25 Recipes For Your Summer Barbecue

Summer barbecue recipes that are way more interesting than burgers and hot dogs!

Summer time is barbecue time! Barbecues are a fun way to get together with family and friends and to take advantage of beautiful weather. It is, however, easy to get tired of barbecue food. Burgers and hot dogs are easy to prepare for a crowd, but there are tons of great dishes that are just as easy, but that have fresher, more flavorful ingredients, and more nutritional value. The next time you host a barbecue, why not change things up? Check out these 25 recipes for your summer barbecue. Your guests will be surprised, excited, and inspired.


1. Green Goddess Dip

This summery dip gets its flavor from fresh herbs. Serve with veggies or Easy Whole-Grain Pita Chips.

2. TexMex Layered Dip

This TexMex layered dip has it all–refried beans, salsa, Greek yogurt, cheese, and avocado!

3. Baked Asparagus Fries with Creamy Chiptole Dip

These baked asparagus fries only take 10 minutes to cook, so they’re a great stress-free appetizer.

4. Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade

Throw a few shrimp skewers on the grill for a quick, protein-packed starter. You can also make them in the oven if you need the grill for other dishes.

5. Open Face Crab Salad Toast

Serve these crab salad toasts on mini bagel chips to make them the perfect appetizer size. Plus, they’re so pretty that your guests will think you spent way more time making them than you actually did!

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