Grilled Appetizers

Add excitement to summer barbecues with these hot-off-the-grill, party-ready appetizers. Whether you want spicy shrimp skewers or sweet potato quesadillas with cool cucumber relish, you'll find a recipe here to suit your taste.

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    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.

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    Spicy Shrimp and Sugar Snap Pea Kabobs

    For zingy crunch in every bite, try our Asian-inspired shrimp-and-snap-pea skewers, lightly brushed in a sweet and creamy mayo-chili sauce. Note: If you're using wooden skewers, be sure to soak in water at least 30 minutes before using.

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    Grilled Cedar-Planked Brie

    Grilled brie cheese is an easy, sophisticated appetizer. We've topped ours with a delightful relish featuring peaches, raisins, and red onion—all coated in a fresh blend of spices and brown sugar for an irresistible combo that's just waiting for a cracker.

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    All-American Barbecue Chicken

    Grab a napkin and sink your teeth into a perfectly slathered chicken wing. We grill ours in a sweet garlic sauce made with just enough cayenne kick to get the party going.

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    Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Cucumber Relish

    Sweet potatoes in a quesadilla? Believe it. We grill ours to crispy perfection and fill them with spicy peppers and hearty beans. Top with our cool cucumber relish for a unique grilled appetizer that can double as a weeknight dinner idea.

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    Grilled Shrimp Panzanella

    We've added grilled shrimp and zucchini to classic panzanella, a traditional Italian tomato salad recipe that uses stale bread. Smoky grilled flavors make this easy salad the perfect summer starter.

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    Grilled Polenta with Mushrooms

    We top tender grilled polenta slices with a garlicky, wine-infused blend of fresh mushrooms and roma tomatoes for an Italian-inspired appetizer that's great for summer.

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    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.

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    Grilled Scallops Aquachile

    Kick off any patio party with a light and elegant appetizer. Grilled scallops get drizzled with lime juice and mixed with pink grapefuit, orange, onion, and cucumber for a truly refreshing combination.

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    Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza Poppers

    Our perfectly golden poppers get their pizzalike flavor from juicy fresh baby tomatoes. Garlic, mozzarella, and oregano also make all-star appearances in these mini Italian bites.

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    Elote Asado (Grilled Corncob Bites with Chile and Lime)

    We've pumped up the volume of classic grilled corn by adding cayenne, chile peppers, and Mexican crema. These spicy corncob bites make a deliciously different grilled appetizer. Tip: Look for corn when it's at its peak around mid- to late summer.

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    Grilled Baby Veggies with Arugula-Mint Pesto Sauce

    Bring on the veggies! Stir tender-fresh summer vegetables right on your grill with a grill wok. Our zippy creamy mint pesto is a unique and fresh dipping sauce.

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    Caramelized Salmon Skewers

    You'll never guess what's glazing these salmon skewers—caramel-flavor ice cream topping! We mix the sweet sauce in with some Dijon mustard, lime juice, and a little soy sauce for a mouthwatering marinade.

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    Grilled Corn Salsa

    Fresh, in-season corn makes the perfect base to any summer salsa. We grilled ours to add a touch of smoky flavor. Be sure to toss in some sweet pepper and onion, then coat in lively lime juice before scooping up with a handful of crunchy corn tortillas.

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    Our Best Grilling Recipes

    Fire up the grill and try one of our favorite grilling recipes for your next summer cookout or barbecue. Choose from our classic main dishes--grilled chicken, steak, burgers, salmon, ribs, and more--or a delicious side, like our grilled corn or pineapple. We even have dessert covered--all fresh off the grill.
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