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Ready, Set, BBQ! Our Berry Best Summer Barbeque Recipes


Grab a cold drink and fire up the grill! Fresh berries from California Giant Berry Farms are a versatile and bright, delicious addition to grilled summer favorites. Berries have a natural sweetness that helps balance robust flavors to create a well-rounded experience with every bite.

We’ve gathered our favorite berry recipes, so let’s get grillin’!

Summer BBQ Hot Dog with Blueberry & Corn Salsa

When hosting a backyard BBQ this summer, take the classic hot dog to the next level with Blueberry and Corn Salsa. Fresh blueberries, avocado, and charred corn add a pop of color and layers of irresistible flavor that will wow your crowd.

hot dog topped with berries and a corn salsa

Strawberry & Paprika Chicken Fajitas

Bright and sweet strawberry flavors are present throughout the entirety of these Strawberry & Paprika Chicken Fajitas. Strawberry and seasonings make up the grilled chicken marinade and fresh diced strawberries sit atop these taco style fajitas.

chicken tacos topped with cilantro and cut up strawberries


Grilled Ribeye with Blackberry Red Wine Reduction

The next steak night HAS to include this delicious berry recipe! The sweet and tangy blackberry red wine reduction is simple to make and complements steak’s natural savory flavors... Complete your meal with a generous spoonful of mashed potatoes and sauteed asparagus.

a table setting with a steak topped with blackberries on a plate

Tip: Use a cast iron pan for maximum flavor, and don’t wash it out after grilling the steaks! The leftover bits of fat from the steak infuse the blackberry wine reduction and make it even more flavorful! 

Grilled Pound Cake with Macerated Berries & Whipped Cream

For a taste of summer, grill slices of pound cake! When grilled, the sugars in pound cake caramelize, which completely transforms the flavor. The richness of the cake pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of the berries.

grilled pound cake topped with whipped cream and berries

Grilled Corn & Berry Salad with Fresh Herb Dressing 

Blueberries and corn create the perfect combination of flavors within this fresh salad with herb dressing! Goat cheese adds tangy, earthy flavors to balance out the sweetness of fresh blueberries and sweet corn. 

grilled corn salad with blueberries and goat cheese

Burger with Strawberry Ancho BBQ

Nothing says summer barbeque like a juicy burger, but here's a recipe that'll make it truly unforgettable! Making your barbeque game a little bit sweeter, our strawberries will add a new twist to keep things fresh and interesting. This is definitely second helping or leftover worthy!

a hamburger with strawberries on the side and a drink

Strawberry, Summer Squash & Chicken Kabobs

If you're searching for the perfect combo of sweet and savory, you've found it! This simple to make kabob meal is perfect for entertaining, or for a quick, weeknight dinner. For a little added texture, try adding sesame seeds to your chicken before grilling.

kabobs with strawberries, zucchinis, and squash

Strawberry Ancho BBQ Ribs

Not only do these ribs taste phenomenal, but the prep time is relatively short and the recipe is foolproof—making it a perfect choice for parties! Keep in mind that the barbecue sauce takes about an hour to make, but you can easily make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. 

bbq ribs served with a side of strawberries, potato chips, and potato salad


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