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The Great Summer Cooking Kick Off

By Megan Myers, May 13, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

My son’s teacher has already nixed homework for the rest of the year, and that can only mean one thing: summer is almost here! My family is looking forward to those long, lazy evenings spent lounging in our yard (and trying to keep up with yardwork), capped off by all our favorite summer foods. Pass the watermelon!

With summer and summer foods comes entertaining, with holidays being the perfect excuse to fire up the grill again. Grab some of our favorite recipes for summer entertaining to help you kick off the season in style.

Turkey Burgers with Cucumber-Pineapple Relish
Turkey Burgers with Cucumber-Pineapple Relish

Grilled Goat Cheese and Artichoke Toasties
Grilled Goat Cheese and Artichoke Toasties

Grilled Chicken Sausages with Jicama Slaw
Grilled Chicken Sausages with Jicama Slaw

Potato Salad with Cabbage and Spicy Mustard
Potato Salad with Cabbage and Spicy Mustard

Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad
Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad

Tandoori-Style Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs
Tandoori-Style Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs

Peach-Mango Popsicles
Peach-Mango Popsicles

Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats
Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Parade Picks

Heading to the Memorial Day parade? Pack some of these snacks to tide the little ones (or you!) over until it’s grill time.

Fancy Ants on a Log
Fancy Ants on a Log

Carrot Cashew Spread
Carrot Cashew Spread

Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers
Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers

Banana-Oatmeal Snack Cookies
Banana-Oatmeal Snack Cookies

What do you like to make to kick off summer?

Category: Food & Recipes

 

3 Comments

Comments

Janet Ellis says ...
Please post some gluten-free recipes. Thank you.
05/21/2014 10:17:40 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JANET - Most of the recipes listed above will be gluten free and for the bread options you can sub a gluten free bread. You can also search for tons of gluten free recipes on our site at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/search/%20?f[0]=field_special_diet%3A139.
05/21/2014 11:30:38 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
please make Dairy free egg free gluteen free and peanut free foods. like I have sensitivitiness to those foods. something more summery and for cookouts.
05/24/2014 7:04:28 AM CDT