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30 Best BBQ Recipes for Summer

Summer is all about grilling your food and spending time outside in the sun.  

Fire up your barbecue and start making some great recipes with some of these best BBQ recipes that I have found for you guys to check out!  

Whether you’re into chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables, there’s something for everyone.  

Having a BBQ is a great excuse to hang out with your friends and enjoy good food and company.

30 Best BBQ Recipes for Summer by A Blissful Nest

30 Best BBQ Recipes for Summer:

Can you believe these ribs were marinated in Coca-Cola soda?!

It gives is an even juicy consistency your guests will love.

It’s no doubt that Coca-Cola can make a great sauce for ribs!

Grandpa's Coca Cola RibsGrandpa’s Coca Cola Ribs }

These steak rolls look like they came from a high-end restaurant, but are so easy to make!

With just a few ingredients like Balsalmic for a glaze sauce and sliced veggies for the roll, steak never looked so delicious, and what a great summer BBQ recipe!

Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls{ Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls }

Marinating your ribeye and veggies give it a great flavor when you grill them!

Stubb’s is one of my favorite marinades to use and I love that she added a little brown sugar to give it some sweetness.

This recipe even calls for using it on the vegetables and I can just imagine how delicious it is!

Easy Marinated Rib Eye and VegetablesEasy Marinated Rib Eye and vegetables }

Did you know that you can make a rub with coffee?  Try it!

This recipe is great on pork chops, rack of lamb, and salmon according to the author of the recipe.

Paired with some delicious roasted vegetables, you have the perfect summer dinner.

Coffee and Brown Sugar Crusted Skirt Steak{ Coffee and Brown Sugar Crusted Skirt Steak }

A London broil is a great way to feed many people!

I love the cooking tips that make this tender and juicy and cooks fast.

This marinade includes soy sauce, garlic, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.

Grilled London Broil{ Grilled London Broil }

This delicious recipe is made with rosemary steak and potatoes.  

Simple, but lots of flavors with this BBQ recipe.

Anything made with skewers is a fan favorite in our house!

Rosemary Steak SkewersRosemary Steak Skewers }

I really think this Spicy Watermelon Salsa is the star of this plate!  

Adding a little sweet with the watermelon and pairing it with some spice in the ginger and Worchester sauce makes for a fresh summer-inspired recipe.

Make this ahead of time since it needs to sit in the marinade for 5 hours.

Sweet Ginger Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy WatermelonSweet Ginger Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy Watermelon Salsa }

Filet Mignon and Caprese with a balsamic glaze?  Oh heaven.

Using simple seasonings and leaving all the flavor to the toppings really makes this recipe extra special.

I imagine pairing this with oven-roasted asparagus for a yummy combination.

Caprese Grilled Filet Migon{ Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon }

Skewer recipes are the best because they are so easy to make. 

Sausage can be cut up and skewered before grilling, along with adding your favorite vegetables.

Use just a little olive oil and seasoning for a fresh summer dinner recipe.

Veggie and Sausage Shish Kabobs{ Veggie and Sausage Shish Kabobs }

This marinade makes the most delicious chicken breasts!

I love the mix of brown sugar and garlic with this marinade mix.

This one needs to sit for a bit so plan ahead. 

Best Grilled Chicken Recipe{ Best Grilled Chicken Recipe }

Beer isn’t just for drinking these days!

Honey and beer make a fantastic marinade.

This one includes dijon mustard and soy sauce so you know it will be rich in flavor!

Honey Beer Glazed BBQ Chicken{ Honey and Beer Glazed BBQ Chicken }

The secrets in the sauce!

I can’t decide which would be better, the marinated chicken or the greek dill sauce.

I love the mix of fresh dill, clove, and lemon. 

This is the perfect summer recipe to cook for friends. 

Mediterranean-Grilled-Chicken-with Dill Greek Yogurt SauceMediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce }

Beer can chicken is relatively simple to make.

The key is to BBQ the chicken on the beer can. 

Your husband will love making this one!

Beer Can Chicken{ Beer Can Chicken }

I always think of apples as the best pairing with pork chops, don’t you?!

These were basted in an apple cider glaze for a unique glaze.

The perfect sweet and savory mix!

Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops{ Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops }

Give those pork chops a bold flavor with maple syrup and dijon mustard!

The secret to this recipe is brining the meat first. 

It makes for truly juicy meat.

Grilled Maple Dijon Pork Chops{ Grilled Maple Dijon Pork Chops }

Grilled salmon is always good, but top it off with avocado salsa and you’ll be wanting more.

This BBQ recipe is Whole 30 approved, so you can stay on your diet!

If you love avocados then this one is for you!

Grilled salmon with Avocado Salsa { Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa }

If grilling your salmon on a cedar plank is your thing, then try covering it with a dijon mustard and brown sugar mix.

The cedar plank gives the salmon a rich woodsy taste that will make your mouth water!

Cedar Plank SalmonCedar Plank Salmon }

No reason you can’t use a jerk seasoning on shrimp.  

Pineapple cuts through the spiciness and adds some sweetness to the shrimp.

Serve with some white rice and fruit salad for the perfect summer BBQ.

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and PineappleGrilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple }

Garlic pairs perfectly with Shrimp so if you are a garlic fan then this one is for you.

The Mediterranean sauce looks so delicious and the author suggests pairing this with rice.

Use fresh cilantro from your garden to sprinkle on top!

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Cilantro Sauce{ Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Cilantro Sauce }

The sauce for these BBQ shrimp sounds amazing!

Paprika mixed with cayenne pepper, dijon mustard, lemon, and a few other special ingredients makes this sauce packed with a punch.

Serve with a slice of lemon for a zesty flare!

BBQ Shrimp{ BBQ Shrimp }

Don’t think that pizzas are just made for the oven.

Whatever kind of pizza you like, you can cook it on a grill!

This recipe will give that special smokey flavor to your pizza.

Grilled PizzaGrilled Pizzas }

Grill all your veggies and make a delicious summer salad!

Use herb-infused oils to add amazing flavor to your veggies before for you grill them.

Then combine them with fresh tomatoes, basil, and blue cheese for a delicious summer salad.

Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad { Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad }

Grilled zucchini is delicious, but check out the recipe for the yummy lemon salt!

The lemon zest and juice mixed with the salt sounds amazing.

Pair this with chicken or fish for a summer feast!

Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt{ Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt }

Yes, you can grill a salad!  

The lettuce stays crisp and gets a smokey char taste from the grill.

I’m loving the corn avocado salsa for the top though. Sounds like the perfect light fresh salad to serve at your BBQ.

Grilled-Romaine-Salad with Corn and Avocado { Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn and Avocado }

Corn is a favorite veggie to grill for sure! 

But add some zing to it with cojita cheese and lime!

Such a mouthwatering combo!

Mexican Street CornMexican Street Corn }

Brussel Sprouts, you either love them or you don’t.  

Try them with some bacon and BBQ sauce and you might just change your mind.

The BBQ sauce really makes this dish delicious!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Brussel SproutsBBQ Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts }

Grilled mushrooms are so delicious!  

The mix of cayenne pepper, cloves, lemon, and balsamic vinegar sounds like such a savory sauce.

I can’t want to try out the sauce for these!

Grilled Mushroom Skewers{ Grilled Mushroom Skewers }

Bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows?  

Who can go wrong with that!

Especially if you don’t have an outdoor fireplace for summer smores then this is the recipe for you!


BBQ Banana Smores{ BBQ Banana S’mores }

Rum and pineapples then topped with Ice Cream!? Delish!

What a unique combo for a summer dessert idea.

I love the pineapple base but you could really do this on top of apples too.

Easy Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple{ Easy Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple }

Peaches are amazing when they are grilled!

Especially when they’re topped with this maple honey mascarpone sauce.

This would be such a delicious dessert recipe to serve at your next BBQ!

Grilled Peaches with Maple Honey Mascarpone CheeseGrilled Peaches with Maple Honey Mascarpone Cheese }

We hope you loved all these Best BBQ Recipes for summer and don’t miss these other summer lovin’ posts!

One Comment

  1. These look like great recipes for my next barbecue. I’m particularly excited about the grilled shrimp with garlic cilantro sauce. I like how it’s loaded with spices and herbs in the picture. That would be a great hit with my family at the next summer barbecue. Thanks for posting this!

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