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What to Serve at Your Summer BBQ

We've put together a variety of recipes for an easy and healthy BBQ menu.

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Planked Shrimp

A must-add recipe to your BBQ menu! The woodsy aroma heightens the creaminess of the avocado and adds a layer of complexity to this spiced planked shrimp recipe.

Get the recipe: Planked Shrimp

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Grilled Sweet Corn

This Mexican-inspired dish is the perfect addition to your summer BBQ menu.

Get the recipe: Grilled Sweet Corn

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Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Once grilled, the shrimp and pineapple are easy to slide off skewers and into your wrap of choice. Serve with lime wedges and sliced avocado.

Get the recipe: Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

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Brazilian Barbecue Chicken

When hot temps hit, we crave this barbecue chicken recipe! The marinade is equally citrusy and garlicky and boasts mild heat.

Get the recipe: Brazilian Barbecue Chicken

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Spicy Berry Fruit Salad

Not too sweet and with a kick, this fruit salsa makes for a great chip dip.

Get the recipe: Spicy Berry Fruit Salad

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BBQ Pineapple-Coconut Kebabs

Lacquered with a fragrant sugar-and-spice coating, this pineapple-coconut kebab recipe turns tender and juicy when licked by the flames.

Get the recipe: BBQ Pineapple-Coconut Kebabs

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Cauli-Couscous Salad

Butter transforms humdrum couscous and its doppelgänger, cauli-couscous, into a tasteful side with jewel-like beets, juicy oranges and tangy goat cheese.

Get the recipe: Cauli-Couscous Salad

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“Everything Bagels” Dip

Inspired by Montreal bagels, this is a delicious spread for crackers and dip for vegetables.

Get the recipe: “Everything Bagels” Dip

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Cider Can Chicken

When stationed like a tripod between the two chicken legs, crisp apple cider delivers a sweet flavour and tender meat.

Get the recipe: Cider Can Chicken

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Moroccan Lamb Burger

Spiced lamb burgers are a delicious change from regular beef burgers, and the herbed feta topping makes these company-worthy.

Get the recipe: Moroccan Lamb Burger

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Watermelon Caprese Skewers

Basil and watermelon are a terrific pairing, and the saltiness of the feta and olives makes the melon taste even sweeter.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Caprese Skewers

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Hoisin Chicken Kebabs

This very simple marinade turns ordinary chicken into a delicious, sticky-sweet dinner in no time.

Get the recipe: Hoisin Chicken Kebabs

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Sumac-Spice Homemade Hummus

Sumac is a pungent, tangy spice available at Middle Eastern markets. If you can’t find it, substitute za’atar or even cumin.

Get the recipe: Sumac-Spice Homemade Hummus

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Black Bean and Quinoa Vegan Burgers

Enjoy this healthy meat-free burger created by holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy.

Get the recipe: Black Bean and Quinoa Vegan Burgers

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Peach Mango Caprese Salad

Peaches and honey were added to the classic Caprese salad for a sweet and tasty update for summer.

Get the recipe: Peach Mango Caprese Salad

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Roasted Cauliflower Dip

Serve with assorted raw veggies for a flavourful dip or with fresh baguette slices and crackers for a smooth spread.

Get the recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Dip

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Yogurt and Berry Terrine

This vibrant and fresh dessert can be made up to one week ahead of time. To do so, simply overwrap the terrine in a loaf pan with heavy-duty foil or slip it into a large resealable plastic bag and freeze.

Get the recipe: Yogurt and Berry Terrine

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Watermelon Pie

Just three ingredients are all you need to make this refreshing dessert. Add it to your summer BBQ menu for an and-of-the-evening cooldown!

Get the recipe: Watermelon Pie

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