Gearing up to celebrate summer in the sun with your family? I bet there’s a BBQ nearby! Break out the sunscreen, floppy hats, coolers of your favorite refreshing drinks, and extra large slices of juicy watermelon. I’m rounding up a few of my favorite summer BBQ recipes here to share with your family and friends this summer.
Let’s get this BBQ movin’ and groovin’! We’ll kick it off with some simple appetizers and drinks. These recipes can be pre-made for when the party gets going and enjoyed while we start up on the main event on the hot BBQ. TOMATO AND MELON SKEWERS plus (bonus!) COOLERS inspired by the same ingredients. This recipe was originally created for mocktails, but feel free to spice up these coolers with a splash of vodka if you’re feeling wild. I also love that these skewers are so easily mobile- hold and snack while roaming around and enjoying your BBQ events (corn hole anyone?).
What’s next? The perfect BBQ side, AVOCADO POTATO SALAD. This is not your mama’s potato salad. We’re bringing roasted potatoes, hard boiled eggs, turkey bacon, red onion and guacamole to this classic summer salad, re-invented. No mayo necessary! Crispy skin-on roasted potatoes and a heaping scoop of guacamole pique my interest already. Although traditionally potato salad is enjoyed cold, I love this recipe served both warm and cold and can attest to its deliciousness in either temperature. So go ahead a prepare in advance to serve cold or enjoy with hot potatoes fresh out of the oven! Pair this potato salad with grilled chicken, hamburgers or hot dogs for the perfect summer BBQ.
Speaking of, is any BBQ complete without a main dish? Of course not. Give a TEXAS STYLE HOT DOG with jalapeños and salsa a try! I like mine with a sprinkle of monterey jack cheese. Or maybe LEAN LONGHORN BURGERS WITH APPLE CELERY SLAW. This apple celery slaw is delicious atop salads or a portabello mushroom burger for vegetarian friends- it’s easily versatile in a BBQ spread! Summer BBQ success, much?
That’s a wrap! Looking for more summer snacking inspiration? Check out MY 6 FAVORITE POOL SNACKS TO MUNCH ON THIS SUMMER and enjoy them by the pool with one of those tiny hand held fans that mist water on your face.