Summer is here which means it’s time to fill up your calendar with those upcoming BBQ’s! From tacos and margaritas to BBQ ribs and beer, there is no denying the excitement for a delicious cookout. Since there are tons of BBQs being held this summer, how do you make yours different? How can we make you BBQ tastier and more mouthwatering than others? Easy, base it off one fruit! This might sound a little weird but it’s extremely creative and can be very delicious. One fruit that you can base your food around are lemons! This can be an amazing addition to any refreshment, dip or poultry that is being made for your summer BBQ. Lemons just add a delicious yet tangy flavor that your cookout needs to stand out from the rest. If you don’t believe me then take a look at some of these amazing recipes and see for yourself just how mouthwatering these dishes are!
This Feta and Lemon Dip is very different from your ordinary salsa and chips that you see at every BBQ! This contains a different taste that will rock your world. Not only is this dip more delicious than your ordinary BBQ appetizer but it’s also a lot healthier! All you need is 8 oz feta cheese(crumbled), 1 ½ tbsp grated lemon zest, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, 6 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp thyme leaves and black pepper! Blend these ingredients into a blender until smooth and serve with pita chips, carrots, radish slices or bell peppers!
Lemon Grilled Chicken is a great dish to serve at your Lemon BBQ! Its juicy, savory and incredibly tasty to eat with your other lemon infused dishes. All you’ll need to do for this dish is grill 6 large chicken legs (marinated with salt and pepper). While this is being cooked, make the amazing sauce that will be tossed on top of the grilled chicken. Mix in lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil onto one bowl! Once the chicken is done, pour this zesty juice on top and serve.
A lemon dressing is an amazing dressing to pour over any chicken or seafood salad! Not only is it delicious but it’s also a lot healthier than your original salad dressing. One very popular Lemon dressing would be the Greek Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing! All you’ll need for this dressing is ¼ cup of lemon juice, ½ tsp of salt, pepper, 2 tsp of Greek seasoning, 1 tsp Dijon, 2 garlic cloves(finely minced), ¾ cup of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients into a jar and pour nicely over your BBQ salad!
A perfect way to top you Lemon Infused BBQ would be with some refreshing lemonade! This drink is cooling, sweet and incredibly tasty. All you’ll need for this homemade lemonade is 1 ½ cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 cup of sugar, and 5 cups of water! Pour all the ingredients into a pitcher and mix until all the sugar is dissolved. Place it in the fridge to cool for about an hour and serve in a cup of ice!