By - July 1, 2018

Add sizzle to your summer cookout

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Beach weather is upon us, kids are out of school for the summer and grilling season is in full swing! While the rest of the neighborhood fires up the grill for burgers and hot dogs, dress your plate to impress with these summertime eats from our Publix Aprons recipes. Click on the meal names below to see the recipe for these dishes that are sure to make the whole family smile.

Steak Kabobs with Mango-Cilantro Sauce and Southwest Quinoa

Even if you ditch the buns and brews, cookout foods are full of flavor!

Mangoes are at season’s peak from May through September, giving a sweet taste to these savory kabobs. The best part? Forks are optional!

Pair these kabobs with the recipe’s southwest quinoa, complete with the added flavor of black beans and lime juice, as a great alternative to mac & cheese or potato salad.

Margarita Shrimp with Pecan “Dirty” Rice

It’s not summer without seafood, and this marinated margarita shrimp will take your taste buds to the beach. Enjoy this dish with the recipe’s pecan “dirty” rice for some added flavor fun.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Lemony Bread Crumbs

Who said steak and seafood are the only things you can throw on the grill? Your dinnertime guests are sure to love this prosciutto-topped treat, which adds a zest of lemon for extra flair.

Grilled Portabella, Edamame, and Walnut Salad

Salad doesn’t have to be synonymous with rabbit food. This savory dish forgoes lettuce and gets the grill going instead. Loaded with mushrooms and edamame, this side packs a protein punch.

Black Bean-Corn Salad

This hearty mix of proteins and veggies fills your plate with color. Complete with spicy ranch for an added flavor kick, this dish might have more fireworks than the Fourth of July. Sure to become an instant cookout hit, serve it as a side with any of your favorite summertime meals.

Cherry-Melon Hibiscus Refresher

You don’t have to take a vacation to a tropical paradise to experience tropical flavors. Taste summer’s natural sweetness with this drink full of nature’s own candy: cherry, lime and watermelon.

This refresher is the perfect addition to any dinner — or serve it as a post-meal treat and sip away the summer from your favorite spot on the patio.

Watermelon Ice Pops

Need a way to beat the heat? Instead of cranking up the A/C or chasing down your local ice cream truck, try these ice pops for the cool down you’ve been craving.

Watermelon, strawberries and fresh lemonade combine for a treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.