Summer recipes you can’t wait to try

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Summer is a time for the beach, swimsuits, and backyard BBQs. With July 4th coming up soon, you need some delicious summer recipes and drinks to bring to the bash. Get ready to impress your friends with these tasty appetizers, meals, desserts, and beverages! Once you see the recipes below, you won’t want to wait ’til July 4th to make them.

Some of these dishes take just 15 minutes to prepare and require no cooking (Watermelon Feta Skewers) while others will take a bit more time and energy to get everything ready (Grilled shrimp tacos). Be sure to read the recipes and decide whether you want to make these dishes on the day you plan to eat them or the day before.

If you plan to have your BBQ out on the beach without much shade, don’t let the sun and a sunburn ruin your day. Read our article on sun safety so you keep safe all day long.

Now onto the recipes!

Appetizers

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Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers
Impress your friends with these intriguing summer-friendly appetizer that take ust 15 mins to make. (Bites of Bri)

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Tex Mex Fresh Corn Dip
This creamy, cheese corn dip has a touch of spice and goes perfect on any chips. (Five Heart Home)

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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze
A sweet and savory mixture that your friends will love. (Foodie Crush)

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BLT Sliders with Basil Ranch Mayo
Tasty little bites of BLT with a hint of basil. (Mom by the Beach)

Entrees

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Best Homemade Chicken Strips Ever
Make your own strips, you’ll love them! (Buter with a Side of Bread)

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wrap
Add a little Hawaiian style to your BBQ chicken (Tastes Better From Scratch)

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Beer and Honey BBQ Chicken Skewers
The perfect grilling recipe! (Jo Cooks)

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos
For the seafood lovers (and taco addicts!) (The Healthy Maven)

Desserts

Sand-pudding

Sand Pudding Cups
Cute little puding cups that are beach inspired. (Food Fun Family)

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Strawberry Kabobs
Because who doesn’t love things on a stick? (Sugar Apron)

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Classic Oreo Icebox Dessert Nice and cool for a hot summer day. (The Kitchen is My Playground)

Beverages

mango lemonade

Mango Green Tea Lemonade
So many flavors in this tasty summer drink (Strawberry Blonde Kitchen)

sweet tea

Southern Sweet Tea
A must have for any backyard (or beach) BBQ (The Country Cook)

 

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