Summer BBQ Recipes for Grilling at Your Olson Home

Summer is almost here, and the air is already buzzing with the anticipation of sizzling burgers, fragrant grills, and the infectious laughter that comes with a good old-fashioned BBQ. But who says you need a sprawling backyard to join the party? At Olson Homes, we understand that creating great memories can happen right outside your door — literally!

Whether you’re grilling on your private deck or patio, or gathering with neighbors in the spacious amenity areas, your Olson Homes community offers the perfect setting to fire up some summer fun.

Balcony Bliss:
Imagine this: The California sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with fiery hues. You step out onto your deck and inhale the gentle scent of blooming jasmine mingling with the smoky aroma of your grill. As you flip juicy burgers, your gaze falls upon the meticulously landscaped grounds that create a picture-perfect backdrop for your summer soiree.

Community Connections:
Olson Homes elevates the concept of community living by providing residents with fantastic amenity areas. Picture this: Spacious grilling stations, complete with fire pits (in select neighborhoods) for cozy evenings under the stars that become the heart of summer gatherings. Here, you can mingle with your neighbors, swap grilling tips, and forge lasting connections over plates of delicious food. It’s the perfect opportunity to turn your Olson Homes community into a vibrant hub of laughter, friendship, and, of course, amazing BBQ!

Recipe Ideas:
Now, let’s get down to the delicious part — the food!

Burger Bonanza:
Who doesn’t love a perfectly grilled burger? Here’s a classic cheeseburger with a twist: ditch the ketchup and mustard, and try a zesty chipotle mayo or a sweet and savory teriyaki glaze. Feeling adventurous? Opt for a veggie burger — there are amazing plant-based options out there that are sure to impress even the most dedicated carnivores!

Kabobs for Everyone:
Thread chicken, steak, colorful vegetables, or a delicious combination of all three onto skewers to create a vibrant and healthy option. For a summery twist, marinate your ingredients in a citrus herb blend or a spicy peanut sauce — the possibilities are endless!

Veggie Delight:
Looking to add some variety to your BBQ spread? Look no further than these exciting veggie options! For a truly impressive dish, try grilling halloumi cheese slices until golden brown. Pair them with colorful marinated peppers for a delightful explosion of sweet and salty flavors.

Portobello mushroom lovers, rejoice! Marinated portobello mushrooms transform into hearty and flavorful steaks when kissed by the flames. Top them with chimichurri sauce or your favorite burger fixings for a satisfying vegetarian or vegan main course. And don’t forget the asparagus! Simple yet elegant, grilled asparagus takes on a whole new level of flavor when drizzled with a tangy lemon vinaigrette.

Sides that Shine:
Elevate your classic corn on the cob with a creamy chili lime mayo. This easy side dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, adding a touch of spice and zest to your summer cookout. Sweet and spicy grilled pineapple salsa is a delicious topping for burgers and tacos or enjoyed on its own with chips. This versatile dish is a guaranteed winner!

With these mouthwatering recipes, a dash of community spirit, and a sprinkle of summer sunshine, you have all the ingredients for creating lasting memories this season. So fire up the grill, grab your favorite people, and get ready for a season filled with laughter, delicious food, and the joy of connection that your Olson Homes community fosters. Happy grilling!


About Olson Homes
Since 1988, Olson Homes has built new home communities and new construction homes for sale near you across the SoCal region. Focused on developing walkable, attainable, flexible floorplan new homes in ideally located new home communities across Orange County and Los Angeles County, the new homes for sale from Olson Homes are close to schools, shopping, dining, transportation, and recreational options. With new home personalization choices, including appliance upgrades, cabinet finishes, flooring options, and new home automation packages, you can create the new home of your dreams. Olson Homes is a multiple Eliant Award winner, including the 2023 Best Overall Home Purchase and Ownership Experience Award. If you’re looking for a new home for sale near you, take a look at our new home communities for sale now, as well as our new homes coming soon.

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