Father’s Day Dinner Ideas

If Dad loves to be king of the grill, this Father’s Day may improve his grilling skills! Our recipes have been tested and sampled by us – meaning they’re guaranteed deliciousness worthy for an extra special gift. We recommend treating a dad with some hot dogs or steaks from the grill; plus, you can top them off with our Eastern Shore Honey for added sweetness that’ll lead to caramelized flavors in the heat. To make planning more manageable for you, don’t forget those mouth-watering kabobs too! Get ready because it looks like a smoky barbecue is ahead this Father’s Day.

Grill in a backyard during the summer

One of our favorite honey to use for grilling is Orange Blossom. This honey is very thick and almost buttery and makes a beautiful glaze. Blueberry Honey is equally good and can be blended with olive oil, seasonings, and lemon juice for chicken or fish. We will always share ways to use honey with every meal.

Father’s Day Dinner Salad and Starters

This is a perfect time of the year to visit the farmers market and pick up whatever is straight out of the field. There is nothing better than fresh-picked produce with delicious handmade dressings. Honey Lemon Vinaigrette over your favorite greens is an excellent way to get this meal off to the right start.

We love to have a couple of exciting starters at family get-togethers. Especially the kind that you can pick up with your hands! If you’re a fan of Asian-inspired food and wings, try our Thai Chicken Wings. It’s straightforward to make and can be adapted to suit whatever cooking method you prefer. This recipe can be prepared the night before and served cold as a starter for guests as they arrive.

Artichokes seem intimidating, but they don’t have to be! Our Grilled Artichokes with Thai Honey Vinaigrette take a little bit of prep work to get ready, but they’re delicious and very well worth it.

Preparing for grilled artichoke Trim artichokes after the choke has been removed, drying before being prepared to grill

Main Course Ideas for Father’s Day Dinner

What’s dad’s favorite meal? Does he love chicken and seafood, or is he a red-meat guy? Whatever the case, these Bee Inspired® recipes will bring a smile to his face. And you’ll love them too!

Our Seitan Skewers with Chimichurri Citrus-Herb Sauce make an excellent meal for the vegetarian guys! If seitan isn’t your thing, tofu, chicken, or fish would also work well with the sauce in this recipe.

One of our favorite recipes is Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken. It’s quick and straightforward to make and pairs well with grilled veggies and potato dishes. Leftovers can be enjoyed cold for lunch the next day.

Honey glazed chicken on the grill for dinner tonight featuring honey bbq sauce.

Our Honey Glazed Salmon is fast and easy and perfect as a light meal on any warm summer day. Dad will love this paired with grilled veggies, rice pilaf, or these healthy mashed sweet potatoes.

Dad will love our BBQ Brisket recipe with our honey BBQ sauce. Even though store-bought BBQ sauce is sometimes easier, creating this sauce from scratch adds that special extra touch for dad.

Last, for the main course, this beef tenderloin steak with mushroom sauce may be the best dinner for the meat-lover carnivore dad this Father’s Day, but remember that veggies are just as important too!

Don’t forget about the sides!

Since it’s the best time of the year for produce, have at it. The asparagus, bok choy, carrots, all that is coming in from the farm. This is when veggies are freshest. This sweet and spicy Asparagus Carrot Stir-Fry has Thai roots and is deliciously simple to make! These sides could make the meal for vegetarian dads.

Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

These grilled heirloom carrots make an excellent side dish to add color and brighten any meal. The dressing is versatile and can be added to any vegetable that can be grilled, such as corn, asparagus, and onions.

Our Grilled Vegetables make a perfect side to any meal. Made with our honey balsamic dressing, they brighten up any meal. And they’re pretty darn yummy, too!

For Dad’s Sweet Tooth

Grilled peaches are an easy dessert for any summer meal while the grill is still hot. So simple! Cut the peaches in half, wipe them with a bit of olive oil, so they don’t stick, start face up and drizzle the inside of the peach with honey, and grill both sides. Serve with greek yogurt and Eastern Shore Nut and Honey Nut Granola. The perfect ending to a perfect dinner for dad.

honey grilled peaches

If you cook up any of these great father’s day recipes, tag us on Instagram! We always love seeing what you’re up to.