This weekend is the official start of grilling season. After you clean your grill (whether it’s $150 or $1,500 is up to you) — but before you arrange the coals to perfectly fit your cooking method — you’ll need to decide what to make. You could go the bivalve route and add some delicious smoke to your oysters, mussels or clams. Or you could turn to a few recipes we recently tested from new spring and summer cookbooks. Whatever you do, it wouldn’t hurt to have a drink in hand, be it beer, wine or cocktail. If you’re in need of even more ideas, here are 45 — including plenty of meatless and alcohol–free options — from our Recipe Finder to get you started.

Snacks and starters

Grilled Spiced Olives

Plank-Smoked Burrata Cheese, pictured above

Angels on Horseback

Smoked Butter Pecans

Smoky Guacamole

Smoked Hummus

Shrimp-Watercress Summer Rolls

Grilled Apple and Jalapeno Salsa

Fire and Smoke Gazpacho

Burgers and hot dogs

Rosenfeld’s Best Burgers

Tri-Pepper Burgers, pictured above

Ancho Chili Burgers With Lime Aioli

Miso Tuna Burgers

Asian Turkey Burgers With Soy Sauce Mayonnaise

Jimmy Jester’s Cider Rocks Dogs

BLT Hot Dogs

Avocado Bravado

Meatless mains and vegetables

Grilled Vegetable Po’ Boys, pictured above

Grilled Squash With Mint-Pomegranate Pesto

Grilled BBQ Kohlrabi

Grilled Cabbage

Corn on the Coals

Ember-Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Maple-Ancho Butter

Indian Cheese and Pepper Skewers

Salads and slaws

Grilled Corn, Peach and Poblano Salad

Wedge Salad With Deviled Egg Dressing and Crab

Southwestern Layered Black Bean Salad With Smoked Mozzarella

Warm Ginger, Apple and Cabbage Slaw

Daikon Radish Slaw

North Carolina Piedmont Slaw, pictured above


Minty Lemon Soda, pictured above, left

Mint and Sage Lemonade

Watermelon Mint Smash, pictured above, right

Sparkling Limeade

Blueberry Lemonade With Ginger and Basil

Lemon Grass Iced Tea

Chai Floats


Grilled Pineapple Roast

Berry Summer Pudding

Tomato-Basil Peach Paletas

Layered Raspberry Almond Cream

Blueberry and Lemon-Cream Icebox Cake

Grilled Chocolate Crostini

Grilled Plantains in Cayenne and Cinnamon Sauce

Grilled Figs Packet, pictured above