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.

2. Stone Fruit Salad with Lemon Lavander Syrup

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

3. Baby Potato Salad

Cedric Angles /

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

4. Antipasti Pasta Salad

Petrina Tinslay /

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

5. Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

Morgan Eisenberg /

Recipe here.

6. Sour Cherry Pie

Gentl & Hyers /

Recipe here.

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.

8. The Best Macaroni Salad Ever

Ree Drummond /

All-American, all the way. Recipe here.

9. Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad

Christina Holmes /

Recipe here.

10. Moist and Fluffy Cornbread

Lindsay Moe /

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

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.

12. Grilled Corn Slaw with Tangy Lime Dressing

Christy Landry /

Recipe here.

13. Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli

Lori Lange /

Recipe here, via Culinary Covers.

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.

15. Blueberry Cobbler

Michelle Norris /

Always a crowd pleaser. Recipe here.

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.

17. Long Beach Coleslaw

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

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.

19. No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie

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

20. Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Cate Alexandra /

Recipe here.

21. Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Amy Johnson /

Recipe here.

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.

23. Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Basil, and Feta

Ryan Liebe /

Recipe here.

24. Cold-Brew Iced Tea

Michael Depasquale /

Recipe here.

25. Grilled Corn with Herbed Goat Cheese Butter

Todd Coleman /

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

26. Warm German Potato Salad

Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park /

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

27. Berry and Coconut Fruit Salad

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

28. Grilled Steak with Herb Sauce

Todd Coleman /

No need to overcomplicate things. Recipe here.

29. Grilled Asparagus Rafts

Randy Mayor /

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

30. Brownie-Bottom Ice Cream Cake

Shelly Jaronsky /

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

31. Caprese Chopped Salad

Recipe here.

32. Best-Ever Brownies

They taste even better when eaten outdoors. Recipe here.

33. Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

Christopher Testani /

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

34. Charred Mexican Zucchini

Recipe here.

35. Barbecued Baked Beans

Todd Coleman /

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

36. The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Jenna Beaugh /

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

37. Peach Crumble

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

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