Hosting a summer party or backyard BBQ is the best way to take advantage of the great weather, expand your cooking skills and host your family and friends for some bonding time. Planning for all the elements of a BBQ can get complicated, Kitchen Kneads wants to help make it easier. Here are some delicious recipe ideas to woo the crowd at your next gathering, some of which are heart healthy. Don’t sacrifice your health for a party. Include healthy food into your party!
Upgrade Taco Tuesday with this backyard BBQ ground chicken taco recipe. Add some extra kick with some paprika, garlic and BBQ sauce. Top with some coleslaw and serve with your favorite marg for the perfect summer dish.
Korean Barbecued Short Ribs
Ribs are some of the best summer grilling staples. Ribs can be grilled, smoked or baked so there are plenty of options to make yours stand out from the rest. The key to great ribs is brown sugar. Rubbing your ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce and brown sugar and letting them marinate makes your ribs divine.
Chicken Kebabs And Grilled Vinegar Potatoes
Marinating your meat is important for long lasting flavor, but a little secret is to add yogurt to your marinade. Adding salt and vinegar to your grilled potatoes is the perfect addition if you love salt and vinegar potato chips.
A delightful twist on regular guacamole that includes creamy avocado, black beans and fresh chopped veggies. With cucumber, bell peppers, red pepper flakes and lime juice, this dip is sure to intrigue you and your guests taste buds.
Broiled Glazed Peaches
Summer time is the best time to find local and fresh fruit. Grilling up fruit at your next backyard BBQ is a great way to add some flare to your party. This recipe includes the broiled peaches with a glaze and stuffs them with blueberry cream cheese compote!
Black Bean Burgers With Mustard Potato Salad
If you want the summer burger but don’t want to eat red meat, black bean burgers are a great substitute. Blend together black beans and rice to create your burgers. These are moist and will satisfy even the meat lovers in your family.
This mustard potato salad is super simple to make and will surely be a crowd favorite. Cook your potatoes until they are tender, then add oil, mustard, vinegar, pepper, salt and green onions to top.
Grilled Salmon With Molasses-Lime Glaze
Salmon is a lean meat that has lots of health benefits. Packed with nutrients and flavor, salmon is a crowd pleasing option. Lightly brushing each side of the salmon with olive oil, molasses, mustard, lime juice and ginger will give them a nice crust.
Fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and is known as brain food. Your body will thank you for choosing this as your summer backyard BBQ food.
Homemade Root Beer
Soda is also another summer staple that usually makes an appearance at every party. Kitchen Kneads has a Root Beer flavor oil that can help to make your own homemade Root Beer! Not only is homemade better, it’s also fun to make. Using dry ice, sugar, the flavoring and cold water you can make this backyard BBQ favorite summer drink in just 15 minutes or less.
At Kitchen Kneads, we want your backyard BBQ to be the talk of the town. Located in Ogden, we have ingredients to make your dishes stand out. You can order online or come in person. Not only do we provide ingredients and flavorings to make your dishes amazing, we also offer cooking classes to help you expand your cooking skills. You can learn more about them on our blog.
We also offer appliances, utensils, serving tools and other gadgets to make your kitchen more functional and provide your guests with an amazing party experience. Serve up your dishes with the best tongs or cook your burgers with our thermometers.