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