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20 Latin-style dishes for your next BBQ

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

Latin family-style recipes for summer

Put a twist on your barbecues, and cook up some Latin-style recipes, whether authentic or inspired by great Latin countries.

Fire up the grill, and enjoy some of these Latin-inspired recipes that are sure to have you drooling. The ingredients, the combination of spices, the heat — they all make for a great cookout.

1. Tangerine adobo chicken recipe

Tangerine adobo chicken

Blog: Nibbles & Feasts

Only five ingredients make up this recipe for tangerine adobo chicken, but the flavor is out of this world.

2. Tiger prawns in ginger marinade recipe

Tiger prawns in ginger marinade

Blog: Aunt Clara's Kitchen

The combination of local Dominican ingredients like honey and ginger makes these tiger prawns in ginger marinade a recipe you can marinate overnight for extra flavor.

3. Tomato and avocado salad recipe

Tomato and avocado salad

Blog: My Colombian Recipes

Latin countries tend to stick to simple salad recipes, like this tomato and avocado salad that showcases summer's fresh tomatoes and creamy avocados.

4. Salmon and cherry tomato skewers with Mexican green rice recipe

Salmon and cherry tomato skewers with Mexican green rice

Blog: The View from Great Island

A complete meal, these salmon and cherry tomato skewers with Mexican green rice are perfect when prepped ahead of time and then quickly thrown onto the grill.

5. Honey chipotle barbecue chicken recipe

Honey chipotle barbecue chicken

Blog: Mom on Timeout

Smoky, sweet and spicy, this honey chipotle barbecue chicken is a crowd pleaser.

6. Creamy Mexican pasta salad recipe

Creamy Mexican pasta salad

Blog: Nibbles & Feasts

What makes this creamy Mexican pasta salad Mexican is the use of Mexican cream or table cream, which you can find at local Latin markets. Fold in some queso fresco crumbles for authentic flavor.

7. Grilled salmon with avocado salsa recipe

Grilled salmon with avocado salsa

Blog: Laylita's Recipes

Serve this grilled salmon with avocado salsa at your next cookout. The refreshing avocado salsa works well with the juicy salmon.

8. Desert salad recipe

Desert salad

Blog: Nibbles & Feasts

Desert salad — not to be confused with dessert salad — is comprised of "chunky hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, the sweetness of corn, tender white onion and tangy pickled cactus... brought together by flavorful Parmesan cheese."

9. Colombian hot dogs recipe

Colombian hot dogs

Blog: My Colombian Recipes

Traditional Colombian hot dogs are topped with coleslaw, pineapple sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and potato chips. Talk about loaded with flavor.

10. Mango chipotle BBQ sauce recipe

Mango chipotle BBQ sauce

Blog: Frugal Foodie Mama

We love how this recipe uses fresh mango to create this mango chipotle BBQ sauce, a unique way to slather your grilled meats.

11. Grilled shrimp tacos with charred corn salsa recipe

Grilled shrimp tacos with charred corn salsa

Blog: Simple Bites

These grilled shrimp tacos with charred corn salsa are packed with flavor from the fresh corn that's charred for maximum flavor, the cilantro and the spicy jalapeño.

12. Grilled passion fruit shrimp skewers recipe

Grilled passion fruit shrimp skewers

Blog: Laylita's Recipes

These grilled passion fruit shrimp skewers are marinated in a passion fruit and achiote marinade, so they are super flavorful and great served over rice or roasted potatoes.

13. Grilled brisket with Mexican-inspired rub recipe

Grilled brisket with Mexican inspired rub

Blog: This American Bite

So much flavor is packed into this grilled brisket with Mexican-inspired rub that all you'll need are some charred corn tortillas to go with it.

14. Tilapia bowls with chipotle avocado crema recipe

Tilapia bowls with chipotle avocado crema

Blog: Joyful Healthy Eats

These tilapia bowls with chipotle avocado crema are not only gluten free but packed with your favorite Mexican flavors and your favorite grilled fish on top.

15. Fire-roasted tomatillo and corn salsa recipe

Fire roasted tomatillo and corn salsa

Blog: The View from Great Island

The blend of tomatoes and corn screams of summer, so this fire-roasted tomatillo and corn salsa is a killer recipe.

16. Peruvian grilled chicken recipe

Peruvian grilled chicken

Blog: Everyday Maven

A delicious blend of spices makes this Peruvian grilled chicken a delight to grill on a hot summer day.

17. Pork tacos with cilantro-avocado cream sauce recipe

Pork tacos with cilantro avocado cream sauce

Blog: Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Serve up these pork tacos with cilantro-avocado cream sauce on your weekly taco night, and get ready to wow your friends and family.

18. Ritz Cuban minis recipe

Ritz Cuban minis

Blog: Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Whip up these Ritz Cuban minis as a cute snack for kids and adults alike. Who doesn't love a twist on the traditional Cuban sandwich?

19. Grilled Mexican street corn recipe

Grilled Mexican street corn

Blog: Shockingly Delicious

Instead of just grilling the usual corn on the cob, try this variation of grilled Mexican street corn.

20. Strawberry-jalapeño salsa recipe

Strawberry jalapeño salsa

Blog: The View from Great Island

We're loving the sweet-spicy combination of this strawberry-jalapeño salsa and dreaming of dolloping it on grilled chicken, beef and even fish.

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