Summer is just around the corner and backyard barbecues, pool parties, and picnics will soon be in full swing. Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, and other summertime classics will be gracing many tables, but if you really want to wow your guests, why not give these unique summer recipes a try?
Let’s start with main dishes. Chicken is a perennial favorite, but drenching it in barbecue sauce isn’t the only game in town. Jerk is a cooking style dating back centuries to the Caribbean islands. It involves rubbing citrus juices, peppers, and other spices into meat, then slowly cooking it over a fire. This method of cooking translates perfectly to barbecue grills and can be used with any type of meat.
Going meatless is another way to incorporate healthy dishes into your unique summer recipe lineup. Here’s a twist on a traditionally meat-based recipe that offers a light, healthy change from the usual barbecue fare.
Swap that boring potato salad for this unique summer recipe that uses a traditional summer barbecue favorite (corn) with a little Tex-Mex flair. And give grilled veggies a little something extra by adding a secret ingredient.
No list of unique summer recipes would be complete without an interesting dessert, right? For this tasty dish, a splash of Grand Marnier adds a citrusy punch to the fruit salad.
Unique Summer Recipes Recap
So, there you have it. A handful of unique summer recipes that are tasty, memorable, and will have all your guests coming back for seconds.