Watermelon grilling recipe for summer.

20 Easy Grilling Recipes for a Summer Cookout

The summer is upon us, and it’s time to get your grill on. Overwhelmed with what to cook? Leave it to us – we’ve got you covered with 20 easy and delicious recipe ideas from appetizers, salads, drinks, dinner and dessert. Whether you’re hosting a cookout or attending a picnic, there’s something here for everyone! 

Appetizers & Snack Grilling Recipes for Summer 

Grilled corn recipe for summer

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Want to start off your next backyard cookout on the right foot? Why not cook up some delicious appetizers and snacks. The right appetizer sets the tone for what’s to come, so choose wisely! 

Salad Grilling Recipes for Summer  

Grilled salad recipe for summer

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Every summer cookout needs a refreshing sidekick like a salad. Since it’s summertime, try using salad ingredients at their peak this time of year. Whether it’s freshly picked from your garden or your local farmers’ market. 

Drink Recipes for Summer 

Drinks for summer.

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What’s your summer drink of choice? If you’re spending too much time in the sun, be sure to take a break and cool down with one of these thirst-quenching sumer drink recipes. 

Dinner Grilling Recipes for Summer  

Chicken kebabs as a grilling recipe for summer

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There’s nothing better than hearing: “It’s dinner time.” We’ve got just what you need for any occasion with these go-to recipes that will make any meal worth celebrating! 

Dessert Grilling Recipes for Summer 

Watermelon grilling recipe for summer.

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You made it to dessert! Bust out your favourite summer fruits and make one of these tasty desserts to close out a successful meal. 

We hope you’ve found at least one recipe to try this summer. Whether you’re looking for an appetizer, dinner, salad or dessert to serve at your next BBQ gathering, this list has got you covered. Or maybe you just want a refreshing drink on the patio with friends. Either way, these 20 recipes will be perfect for summertime entertaining, and they are sure to please everyone in attendance! 

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