5 Backyard Grilling Recipes To Make This Summer

Nothing says summer like a nice cookout in the comfort of your own backyard. Grilling can amplify the flavors of your meals and give off that warm charred taste that instantly reminds you of summer. Here are 5 easy and simple backyard grilling recipes to make this summer.

1. Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

The grill doesn’t just have to be for chicken and steak! These shrimp skewers are packed with bright flavors, including a delicious homemade pesto.

You can eat these shrimp skewers as an appetizer or let them be the star of your main dish. Squeeze some lemon juice on top of them after they’re done for an extra punch of flavor.

Recipe Makes 7 Servings


1 Cup Basil Leaves (Chopped)

1 Clove Garlic

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 1/2 Pounds Jumbo Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)

Salt & Pepper

7 Metal Skewers


Step 1: Using a food processor, chop together the basil leaves, garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Gradually add olive oil during this process. Process until you reach a smooth consistency.

Step 2: Mix your freshly made pesto with the shrimp in a bowl and let it sit and marinate for a few hours.

Step 3: After the shrimp are finished marinating, place them on each skewer.

Step 4: Heat up your grill on medium heat.

Step 5: Once your grill is heated up, place the shrimp skewers on and cook for about 3-4 minutes. The shrimp should be pink towards the bottom. Then, flip them over and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. You know they’re fully cooked once the shrimp are opaque throughout.

Set of 2 Easy Slide-Off BBQ Skewers

Grilling Recipes - Set of 2 Easy Slide-Off BBQ Skewers

2. Herb Grilled Chicken Wings

Herb Grilled Chicken Wings

There’s nothing like some flavorful chicken wings on the grill to kick off the summer! These Herb Grilled Chicken Wings will be the star of your backyard dinner.

This recipe gives you the option of marinating your chicken wings for an hour or overnight. If you have the extra time to plan, it’s well worth it to marinate overnight so the wings can really soak in all the flavor.

Recipes Makes 4 Servings


4 Cloves Garlic (Chopped)

1/4 Cup Oregano (Chopped)

1/4 Cup Rosemary (Chopped)

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

2 Pounds Chicken Wings


Step 1: Mix together your garlic, oregano, rosemary, and olive oil until fully combined, then add salt and pepper.

Step 2: Pour your mixture into a resealable plastic bag.

Step 3: Add your chicken wings into the bag. Coat the mixture over the wings until all of them are evenly covered.

Step 4: Let the wings marinate in the refrigerator for an hour. Leave overnight for a fuller flavor.

Step 5: Turn your grill on medium heat.

Step 6: Cook your wings on the grill for about 15-20 minutes, making sure to turn them occasionally. They should be golden brown with a slightly crispy skin. Enjoy!

Chicken And Wing Rack

Grilling Recipes - Chicken And Wing Rack

3. Grilled Lemon Asparagus

Grilled Lemon Asparagus

Cooking vegetables on the grill can bring out that extra flavor and make your home cookout feel complete.

This delicious side dish goes well with almost anything! Make it with a nice steak or a fresh salmon for the best palette of flavors!

Recipe Makes 4 Servings


1 Pound Fresh Asparagus

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Salt & Pepper

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)


Step 1: Lay your asparagus in a bowl and lightly coat them with olive oil and lemon juice. Make sure they’re all covered but not too saturated.

Step 2: Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

Step 3: Toss the asparagus with Parmesan cheese.

Step 4: Set your grill to medium heat and brush some olive oil on the grates.

Step 5: Grill the asparagus for about 3-7 minutes. They should be lightly tender. After they’re finished, sprinkle more Parmesan on top and enjoy!

Summertime Serving Collection

Grilling Recipes - Summertime Serving Collection

4. Grilled Steak Tacos With Homemade Guacamole

Grilled Steak Tacos With Homemade Guacamole

These Grilled Steak Tacos With Homemade Guacamole are super simple to make but result in a delicious meal that you can make any night of the week!

The basic recipe can be kicked up a notch with your own choice of toppings. Feel free to add grilled vegetables, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and more to fit your personal preferences.

Recipe Makes 4 Servings



1 Pound Beef Ribeye Steak

2 Teaspoon Olive Oil

8 Flour Tortillas (6-Inch)

Taco Seasoning (Any)

Toppings Of Your Choice


3 Medium Avocados

1 Clove Garlic (Minced)

1 Onion (Chopped)

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons Lime Juice

1 Tablespoon Cilantro (Minced)


Step 1: Start by making your guacamole. Slice your avocados and place in a bowl. Using a potato masher, mash them until smooth.

Step 2: Mix in the garlic and salt until full combined. Then, stir in your onion, lime juice, and cilantro. Add spice if you want and then place in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.

Step 3: Now it’s time to make your tacos! Start by rubbing the taco seasoning evenly on both sides of the steak.

Step 4: Put your grill on medium heat. Grill the steak until it cooks to the level you want it. Make sure to cook evenly on each side. Let the steak stand for about 5 minutes on a plate.

Step 5: While the grill is still hot, grill the tortillas for 45 seconds on each side until warm.

Step 6: You can also choose to grill up some vegetables, such as bell peppers, to include on your taco. This step is entirely up to you!

Step 7: Slice your steak into thin slices and evenly distribute to each tortilla. Top with any toppings of your choice, including your guacamole. Time to eat!

Set of 8 Paper Plate Holders

Grilling Recipes - Set of 8 Paper Plate Holders

5. Cola Burgers

Cola Burgers

The unique combination of ingredients in this recipe make for a delicious burger that is packed with flavor!

While the actual burger is the star of this dish, you can top it with any ingredients of your choice including cheese, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and anything else you want to add.

Recipe Makes 6 Servings


1 Large Egg

1/2 Cup Cola (Not Diet)

15 Saltine Crackers (Crushed Up)

6 Tablespoons French Dressing

2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 Pounds Ground Beef

6 Hamburger Buns

Toppings Of Your Choice


Step 1: Start by mixing together the egg, 1/4 cup of the cola, and the crushed crackers in a bowl until combined.

Step 2: Next, mix in the Parmesan, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the French dressing.

Step 3: Add the ground beef into the bowl and mix in well. Then, shape your beef into 6 patties (3/4 inches thick).

Step 4: In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the cola and the rest of the French dressing. Set this aside for now.

Step 5: Heat up your grill to medium heat. Cook the burgers for about 3 minutes on each side, then brush them with some of the remaining cola and dressing mixture.

Step 6: Cook for about 6-8 minutes longer, Make sure to occasional brush on more of the mixture and flip them throughout the cooking process.

Step 7: Once fully cooked, place them on the buns and top with any toppings of your choice. Eat and enjoy!

Set of 2 Magic-Stone Grill Cleaners

Grilling Recipes - Magic Stone Grill Cleaners

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