Fire Up That Grill, Baby!

Cookout season is in full swing! If your summer has started off anything like mine, you have been bombarded by invites to enjoy the fresh air, meat fresh off the grill, and good company. There really isn’t anything better in the summer, is there? Unless the cookout is also a pool party, but that is the only better thing.

I’m all about cookouts, until I’ve been to a couple and then I tend to get a little less excited about them. Have you noticed that there are staples for cookout food and people don’t really stray too far from them? I can get kind of bored with cookout food. Let’s get a little more adventurous in our cookout foods this summer. Take the classics and add a little twist to them or try a whole new recipe in general. Keep cookouts exciting, our taste buds happy and your friends impressed.

Whether you are the one hosting the cookout and providing all the food or just in charge of bringing a side dish, go for something that has a little bit of wow factor and leave the boring cookout regulars for another time. Give these recipes a try!

Watermelon, Feta, Mint Salad 
JoyTheBaker.com
WATERMELON, FETA & MINT SALAD

Asparagus w/ Almonds + Yogurt Dressing
SmittenKitchen.com
Asparagus w: Almonds + Yogurt Dressing

Blueberry Corn Salad
ShutterBean.com
Blueberry Corn Salad

Salt and vinegar potato salad
Shutterbean.com
Salt and Vinegar Potato Salad

Grilled Corn + Tomato Crostini w/ Whipped Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese
HowSweetEats.com
summer crostini with whipped roasted garlic goat cheese

Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups
SheKnows.com
Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups

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