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BBQ season just got a whole lot tastier thanks to these mouth-watering grilling recipes, sides, cocktails and desserts.
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Our tomato and chickpea salad is a great make-ahead lunch or side dish for your next barbecue. Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Everyone loves chickpeas. Put your favourite healthy legume to work in one of these delicious chickpea salad recipes.

Grilled curried pork meatballs make for an inexpensive and delicious summer dinner. Serve with grilled naan and Balkan-style plain yogurt. Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Grilled Curried Pork Meatballs

We're sharing our favourite alcohol-free cocktail recipes to serve at your next party.

These frosty peach daiquiris are smooth and taste heavenly—a must-serve cocktail for your next barbecue. Photo by Ryan Szulc.

Frosty Peach Daiquiris

Frosty Peach Daiquiris—Peaches give this drink a smooth texture and a heavenly flavour. If you're short on time, use frozen sliced peaches; they'll make the drink extra frosty.

Our grilled mushroom skewers complement any barbecued meal. Leftovers are great in a salad the next day! Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Grilled Mushroom Skewers

Meaty mushrooms grill in a flash and complement just about any meal. If you have leftovers, toss them into an omelette or salad the next day. Be sure to soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using so that they don't burn.

Our quick pickled green beans are perfect for any party or summer barbecue. They also make a fantastic garnish for a cocktail! Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Quick Pickled Green Beans

Perfect for any party or summer barbecue, these green beans make fantastic garnishes for cocktails (think Caesars! You can also add them to any sandwich, burger, cheese platter or charcuterie tray. Or just enjoy them straight out of the jar.

Cook cocktail tomatoes low and slow to infuse this smoked tomato bruschetta with Canadian Gouda with tons of flavour. Photo by Ryan Szulc.

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Watch as we show you how to make our Smoked Tomato Bruschetta with Canadian Gouda. It's a perfect appetizer.

Try this bacon and spinach salad as a side dish at your next barbecue. The avocado makes it extra-special! Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Bacon and Spinach Salad

Bacon and Spinach Salad —Avocado and bacon elevate this simple salad to a special side dish. Baby spinach is a mild and extremely versatile green to have in your fridge—toss it into salads, soups and stews or use it as a topping for sandwiches.

Slow-cooked then quickly finished on the grill, these slow cooker whisky-glazed ribs will disappear at your next barbecue.  Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Slow Cooker Whisky-Glazed Ribs

Slow Cooker Whisky-Glazed Ribs—Slow-cooked then quickly finished on the grill, sweet and sticky glazed ribs are guaranteed to impress your guests. Pork side ribs are also called St. Louis–style ribs, but back ribs are equally delicious.

Try this mango kulfi pops recipe for dessert after your next barbecue! What better way to finish a meal than with a cold, creamy treat studded with pistachios? Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Mango Kulfi Pops

Kulfi, also known as Indian ice cream, is sold in India by street vendors as ice pops, or scooped into bowls when served in restaurants. What better way to finish a spicy meal than with a cold, creamy treat studded with pistachios?

This cool, icy watermelon granita is dead simple to make—and what a great way to cool off this summer! Photo by Ryan Brook.

Watermelon Granita

Hot summer days call for dishes that don't heat up the kitchen, like this chilled watermelon soup! Photo by Ryan Brook.

Watermelon Soup

The idea of soup on a hot summer day initially sounds unpleasant. However, these chilled soups recipes will convince you that you can put your favourite bright ingredients together to make a dish that will refresh you and everyone you know.

This spicy-sweet watermelon salsa is a surprising twist on the usual tomato-based one. Photo by Ryan Brook.

Watermelon Salsa

This spicy-sweet salsa is a surprising twist on the usual tomato-based one. Try it with crisp tortilla chips as a fresh take on a favourite appetizer.

We've got 6 tasty homemade ice-pop recipes you need to try—beat the heat this summer! Photo by Jeff Coulson.

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Every barbecued meal needs grilled peppers and onions. We show you how! Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Grilled Peppers and Onions

These grilled peppers and onions make a great addition to salads, breakfast omelettes and frittatas. Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Our sugar snap peas and avocado salad with sesame dressing has Japanese flair. Photo by Jeff Coulson.

Sugar Snap Peas and Avocado Salad With Sesame Dressing

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