It’s summer and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and make some amazing barbeque favorites. With the beautiful warm weather, it’s the perfect time to entertain friends and wow them with some new dishes. While the corn on the cob, rib racks and grilled chicken are barbeque staples, there are so many things you can create on the grill. To spice up your backyard parties and outdoor kickbacks, try these 12 grilling recipes perfect for this summer.
This easy and quick recipe is both delicious and hand-held, making it great for mixing and mingling at a summer soiree. Succulent shrimp combined with lemon zest and tomatoes will be your new favorite dish.
This recipe calls for purple asparagus—or any color is fine—tossed in oil, salt and pepper. Grilling this vegetable brings out the flavor and color in tasty way.
What’s not to love about Italian sausage, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese on pita bread? This is olive-oil-drizzled flatbread is grilled to perfection right on the grill.
Deliciously seasoned squash is sliced thickly and tossed with olive oil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper before throwing on the grill. This dish works great as a meat replacement for vegans or vegetarians, or as just a side dish to any meat entrée.
A spin on classic cookout fare, this recipe combines the deliciousness of surf and turf, featuring salt-brined grilled chicken glazed with oyster barbeque sauce.
Coated to perfection with a succulent teriyaki glaze, these skewers include mango, bell peppers, and sweet onions, seasoned with Sriracha and chili powder.
Tasty grilled wings tossed in lemon honey marinade and oregano, on a bed of whipped feta, is on the menu with this recipe that’s sure to become a backyard party hit.
Salmon steaks, tossed and grilled with a tangy and sweet coriander sauce, are sure to wow the taste buds of your cookout guests.
Is your mouthwatering already from just reading the title? This recipe is packed with surprise and flavor, and calls for corn on the cob seasoned with sugar and spice rub, grilled and then tossed in barbeque sauce and crushed chips or sesame seeds.
Picturing traditional potato salad with diced potatoes? Think again with this innovative take on potato salad, including sliced potato and lemon oregano dressing.
If you’ve never tried making food with cola, this summer is your chance. This recipe calls for cola as the base for the marinade to grill classic cookout ribs.
Wonderful as an appetizer or dessert, this dish includes tasty grilled pineapple wedges tossed in coconut flakes, and paired with lime and honey dip.