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Winning Summer Recipes with Pork Rinds

Summer with Pork Rinds

Summer is in full swing, which means that picnics, pool parties, and backyard cookouts are aplenty! Aside from spending time with family and friends, what’s the most important part of any summertime gathering? The food, of course! From throwing fruit on the grill to using Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rinds as a crunchy topping, we’ve come up with some great ways to reinvigorate your summer menu and impress your family and friends at every gathering!

Cilantro Avocado Dressing

Salads have long been a picnic table staple. While there are the classics like potato salad and coleslaw, we like to think outside the box. Our Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing adds a fresh southwestern twist to any salad. While it’s great to put on your favorite leafy greens topped with Southern Recipe Small Batch Krutones®, you can also use it as a substitute for mayonnaise in any of your classic salads. It’ll add a kick of flavor that will have everyone asking for the recipe!

Fresh fruit is synonymous with summertime. While cantaloupe is always a delicious and nutritious treat, our Cantaloupe Pork Rind Crumble elevates this sweet summer delight. The blend of Southern Recipe Small Batch Pineapple & Ancho Chili pork rinds, bacon, pecans, and brown sugar, create a sweet and savory mix of flavors. This recipe is a must-have at every summer gathering.

The real star of the summer is watermelon! Many love to eat it just by the slice, but did you know that watermelon tastes even better when you put it on the grill? The grill caramelizes the natural sugars found in watermelon and develops a whole new level of sweetness. Once you’ve grilled your watermelon, try using it to make our Charred Watermelon Salad! With the addition of Southern Recipe Small Batch Spicy Dill Pork Rinds, shishito peppers, cilantro, and lime, every bite is a genuine taste of summertime. And if spicy is a bit dicey for you, try using a more mild pepper like poblanos!

Feeling even more adventurous? Try these summer 2023 food trends from FoodBloggerPro. Who knows, with popular summer flavors like picked veggies, you might just pick up a new hobby along the way!



  • 3 Tbsp. Lime juice

  • 1 Avocado, pitted

  • 1 bunch fresh Cilantro

  • 6 Tbsp. Avocado oil

  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced

  • 1/2 Jalapeño, diced

  • 1 tsp. Salt

  • Southern Recipe Small Batch Krutones®


  1. In a large food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the Southern Recipe Small Batch Krutones®.

  2. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.

  3. Add to your favorite salad and top with Southern Recipe Small Batch Krutones®. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds, Pineapple & Ancho Chili, finely crushed

  • 3 slices Bacon, cooked and diced

  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp. Brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1 Cantaloupe, cut into pieces

  • Mint, for garnish


  1. In a skillet, using 1 tablespoon of bacon fat or olive oil, add the garlic and cook for a minute.

  2. Next, stir in the pecans and cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the cooked bacon, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Stir to combine.

  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of pork rinds and stir to combine.

  5. Place the cantaloupe pieces on a platter and garnish with the crumble, pork rinds and mint.


  • 4 oz Southern Recipe Small Batch Spicy Dill Pork Rinds

  • 12 Shishito peppers

  • 2 cups Seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, charred and quartered into 1 inch cubes (1 cup)

  • 1⁄4 Cilantro leaves, bunch

  • 3 Tbsp. Lime juice

  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1⁄4 tsp. Red pepper flakes

  • Honey for drizzling


  1. To char the tomatoes, first cut them in half lengthwise and place flat side down on a hot griddle or cast iron sauté pan that has been rubbed with a touch of oil and wiped clean with a paper towel so it's black and shiny.

  2. Let the tomatoes char on one side, about 6 to 8 minutes. You want to keep some of the tomatoes' raw texture but flavored with caramelized smokiness.

  3. Pull from the griddle and cool before dicing.

  4. Next add the Shishito peppers to the hot pan or griddle, blistering the skin.

  5. Mix the peppers, diced tomatoes, watermelon to a mixing bowl and dress the salad with lime juice, honey, red pepper flake & salt.

  6. Just before serving add the cilantro and a handful of Southern Recipe Small Batch Spicy Dill pork rinds.


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