6 Summer Grilling Ideas for Your Next Barbecue Party

The weather has heated up and what better time than now to get your grill on! Canadians love to grill – from veggies, steaks, fish and seafood, kebabs, pizza, burgers, and even desserts – the possibilities are endless.  Here are some of our favourite recipes for inspiration.

Appetizer

Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Skewers

Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Skewers | www.canolaeatwell.com

Get the party started with an appetizer that is sure to please all the meat lovers in the group. These sweet and savoury skewers are packed with flavours of fresh ginger, and sweet honey to balance out the hot Sriracha and hoisin sauce. Before grilling, make sure to lightly oil the grates with canola oil, because the sauce can cause the chicken to stick to the grill.

Grilled Pineapple Spinach Salad with Raspberry Basil Vinaigrette

Grilled Pineapple Spinach Salad with Raspberry Basil Vinaigrette | www.canolaeatwell.com

Refresh your palate with a salad filled with fresh ingredients. The sweet and delicious pineapple works perfectly on top of the hearty spinach and fruity raspberry vinaigrette. This salad is sure to remind you of all the summertime tastes.

Main

Guinness Beer Barbecue

Guinness Beer Barbecued Beef Roast

Beer and beef, what better combination could you ask for? Leave your guests wanting more with this show-stopping main dish! With only 4 hours needed to marinate, this main dish can be prepped in the morning and ready just in time for happy hour!

Fusion Grilled Salmon with Fruit Salsa

Spice up your grilled salmon with this fun summer twist! The ginger, garlic, and sriracha give it a kick, while the avocado and mango fruit salsa complements the flavours well. Remember to brush your grill with a little canola oil before placing the steaks to prevent the marinade from sticking.

White Bean Burgers with Not-So-Secret Sauce

White Bean Burgers w- Not-So-Secret Sauce | www.canolaeatwell.com

Mix it up on the grill this summer by trying these plant-based burgers! These bean burgers are hearty and protein-packed. If you want, the egg can be substituted for a “flax egg” by combining 1 Tbsp of flax + 2 Tbsp of water and let sit for 10 minutes.

Dessert

Chocolate and Grilled Pineapple Dessert Pizza

Chocolate and Grilled Pineapple Dessert Pizza | www.canolaeatwell.com

No barbecue is complete without a sweet dessert. Show off your grilling skills by making the dessert on the grill too! This dessert is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. But you’re not limited to just pineapple. Try different stone fruit like mango or nectarines—just make sure you grill them!

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