Summer weekends and visiting guests are always a great opportunity to fire up the grill after a long cold winter. And what better way to celebrate together than to prepare a hhome cooked meal.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up ten great recipes everyone will love, including appetizers, mains, and even a couple desserts, all made on the grill!

Appetizers on the Barbecue

Grilled Mussels with Garlic, Butter, and Lemon

Julie, an Alberta native and award-winning cookbook author, gives a simple recipe for mouth-watering mussels on the grill. The perfect appetizer to tell Mom she’s one in a million.


Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Bacon and mushrooms are a great combination, especially on the grill! This easy recipe can be pulled together by helping hands from kids in the kitchen, and popped on the grill for a tasty and satisfying umami experience.

Bacon Wrapped Caps Mushrooms

Campfire Baked Brie

While this recipe calls for a campfire, you can make this on the grill. The ooey-gooey melty brie with grilled baguette will make mom’s mouth water.

campfire baked brie

Favourite Mains

Grilled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Crumb blog author Isabelle gives us this great recipe for grilled pork tacos. Tacos are a great way for everyone to add the toppings of their choice, and this pineapple salsa is sure to be Mom’s favourite.

Grilled Pork Tacos

Salmon Burgers with Caper Mayo

If you’re looking to stray away from the typical beef burger, give these salmon burgers with caper mayo from Alberta Mom Julie a try. Filled with flavour and easy to make, we bet you’ll have Mom making summer time requests for these over and over!

salmon burgers

Charred Beef and Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Grilling up a steak and adding to a salad is always a fan favourite. Why not try it with a flavourful quinoa salad? This nutritious and delicious salad is also great as leftovers, so you can send Mom to work on Monday with a fresh lunch too.


Grilled Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri

Jennifer from Ricotta and Radishes shows us that dressing up a simple steak is easy with her fresh recipe for cilantro Chimichurri.

Grilled steak

Beef Skirt Steak Lollipops with Cantaloupe Salad

Just like the classic song says, “sweeter than candy on a stick”, these beef lollipops will have you wanting more. A great way to offer up portion control with a presentation Mom will LOVE.

Steak with Cantaloupe Salad

Decadent Desserts on the Grill

Grilled Peaches with Organic Rice Ice Cream

Fruit and ice cream are a heavenly combo. Add in the rich flavours grilling adds to the fruit and you’ve got yourself a decadent combination everyone will love. This recipe from Britt at My Daily Randomness is sure to make Mom melt.

Grilled Peaches

Loaded Smores Pizza

A classic backyard staple, the ‘smore gets dressed up in this pizza version made on the grill. The perfect treat that says you love Mom ‘smore and ‘smore each year.

Smores Pizza

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