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.
Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Peach Coulis and Chantilly Cream
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.
Grilled Tofu and Squash With Chimichurri Sauce and Couscous
This vegan dish is a wonderous blend of grilled tofu with chimichurri sauce and a side of couscous.
Grilled Chicken Caprese
This take on a caprese salad is creative and delicious. The blend of chicken, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese is perfect.
Old-Fashioned Macaroni Salad
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.
Eggplant with Peanut Dressing
Top grilled eggplant with a flavorful peanut dressing for a new take on veggies.
Tyler's Mexican Grilled Corn
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.
Vegan Deconstructed Boozy Mocha Drenched Grilled Banana Coconut Cream Pies
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.
Grilled Angel Food Cake with Mom’s Super Simple Rhubarb Sauce
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.