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55+ Summer BBQ Food Ideas!

55+ Summer BBQ Recipes

This is a delicious collection of 55+ Summer BBQ Food Ideas!  Everything from drinks and salads to appetizers, great burgers, desserts and more!  Enjoy!

One of the best things about summer is all the food!  There’s just something so great about cooking and eating in the great outdoors.  Burgers, salads, summery desserts and refreshing drinks…the best.  So because I love all the summer food so much, I put together a round up of some delicious recipes that you can make for your next BBQ.  I hope this list will help make your BBQ menu planning just a little easier!

55+ Summer BBQ Food Ideas

20+ Summer BBQ Food Ideas

Just click on the ideas you like, and you’ll be taken to the recipe. Enjoy!

Best Ever Beef Burgers


Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs

BBQ Meats


Chicken and Turkey


Macadamia Nut & Maple Roasted Salmon


Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Pasta Salads

Classic Potato Salad


Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Butter and Lime

BBQ Side Dishes

Watermelon on a stick!


Strawberry Sparkling Wine Slushie


Summer BBQ Food Ideas

For more inspiring ideas, make sure to Follow me on Pinterest!

Happy BBQing!

This post was originally published June 2013, but I updated it with many new BBQ recipe ideas!

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    June 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Happy Canada Day! I love celebrating Canada Day…it’s one of my favorite holidays!

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    My Kids Guide
    June 27, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    These all look like great ideas! I’m drooling over the Best Ever Hamburgers and the Zucchini & Tomato Skillet!

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    Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
    June 28, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Oh, what a great round up! I love the idea of sticks on watermelon wedges and that grilled pineapple with cinnamon sugar…yum! Happy July Long Weekend!

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    [email protected]
    June 28, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    What a great round up. Pinning this one too! Have a great weekend.

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    Kristen Campbell
    June 28, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    Happy Canada Day! Since I am actually in the US, this is very helpful for our Independence Day Celebration on July 4 – at which time I will have 8 out-of-town relatives in my home for the whole weekend 🙂 Thank you! Great ideas!

    Kristen from The Road to Domestication

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    June 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    What a great idea for a post! And best wishes to Alberta. My sister is there on slightly higher ground so she was ok, but she did have house guests for a while. I hope everyone manages to cheer themselves up a little with Stampede. ( #tgcbb)

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    June 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Now I am seriously hungry and have no need to go further that your post for my choices!

    Although I am on the East Coast , my heart and those of my neighbors are with all of you during these horrific times. WE ARE CANADIAN and that means strong and resilient!!! Hugs{{ }} Happy Canada Day….come Hell or High Water!!!

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    June 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Happy 1st Jo-Anna!! Great ideas for Monday!!!! Happy to be Canadian 🙂

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    Inspire Me Heather
    June 29, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Thank you for the recipes – perfect for weekend picnics! Have a great Canada Day long weekend – enjoy!!

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    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
    June 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Great picks, JoAnna! So many delicious-looking recipes! My heart goes out to Alberta as well…so tough. I’m visiting from I Heart Naptime–thanks so much for sharing.

    ~Abby =)

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    July 2, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Well thanks for that post, it’s not even 9am and I’m so hungry from looking at all those recipe pictures you posted lol! #9 look quite delish! It’s so sad about Alberta and the affected areas. I really hope they are getting the help they need in a timely manner.

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    July 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Must try those corn cakes.. we love BBQ daily during the summer though we’re having torrential rains Toronto now! Speedy recovery to our Alberta friends!

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      July 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      Hi! I saw what was happening in Toronto and could hardly believe it! What a crazy summer this has been for Canada! I hope you didn’t get flooded!

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    July 11, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    These recipes look amazing. I am going to try a few. Thanks for sharing it on Small Victories Sunday Link Up!

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