Summer is the perfect time for outdoor barbecues with friends and family. If you've been keeping an eye out for some new grilling ideas, look no further. You just might be surprised at some of the amazing meals you can cook on the grill. Here are 9 of our favorite recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts:
Grilled Romaine with Avocado Dressing -- Summer is the perfect time for anything avocado, but eventually you may want to stray from the typical guacamole and chips. This appetizer takes the avocado into a dressing and is a fun way to change things up. (RECIPE)
Grilled Vegetable Appetizer -- Pair this with some grilled ciabatta bread slices and you have the perfect starter to any meal. This dish also makes a great late-night snack for patio gatherings. (RECIPE)
Grilled Corn Salsa -- This salsa incorporates some of the best fresh summer ingredients and makes grilled corn the star of the show. Great with tortilla chips, or served over grilled chicken or steak. (RECIPE)
Burger with Caramelized Onion Blue Cheese Spread -- Looking for a way to jazz up your everyday burger? This caramelized onion blue cheese spread paired with bacon is the perfect way to make a restaurant-quality burger at home. Your guests will definitely ask you for the recipe on this one. (RECIPE)
Lemon Ginger Grilled Chicken -- Everyone needs a good go-to grilled chicken recipe for summer, and this one packs a punch of unexpected flavor your friends and family will love. Pairs well with any vegetable on the side, or slice it up and add to your favorite summer salad. (RECIPE)
Apple Butter Barbecued Shrimp -- This one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and is incredibly easy to prepare. Serve as an appetizer to get everyone's attention, or as an entree with rice pilaf and grilled corn on the cob. (RECIPE)
Grilled Sirloin and Peach Skewers -- Summer is the perfect time to incorporate peaches into your recipes, and these sirloin skewers are no exception. Perfect finger food for an outdoor gathering! (RECIPE)
Grilled Peaches with Raspberry-Infused Yogurt -- Keeping up with the peach trend, this dessert is light but full of refreshing summer flavors. (RECIPE)
Grilled Poundcake with Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream -- Possibly the most unexpected of the list, this grilled poundcake is a surprise everyone will be happy about. Paired with chocolate sauce and whipped cream for that rich dessert quality, but still light enough for summer. (RECIPE)
We hope these recipes will help to get your creativity in drive for this summer's grilling season! For more grilling recipes, check out Viking Range, LG, and Wolf's websites. If you're still putting the pieces of your dream outdoor space together, browse through the Outdoor Cooking section of our website.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out our "Outdoor Spaces" board on Pinterest.