Celebrate Your Juneteenth Cookout with Recipes From 40+ Black Food Content Creators

by Immaculate Ruému

From Jamaican Jerk BBQ ribs, Buttermilk biscuits, Nigerian Party Jollof rice, and Black-eyed Pea Salad. These and more are on the menu for 2021’s Juneteenth Virtual Cookout. A gathering of Black chefs, bloggers, cooks, caterers, and more across continents bringing their unique recipes to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday! Read on as our Head of Food Content, Immaculate Ruému shares a round-up of delicious recipes from Black Food Content Creators, celebrating Juneteenth everywhere!

But First, A Dash of History:

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-commemorated day observing the end of slavery in the United States. The word “Juneteenth” was coined from the combination of two words “June” & “Nineteenth”, which marks the date that all enslaved people in the United States learned of their freedom in 1865. For decades, Black people in America have gathered together to commemorate this day by bringing their best Juneteenth-inspired dish. In light of the pandemic, this coalition of chefs celebrated their Juneteenth Cookout virtually in 2020. This year, they are carrying on the tradition with another globally expansive, virtual celebration for 2021. Each recipe will make a great addition to your real-life Juneteenth celebration.



The Recipe Round Up for 2021’s Juneteenth Virtual Cookout:


1. Watermelon Ice Pops by A Girl Called Adri

2. Juneteenth Soul Rolls by Black Girls Who Brunch


3. Honey Buttermilk Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries by Britney Breaks Bread


 4.Strawberry Collins by Brownbelle

5. Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls by Butter Be Ready

6. Red Hot Pepper Shrimps by Chef and Steward


7. Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins by Chef Curl Ardee


8. Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake by Chenée Today


9. Vegan Ranch Style Beans by Collards Are The Old Kale

Vegan Ranch Style Beans 

10. Jamaican Jerk BBQ Ribs by Cooks with Soul


11. Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched


12. Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods


13. Red Velvet Layer Cake with Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Dash of Jazz


14. Red Velvet Cookies by Dish It With Tisha

15. Brisket Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes by Dude That Cookz


16. BBQ Baked Beans by Food Fidelity


17. Black-Eyed Pea Salad by FoodLoveTog

18. Harissa Honey Roasted Vegetable Skewers by Geo’s Table


19. Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie


20. Crispy gluten-free baked bbq chicken wings by Gristle and Gossip

21. Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef


22. Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious

23. Smoky party style jollof rice by Immaculate Ruému


24. Crab Boil & Garlic Butter Sauce by Jamieson Diaries


25. Tamarind BBQ Wings by Just Add Hot Sauce

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26. Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple


27. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Lenox Bakery


28. Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Mash & Spread


29. Grilled Hot Links & Chow Chow by Meiko And The Dish


30. Strawberry Lemonade Sangria by Nik Snacks

31. Brown Sugar Caramel No-Churn Ice Cream by Open Invitation Entertainment


32. Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail by ORCHIDS + SWEET TEA


33. Lemon Meringue Tart by Peaches 2 Peaches


34. Spicy Shrimp Creole by Pink Owl Kitchen


35. Strawberry Crunch Cake Brownies by Razzle Dazzle Life

36. Grilled Maque Choux Salad by Savor and Sage


37. Savannah Red Rice by Seasoned To Taste


38. Country Style Potato Salad by Sense & Edibility


39. Deviled Eggs by Slight Kitchen Werk

40. Rum Punch by Sweet & Sorrel

Rum Punch | Sweet & Sorrel

41. Mint Julep by Sweet Tea + Thyme


42. Almond Peach Cake by That Green Lyfe


43. Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way


44. Strawberry Baby Back Ribs  by This Worthey Life



Each recipe brought to this cookout is mouthwatering. If you are like me and are having thoughts on how you can have these dishes at your very own potluck; who says you can’t? I have my eyes set on a few favorite recipes on the list that I will be making. Pick one or two recipes that stand out to you, recreate them and share them with friends, in real life, and virtually of course. Let’s also not forget to tag the recipe creator to let them know you tried their recipe! This is a great way to celebrate and support Black chefs, bloggers, and creators in the food sector.


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