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By the time the Victoria Day long weekend rolls around, summer is in the air – the days are longer, kids are outside riding their bikes, and patios are filled with people enjoying their meals al fresco.
The warmer weather also makes this a popular time to host an outdoor barbecue, another favourite summer pastime. Burgers and dogs may be the obvious go-to, but this long weekend, why not wow your guests with unexpected dishes that stray from standard barbecue fare?
Read on for ideas to help you plan a unique long weekend barbecue that guests will be raving about all summer.
The possibilities for interesting apps that incorporate grilled veggies are endless. Here are a few options that are sure to be a hit:
Replace chunks of meat with chunks of cheese to create healthful, innovative barbecued dishes. Halloumi works well on the grill (be sure to cut it about ½ inch thick) – it’s the star ingredient in these dishes:
You can skip the meat in these other veggie-heavy mains:
For meat lovers, you can try a twist on the conventional Caesar salad. Brush some Romaine lettuce with canola oil and grill on a lower heat (be sure to keep the core so the lettuce holds together on the barbecue). Serve with Caesar dressing, grated parmesan and croutons, then top it off with a grilled beef or chicken kabob.
Desserts and grilling might not seem like a natural combination, but you can make some truly inventive – and delicious – desserts on the barbecue while impressing guests with your ingenuity. Here are some ideas:
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