As the April sun starts to warm up the ground and our spirit, it makes me feel like eating food that’s as uplifting as I feel walking in the sun without frostbitten fingers and toes. With the warmer weather making the out of doors more tolerable, thus begins the season of BBQs with family and friends!
Here are some unique, spring-themed recipes that are perfect for bringing to a family gathering or cooking at a BBQ. I chose these outside-of-the-box recipes to challenge the norms of BBQ food with produce that is plentiful.
- Servings: 8
- Perfect side salad
A citrus salad can be adapted using whatever fruit is in season. Spring fruits consist of apricots, pineapples, avocados, mangoes, melons, cherries, cucumber, navel oranges, and strawberries (to name a few). The recipe above is a good place to draw inspiration from, but use any combination of fruits with nuts and some leafy greens to create a bright bowl to add to any table!
- Servings: 6
- Total time: 45 minutes
A spin off of many classic pasta salad ideas, this recipe allows for the freshest in-season ingredients to be used and whipped together with common household ingredients. Visually and taste bud pleasing, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
- Servings: 4-6
- Total time: 20 minutes
I have a deep respect for the classic hotdog, hamburger, and corn on the cob scene, but for the carnivores out there who want to mix it up, this pizza is a delicious option to enjoy veggies and meat in a different way. Try grilling the pizza dough to add to your arsenal of BBQ skills! Yum.
Check back next week for a post entirely dedicated to summer desserts.