With Memorial Day and the official start to the summer months just around the corner, we’ve got outdoor BBQ season on our minds! It’s time to put away our crock pots, give our ovens a break and start heating things up outside on the grill. BBQ season doesn’t have to mean boring old burgers and hot dogs every night. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite backyard BBQ recipes – from cool summer side dishes to sizzling must-try entrees. Check out these tasty summer BBQ ideas to bring to your next outdoor gathering. Happy Grilling!
Lightened Up Spring Garden Potato Salad – This recipe uses fresh spring garden veggies like peas, spinach and dill to pack in the flavor and the nutrients.
Thai Turkey Burgers with Asian Slaw – What’s a summer BBQ without a good burger? Swap out your typical burger for this Thai turkey version with Asian slaw – you won’t be disappointed!
Grilled & Glazed Carrots – Finished with a brown butter honey glaze, no one will be able to resist this flavorful side dish!
The Juiciest Grilled Chicken Kabobs – Follow this easy guide for perfectly cooked, juicy chicken kabobs.
Cucumber Tomato Salad – Bring the farmers market straight to your table with this refreshing, tasty side salad!
Make Your Own Grilled Pizza – Take pizza night outside! Check out these tips for how to grill the perfect pizza and tons of topping ideas to get you started.
Summer Corn Salad – This veggie- and flavor-packed corn salad is bound to be a hit all summer long!
Whole Grilled Branzino – Grilled whole fish is faster and easier than it sounds! Switch things up at your next party with this delicate, flaky white fish on the grill.
Grilled Romaine Salad – Lightly charred, caramelized and crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside, this grilled romaine salad pairs perfectly with fresh lemon dressing at any meal!
Veggies, Please! – Check out these tips for how to cook the perfect grilled vegetables. This guide will help you bring out the natural sweetness and flavor of any of your favorite summer veggies!
Content submitted by Jessica Roy MS, RD, LDN Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor, and Caroline Meyer, Nutrition Intern