Now that it’s the end of July, chances are you have either hosted or attended a few outdoor barbecues and parties this summer. Firing up the grill is always a good idea at a summer barbecue, but the typical grill food can get boring after awhile. Today, Arin is sharing 11 recipes that will elevate your next barbecue or party and prove that when it comes to grilling, the options are endless!
It’s time to get fired up! Celebrate the warm summer nights with a delicious collection of easy grilling recipes. Believe it or not, basically everything and anything you can think of can be cooked on the grill. While hotdogs/hamburgers are the anthem of summer, we’re digging a little deeper to find you the best of the grilling best. Whether you’re in the mood for salad, fruits/veggies or meats, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget about dessert!
Grilled Watermelon with Smoked Salt and Jalapeño Rings: Want to ‘wow’ your friends/family? Throw some watermelon on the grill and it will be ready in less than three minutes. We love the unexpected twist of jalapeño and smoked slat. Hot and smoky on the outside, but cool and refreshing on the inside. Seconds, please!
Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa: Is this real life? Shout out to my fellow cheese lovers—it’s about to go down! Warm, gooey melted brie on the grill? It only takes 10 minutes to make, and the blackberries are the slam dunk to the ultimate summer soirée.
Himalayan Salt Block ($34.95)
Campfire Grilled S’more Calzones: I’m not sure where to begin on this one. It’s the ultimate s’more creation and I can hardly handle myself. We’re talking grilled calzones that have all the fixins. Bonus: They only take 10 minutes to make and you’ll sure to be the talk of the town!
Grilled Salsa Roja: Who knew that salsa could be prepared on the grill? Such an unexpected twist to the grilling game! A touch of sweetness and smoky—it goes well with quesadillas and pork. Yum!
Whole Corn: A summer classic that deserves to be celebrated, always. I love the idea of serving it with charred spring onion and sesame-chile butter. Cheers!
Grilled Caprese Skewers: Crispy perfection. Take the classics, throw them on a stick and enjoy with plenty of olive oil! I cannot wait to make this for my next barbecue—pure deliciousness!
Charred Corn with Rosemary Grilled Pizza: This takes me back to my college days—did anyone else grill pizzas at their tailgate? I’m a huge fan of this veggie pizza for so many reasons. Sweet corn, fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola and rosemary make this recipe a home run for date night in.
Grilled Pineapple Sundaes: Say ‘hello’ to my new BFF! Grilled pineapple, vanilla ice cream, caramel and coconut? So delicious!
Grilled Caesar Buffalo Chicken Salad: Who would have thought you could grill romaine? Certainly not me! For my fellow greenless eaters—this will definitely help! I love this fun twist for a healthy night in. Enjoy!
BBQ Grab and Grill Basket ($23.96)
Salsa Verde Burgers with Fontina Watermelon and Basil: I had to add a classic in the mix! Who isn’t down for a burger on a hot summer night? It’s the perfect combination of hot/cool with complements from a creamy avocado salsa. Fiesta time!
Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce: This recipe will ensure that the chicken stays juicy despite any of our own failings! If you’re a fellow sauce-lover like me, you’re in for a real treat. Yum!