5 Easy Dishes for Your Next BBQ

…That just happen to be socially- and ethically-minded! Women’s Bean Project is a nonprofit social enterprise that offers several different food items perfect for warmer weather. When you purchase products, not only are you getting tasty food, but you are creating jobs for women who are chronically unemployed.

Check out these 5 dishes for your next BBQ that incorporate Women’s Bean Project food and help to change your community! You can find all of these recipes and products in the online store.

1. BBQ Chicken

Product: Women’s Bean Project BBQ Spice Blend

This spice blend is a combination of salt, black pepper, cayenne, onion, garlic and paprika. It’s perfect to use as a dry rub on meats or make into a marinade. The blend comes with a recipe card with instructions on how to create the dry rub, marinade, meatballs and tacos. But we think using it as a dry rub on grilled chicken is the perfect way crowd pleaser for your next cookout!

2. Kale Lentil Tabbouleh Salad

Product: Women’s Bean Project Lentil Soup

Okay, you might be thinking…how does soup make a salad? But this soup mix comes with everything you need for just that! You’ll have the dry lentils and a spice mix to create a lentil soup. But using this recipe, you just soak the lentils until tender then combine the spice packet with vinegar, oil and lemon juice to make a dressing. Put it all together with a healthy mix of veggies, and you have a delicious salad for your cookout! Find the recipe here.

3. Jalapeño Jack Cornbread

Product: Women’s Bean Project Golden Cornbread Mix

This is quite possibly the best cornbread out there. By adding the pepper jack cheese and diced jalapeños, you get a wonderful layer of heat underneath the subtle sweetness of the cornbread. Drizzle the top with honey to make it stand out even more at your gathering. People will love to eat this, and you’ll love to make it – because it’s incredibly simple! Find the recipe here.

4. Dill Dip & Vegetables

Product: Women’s Bean Project Dill Spice Blend

Dill dip has been hanging out at summer cookouts and meals for years. But we happen to think this one lives above the rest. Mix the dill spice blend with mayonnaise and sour cream (or Greek yogurt!) and you have a tasty dip in minutes! If you don’t use the entire packet of dill spice blend, you can use it to make an infused butter or dressing. Find the recipe on the included card in your spice blend tin!

5. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Products: Women’s Bean Project Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix

These chocolate chip cookies are made heartier with oats that come with the mix. They provide the perfect ending to a great meal (or start, no one’s judging!). We love to make these with our kiddos, as the mix makes it so simple to bake and create a wonderful cookie. There’s also room to explore with flavors by adding other mix ins such as dried fruit, butterscotch chips, or cocoa powder. Find the recipe here.

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