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Best Fruits and Veggies for the Grill

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

Grilled Corn and Nectarine Relish | Produce Made Simple

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

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

Grilled Spicy Watermelon

This grilled watermelon changes from sweet to savoury with this mouth-watering Thai-inspired sauce!

Mexican Street Corn

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

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Pizza — Real Food by Dad

Photo Credit: Real Food by Dad

Grilled pineapple chunks and apricot spread elevate this homemade Hawaiian-style pizza.

Grilled Balsamic Vegetables

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

Grilled Corn and 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

Grilled Artichokes

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

Portobello 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

Grilled Heirloom Salad

This grilled heirloom tomato salad combines fresh basil and crumbled feta for a bright and refreshing dish.

Grilled Summer Cobb Salad

Grilled Romaine 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

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

Peanut Butter Yogurt Grilled Banana Split

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

Grilled Peaches with Whipped Cream and Toasted 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

Grilled Kiwis 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.

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