Nothing says summer like cooking outdoors! To make the most of the grilling season, be sure to add fresh seasonal produce to your barbecue menu. Grilling intensifies the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables, adding a smoky charred flavour that’s irresistible. Check out our list of the best grilled fruits and vegetables for the BBQ!
Grilled Corn and Ontario Nectarine Relish
Freshly grilled nectarines and corn add smoky flavour to this summery relish, which is sweetened with a bit of honey and lime juice.
Grilled Grape Crostini
Photo Credit: Yes to Yolks
Grilling grapes brings out their juiciness, which pairs nicely with the crusty bread and whipped cheese in this pretty appetizer.
Grilled Watermelon with Lime and Honey
This grilled watermelon changes from sweet to savoury with this mouth-watering Thai-inspired sauce!
Mexican Street Corn
Photo Credit: Lisa Bolton
A few tablespoons of mayonnaise, grated garlic and some chilli powder will transform corn on the cob into something truly spectacular.
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Pizza
Photo Credit: Real Food by Dad
Grilled pineapple chunks and apricot spread elevate this homemade Hawaiian-style pizza.
Grilled Balsamic Vegetables
Photo Credit: Canadian Living
This rustic grilled vegetable side dish is delicious at room temperature or hot off the grill.
Grilled Corn with Chipotle Cilantro Lime Butter
Photo Credit: The Viet Vegan
The herbed butter imparts extra smoky flavour with a pinch of chipotle pepper powder, which compliments the sweet grilled corn with salt, cilantro, a splash of lime juice.
Grilled Artichokes with Sumac Dressing
Photo Credit: The Gourmet Gourmand
Tender grilled artichokes are extra-delicious when paired with a flavourful garlic-sumac dressing.
Grilled Portabello, Pepper, and Goat Cheese Stack
Grilled Portobello mushrooms get some Italian flare in this recipe. The tartness of goat cheese paired with fresh basil brightens up the flavours in this impressive dish.
Grilled Heirloom Tomato Salad
This grilled heirloom tomato salad combines fresh basil and crumbled feta for a bright and refreshing dish.
Grilled Summer Cobb Salad
Photo Credit: What’s Gaby Cooking
This recipe puts a spin on the classic Cobb salad recipe by grilling the vegetables instead of serving them raw.
Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
Photo Credit: Foodess
Grilling strawberries brings out a sweet, jammy flavour that brings strawberry shortcake to a whole new level.
Grilled Banana Splits with Yogurt
Photo Credit: Reclaiming Yesterday
This grilled banana split is so healthy, you could eat it for breakfast instead of dessert! Greek yogurt, peanut butter and cinnamon makes a topping that’s so good, you won’t even think about ice cream.
Grilled Peaches with Whipped Cream and Almonds
Photo Credit: In Search Of Yummy-ness
Grilling peaches adds a deep caramelized sugar flavour, which pairs well with creamy whipped cream and crunchy almonds.
Grilled Kiwi with Coconut Whipped Cream
Photo Credit: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Grilled golden kiwis are topped with a decadent coconut whipped cream, creating a tropical treat that’s perfect for summer.