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With 4th of July right around the corner, I thought it might be the perfect time to share my favorite summer grill party recipes with you.
If you’re like me, you’re always searching for inspiring ideas that will work for small groups of friends and family. So I put together a list of great summer barbecue ideas you are sure to love.
Also important to note (at least for me) is that these recipes are simple to make, made with real foods, and make for an elegant presentation sure to impress your guests.
FLANK STEAK WITH WILTED SCALLIONS + CORN SALSA by Bread Booze Bacon
This is my go-to summer backyard party recipe. It’s quick & easy to make, relatively inexpensive and the flank steak surprisingly tender. The corn salsa and grilled scallions really accent this dish and are also stupidly easy to prepare!
HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS by Real Housemoms
This is probably one of the top 5 recipes I think of when it comes to 4th of July party recipes. I mean, what would a summer bbq be without baked beans? And these are not your typical baked beans from the can – oh no! We’re talking homemade. Your guests will definitely notice the difference!
SUMMER TOMATO SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE, BASIL VINAIGRETTE, AND FRESH HERBS by Kalyn’s Kitchen
When it comes to outdoor dinner party recipes, it can’t all be about the meat. You need some amazing side dishes to go with it. I really appreciate this salad. It’s similar to a caprese, only the dressing has more flavor and goat cheese has a lot more character than that boring mozzarella!
MASCARPONE CHEESE MOUSSE AND BERRIES by Low Carb Yum
BALSAMIC STEAK SKEWERS by Julie’s Eats & Treats
Another one of my favorite grilling ideas for dinner party:
CILANTRO LIME GRILLED SHRIMP + ROASTED POBLANO SAUCE by Creme de la Crumb
MAPLE DIJON APPLE COLESLAW by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
HOMEMADE CHIPOTLE SALSA by What’s Gaby Cooking
OVEN-BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES by Nom Nom Paleo
GREEK GREEN BEAN SALAD by Peas & Crayons
LIMONCELLO RASPBERRY PROSECCO COOLER by The Comfort Kitchen
ANTIPASTO SKEWERS by Two Twenty One
GARLIC & HERB CREAM CHEESE STUFFED PEPPADEWS by Erren’s Kitchen
So those are my favorite summer backyard party recipes for this summer. I hope this roundup is helpful to you and gives you some healthy inspiration for your next party.
What simple summer dinner party recipes are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments below!