‘Swede Up’ Summer Cookouts With These Recipes

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‘Swede Up’ Summer Cookouts With These Recipes

Grilling season is here, and with Memorial Day upon us, people across the United States are gearing up for backyard barbecues and celebrations with friends and family.

When it comes to the spread, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and pasta salad are essential, but here are a few recipes we recommend to “Swede up” your summer cookout.

Apps and sides

Enjoy these light and refreshing dishes as an app, side or snack.

Pickled watermelon

Kale salad with toasted hazelnuts

Pickled egg and smoked salmon salad

Scandinavian potato salad

Asparagus soup

The meats

Hebrew Nationals with a dash of yellow mustard is the only way to go when it comes to hot dogs with one exception, the Tunnbrödsrulle. If hot dogs aren’t your thing, check out these other protein-focused recipes below.



Grilled Swedish meatball kabobs


Salmon with cheese – Tip: swap the oven for foil over the grill.

The meatless

Are you vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or meats just not for you? Check out these recipes made with Oumph!, a delicious, soy-based meat substitute invented by a Swede!

Sweets, sweets and more sweets

No celebration, get-together, cookout or small gathering is truly complete without dessert. These will require a refrigerator or cooler but are well worth the effort.

Strawberry cake with elderflower cream

Strawberry meringue cake

Princess Cake

Cardamom ice cream

Chokladbollar (chocolate balls)

The drinks

Cool down while sipping on these Swedish-inspired cocktails, and try increasing the measurements tenfold to make quick and easy-batch cocktails.

Svenska Spring with Aquavit

Rekorderlig’s Swedish Strawberry Spice

Rekorderlig’s Blonde 10N

Crystal Vision

The Electric Jellyfish

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