You planned a fabulous  outdoor kitchen and eagerly had it built. Now it’s your time to shine! Invite friends for a backyard dinner party and show off your cooking skills, along with your amazing new outdoor cooking space. Pair each course with your favorite wine (chilling in your outdoor refrigerator) and your backyard dinner party will be a hit. You’ll want to plan delicious snacks for hungry guests, an appetizer, main course and a dessert. Check out trending backyard grill recipes below that will dazzle your guests and have them begging for seconds.



Grilled Avocado with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs

It’s always a good time for Avocado, why not throw some summer tomatoes in the mix? This vegetarian yet filling snack is sure to please every pallette.

Bacon Wrapped Crimini Mushrooms

Savory and satisfying, this recipe is among some of the simplest you will find, which makes for easy every-day dinners in the future as well!

Coconut Marinated Short Rib Kebabs

This recipe may be a little more challenging than the first two, but believe us, it is worth it. You will end up with delicious tender short ribs, with little crispy bits thanks to the slightly fatty nature of this meat. The dipping sauce is to die for and can even be made up to a week beforehand.


Chipotle Lime Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Another very feasible recipe that especially the vegetarians will enjoy, these cauliflower steaks will hit the spot for everyone. These “steaks” are citrusy and smoky, perfect with some char from the grill.


Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon on the Grill

This dish is just awesome and super well balanced. It is both sweet and savory, the mustard adds a bit of a kick with some tartness. The sauce for this dish goes well with everything, just be careful not to cross-contaminate. If you don’t want to feel overwhelmed, add a do-it-yourself kabob station eliminating the need to plan side dishes. Simply throw everyone’s personalized kabobs on the grill while the salmon is cooking.



Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Now for the easiest and best part! Tying into the “grilled” theme of the evening, just grill each half of the donut, glaze side down, for 1 minute. Add a scoop of the ice cream of your choosing, and the rest of the night is smooth sailing. Congratulations, you have successfully become a grill master, and impressed all your friends!

Bon Appétit!