Summer Barbecue Staples

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications Intern

Well, its officially May and we have hit the 100s. With the introduction of the warmer weather comes summertime celebrations. In my family, summertime BBQs are a favorite and are always a blast. With every back yard BBQ, you need the perfect menu to accompany. So here are a few of my family’s favorites!

Fresh Fruit Salad:

This is a fun and fresh fruit salad that uses in-season fruit. This is a favorite in my family.


1 Seedless watermelon

1 Pineapple

1 2lb pack of Strawberries


Cut up all the fruit and ix together in a big serving bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for two hours before serving.


Lemon Lime Refresher:


1 52oz container of simply lemonade

1 52oz container of simply limeade

1 2 liter of sprite

Lime slices

Lemon slices



Add the containers of lemonade, limeade, and sprite to a container and stir. In a glass add ice and lime and lemon slices, then add the liquid mixture. Enjoy!


Angel Food Cake:


1 angel food cake

4 cups of the fruit of your choice (We do 2 cups blueberries and 2 cups strawberries)

1 16oz container of cool whip


Tear angel food cake into bite-sized pieces and place into a bowl. Add a container of cool whip and stir until cake is coated. Add in 4 cups of fruit of your choice. Refrigerate before serving.

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