(Lots more summer holiday ideas can be found under Grilling or Salads)

Low-Carb/Low Glycemic Recipes for Grilling at Summer Parties
How to Make Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts that are Perfect Every Time

Ultra Easy Pesto Lemon Chicken Kabobs (all phases)

Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce (there is a very small amount of apple juice in the seasoning for the marinade/sauce in this recipe, but since the amount per serving is so small, I would still eat this for Phase One.)

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks with Basil Vinaigrette (all phases)

World’s Easiest Grilled Vegetables (all phases) 

Grilled Sriracha-Sesame Turkey Meatballs (phase 2 or 3)

Grilled Pork Chops with Asian Black-Bean Garlic Marinade (all phases)

Marinated Beef Kabobs (all phases)

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Chimol Salsa (all phases)

Lamb Shish Kabobs with Wheat Pita and Tzatziki Sauce (all phases without pita, phase 2 or 3 with pita bread)

Lamb Souvlaki, Grilled Lamb Cubes Cooked Greek Style (all phases)

Carol’s Completely Fabulous Steak Marinade and Grilled Tri-Tip Recipe (all phases)

Low-Carb/Low Glycemic Recipes for Salads for Summer Parties
Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad (all phases)

Tomato, Avocado, and Feta Salad with Tahini-Balsamic Vinaigrette (all phases)

Power Greens Salad with Blueberries and Almonds (phase 2 or 3) 

Easy Recipe for Red, White, and Blueberry Salad (probably phase 3 or a small serving for Phase 2)

Tuna and Macaroni Salad with Dill Pickles, Capers, and Green Onions (Phase 2 or 3)

Whole Wheat Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, and Mushrooms (phase 2 or 3)

Tapas Salad with Grilled Bell Pepper, Olives, and Capers (all phases) 

Whole Wheat Orzo and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta, Olives, and Herbs (all phases)

Chopped Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Mint, Feta, Lemon, and Thyme (all phases)

My Favorite Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Basil Vinaigrette (all phases)

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing (all phases)

Yellow Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Mint (all phases)

Pasta Salad with Italian Sausage, Zucchini, Red Peppers, and Olives (phase 2 or 3, a “once-in-a-while treat” due to the saturated fat content)

Black Bean, Rice, and Cilantro Salad (phase 2 or 3)

Shrimp and Macaroni Salad (phase 2 or 3 if made with Dreamfields pasta)

Marinated Tomato Salad with Parsley and Marjoram Dressing (all phases)

Cannellini Beans in Mint Marinade (all phases)

Fattoush – Lebanese “Crumbled Bread” Salad with Sumac and Pita Chips (phase 2 or 3)

Bulgur Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, Mint, and Lemon (phase 2 or 3)

Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad with Yogurt and Tahini Dressing (all phases)

Spicy Shrimp and Cucumber Salad with Mint, Lemon, and Cumin (all phases)

Cucumber and Yogurt Salad Recipe with Feta and Dill (all phases)

Middle Eastern Tomato Salad (all phases)

Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette (all phases)

Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Feta, Shrimp, and Caper Vinaigrette (all phases)

Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm, Olives, Red Pepper, and Feta (all phases)

Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese (all phases)

Raw Summer Squash Salad with Arugula, Feta, and Herbs (all phases)

Zucchini Carpaccio (raw zucchini salad) With Lemon, Herbs, and Goat Cheese (all phases)

Southwestern Bean Salad with Black Beans, Black-Eyed Peas, Peppers, and Cilantro (all phases)

Green Lentil and Red Pepper Salad with Red Onion, Mint, and Feta (all phases)

Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) Salad with Tomatoes, Olive, Basil, and Parsley) (all phases)

Kalyn’s Tabbouli with Almonds (phase 2 or 3)

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Carb/Low Glycemic Recipes for Vegetables for Summer Parties
Green Zebra Gazpacho with Cucumber and Avocado (all phases) 

Cheesy Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley (all phases, probably a once-in-a-while treat due to fat content)

Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini (all phases, probably a once-in-a-while treat due to fat content)

How to Grill Zucchini (all phases)

“Creamed” Zucchini (all phases, an occasional treat if using butter)

Georgette’s Greek Zucchini (all phases)

Spicy Grilled Eggplant with Red Pepper, Parsley, and Mint (all phases)

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta, and Herbs (all phases)

Grilled Mushrooms (all phases)

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Sausage, Spinach, and Cheese (all phases)

Roasted Baby Summer Squash with Feta and Thyme (all phases)

Roasted Summer Squash with Lemon and Mint (all phases)

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