It’s grilling season and we’re here for it! Just in time for summer long weekend celebrations, we asked our social media community for their favorite cookout recipes and they did not disappoint.

Thanks for everyone who submitted their recipes; we collected a sampling below to help you plan your menus to celebrate Canada Day or the Fourth of July with a backyard feast.

Disclaimer: reading this post may cause uncontrollable drooling. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Starters

While guests are arriving, you want to have something for them to nibble on while they mingle. Serving chips, guacamole, raw veggies with dip, or a charcuterie board are all simple options to start with. Try one of these recipes if you want to up the wow-factor:

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce (submitted by Toni Velthuis)
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (submitted by Ashley Gillian)

Sides

The options are endless when it comes to sides, and they make for excellent potluck meals as well. Don't feel like you're limited to traditional green salad or potato salad; opt for something a little different that will set your dish apart from the rest.

Watermelon Feta Salad (submitted by Nayley Sedlacek)
Charred Corn Salad (submitted by Erin Walsh)
Italian Potato Salad (submitted by Jessica Wildfire)
Creamy Cucumber Salad (submitted by Fran Johnson)

Mains

Who doesn't love burgers, hot dogs or sausage? If you want to keep it simple, you can pick them up frozen or fresh from the butcher counter at your local supermarket. If you're already hot-dogged out from other weekend events or you want to serve something special for the adults, consider one of the recipes below.

Hoisin Glazed Salmon (submitted by Crystal Quibell)
Grilled Cabbage ‘Steaks’  (submitted by Dana Matthews)
Soy Marinated Flank Steak (submitted by Kim Vellios)
Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken (submitted by Jenny Wilson)
Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken (submitted by Kristy Reid)

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Whether you call your party a barbecue, barbeque, or a cookout, we wish everyone a happy and safe summer of celebrations!