37 New Barbecue Classics You Need To Try

Food fads come and go, but burgers are forever.

1. Pimento Cheese Burger

André Baranowski /

Recipe here.

ID: 3080545

2. Stone Fruit Salad with Lemon Lavander Syrup

Not all fruit salads have to be filled with cantaloupe. Recipe here.

ID: 3088526

3. Baby Potato Salad

Cedric Angles /

Just potatoes, chives, and homemade mayo. Recipe here.

ID: 3035042

4. Antipasti Pasta Salad

Petrina Tinslay /

Bonus: the leftovers are hearty enough to be a meal. Recipe here.

ID: 3035513

5. Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

Morgan Eisenberg /

Recipe here.

ID: 3086117

6. Sour Cherry Pie

Gentl & Hyers /

Recipe here.

ID: 3088465

7. Bulgur Veggie Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise

Romulo Yanes /

No need for vegetarians to feel left out. This veggie burger is great because a) it’s not filled with all the unpronounceable ingredients that are in store-bought veggie burgers, and b) it’s sturdy enough to hold up on the grill. Recipe here.

ID: 3086479

8. The Best Macaroni Salad Ever

Ree Drummond /

All-American, all the way. Recipe here.

ID: 3035441

9. Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad

Christina Holmes /

Recipe here.

ID: 3035227

10. Moist and Fluffy Cornbread

Lindsay Moe /

Nothing sops up extra pools of barbecue sauce like perfectly sweet, buttery cornbread. Recipe here.

ID: 3087189

11. Classic Sangria

Deb Perelman /

No need to reinvent the wheel; sangria should be boozy, fruity, and not too sweet. This recipe really nails it in its simplicity. Recipe here.

ID: 3087315

12. Grilled Corn Slaw with Tangy Lime Dressing

Christy Landry /

Recipe here.

ID: 3086732

13. Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli

Lori Lange /

Recipe here, via Culinary Covers.

ID: 3086483

14. Mexican Street Corn with Lime Coconut Crema

Sarah Yates /

In-season grilled corn tastes pretty perfect with just butter and salt, but this lime crema elevates things to a whole new level. Recipe here.

ID: 3086702

15. Blueberry Cobbler

Michelle Norris /

Always a crowd pleaser. Recipe here.

ID: 3088575

16. Memphis-Style Dry Ribs

Todd Coleman /

Because ripping that meat off the bone with your teeth in one perfect bite might be the most satisfying thing to happen to you all summer. Recipe here.

ID: 3087902

17. Long Beach Coleslaw

Cabbage takes a back seat to iceberg lettuce here. And the results are surprisingly satisfying. Recipe here.

ID: 3086751

18. 3-Ingredient Pulled Pork

No one wants to spend six hours watching an oven (or even a grill) on a perfect summer day. Make this super easy pork shoulder in the slow cooker, then go enjoy the sunshine. Recipe here.

ID: 3086841

19. No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie

Say what you will, but it isn’t a barbecue without Cool Whip. Recipe here.

ID: 3087688

20. Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Cate Alexandra /

Recipe here.

ID: 3086911

21. Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Amy Johnson /

Recipe here.

ID: 3087213

22. Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ancho Tequila Glaze

Johnny Autry /

Those who don’t eat burgers should not be subjected to dry grilled chicken breast. Recipe here.

ID: 3086859

23. Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Basil, and Feta

Ryan Liebe /

Recipe here.

ID: 3087571

24. Cold-Brew Iced Tea

Michael Depasquale /

Recipe here.

ID: 3087587

25. Grilled Corn with Herbed Goat Cheese Butter

Todd Coleman /

Grilling corn in the husk adds a whole new flavor dimension. Recipe here.

ID: 3087604

26. Warm German Potato Salad

Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park /

Perfect for those people who prefer mustard to mayo. Recipe here.

ID: 3035110

27. Berry and Coconut Fruit Salad

Take advantage of berries while they’re at their best. Recipe here.

ID: 3088506

28. Grilled Steak with Herb Sauce

Todd Coleman /

No need to overcomplicate things. Recipe here.

ID: 3087660

29. Grilled Asparagus Rafts

Randy Mayor /

You’ll never have to worry about the spears falling into the grill! Recipe here.

ID: 3088687

30. Brownie-Bottom Ice Cream Cake

Shelly Jaronsky /

Finishing it before it melts is never a problem. Recipe here.

ID: 3087813

31. Caprese Chopped Salad

Recipe here.

ID: 3087831

32. Best-Ever Brownies

They taste even better when eaten outdoors. Recipe here.

ID: 3087861

33. Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

Christopher Testani /

Yes, you can do it on a gas grill. Recipe here.

ID: 3087882

34. Charred Mexican Zucchini

Recipe here.

ID: 3087979

35. Barbecued Baked Beans

Todd Coleman /

Making baked beans from scratch is so worth it. Recipe here.

ID: 3087935

36. The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Jenna Beaugh /

For real. Simple is better, when it comes to guac. Recipe here.

ID: 3088012

37. Peach Crumble

Crumbles are basically pies for lazy people. Also, they’re more delicious. Recipe here.

ID: 3088481

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