Summer is finally here, and that means the grilling recipe ideas are absolutely endless. Yes, it’s officially the start of dining al fresco with your family—which also means you’ll have to start planning which grilled food you want to serve for dinner, or to your guests if you're having a party. One look at these BBQ recipes and you'll want to start planning your next neighborhood potluck ASAP. Whether you're looking for easy ideas, new BBQ inspiration, or just general cookout food everyone will enjoy, each one of these best grilling recipes will please every palate—even the pickiest of eaters. Carnivores will especially love this list that features steaks, hot dogs, pork chops, and many more grilled meats. (But don’t worry, veggie lovers: There are plenty of vegetable dishes and summer salads you’ll enjoy too). And of course, you’ll have to pair all of these dishes with a summery cocktail and finish the meal off with a sweet treat. Summer doesn’t last forever, and unfortunately, neither does grilling season, so you’ll want to start whipping up these tasty plates as soon as you possibly can. Whether you’re preparing for Memorial Day weekend, the 4th of July, or Father’s Day—or just any day during the summer!—this roundup is filled with all the grilling recipes you'll need to make the day extra delicious.
Yee-haw! Every cowboy—and cowgirl—will be so excited to chow down on this rib eye dinner.
Use sweet or spicy Italian sausages to make this platter. Whichever you choose, they'll both be super tasty.
Made with yellow squash and zucchini, this nutritious side features the freshest produce of the season. It'll get everyone eating, and also enjoying, their vegetables.
Warning: These crispy bites won't last long. No one can resist this fried finger food—especially with a buttermilk ranch dipping sauce.
Hot diggity dog! All you need for this complete meal is a grill, a cast iron skillet, and a mere 30 minutes.
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Forget those bland patty recipes and give this flavorful recipe a try. It might just be the best burger you've ever eaten.
Top off your hot dogs with this bright slaw. Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar give the recipe a little zing.
If you're not familiar with Peppadew peppers, once you try this salad, you'll love the flavor. They're pickled peppers that come in mild, hot, and sweet varieties.
What makes grilled meats even better? A grilled topping, of course.
Feta cheese adds a cool, creamy bite to this bowl. You'll be savoring every bit of this refreshing mix.
One bite of these tasty tacos and you'll be transported to paradise. Make sure to finish off each plate with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.
This blogger calls her bowl the "ultimate summer meal." The homemade avocado-mango salsa—loaded with red onion, red bell pepper, and cilantro—makes the dish unforgettable.
Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.
Strawberries aren't just for treats, though we always love a dessert bursting with berries. Top off this chicken with a mix of strawberries, jalapeños, and tomatoes for a burst of sweet and spicy notes in every single bite.
Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.
The key to serving an unbelievably juicy steak is letting it sit to let all the juices soak in. After you take the meat off the grill, wait at least five minutes before serving. You won't believe how the simple step makes each bite incredibly tender.
Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.
This blogger recommends soaking your cedar plank for two-to-four hours before placing it on the grill. This will ensure your salmon gets all the delicious "sweet, tangy, and spicy" flavors.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
It takes just 30 minutes—including marinating and grilling time—to whip up these kebabs. Serve these skewers solo or combine with a Greek salad, pita bread, and hummus for a complete Mediterranean meal.
Get the recipe at Saving Dessert.
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give this Southwest salad a subtly smoky flavor. Combined with sweet corn, black beans, and avocado, this grilling idea will make you forget about your favorite Mexican joint.
Get the recipe at The Recipe Critic.
The combination of juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a balsamic glaze makes this simply grilled chicken a mouthwatering recipe. Finish off each breast with a sprinkle of basil for an extra hint of freshness.
Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.
A homemade teriyaki sauce truly takes these wraps to the next level. You won't be caught buying store-bought sauce ever again!
Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.
Finished off with a Dijon mustard-based dressing, this grilling idea is seriously addictive. It pairs will with chicken, steak, seafood—just about everything.
Get the recipe at Heavenly Oven.
Some say the best way to cook a salmon dinner is with a cedar plank. We couldn't agree more!
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Everything tastes better with a little charcoal flavor, including salad.
Kebabs are a grill season staple—and these colorful veggie skewers are the best of the best.
Pair your dog with one of these delicious toppings, including spicy chiles and tangy pickled onions.
Skip your routine pork chops dinner and try this boozy BBQ version instead.
Sriracha packs plenty of heat, but the honey keeps the chicken just a little bit sweet.
Get the recipe at Joyful Healthy Eats.
Trust us—once you grill this classic barbecue side dish, you'll never make it in the oven again.
Get the recipe at Whole and Heavenly Oven.
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