delicious summer recipes for backyard bbq’s

Summer is the best time of year. Long days spent playing in the sun and evenings spent gazing at the stars from front porches or campsites. It’s magical! But a quintessential Canadian summer day is not complete until someone fires up the grill. To amp up your summer barbecue game, here are 7 awesome recipes from the folks at President’s Choice.

Canada Day Burgers with Thousand Island Sauce


Take a maple leaf shaped burger, put it on a Montreal Steak Spice spiked bun and slather with patriotic red Thousand Island dressing. This is one Canadian burger! But it’s not just for July 1st — enjoy this burger all summer long to truly celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Get the recipe.

Green Goddess Pasta Salad with Crispy Prosciutto


Golden beets are an unexpectedly awesome addition to this fast and fresh pasta salad. Pre-cooked beets means this tasty BBQ side dish can be whipped up in under 20 minutes! Get the recipe.

Grilled Chicken Bacon Flatbread Pizza


Take pizza night to new heights with this elevated twist on a classic comfort food. Crisp bacon is the ultimate addition. Get the recipe.

Vietnamese Shrimp Burgers with Quick Pickles


Sweet and juicy, these shrimp burgers pack a punch thanks to the addition of quick-pickled veggies. Make this meal even lighter by skipping the bun and serving the burgers on lettuce leaves. Get the recipe.

Radler Battered Fish with Mustard Dill Sauce


The bubbles in radler give haddock a crisp, airy coating when added to the batter, and the beer’s delicate citrusy flavour won’t overpower the mild fish. Get the recipe.

Maple Pecan S’mores Dip


No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all of the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire-pit treat – no flames needed! Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers, or achieve sweet-and-salty Nirvana and enjoy with potato chips. Get the recipe. 

Moose Ear Doughnuts with Maple Glaze


Cold-brew coffee perks up these mini versions of the classic Canadian stretched doughnuts. For maximum impact, stir the addictively smooth brew right into the batter, then brushed it on the doughnuts as a glaze for a bold finishing touch. Get the recipe.

Happy summer barbecuing!

By: Michele Hughes

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