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Barbecue Recipes for Your Outdoor Living Space

Nothing says summer like a barbecue! There’s just something about good food, family and friends, and being outdoors that combines to feel like “summer”. There’s also no better way to get out and enjoy your outdoor living space than to get out and start cooking. If you’re looking for some new and interesting ideas for your outdoor cook out, here are a few. Check out the recipes below and start putting the menu together for your next back yard bash.

Summertime Drinks That Are Sure to Please:

Watermelon Lemonade

A fun and easy twist on an old classic, this drink is definitely refreshing on a hot summer day, and it’s sure to be a hit with the kids!

Grilled-Citrus Margaritas

This fun take on a margarita gets the grill involved in cocktails, and is sure to surprise and impress your guests.

Blackberry Mojito Recipe

blackberry mojito

This colorful take on a summertime classic takes a classic mojito and adds fresh blackberries for a sweet and sour kick.

Main courses that are sure to fill up your hungry guests

Grilled Pizza

grilled pizza

Grilled pizza is a very fun and interactive cooking experience. It’s not something a lot of us have tried before, but with newer grills often able to exceed the temperature range on a conventional oven, you can grill a delicious pizza.

Inside out cheeseburgers

This reimagining of one of the most iconic staples of any backyard barbeque puts the cheese right inside the burger.

Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is a very easy grilling option that not everyone thinks about, but with most new grills either coming with a rotisserie or being rotisserie compatible, this could be your next barbecue hit. This recipe includes root vegetables, making it a full meal.

Grilled Fish Tacos

grilled fish tacos

These grilled fish tacos with Pico de Gallo and crema sauce are light and refreshing options that are sure to please on a summer afternoon.

The Perfect Steak

Hopefully, you already know how to grill your perfect steak, but if you’re not sure, this recipe will help.

Side Dishes to Delight

Grilled Eggplant, Apricot, and Tomato Salad

This bright and colorful salad is made from summer produce, so you’ll have no trouble finding fresh ingredients.

Grilled Potato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

This savory, filling side dish is sure to satisfy.

Fun Outdoor Desserts Your Family Will be Sure to Love

Banana Boats

banana boats

Fun and simple to make, these can be prepared on the grill or over a fire pit, and are sure to be a hit with the kids.

Cake and Berry Campfire Cobbler

This tasty cobbler twist is sure to please all ages. It utilizes a Dutch oven, and can be cooked on a grill or over a fire pit.

outdoor patio for summer BBQ
This landscape is barbeque ready!

Hopefully, some of these recipes will inspire you to get outside and start cooking, and enjoy your outdoor space on a sunny Sunday afternoon. If you’re a little worried your back yard isn’t cookout ready, get in touch with one of our landscape designers, and we’ll help you build a backyard that’s barbecue ready.