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Grilling Greats

By Megan Myers, June 23, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

I don’t know about you, but as soon as I start getting my garden ready for tomato seedlings, I get itchy for a meal cooked on the grill. While we used to stick with tried-and-true burgers, bratwurst and corn on the cob, in recent years my family has branched out to grilling whole chickens, halved peaches and basket after basket of small, flavorful peppers. This summer, who knows what I’ll decide needs a turn on the flames!

Part of what makes grilling so fun is how endless the possibilities are.

If you’re stuck in a grilling rut or need some beginner recipes to get started on the path toward grillmaster greatness, check out my suggestions.

Get the basics down with our Learn to Cook: Grilled Summer Vegetables and Learn to Cook: Whole Grilled Chicken recipes.

Food on sticks is automatically more fun. Grab Spicy Grilled Peach and Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Caprese Salad or Grilled Veggie Kabobs.

Did you know lettuce can be grilled? Try it with our Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad.

Go fork-free with Grilled Salsa Drumsticks, Grilled Pork Burgers with Savory Pickled Peaches or Grilled Summer Squash and Brie Sandwiches.

Grilled fruits make for extra-special desserts. Tempt your family with Grilled Bananas with Sweet Toppings,  Grilled Pineapple and Mango with Balsamic Glaze or Grilled Fruit with Caramelized Orange Sauce.

Grilled Shrimp and Eggplant Summer Noodle Bowls and Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Tomatoes and Pine Nuts are flavorful options for the seafood lover.

Are you looking for something with zing? Grilled Pork Chops with Chimichurri, Chicken with Grilled Peach and Chipotle Salsa and Grilled Eggplant with Cilantro Salsa Verde will put a spring in your step.

Grilled pizzas are fun and easy to put together when using prebaked naan. Try our Grilled Veggie Naan Pizzas with Goat Cheese.



Want even more veggies? Cook up Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Basil, Spiced Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Veggie Caesar Salad with Sourdough Croutons  or Grilled Summer Veggie Fajitas.

Be sure to visit our Grilling Guide for tips on getting the best out of your grill this summer. What’s your favorite food to throw on the grill? Let me know in the comments!




Melaina at Rudi's Organic Bakery says ...
Great collection of recipes! These all sound delicious and we love the wholeness of it all! Great work :)
06/27/2012 1:30:21 PM CDT
Brenda says ...
I am experimenting more and more with grilling vegetables on the grill...and am excited to take it a step further now with your recipe for grilling pizza! Bring on the charcoal!!! :)
06/27/2012 4:23:21 PM CDT
Donna Dicenso says ...
I am a foodie! Grilling greats sounds like it is just what I am looking for!
06/27/2012 5:50:14 PM CDT
gabriela says ...
I will love to grill some cherries! I am a veggie, so you have a lot to learn from on the grill.
06/27/2012 7:24:04 PM CDT
Marina Chung says ...
I grill corn with the husk, it keeps the corn moist and sweet and also cook faster. I will grill a thick slice of sweet potato brush with a little olive oil and salt. I know it's gonna be yummy.
06/27/2012 7:38:42 PM CDT
Marjorie says ...
My favorite cooked foods are grilled. Grilling adds something special to foods.
06/27/2012 8:50:32 PM CDT
Robert says ...
i love whole foods store. and i also love grilled food God bless you.
06/29/2012 1:19:01 PM CDT
Alyssa Ast says ...
So many great ideas. Can't wait to try them out! http://www.bbqgrillsandislands.com
11/06/2012 10:20:58 AM CST