May 16, 2016 02:44 PM

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Take watermelon. This summer picnic staple is usually eaten as a cool dessert or refreshing snack, but throw some of the fruit on the grill to take it to a whole new level.

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Watermelons aren’t the only warm weather fruit to test your BBQ skills on. Try putting lemons and limes on the grill before adding to drinks like margaritas or lemonade for a delicious smoky flavor. Who knew?

For 13 more foods that will take your backyard parties to new levels this summer, check out our full list of surprising items to grill.

—Stephanie Petit

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