Now’s your chance to savor the last days of summer. If you’re throwing an end-of-summer party, make sure to include these staple summer food items.
With back-to-school season upon us, it’s easy to feel like summer is over and fall is just on its way. However, there’s still time to enjoy those last few days of warm weather with your friends and family.
If you’re planning an end-of-summer bash, you need to have a seasonal menu to match. Here are some foods to make that will channel the seasonal vibes for the perfect end-of-summer party.
Fresh Summer Vegetables
No summer cookout would be complete without a spread of summer vegetables like cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, beans, summer squash, and the ultimate late-summer favorite—corn.
Roast in-season vegetables on your grill or over a fire to bring out their flavor and provide a smokey taste. If you have an outdoor oven, vegetables are one of the best foods to cook in your personal pizza oven, especially at this time of year.
Grill Your Own Fish
There are many ways to cook fish, but the method you choose depends on your preferences. Slow-roasting fish in the oven or cooking it on the grill are two of the easiest and tastiest methods, making this one of the most ideal summer foods.
What’s even better is if you can catch your own fish at a local lake. However, if you don’t have lake access, stop by your supermarket and pick up a fillet of salmon or cod, both of which are perfect for the season.
Summer Meat Choices
Speaking of grilling, summer and grilling go hand in hand. So, fire up your grill and choose a meat dish that is perfect for these summer foods list, such as steak, pork ribs, or even classic hot dogs.
The meat dish will be the star of the meal, so choose your vegetables and other side dishes around your choice of meat.
Create a Taco Spread
If you’ve already had your fair share of barbeques this summer and want to shake it up, consider hosting a taco party. Create a buffet-style spread where everyone can choose their favorite grilled veggies, cheese, and other toppings.
Add these on top of whichever taco meat you choose, such as fish or steak. Send the summer season out with style.
These foods to make for the perfect end-of-summer party will channel all the summer flavors you and your guests love.
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Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.