Looking for recipe ideas for Canada Day? This Canada Day Menu includes ideas for main dishes, sides, desserts and more. Happy Canada Day, eh!
It’s time again for What’s For Dinner! Since it’s almost time to celebrate Canada Day, I thought it would be timely to post a dinner menu with a Canadian twist. Once you’ve got your Canada Day menu planned, there’s nothing left to do but put out a bag of ketchup chips to enjoy with all these tasty summer recipes!
Aside from the classic barbecue favourites like hot dogs and burgers, here are a few more ideas for the grill!
Lemon Maple Salmon
This Lemon Maple Salmon is ready in less than one hour. This versatile recipe can be made on a sheet pan, or in foil on the barbecue. What’s more Canadian than BC Salmon and maple syrup?!
All Dressed Lumberjack Burgers
These All Dressed Lumberjack Turkey Burgers are perfect for your next barbecue! A tender turkey (or beef) burger dressed with beer braised onions, cheddar cheese, bacon and a maple BBQ aioli. How Canadian.
Veggie and Sausage Shish Kabobs
If you’re looking for a meal idea that just screams SUMMER barbecue, then these Veggie and Sausage Shish Kabobs are it! Make them with your favourite vegetables and sausage for a dinner that everyone will love. These would be great for a Canada Day party because you can make a lot if you want!
The BEST Ribs
Ribs are always a great option for a Canada Day barbecue! And this really is the BEST Ribs recipe everrrrr! They’re made with a homemade 4-Ingredient Brown Sugar Spice Rub, slow baked for a few hours, then touched up on the grill. The result is THE most flavourful and tender ribs ever.
Don’t forget the side dishes! (they’re the best part!)
Potato Wedges for Poutine
Make a batch of these Air Fryer Potato Wedges and serve them with gravy and cheese curds for a fun and delicious take on poutine!
Easy Tomato Burrata Salad
This super delicious Easy Tomato Burrata Salad is a great recipe for summer! It’s kind of like a Caprese Salad, but with extra creaminess from using Burrata cheese. Also, it fits the red and white Canada Day theme with the tomatoes and cheese!
Side Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
This Green Salad with Maple Vinaigrette is SO good. It’s amazing with tender greens, nuts, goat cheese and fresh mango (or strawberries for a red and white Canada Day theme). Pairs perfectly with roasted salmon!
Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad
Is it even a Canadian barbecue without a macaroni salad?! This Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad is the perfect summer pasta salad. It’s loaded with peppers, celery, onions, chunks of cheddar cheese and elbow noodles, all covered in a tangy sour cream dressing. Simple, quick and so delicious!
Maple Cookie S’mores
Up your s’more game and make these Canada inspired Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores at your Canada Day bonfire!
Canada Day Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Canada Day Ice Cream Sandwiches are a simple and fun dessert idea for your holiday celebrations! Just 2 ingredients: store-bought ice cream sandwiches and red and white sprinkles. A fun and festive holiday dessert.
Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon
Take ordinary watermelon slices and turn them into these Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon pieces for Canada Day! Such a simple and fun way to serve this summer treat!
The Easiest Canada Day Cupcakes
No really, they are. Buy some cupcakes from your grocery store bakery, and dressed them up to make them fun and Canada themed. For these cupcakes I used small plastic toys of Canadian wildlife and placed one on each cupcake. Simple and oh-so-Canadian.
Maple Cream Tarts
These Maple Cream Tarts are a delicious dessert! With a creamy maple filling made with Quebec maple syrup, on a buttery and tender shortbread crust. So much yum…and so Canadian.
Classic Canadian Caesar
The Classic Canadian Caesar is one of Canada’s most loved drinks! Made with Clamato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and a blend of delicious spices. This Caesar is like a meal when it’s garnished with celery sticks, pepperoni sticks, pickles and a wedge of lime! So good.
I hope you found some tasty ideas for your own Canada Day menu! Happy Canada Day, eh!