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23 Hawaiian Recipes For Your Next Summer Luau

Craving a trip to the tropics but don’t want to break the bank? These stunning drinks and dishes will bring the beach party to your own backyard with plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, and seafood to go around.

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Don't Hog the Pork

SIDECHEF ORIGINALTREE NUT-FREE

Kalua Pork

SideChef

Succulent Hawaiian Kalua Pork as seen on Cut's American Kids Try Dinners From Around The World.

Budget Bowl

MEAL PLANEGG-FREE

"End of the Month" Tuna Poke Bowl

SideChef

On a budget? Maybe you just hate raw fish. Either way, canned tuna replaces the raw fish you'd usually find in a poke bowl to create a simple yet delicious tuna and rice bowl that might just be the answer to all your problems.

Slow Poke

FUSIONEGG-FREE

Spicy Salmon Poke and Coconut Rice

Recipe for Deception

Salmon poke bowl filled with fresh slices of mango and avocado on a bed of coconut rice.

Packed Full of Poke

HEALTHYBEGINNER

Salmon Poke Bowl with Pickled Radishes

Feed Me Phoebe

This easy, tasty Salmon Poke Bowl is packed with pickled veggies and avocado and topped with a spicy ponzu sauce. It's a bright, healthy bowl for spring or summer inspired by the classic Hawaiian dish.

Omelet You Finish

GLUTEN-FREEFUSION

Hawaiian Omelet

Garlic & Zest

If you like Hawaiian pizza, you're gonna go wild for Hawaiian omelets!

Party Platter

TREE NUT-FREEBUDGET-FRIENDLY

Tailgate Sandwiches (Hot Ham and Cheese)

Pip & Ebby

These delicious, baked Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are the perfect party fare. They are bursting with flavor and gooey cheese!

Nothing Bundt Cakes

SOY-FREEPESCATARIAN

Passion Fruit Rum Bundt

Garlic & Zest

With holes poked and passionfruit syrup poured over, this dish soaks up flavor like a sponge. The decadent cake is paired with a crunchy crown of toasted pecans on the top.

Mojitos, Mo' Fun

GLUTEN-FREEPESCATARIAN

Coconut Mojito

Sweet and Savory by Shinee

This classic mojito with subtle coconut flavor is here for you to sip on all summer long.

Fruit Juice

GLUTEN-FREEDAIRY-FREE

Hawaiian Passion Fruit Orange Mango Juice

Live Eat Learn

This Hawaiian POM juice is a delicious combination of passionfruit, orange, and mango juice, easily made with fresh fruit!

Upper Crust

SHELLFISH-FREESOY-FREE

Coconut Bread

My Second Breakfast

This bread is mildly sweet, so if you are looking for more of a dessert, you can increase the sugar to 1 cup. If you're not eating it straight out of the oven, throw a slice in the toaster and slather it with some butter. Delicious!

Acai What You Did There

GLUTEN-FREESUGAR-FREE

Superfood Coconut Acai Bowl

Elise Joan Fitness

Acai is a Brazilian fruit that earns the title of “superfood.” Aside from being high in antioxidants and loaded with healthy fats, it’s also very low in sugar. The combination of nutrients makes this an excellent choice to stabilize blood sugar while providing sustained energy.

Flavorful Fudge

GLUTEN-FREEPESCATARIAN

Tequila Lime Coconut Fudge

The Sweet Chick

You can taste all the flavors in this one--the limes, coconut, and tequila. It's balanced by the sweetness of white chocolate and the citrus flavor of the limes. There is no burning sensation as you eat it, only an "OMG this is delicious" moment.

Melt in Your Mouth

KID-FRIENDLYTREE NUT-FREE

Coconut Mango Ice Cream

Garlic & Zest

A scoop of this luscious frozen treat is a welcome reprieve on a hot day. And while it’s great on its own, you can also tuck in a few wedges of mango and sprinkle with extra toasted coconut.

Island Getaway

GLUTEN-FREESUGAR-FREE

Tropical Kiwi Coconut Smoothie

Jessica Gavin

This refreshing Tropical Kiwi Coconut Smoothie will instantly make you feel like you’re on an island getaway! Enjoy as a beverage or as a bowl topped with fresh fruit.

All the Flavors

PANTRY-FRIENDLYEASY

Coconut Spam Rice

Well Worn Fork

Coconut Spam Rice is the perfect combination of salty, sweet, spicy, and creamy too!

Better than French

PROTEIN PACKEDFISH-FREE

Spam Fries

POPSUGAR FOOD

Watch out, french fries; you've got competition. Spam transforms into a crisp-tender snack that gives the burger's best friend a run for its money. The cherry on top? Three zippy sauces to pair with your porky fries, including a Sriracha-laced version of ketchup.

From the Bottom of My Tart

SUMMERFISH-FREE

Tropical Passion Fruit Tartlets

Garlic & Zest

With a rich, buttery shortbread crust and an impossibly addictive passionfruit curd, your guests will be swooning over these little tarts!

Spice It Up

ONE-POTSUMMER

Mojo de Ajo Shrimp Pasta

Wok & Skillet

Mojo de Ajo Shrimp Pasta is a Mexican-inspired version of Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. Pasta tossed in Mojo de Ajo (garlic oil), topped with succulent shrimp, chili flakes, and fresh parsley or cilantro.

Dynamic Duo

GLUTEN-FREESOY-FREE

Papaya Pineapple Marmalade

CaribbeanPot

This recipe takes two of the most common topical fruits and makes the perfect marriage of flavors and texture.

Bowl Me Over

GLUTEN-FREEQUICK

Apricot Glazed Mahi Mahi Bowl with Quinoa

Chef'd

Bowls...they’re not just for soup anymore! Healthy and delicious, this dish takes just minutes to prepare but has everything going for it--healthy, nutrient-packed quinoa, fresh market veggies, and crunchy pine nuts.

Southern Hospitality

NUT-FREEFULL MEAL

Blackened Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Potatoes and Leek

Chef'd

In the South, food shows kindness, and every Southern cook will tell you that the most important ingredient is love. This dish has plenty, plus flavor to back it up.

Finger Food

GLUTEN-FREESOY-FREE

Sweet Potato & Avocado Yaki Onigiri

Jenessa Gerber

Besides for munching on road trips or picnics, onigiri makes a great party finger food. If you've ever been tempted to make sushi but found all the chopping and rolling a hassle, onigiri is an excellent alternative.

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Brain Freeze

Pip & Ebby

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10 Summer BBQ Side Dishes

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Mix Lab Cocktails Class 2: Classic Cocktails, Homemade

Mix Lab Cocktails
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A Taste of Summer

Jessica Gavin

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Veggie Takeover

Pip & Ebby

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