Favorite Recipes for a Late Summer Cookout
A late summer cookout in September is one of the best times of the year to invite friends over for entertaining. The weather is usually perfect—not too hot, not too cold—and everyone is anxious to make the most of those waning days of summer.
Here are some of our favorite recipes for a cookout, whether you're into trying someone new, such as Vegan Deconstructed Boozy Mocha Drenched Grilled Banana Coconut Cream Pies, or sticking to the classics such as Honey-Chipotle Ribs or Old-Fashioned Macaroni Salad.
Start with a pound cake from your favorite bakery or freezer case, make this easy peach coulis, whip up some cream and you're done. And your guests will swoon.
Face it, everyone loves ribs at a BBQ. These are super easy because they are precooked in the oven and finished on the grill, to ensure tender, fall-apart ribs that your guests will rave about.
This vegan dish is a wonderous blend of grilled tofu with chimichurri sauce and a side of couscous.
This take on a caprese salad is creative and delicious. The blend of chicken, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese is perfect.
Macaroni salad is the ideal side dish for BBQ ribs or grilled burgers. This version from The Neelys on The Food Network is creamy and delicious.
Top grilled eggplant with a flavorful peanut dressing for a new take on veggies.
This take on a favorite street food in Mexico is spot on. The creamy mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese is a contrast to the bright flavors of lime and red chili powder.
This dessert looks like the ultimate indulgence, and it tastes like it, too. But it's a vegan version of banana coconut cream pie and it's amazing.
It doesn't get any easier than this recipe. Use a store-bought angel food cake and make a simple sauce out of rhubarb, water and sugar. That's it.