The second biggest food holiday (Thanksgiving, of course, being the first) is a mere two days — the fourth of July. We can practically smell the sizzling barbeque and sweet summer cocktails already. But before you reach for the same old recipes you’ve been making for years, let us tempt you with tantalizing new twists on your old summertime favorites. We’re talking, of course, about the trendy BBQ recipes that are blowing up on Pinterest. Pinterest never fails to provide out-of-the-box, delicious food ideas and this year’s top BBQ trends are no different. Sweet potato lasagna? You probably never realized that was the perfect BBQ side you’ve been missing your entire life. Avocado corn salad? It’s the super easy side that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Check out all of the trendy recipes that are currently occupying everyone’s July 4th BBQ boards and be save them because even if you can’t get to all of them this year, there’s always next year — or Labor Day.
The vegan trend is only going to continue to grow and we are fully embracing it and all of its deliciousness. This cauliflower steak recipe will have you saying “meat who”?
BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potatoes
OK, so these aren’t technically made on the BBQ, but they’re apparently very popular. This recipe calls for an Instant Pot but if you’re determined to make them on your grill, you could definitely pull them off by making your BBQ chicken ahead of time, wrapping the potatoes in some foil and grilling them, then combining the two.
Avocado corn salad
Summer is peak avocado season. The sweet, mild fruit and its delicate flavor are in abundance in the warm months and they pair so perfectly with summer’s other bountiful produce — sweet corn. This avocado corn salad is simple, elegant and exactly what you’re craving on a hot 4th of July night.
Sweet potato lasagna
Ah, yes. That strange menu item I mentioned earlier. I’ll admit, I was a bit surprised to see this trending as a summer BBQ recipe but after I read the ingredients list, it made a little more sense. It contains some summer staples — sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fresh herbs — and can be cooked in the grill in an aluminum dish. Either way, it makes a tasty summer side.
Corn, potato & shrimp foil packets
Foil packets — the slow-cooker of the grilling world. You just toss a bunch of ingredients in, seal up the aluminum foil, toss ’em on the grill and wait. That’s about all the effort I like to put into a summer meal. This potato, shrimp and corn combo is a classic for a reason — the flavors compliment each other perfectly.
Korean BBQ Tacos
Can you think of a holiday where tacos are not the perfect main course? Me either. These Korean-style tacos are a nice twist if you’re looking for a way to spice up your usual taco recipe.