15 Grilled Appetizer Recipes You'll Be Making All Summer
Mix 'N' Match Chicken Wings
Grab a napkin and sink your teeth into a perfectly sauced chicken wing. This summer barbecue appetizer recipe can be customized to your favorite flavors. Use our extensive list of variations to create a wing rub or sauce such as classic blue buffalo or Korean heat (a sweet-spicy combo of sriracha, brown sugar, and soy sauce).
Chicken Skewers and Grilled Pineapples
Don't miss out on summer's greatest friendship: sweet-and-sour chicken and juicy pineapple skewers. The duo tastes especially delicious when dipped in our homemade Thai sauce complete with garlic and brown sugary goodness.
Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Cucumber Relish
Sweet potatoes in a quesadilla? Don't knock it until you try it. We fill ours with spicy peppers and hearty beans and grill them to crispy perfection. Top with our cool cucumber relish for an amazing grilled appetizer that can double as a weeknight dinner idea.
Spicy Shrimp and Sugar Snap Pea Kabobs
For zingy crunch in every bite, try our Asian-inspired recipe featuring shrimp and snap-peas brushed in a sweet and creamy mayo-chili sauce. If you're using wooden skewers, be sure to soak in water at least 30 minutes before using.
Grilled Cedar-Planked Brie
Grilled brie cheese is an easy, yet classy appetizer that would be perfect for a summer charcuterie board. We've topped ours with a delightful relish featuring peaches, raisins, and red onion. The relish is coated in a fresh blend of spices and brown sugar for an irresistible combo that's just waiting for a cracker.
Grilled Shrimp Panzanella
Grilled Polenta with Mushrooms
Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza Poppers
Grilled Asparagus Soup with Chile Croutons
A touch of Sriracha in our crunchy homemade chile croutons gives a jolt of heat to this light and lemony grilled asparagus soup. If you want your asparagus more tender, grill it for a couple minutes more. The finished creamy soup will be darker in color, but still super flavorful.
Olive and Arugula Flatbread Pizza Salad
Instead of eating your starter salad with a piece of bread, consider combining it into one by making this super easy pizza salad on the grill. After getting a nice char for only a couple minutes, you'll be spreading your flatbread with some delicious, aromatic olive tapenade. It can serve as a main course, too, but you can totally slice it up and enjoy as an appetizer. This might be the best way to enjoy your salad all summer.
Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
Grilled Arugula Bruschetta
If you're in a time crunch and need an easy appetizer to kick-off your barbecue, look no further than this grilled arugula bruschetta. All you'll need is some crusty bread, cheese, and arugula and you've got a delicious appetizer ready for the grill. We drizzle some pesto on at the end for a saucy bite but plan on buying your favorite purchased to save time.