Recipes for the perfect barbecue menu. That’s what we’re talking about today, as we’re here to celebrate National Barbecue Month. This month – dedicated to the grill and, of course, to the outdoor gatherings – is one our favorites. First, we get to escape the kitchen – it can get pretty steamy this time of the year – and pour ourselves some cold beverages. Better yet, it’s the perfect reason to invite some friends over for some good laughs and to try out a few new recipes.

Though we could stick with a traditional barbecue menu with hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans, we always like to do things a little  differently. So today, we present you with our plan for a perfect barbecue menu, filled with healthy recipes that showcase fresh and seasonal ingredients. Get ready for your taste buds to be awakened.

Whether you’re planning your own barbecue or just looking for something to take to your next party, we’re here to help. If you’d like more recipe ideas, please check our collection of garden fresh recipes on the blog.

What’s on your perfect barbecue menu? Make us hungry and let us know in the comments.

perfect barbecue menu

10 Recipes for the Perfect Barbecue Menu

Wild Rice Salad with Beets, Oranges & Whipped Ricotta _ Perfect Barbecue Menu

Wild Rice Salad with Beets, Oranges & Whipped Ricotta by Coffee & Crayons

Shrimp Kebabs

Grilled Chili-Lime Shrimp Kebabs by Simply so Healthy

Healthy Kale Salad with Mango Dressing

Healthy Kale Salad with Mango Dressing by Happy Foods

carrot rainbow salad

Honey Rainbow Carrot Salad from Florida Food & Farm 

Cherry Tomato Relish

Cherry Tomato Relish by Eat Little Bird