1. Grilled Guacamole

No summer barbecue is complete without guacamole. The secret to our recipe is lightly grilling the avocado, which gets smoky without melting on the grill. Sweet red onion, tart lime juice and hot sauce give this recipe some serious heat. Serve it with a pile of crispy tortilla chips.

Learn how to slice an avocado like a pro with our video: How to Cut an Avocado.


2. Grilled Bread & Tomato Salad

Toast is one thing, but a grilled ciabatta baguette brushed with olive oil and garlic takes it to another level. Cut grilled bread into generous chunks and toss with juicy tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and freshly torn basil. This will become your go-to summer salad.


3. Grilled Asparagus with Sesame Vinaigrette

Equal parts tender, crisp and smoky, this dish is an undeniable crowd-pleaser. Ready in less than 10 minutes, it’s a host’s best friend. Try serving it as a casual appetizer.


4. Tequila Lime Pork with Peppers & Onions

A great way to feed a crowd, these cumin and coriander-spiced pork tenderloins get a kick of heat from Tequila Lime Habanero Barbecue Sauce and are served with tortillas.


5. Herb-Rubbed Steak with Pepper & Arugula Relish

A barbecue without steak is like a summer without sunshine. Keep it simple with an herb rub and cook it to your guests’ preferences.

Watch and learn How to Grill Certified Mouth-Watering Steaks.


6. Maple Plank Pork Tenderloin with Honey Dijon

With only four ingredients and 40 minutes on the grill, this pork tenderloin recipe is impressive enough to serve for a weekend barbecue bash, but simple enough to pull off on a hectic weeknight.


7. Grilled Peaches & Planked Salmon

Fresh and juicy peaches are another sure sign of warmer weather. Grilling them helps caramelize their natural sugar and deepens their flavour.

Watch our video on How to Pit & Peel a Peach to make meal prep a breeze.


8. Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Leaving the shells on these extra large black tiger shrimp locks in the shrimp’s flavour and keeps the flesh tender and succulent. This bold sauce can be prepped up to three days in advance (and it tastes even better when it is) and needs to be refrigerated until ready to use. Seafood novices can watch our video on How to Grill Shrimp before diving into this recipe.


9. Barbecued Peach & Blueberry Streusel

Dessert on the barbecue? Yes please! This recipe calls for a cast-iron pan, but if you don’t have one, use two rectangular disposable aluminum pans stacked one inside the other to prevent the bottom from burning.


10. Family-Style Grilled Pancake

Equally at home for breakfast or dessert, this pancake is grilled up in a cast-iron skillet. Our favourite part? This pancake’s crunchy, honeyed pecan edges!