4 Tasty Sides For Your Memorial Day Picnic

This year, forget the plain old baked beans, coleslaw, and chips and dip. THESE are the 

60th cookbookcrowd-pleasers you’ll want for your Memorial Day barbeque, picinic or gathering. (Hint: They might turn into the ones you’ll use all summer long.) All 4 recipes – plus several hundred more – can be found in Lehman’s Diamond Jubilee Cookbook. Happy Memorial Day!

 

 

 

Chilled Spring Pea Salad
Very easy - just thaw frozen peas, combine ingredients, chill and enjoy.
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Ingredients
  1. 1-16 oz. pkg. frozen baby peas, thawed
  2. 1/2 c. diced celery
  3. 1/2 c. diced red onion
  4. 2 oz. Hormel bacon pieces
  5. 1-8 oz. sour cream
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a large serving bowl and stir gently to combine. Chill for about 1 hour before serving.
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Lehman's Country Life http://blog.lehmans.com/
Yogurt Dill Potato Salad
Yields 6
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. unpeeled redskin potatoes
  2. 1 c. plain low-fat yogurt (Greek or regular)
  3. 2 T. mayonnaise
  4. 1 T. cider vinegar
  5. 1 T. Dijon mustard
  6. 3 green onions, chopped
  7. 2 ribs celery, diced
  8. 1 1/2 T. chopped fresh dill
  9. 1 T. chopped fresh parsley
  10. 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  11. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  12. 1/2 tsp. salt
  13. 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Scrub and remove any bad spots from potatoes. Leave skins on. Steam or boil whole potatoes until fork-tender in centers. Cool. Chop into 3/4"-1" chunks. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, stirring until mixed. Add potatoes and stir to combine. Cover and chill at least 4 hours (best if chilled overnight). After the chill time, if creamier consistency is desired, you may stir in a few tablespoons milk or more yogurt, 1 tablespoon at a time. For garnigh, sprinkle with additional chopped dill, parsley and green onions, if desired.
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Lehman's Country Life http://blog.lehmans.com/
Glorified Baked Beans
A longer baking time requires some planning, but it is so worth it!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can kidney beans, drained
  2. 1 can green beans, drained
  3. 1 can yellow wax beans, drained
  4. 1 can lima beans, drained
  5. 1 can baked beans or pork and beans
  6. 1 can tomato sauce
  7. 1 c. chopped onion
  8. 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  9. 1 lb. Italian sausage
  10. 1/2 to 1 lb. sliced bacon
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage, drain well and cut into small round slices. Mix everything, except bacon, in a large casserole dish or Dutch Oven. Cover top of mixture with sliced bacon. Bake at 250 degrees for 5-6 hours.
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Lehman's Country Life http://blog.lehmans.com/
Black Bean and Mango Salsa
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Ingredients
  1. 1-15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  3. 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  4. 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  5. 4 green onions, chopped
  6. 1/4 c. Italian vinaigrette dressing
  7. 1 T. fresh lime juice
  8. 2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  9. 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  10. 1/2 tsp. seasoned pepper
  11. 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Chill at least one hour. Serve with tortilla chips.
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Adapted from Lehman's Diamond Jubilee Cookbook
Lehman's Country Life http://blog.lehmans.com/