Essential Summer Barbecue Recipes

on May 21, 2015

Let's Get Grilling!

Spring is heating up, summer is on its way and it's high time for a barbecue. Here, we've compiled 11 diverse recipes varying from summertime salads to classic BBQ ribs. So turn up the easygoing tunes, invite some friends to gather around the grill, and enjoy a meal on the patio.

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Grilled Pineapple

If you haven't tried grilled pineapple yet, we suggest you drop everything you're doing, head to a local grocery store, pick up a pineapple and fire up your grill. It may not be a summertime classic, but this sweet appetizer (or topping) should be.

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Grilled Potato Dippers with a Trio of Sauces

Is there anything that potatoes can't do? Add this recipe to your arsenal of potato dishes as an ideal side to any cook out.

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Camille Styles

Watermelon and Haloumi Salad

Grilling doesn't have to be all about red meat mains and heavy sides. This light salad features grilled chicken with sweet watermelon and tangy haloumi-a perfect way to grill on the light side.

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BBQ Ribs

What would a BBQ roundup be without classic BBQ ribs? Pull out the paper napkins and make sure to sit outside for this tender, savory, meaty meal.

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Peach BBQ Chicken Burger

This grilled barbecue chicken burger studded with peaches includes a lightened up barbecue sauce in order to keep you slim for summer.

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Korean Grilled Beef

Meat was made for the grill. Try this Korean marinade and get a break from your typical grilled beef-you won't be disappointed.

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Grilled Artichokes

If you've only experienced artichokes in salads or dips, it's high time you try one from the grill.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Gingered Jezebel Sauce

Pair pork tenderloin with sweet and tangy jezebel sauce and there's no going back. This too-good-to-be-true grilling recipe is perfect for a meal out on the porch.

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

No meat? No problem. This recipe is easy, unique and a supremely satisfying way to get veggies in. Even better, it's a healthy option that won't damage your waistline.

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National Chicken Council

Chicken Wings with Grilled Ginger Plum Coulis

Chicken wings are a go-to cookout dish. These ones, however, are not your everyday deep-fried wings-they are paired with a sultry ginger plum sauce.

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Charcoal Grilled Shrimp

This seafood dish is tangy, light and full of citrus flavors to balance the smokey grill taste.

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