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15 Easy BBQ Recipes You Have To Try This Summer

Tolani Shoneye
by Tolani Shoneye Published on May 2, 2015

Nothing says summer like a good old BBQ, and this summer we have you covered. From tequila-glazed chicken, to salt and vinegar potato wedges, we have all the easy BBQ recipes you need to celebrate the warm weather. While we can't always guarantee sun, we sure as hell can guarantee yummy food!

Nothing quite says summer like a cookout with family and friends. It's the perfect opportunity to bask in the sun with loved ones while munching on some of the season's finest offerings: sweet fruits and yummy BBQ. But no matter no delicious those treats are, they can eventually grow to be a little boring.

So for 2015 we want to challenge you to go beyond the predictable cheeseburger and hot dog and truly get inventive with your cookout food. Step out of the box and think "WWMSD?" aka "What would Martha Stewart do?" That's where the magic begins!

Fire up the grill, stick on the tacky apron, and get cooking with these 15 easy BBQ recipes.

1. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

Let's face it, a barbecue is not complete without some good old chicken. This tequila glazed recipe is sure to go down as a finger-licking treat. It’s a fail-proof recipe that anyone can master - and we mean anyone.

Here's how to make it.

2. Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp

The thought of grilled shrimp alone is worth getting the BBQ out. These delicious lemongrass shrimps are marinated in garlic with a hint of chili. It’s really easy to make and only takes 30 minutes.

Get to making it now.

3. Easy Creamy Coleslaw

It's all in the name. This coleslaw recipe is very easy to cook and makes for a perfect side dish.

Check out the recipe.

4. Lamb Burgers

The great thing about homemade burgers is that you can have it your way. They can be as simple or as adventurous as you'd like.

Here’s how it’s done.

5. Grilled Vegetable Skewers

This is literally just a case of cutting up the veg, adding salt and pepper and sticking it on a grill. Seriously, it can’t get much easier than that! The mix of colors makes this the ideal dish for al fresco dinning.

Check out the recipe here.

6. Salt & Vinegar Grilled Potato Wedges

Having grilled potato wedges paired with a nice juicy burger is a barbecue meal at its very best.

Here's the recipe.

7. Easy BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

Okay, so you might need to set it aside for a whole day to marinate, but trust us it’s worth it. These ribs are rubbed with sugar and spices, which makes them irresistible.

Here's the recipe.

8. Almost Instant Sangria

Of course you're going to need a drink to wash all that food down! What’s better than a delicious glass (or two) of sangria? All you need is red wine, blood orange juice, and sliced lemons.

Check out the recipe.

9. Loaded Hot Dogs

Yep, that’s right, loaded hot dogs! As if hot dogs weren't good enough, now you can load them up with bacon, mushrooms or cheese; basically anything you want.

Here's the recipe.

10. Beef Kebabs

Smoky, meaty, beefy kebabs. Yes, please. This dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Check out the recipe.

11. Grilled Salmon With Lime Butter Sauce

Sprinkle a zest of lemon, a dab of lime butter, and grill. It’s simple and delicious.

Here's the recipe.

12. Homemade BBQ Sauce

Why buy BBQ sauce when you can make your own? The sticky sweet taste is great with chicken, beef, and everything else in between.

Here's the recipe.

13. Grilled Caprese Skewers

Because skewers are not exclusive to just beef and chicken. Tomatoes, halloumi and bread taste so good grilled and on a stick.

Here’s the recipe.

14. Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado Salad

A mixture of juicy cherry tomatoes, cool, crunchy cucumber, and creamy avocado. This might be the perfect summer salad.

Check out the recipe.

15. 5 Ingredient Mango Salsa

This fresh mango salsa recipe is super easy to make and is definitely our favorite fruity salsa.

Here’s the recipe.

What's your favorite BBQ recipe? Tweet us @wewomenUSA.

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t.

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