Friday Five: Your Perfect Summer BBQ

I’m heading out to the beach again this weekend; this time in Connecticut with some lovely ladies. Looks like the weather will be on our side, so I’ll be looking forward to drinking lots of rosé outside and manning up the grill with my girls. Possibly even throwing in some of the delicious recipes below that would be perfect to add to your BBQ repertoire this summer!

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Caprese-Pesto Chicken Burgers 

These burgers combine all of my favorite things – pesto, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes – into the juiciest, most flavorful nuggets ever. These were an instant hit with my family, and I can’t wait to make these again and again.

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Quinoa with Corn, Tomatoes & Avocado

Such a colorful and refreshing salad, this quinoa dish is great as a side or as a main for any gluten-free folks at your cookout!

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Herbed Vegetable Skewers

Anything on a skewer makes it instantly more exciting and tasty, no? Such a quick and healthy side to through together and can easily translate with whatever fresh vegetables and herbs you have on hand.

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Balsamic Strawberries with Feta & Mint

Switch up your summer lineup with this sweet and savory salad. You could also turn this into a fresh and healthy dessert by nixing the feta for a teaspoon or so of sugar.

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Sparkling Strawberry & Grapefruit Sangria

Urgh this sangria is so good. Too good almost. You’ll have to restrain yourself from guzzling down the whole batch on a hot day. Just looking at this makes me want to lounge on a porch with a big ol’ bucket of the stuff parked right next to me.

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One thought on “Friday Five: Your Perfect Summer BBQ

  1. Cheeselady '83

    I tried your caprese-pesto chicken burgers – they were absolutely delish! My new summertime favorite, thanks Cara!!

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