25 Essential BBQ Recipes from Rily

25 Essential BBQ Recipes from Rily

Summer is for everyone! Discover a diverse range of essential BBQ season recipes from Rily that cater to various dietary needs and preferences!

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Our family loves hosting, especially in the summer, and we recognize the importance of catering to everyone's dietary needs and preferences.

With friends and family members with various dietary requirements, I've always sought out recipes that can satisfy everyone. That's why I'm excited to share this collection of essential BBQ season recipes from Rily.

From refreshing drinks to crisp summer salads, delightful appetizers, and diverse mains, including vegan and pescetarian options, these recipes guarantee that everyone at our gatherings leaves with a full and happy belly.

With these essential BBQ recipes from Rily, creating a mouthwatering, gorgeous spread that caters to everyone has never been easier.

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Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

This vibrant dish features succulent grilled shrimp, sweet corn, juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and crisp romaine lettuce. Topped with a zesty lime dressing, Rily's Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad bursts with flavour in every bite. Perfect for hosting, most of the cooking can be done on the BBQ, making it a breeze to prepare. Catering to various dietary needs, it's a crowd-pleaser ready in under 30 minutes.

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Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad

Recipe by Carley Nadine

Get ready to impress your guests with Rily's Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad, the ultimate BBQ side dish bursting with fresh flavours! This salad features juicy chunks of watermelon, fragrant mint leaves, and tangy feta cheese, all tossed together in a zesty dressing made with lime juice and extra-virgin olive oil. With its vibrant colours and refreshing taste, this salad is a surefire crowd-pleaser that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and veggies. Easy to assemble and bursting with summery goodness, it's the ideal addition to any BBQ spread.

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Creamy Celery & Apple Salad

Creamy Celery & Apple Salad

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Enjoy the crispness of summer with this delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make dish! Rily's Creamy Celery & Apple Salad is a refreshing side perfect for outdoor gatherings. Crisp celery and tangy Granny Smith apple slices are tossed in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing, creating a delightful combination of textures and flavours. Enhanced with a hint of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and honey, the dressing adds a zesty kick to every bite. Finished with toasted walnuts for crunch and a generous sprinkle of fresh parsley and dill, this salad is an excellent addition to any BBQ spread.

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Grilled Halloumi, Corn & Nectarine Salad

Grilled Halloumi, Corn & Nectarine Salad

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

This Grilled Halloumi, Corn & Nectarine Salad from Rily is a delightful combination of sweet and savoury flavours. Fresh nectarine slices, charred corn kernels, and grilled halloumi cheese are tossed together in a tangy dressing made with extra-virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, raw honey, minced garlic, and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. This dynamic salad is a refreshing addition to any summer gathering, topped with thinly sliced red onion and fragrant basil leaves. Pair it with your favourite protein to create a satisfying meal perfect for outdoor entertaining.

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Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter is a flavour-packed side dish perfect for all of your outdoor gatherings! Salted butter is infused with the smoky heat of chipotle peppers, zesty lime zest, fragrant cilantro, and a hint of smoked paprika, creating a rich and flavourful chipotle compound butter. This buttery goodness is generously slathered over freshly grilled corn, imparting a deliciously spicy and savoury kick to every bite. Serve it alongside your favourite BBQ mains and enjoy the irresistible combination of charred sweetness and spicy heat. With its easy preparation and bold flavours, this dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any BBQ event.

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Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Impress your BBQ guests with Rily's stunning Grilled Watermelon Pizza! Thick slices of juicy watermelon are grilled and topped with a creamy blend of Greek yogurt and maple syrup. It's a refreshing and hydrating summer treat, layered with fresh peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds. With endless topping possibilities, these watermelon pizzas are customizable and perfect for any palate. Serve this at your next BBQ for a unique and unforgettable dining experience!

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Grilled Apricots with Prosciutto

Grilled Apricots with Prosciutto

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's Grilled Apricots with Prosciutto is an indulgent and delectable appetizer bursting with flavour! Halved apricots are grilled to perfection, then filled with creamy goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto. Drizzled with honey, sprinkled with flaky sea salt, and garnished with fresh basil, each bite offers a delightful balance of sweet, savoury, and tangy flavours. Nutrient-dense and perfect for sharing, these grilled apricots are sure to disappear fast at your next BBQ gathering.

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Grilled Leeks with Balsamic Glaze

Grilled Leeks with Balsamic Glaze

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Add a flavourful twist to your spread with Rily's Grilled Leeks with Balsamic Glaze! Seasoned with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper, these leeks are grilled to perfection, enhancing their natural sweetness and caramelized flavour. Drizzled with balsamic glaze for a tangy finish, they're a delicious and nutritious addition to any outdoor gathering. Plus, as a prebiotic food, leeks support gut health, making them an excellent choice for hosting a BBQ that's both tasty and good for you.

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Grilled Calamari

Grilled Calamari

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's Grilled Calamari is an impressively quick and easy dish that's perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings! Simply seasoned with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and dried oregano, these calamari tubes are grilled to tender perfection in less than 10 minutes. Whether served as an appetizer or over a fresh salad, this dish offers Mediterranean-inspired flavours and a good source of protein, making it a nutritious and delicious addition to any BBQ spread.

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Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Spice up your BBQ gathering with Rily's Spicy Guacamole, a quick and delicious snack that's great for outdoor hosting! Made with ripe avocados, jalapeño pepper, red onion, lime juice, and a sprinkle of sea salt and chilli flakes, this guacamole packs a flavourful punch. Loaded with minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats, avocados provide a satisfying and nutritious addition to any BBQ spread. Whether served with chips or as a topping for grilled meats, this guacamole is sure to be a hit with your guests.

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Miso Glazed Eggplant

Miso Glazed Eggplant

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Add a burst of flavour to your table with Rily's Miso Glazed Eggplant! Japanese eggplant is coated in a savoury glaze made from miso paste, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, and a hint of chilli flakes. Grilled to perfection and garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onion, this dish is a delicious addition to any outdoor gathering. Serve it as a side or turn it into a full meal by pairing it with rice and grilled tofu or fish. This dish will be a hit with its bold flavours and versatility.

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BBQ Greek Lamb Burgers

BBQ Greek Lamb Burgers

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Packed with Mediterranean flavours, Rily's BBQ Greek Lamb Burgers are perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings under the sun! Made with lean ground lamb, grated onion, fresh herbs, and aromatic spices, these burgers are bursting with flavour. They offer a delightful combination of textures and tastes and are topped off with creamy tzatziki, tangy feta cheese, crisp spring mix, red onion rings, and sliced cucumber. Plus, lamb is a nutrient-rich meat choice, providing essential vitamins and minerals that support overall health.

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Whole Grilled Branzino

Whole Grilled Branzino

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Treat your guests to a memorable meal with this Rily's Mediterranean-inspired Whole Grilled Branzino, a stunning and flavourful dish that's surprisingly simple to prepare! Branzino is seasoned with sliced garlic, olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper before being perfectly grilled. Topped with fresh parsley for a burst of colour and flavour, this dish is a showstopper at any outdoor gathering. Grilling the whole fish ensures moist and tender meat, making it a delicious and nutritious option for gluten-free, grain-free, and low-sugar diets.

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Chimichurri

Chimichurri

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Add a delightful burst of flavour to your BBQ with Rily's Chimichurri, a vibrant and versatile sauce perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings! Made with fresh parsley, minced garlic, dried oregano, chilli flakes, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil, and red wine vinegar, this chimichurri sauce is bursting with herby goodness. Drizzle it over grilled steak, fish, or chicken to elevate the flavours of your BBQ dishes. Plus, parsley is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, making this sauce delicious and nutritious.

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Chimichurri Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Chimichurri Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Recipe by Megan Horsley

Indulge in the flavours of Argentina with Rily's Chimichurri Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, a delightful dish perfect for your next BBQ gathering! This recipe features succulent shrimp marinated in a zesty chimichurri sauce made with garlic, red onion, chilli flakes, cilantro, parsley, red wine vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil. Skewered and grilled to perfection, the shrimp are served atop crisp Boston lettuce leaves and garnished with creamy avocado slices. With its fresh and vibrant flavours, this dish is a light and satisfying main or appetizer for a hot summer night.

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Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce

Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce

Recipe by Megan Horsley

Rily's Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce is a great homemade condiment that's excellent sauce for your summer grilling! This sauce is free from preservatives, packed with flavour, and made with wholesome ingredients like tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and maple syrup. With hints of smokiness from liquid smoke (optional) and a blend of spices, including garlic powder, onion powder, peppercorns, and Himalayan pink salt, it's the perfect accompaniment to your favourite grilled proteins.

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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sliders

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sliders

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sliders is a delicious and innovative dish perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings! These sliders are a flavorful alternative to traditional pulled pork, made with tender young jackfruit cooked in a savoury BBQ sauce. Topped with tangy red and green cabbage slaw tossed in lime juice and black pepper, they offer a refreshing contrast to the rich jackfruit filling. Served on gluten-free slider buns with sliced dill pickles, these sliders will be a hit with vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Plus, jackfruit is tasty, supports heart health, and helps fight inflammation, making it a nutritious addition to your BBQ spread.

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BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Chicken Wings

Recipe by Megan Horsley

Treat your guests to Rily's BBQ Chicken Wings for your next BBQ bash! These wings are a healthier twist on the classic favourite, as they're not fried or breaded. Using a simple dry brine method with baking powder and Himalayan salt, these wings come out crispy and flavorful straight from the grill. Packed with vitamins A, D, E, K, and iron, they're not just delicious but also nutritious. With a smothering of tangy BBQ sauce, they're sure to be a hit at any gathering!

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Thai Style Pork Ribs

Thai Style Pork Ribs

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Indulge in the bold flavours of Rily's Thai Style Pork Ribs! These succulent pork side ribs are seasoned with kosher salt and slow-cooked to perfection in a tantalizing blend of Thai-inspired ingredients. With a marinade featuring lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and a hint of Serrano pepper, these ribs burst with aromatic flavours. Finish them off on the grill for that irresistible char, and garnish with Thai basil and chopped peanuts for an authentic touch.

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Grilled Halloumi & Veggie Skewers

Grilled Halloumi & Veggie Skewers

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's Grilled Halloumi & Veggie Skewers are a flavourful and colourful dish that features a mouthwatering combination of fresh dill, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice, pine nuts, and extra-virgin olive oil, adding depth of flavour to every bite. Threaded with radishes, shallots, halloumi cheese, and marinated artichokes, these skewers are grilled to perfection, resulting in tender veggies and golden halloumi. Marinated artichokes add a delicious twist and are an excellent source of fibre.

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Jalapeño Cilantro Flank Steak

Jalapeño Cilantro Flank Steak

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Spice up your BBQ menu with Rily's Jalapeño Cilantro Flank Steak, a crowd-pleasing dish perfect for summer evenings! Marinated in a flavourful blend of olive oil, coconut aminos, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño , sea salt, and black pepper, this flank steak offers a balance of zesty and savoury flavours with a hint of heat. Versatile and meal prep-friendly, it can be served as a main dish with a salad or wrapped in a tortilla for a quick and delicious meal. Pair it with one of Rily's refreshing summer-inspired salads for a complete BBQ feast to impress your guests,

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Apple & Sage Turkey Burgers

Apple & Sage Turkey Burgers

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

These Apple & Sage Turkey Burgers from Rily offer a flavourful twist on a classic favourite. Made with ground turkey, shredded Honeycrisp apple, onion, dijon mustard, fresh sage, kosher salt, and black pepper, these burgers offer a delightful combination of sweet and savoury flavours. They're a delicious and satisfying option for guests with dietary restrictions, topped with melted cheddar cheese and served on toasted gluten-free buns. Add a handful of arugula for an extra burst of freshness, and enjoy a BBQ feast with a touch of some early Thanksgiving flair!

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Lamb Sliders with Smoked Cheddar

Lamb Sliders with Smoked Cheddar

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

These Lamb Sliders with Smoked Cheddar from Rily offer a rich and savoury flavour spin on classic sliders. Made with lean ground lamb seasoned with avocado oil, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, then topped with smoked cheddar cheese, these sliders are sure to impress. Served on mini buns with a bed of spring mix and red onion rings, they're a satisfying option packed with protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

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Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's Summer Sangria is a refreshing and fruity beverage that's absolutely perfect for a hot day! This sangria celebrates the vibrant flavours of summer fruits and is made with a medley of sliced peaches, nectarines, red plums, and raspberries. Mixed with peach lemonade and sparkling water, and garnished with fresh mint leaves and ice, it's a delightful and thirst-quenching drink for warm summer days. Add a splash of gin, vodka, or white wine for an extra kick!

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Ginger Nectarine Spritzer

Ginger Nectarine Spritzer

Recipe by Danielle Wiens

Rily's Ginger Nectarine Spritzer is the ultimate summer refresher for your BBQ gatherings! Blend nectarines with lime juice, honey, and ice, then freeze into cubes for a sweet and tangy base. Add sparkling water and ginger slices for a zesty kick, creating a revitalizing beverage that's both delicious and waste-reducing. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this spritzer will keep your guests cool all day!

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Erin Horrocks-PopeBorn and raised in Toronto, Erin is a dedicated freelance journalist, accomplished copywriter, and meticulous copyeditor. Beyond her bustling career, she's a devoted mother of four young kids who can't get enough of the mouthwatering recipes curated by Rily's culinary experts.
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