Summer BBQ Recipes

Summer BBQ Recipes

Find these links these and other of my favorite’s on my Recipes Tab.

For the last few year’s we’ve taken part in Crop Share at a local farm – so once the summer gets rolling most of my recipes involve lots of combinations of the fresh veggies that come home every other week.  This month I’ve put together a few of my favs that work great on a weeknight at home, or on the road to a neighborhood BBQ.

My Favorite Guacamole Recipe – I start with the mashed avocado and then mix in the veggies;  I don’t eat cilantro and prefer to get my heat from the Tabasco instead of peppers but you could always add either

2 mashed Avocados

Small Chopped Tomato

Small Chopped Red Onion

1-2 cloves Minced garlic

1/2 Juice from Lime

Few dashes of Tabasco Sauce

Salt to Taste

Fresh Made Salsa –  I almost always will get enough produce from the farm to whip up a batch of the salsa recipe from the Magnolia cookbook (Onions, Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Garlic).  Use your food processor and it comes together super quick.

Mardi Gras Coleslaw – I use my food processor to shred the cabbage and carrots for a super fine coleslaw, and I mix the dress on the side then slowly add it in.  Click here for the recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad – You can use any kind of potato that you like for this recipe, but red potatoes are my favorite – I just boil them on the stove instead of baking them.  I also prefer to use shredded cheese so it mixes better.  Click here for the recipe.

Fried Chicken with Honey/Chili Sauce – On those hot days the last thing you want to do is stand over the stove so I love to pick up a take out tray of tasty fried chicken and then mix up a tasty sauce to go with it.  My favorite couldn’t be simpler – just mix together equal parts honey and hot sauce and pour it on!  Spicy, sweet and awesome.