Up North here in Michigan, Harbor Springs loves a good parade, even the very short one that passes by at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day each year (a foil to the giant 4th of July parade a few short weeks later). The veterans line up and the high school band sounds its stirring, mournful drumbeat that calls us out to the porch—where we’ll stay, for the most part, all summer long. Often with a plate of food in our laps, salads and dips and other beauties charred from the grill.

Even if you don’t have a Memorial Day parade to call your own, this parade of Lebanese (or, at least, Lebanese-style…) recipes ought to get us all off to a good start to our well-deserved summer.

  

  

Grilled Pizza with Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, and Za’atar

Baba Gannouj, Roasted Eggplant Dip

Muhummara, Roasted Red Pepper-Walnut Dip

Lamb Kofta Burgers

Lebanese Warm Potato Salad with Mint

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream

Crunchy Sesame Cookies

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