Summer Dinner Recipes to Eat Al Fresco

What’s better than dining on the patio on a lazy summer evening? Here are our best summer dinner recipes to eat al fresco.

Greek Grilled Veggie Skewers & Summer Grilling | A Couple Cooks

Cheers to patio season! There’s not much better than dining on the patio al fresco. A handful of good friends, a cold brew or a glass of rosé, and some grilled foods are just about the perfect combination when it comes to outdoor dining. But what to make for your backyard barbecue? Here we’ve got the most delicious summer dinner recipes to eat al fresco, with ideas for sides and of course, drinks! (Hint: you can’t go wrong with frosé!)

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And now, our best summer dinner recipes…

Side dishes to pair with summer dinner recipes

To serve with these summer dinner recipes, you’ll need some side dishes! Here are some of our summery faves:

A few summer desserts to finish the meal

And of course, you can’t have a summer dinner without dessert! Here are some of our best fruit-centric summer desserts:

Don’t forget summer drinks!

And, a couple of our favorite summer drinks to accessorize your meal:

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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