National Barbecue Month: Go-to Summer Cookout Recipes

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, now is the perfect time to fire up your grill and start celebrating summer.

Bringing more sunshine and carefree attitudes, summer is also prime time for produce. And there are so many delicious ways to work those seasonal flavors into your favorite cookout dishes!

Ready to begin mapping out your game plan? We’ve got you covered. Our go-to cookout recipes offer a convenient way to enjoy the summer harvest while you socialize.

Shake up your sauces.

While meat dishes may be a barbecue staple, our 100% juice-infused sauces and dressings help balance out your spread by providing some serious plant power.

Try topping off your grilled chicken skewers with our spicy apple peanut sauce. Along with adding a kick of flavor, a dash of apple juice offers important nutrients such as flavonoids. Studies show that flavonoids may help boost the immune system.

Pineapple juice can be much more than a Pina Colada ingredient. Try it as a marinade for steak, chicken, or fish for some major island vibes. Our salsa verde is another great complement to seafood, such as shrimp or salmon.

Bringing a fruit salad to your next gathering? Our very berry fruit marinade adds an extra flavor burst. Going for a summer salad? Add our homemade grape or basil-grapefruit dressing for a lighter and fresher alternative to store-bought options.

Same favorite dishes, more fruity flair.

Your social calendar may be get busier in the summertime, but you can stay on-track with your fruit and veggie goals by working 100% juice into your meals. The US Dietary Guidelines say that up to half of your daily fruit intake may come from 100% juice.

With tangy grape flavor, our bite-sized barbecue meatballs can serve as a heart-healthy appetizer. Research has found that grape juice may support circulation in healthy adults.

For another barbecue game-changer, swap your same-old grilled chicken recipe for our ginger-glazed chicken cutlets.

Have vegetarians on your guest list? Our orange 3-bean chili can serve as a tasty main meal. It also makes a great side dish with barbecue ribs.

Sip smarter all summer.

Embrace a summer state of mind by serving up our apple and grape summer punch. This refreshing recipe takes only five minutes to make, offering a suitable option for an impromptu backyard celebration. It’s also alcohol-free, so kids can get in on the fruit-filled fun.

As the temperatures begin to rise, stay hydrated with our citrus berry cooler. Our recipe is made with lemon and raspberry sorbet, but try mixing it with strawberry, peach, or mango! Bonus perk: A splash of orange juice provides a healthy dose of vitamin c, which can help build strong bones and promote healthy skin.

For more delicious creations that you can enjoy through summertime and beyond, check out our Recipe page. Grab expert advice for improving your lifestyle with 100% juice on our Health Tips page.

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