Published on May 27, 2017

We’re kicking off the unofficial start of summer with mouthwatering dishes you can make outside. Take a look!

Grilled Watermelon and Donut Peach Salad with Balsamic Reduction

With a rich balsamic drizzle and array of fresh summer veggies, this flavor-packed take on grilled watermelon is about to become an instant summer favorite. 
 
Get the recipe on Brooklyn Supper
 

Grilled Romaine Hearts 

Summer salad comes with a smokey twist in this clever recipe, which only features a handful of easy ingredients and a little sprinkle of cheese. 
 
Get the recipe on Heartbeet Kitchen.
 

BBQ Short Rib

We can’t wait to sink our teeth into these loaded short rib dogs, garnished with a generous dose of a spicy Korean chili slaw and a sweet peach relish.

Get the recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

Jalapeno Poppers

Add a little kick to your outdoor fete with these bacon-wrapped jalapeños stuffed with shrimp.

Get the recipe on Spiced.

Steak Tacos

Taco Tuesday comes with a summer vibe with this savory combo of grilled steak and cilantro chimichurri.

Get the recipe on Feasting At Home.

Calamari

Calling all seafood lovers! These lime-drenched calamari sticks are best devoured at casual beachfront gatherings with an ice-cold cocktail.

Get the recipe on Steamy Kitchen.

Watermelon Grilled Cheese Pizza

Grilled watermelon comes topped with a mouthwatering layer of grilled cheese, resulting in one dynamically flavorful take on pizza. 

 

Get the recipe on Cook Republic.
 

Coconut Honey Lime Chicken Skewers

The best part of a backyard barbecue? Easy to eat dishes, fresh off the grill. This tangy combo has just the right touch of salty and sweet.

Get the recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

Sweet Potatoes

Skip the french fries and opt for this healthy alternative. Top the dish off with a pancetta and sage vinaigrette for extra zest.

Get the recipe on Cookin’ Canuck.

Grilled Peaches and Cream

Top off this grilled treat with fresh summer berries and a dollop of whipped coconut cream. 

Get the recipe on The Foodie Affair.

Shrimp-Boil Kebabs

A mouthwatering lineup featuring corn, sausage, shrimp, and potatoes. These easy skewers are sure to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.

Get the recipe on Bev Cooks.

Sesame Asparagus Rafts

Slightly charred and garnished to perfection, these last-minute “rafts” are a BBQ must!

Get the recipe on BBC.

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