It only seems right to fire up the grill to bid farewell to summer cooking. I love this Sweet and Spicy Mango Grilled Chicken which goes well with a simple guacamole or gorgeous black bean avocado salad (pictured above).
Kabobs are fun, especially when you pair grilled peaches and pork.
Steak always feels celebratory. Throw some on the grill and serve either alongside or on top of spinach to make this summer spinach salad with grilled steak. (Think salad sounds too light for a summer party? This one hits the spot with blue cheese, fresh corn and pecans!)
Beef and bean taco bites are a festive appetizer that kids and adults will both love. You can even set out the fixin’s and let everyone customize their own bite. Party food at it’s best!
Vegetarian tacos can be fabulous, too. The proof is these grilled zucchini and corn tacos with salsa verde.
(Then, use the corn cobs to make a simple corn stock that you can freeze so that you have a taste of summer all year long!)
And if we’re talking tacos, let’s bring on the margaritas. Keep them plain—always a fine choice!—or make an easy black currant simple syrup for black currant margaritas. It’s a fab way to kick your drinks up a notch with hardly any extra work.
Keep dessert simple. I love the idea of this make ahead lemonade chocolate chip ice cream. Can you think of a more summery dessert than that?!
Enjoy your holiday weekend. And eat well!
Next up... fall!