From grilled chicken to a red, white and blue salad, our contributors are cooking up everything you'll need for an outdoor meal. Read on to discover their recipes for main dishes, sides, desserts and drinks!
Chef Billy Parisi really knows how to make ribs look finger-licking good. This photo he shared on Instagram of his Fall Off the Bone Ribs really caught our attention! His secret? A mango Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.
If you're looking for a way to upgrade your grilled chicken, you may want to try this. Parrish Ritchie of Life With the Crust Cut Off shared a photo of her Grilled Sweet Tea Chicken on Pinterest. She marinates chicken in a combination of tea, lemon juice, brown sugar and garlic for at least four hours before grilling.
Sarah Mason of Drool-Worthy posted this colorful salad on Pinterest. Filled with white peaches, blueberries, strawberries, avocado and spinach and drizzled with a honey-tarragon vinaigrette, this refreshing dish would make a great side for any patriotic barbecue this summer.
Watermelon is a signature of summer, but there are more ways to eat it than just plain. Susan Palmer of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen shared this photo of her grilled watermelon on Instagram. She puts watermelon and halloumi cheese on skewers, grills them and puts them on top of farro.
If you're looking for a warm weather side dish that can douple as a main, this black rice salad Amanda Paa of Heartbeet Kitchen shared on Pinterest may be what you're looking for. Her recipe is full of asparagus, diced chicken, cabbage, radishes and avocado.
Whether you're hosting a barbecue or heading to a picnic, chances are you'll be spending a lot of time outdoors eating this summer. Luckily, our contributors have been sharing beautiful photos (and the recipes to go with them) of dishes perfect for a cookout or picnic. If you're still looking for recipes for Memorial Day, you may want to take a peek at the warm weather foods they're cooking up.