Can you feel it??
Summer is almost here. To me, Memorial Day will always mark the start of summer. No matter what the calendar….or the weather, says. I am jumping for joy, smiling from ear to ear and making ice cream, grilling corn and chowing down on watermelon like it is my job. Today is all about summer foods. Foods you can grill, foods that will make you cold and fruit galore. It’s what summer is all about.
So here is my summer food bucket list…it’s long, just like I hope summer will be!!
First up, BURGERS and SAMMIES:
Sweet Tea Oven Fried Chicken Sliders with Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Slaw + Crispy Onions
Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs
Aloha Burgers with Island Jerk Pinappple
Cuban Black Bean and Rice Mojo Burgers
Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries + Caramelized Onions
Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burgers with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple
French Fry Bourbon Burgers
Peanut Butter Burgers (summer’s best friend if you ask me)
Cheesy Crockpot Cajun Pulled Pork Sammies
SUMMER SIDES + SALADS + DINNERS + PIZZAS!!
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad
Cajun Shrimp ‘n’ Chips Po Boy Salad
Seared Ahi Tuna Poke Salad with Hula Ginger Vinaigrette
Spicy BBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls with Grilled Asparagus + Ranch Hummus
Chile Lime Salmon Fajita Salad with Cilantro Lime Vibaigrette
Simple Grilled Kale + Red Pepper Pasta Salad
Grilled Caprese Toast with Burrata Cheese + Grilled Avocados
Fried Mozzarella, Basil and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic Glaze
Avocado and Gouda BLT Corn Fritter Stacks with Chipotle Bourbon Dressing
Peach and Gorgonzola Grilled Polenta Rounds with Chipotle Honey
Blueberry Basil and Balsamic Mozzarella Crisp
Caprese Quinoa Grilled Mushrooms
20 Minutes Brown Butter Chunky Basil Pesto Pasta
Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Pasta
Fried Zucchini and Mint pesto Pasta
Simple Crispy Basil Caramelized Garden Veggie + Fontina French Bread Pizza
Curried Zucchini, Chicken and Goat Cheese Rolls with Cashew Mango Fried Rice
Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake
Lemon Ricotta Cheese Stuffed French Toast Crepes
Glazed Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut with Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly
Coffee Caramelized Croissant French Toast Sticks
Coconut Banana Oats Bowl with Crunchy Black sesame Quinoa Cereal + Mango
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Pancakes with Blueberry Honey Syrup
Roasted Blueberry and Brie Cornbread Muffins with Warm Honey Butter
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip + Graham Cracker Cookie S’mores
Triple Berry Kahlua Crisp with Double the Crumble
Vegan Chocolate Fudge Popsicles
Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Cookie Dough Blizzard
Chocolate Brownie Floats
Coconut Banana Cream Chocolate Truffle Pie
Toasted S’more Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream
S’more Milk Chocolate Mousse Cups
Ok and now for some new stuff that I am dying to try! These cookies, this cake (the photos!!), this pizza, This gorgeous ice cream, this salad, these brownies, these cute little sliders, plus about a gazillion other things. The list pretty much goes on and on….
Have a great Memorial Day guys!!