Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means: grilling outside and having a BBQ. Here are ten delicious foods you need to serve at your next summer cookout.
1. Hot Dogs
When you think of grilling outside in the summer, you think of hot dogs. Hot dogs are the most versatile and well-known food item to have for a cookout. You can do so much with a hot dog. Now when it comes to hot dogs, it just doesn’t have to be all-beef dogs. You can cook chicken sausages, veggie sausages, and the popular beyond link as well. The first food item that comes to mind when having a BBQ in the backyard is a hotdog. It would be best if you served up some hotdogs in your next backyard barbecue.
2. BBQ Chicken
Another delicious food item you need to have in your barbecue portfolio is the classic Barbecue Chicken dish. Everyone at your barbecue will enjoy this dish because it is sweet, savory, light, and a delightful treat to have while enjoying time with family and friends. This delicious food item gives people the option to choose something more healthy and satisfying than the typical burger or steak options.
One underrated dish that everyone at the barbecue will enjoy is skewers. The great thing about this delicious food item is that skewers can have various food groups on one skewer. You can have a skewer that has fish, vegetables, steak, pork, or chicken. Skewers are easy to prepare, and they provide a lot of flavors that can be very fulfilling. If you have a barbecue this summer, then you should have a couple of skewers on the menu.
4. Grilled Shrimp Tacos
This delicious dish is straightforward to prepare that produces a lot of flavors. Having grilled shrimp tacos at your cookout gives people another fulfilling option rather than having the typical burger and hot dog meals. Grilled shrimp is very easy to prepare and cook and does not take a lot of time to prepare. People at your cookout will love this dish because it is not as filling as steak or burgers. Even though this dish can be light, this delicious brings many flavors that everyone at your cookout will love this summer.
5. Ceasar Salad
Many aspects need to be present when it comes to having an excellent summer cookout. Great cookouts give people the element of having a variety of different dishes available to eat. Everyone has different tastes and food preferences. It is not all about having steak and meat at your summer cookout. One vegetable dish that people will love is a Caesar Salad. This delicious food item gives people an excellent healthy option during a barbecue. The great aspect of this dish is that you can combine many things to this dish like meat, seasoning, croutons, fish, chicken, and it can be very fulfilling while still being healthy.
If you are looking to improve your barbecue portfolio skills, then the perfect dish to cook would be ribs. Cooking ribs is one of the most tenuous and challenging items in a cook, but if you correctly prepare this dish, your barbecue guests will be in awe of the sweet, tangy, and savory treat. There is nothing more satisfying in a cookout than the smell and look than a good slab of ribs. Preparing ribs will take a while, so if you want to cook some ribs at your next cookout and barbecue, then you need to leave yourself a lot of time to prepare the dish properly.
7. Scallop Potatoes
This delicious food item is easy to cook and will bring a lot of flavor to the barbecue. Instead of having the typical burger and fries during your barbecue, people should try scallop potatoes. This dish gives you the same flavors you get from French fries, but in a different texture and taste that will be just as good. Scallop potatoes combine many healthy ingredients that, when mixed and blended, will make a delicious dish that everyone will enjoy.
8. Veggie Platter
A good barbecue has a lot of variety regarding food and will last almost all day. People will be eating throughout the barbecue before the main dish is grilled and served. A good barbecue always has appetizers openly available for guests to enjoy before the main dish. One appetizer that everyone will love at your barbecue is a veggie platter. A veggie player gives you a lot of healthy options that everyone will enjoy. This dish will satisfy the people’s hunger at the barbecue without leaving people stuffed. It’s a healthy option, and this dish is a good transition dish to the main course because it’s not too fulfilling and is healthy.
9. Chips & Dip
This delicious food item is always a great option to serve at your next barbecue. Giving the people a choice to enjoy some chips and dip give people a salty and savory appetizer that will pair nicely with whatever meal you serve with the main dish. There are so many different options and combinations that this delicious food pairing can bring to the barbecue. People will love this dish at your next summer cookout.
10. Macaroni and Cheese
Another great dish to serve at your next cookout is macaroni & cheese. This fantastic aspect of this delicious food item is that it is very versatile. This dish provides people with all different types of flavors and ingredients. This dish seems very simple to prepare, but macaroni and cheese can be very complex with all different toppings. This dish is a great side dish to have at your next barbecue because it blends very well with any main dish you are serving at your cookout.
Those are a few delicious dishes to serve at your next summer bbq! Did we miss any delightful dishes? Do you like our recommendations? Let us know in the comments below!
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Hello! My name is Bryan Eglesia, and I am a Sports Writer/Digital Media Content Producer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I began my career as a contributor and reporter for the Reynolds School of Journalism in Reno, Nevada, where I developed many skills critical in Journalism and Sports Journalism. I'm passionate about storytelling in sports, through the spoken and written word, and I have a determined mindset to succeed in the Media Broadcasting field.