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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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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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.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Potato Dippers
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.
Get the Recipe: Watermelon and Haloumi Salad
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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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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Meat was made for the grill. Try this Korean marinade and get a break from your typical grilled beef-you won't be disappointed.
Get the Recipe: Korean Grilled Beef
If you've only experienced artichokes in salads or dips, it's high time you try one from the grill.
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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.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin
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.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches
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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.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Wings with Grilled Ginger Plum Coulis
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This seafood dish is tangy, light and full of citrus flavors to balance the smokey grill taste.
Get the Recipe: Charcoal Grilled Shrimp
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