For most folks, grilling season happens when the weather is warm and thoughts of barbecues come to mind. That’s not the way it works at my house. Regardless of the weather conditions, our grill is ready to be fired up year round. We’ve even been known to shovel a path through the snow to get to our grill. But I must admit, grilled food is especially tasty when it’s a warm sunny day and the family is gathered outside. We have quite a few tried-and-true grilled treats on our website. So many that we’ve gathered them up in an easy to navigate collection …15 Awesome Grilled Goodness Recipes.
When you’re looking for something delicious to throw on the grill, it’s so easy to fall back on the old favorites. Or to just google it and browse through Pinterest. Why not take a look at our favorites? While you’re here, you may also want to check out our top Barbecue Sides along with our most popular Summer Desserts.
If you are still hesitant, just be sure you have the right tools. And brush up on the proper techniques. Before you know it, you’ll be the master of your grill! And don’t think it’s reserved for just the weekend. Grab your tray of prepared food along with a glass of something chilled. And head out there on a Monday. Or Wednesday. There are no rules against weeknight grilling.
The perfect combination of grilled foods on a bed of fresh baby spinach, topped off with the most delicious vinaigrette. And what you see here is gluten-free and low-carb. Bring this Grilled Asparagus & Wild King Salmon with Shallot-Ginger Vinaigrette to your next outdoor gathering. You’ll be invited back, for sure. Get the recipe.
Gather up your best peaches. Freestone and not-too-ripe – that’s what you’ll need on this one. The peaches will hang out on the grill for about 10 minutes so they have to be on the firm side to start off. This summery treat is on the savory side …not too sweet. Enjoy these Grilled Peaches with Honey & Queso Fresco at home. Today. Get the recipe.
Calling all zucchini! Have you found an abundance of fresh zucchini at your local farmer’s market lately? How about in your backyard garden? Here’s a yummy way to use quite a few of those green beauties. This one’s not too rich. The ratio of grilled zucchini strips to the sauce is perfect. And you can make a gluten-free version. But, really, gluten-free or not …it’s all good. Get the recipe.
Butter + lemon + capers = yummy. Add that combo to wild-caught grilled swordfish. That equals delicious. You can so easily do this at home. Really. The key here is to purchase – or catch, if you’re so inclined – good quality, very fresh swordfish. Get the recipe.
This may seem like a basic dish …not too complicated. More of a guideline or suggestion, rather than a true recipe. But oh so delicious. With the plentiful supplies during the summer season …anything goes. Eggplant, asparagus, Portabella mushrooms, zucchini, Vidalia onions, sweet red peppers. Feel free to add yellow squash or maybe some radicchio. Be sure to include your best sun-dried tomatoes and some sliced fresh mozzarella. Mangia! Get the recipe.
6 / 15 Grilled Zucchini Pizza Tacos
Call this a pizza taco. Or a small folded over pizza. Doesn’t matter what you call it. Just enjoy it. You can’t go wrong with that huge hit of flavor from the ranchero sauce. And that grilled zucchini. The chef who created the original recipe, Tim Love, calls this “a riff on the way kids eat their pizza — folding it over like a taco.” Get the recipe.
Have you ever had a grilled caesar salad? So delicious with all that smoky flavor. This Grilled Romaine with Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp is similar. After all, the romaine is grilled then topped off with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette. But it’s the grilled shrimp that’s been wrapped in thinly sliced prosciutto that takes it right over the top. Get the recipe.
8 / 15 Grilled Monterey Chicken
This Grilled Monterey Chicken is a spin on the popular dish that we’ve all enjoyed at Chili’s. It all comes together when you top that fresh-off-the-grill chicken with your best aged cheddar, flavorful barbecue sauce and homemade fresh tomato salsa. Get the recipe.
9 / 15 Yummy Grilled Veggie Pizza
Try this at home. Grab a pound of prepared dough at your local Italian bakery. Shape and grill your pizza crust until it is lightly charred. Add some tomatoes, cooked veggies and creamy fresh mozzarella. Once all of that goodness is layered on, transfer your creation onto a preheated pizza stone. You’re about ten minutes from experiencing true deliciousness. One taste of this and you won’t want to do take-out quite so often. It’s true. Get the recipe.
On this one, forget about the typical toppings. We’ve dressed our fresh-off-the-grill burger with a coating of creamy Camembert cheese, before adding a mound of caramelized onion. That creation then sits on a bed of perfectly sautéed apple slices. The ultimate combo. Get the recipe.
No fancy gadgets needed on this one…just a brick and a cast iron skillet. What we have here is merely a guideline on how to achieve delicious brick chicken on your backyard grill. The process remains the same regardless of whether you add a layer of tapenade or if you like garlic and rosemary in your marinade. It’s all about “spatchcocking” the whole bird for the grill, soaking it in your favorite marinade, then cooking it “under a brick” for an evenly cooked bird with crisp charred skin. The weight of the brick and pan flatten the bird on the grill to promote more even cooking. Get the recipe.
Many flatbread recipes out there are made with pizza dough. This Grilled Flatbread with Artichokes & Ricotta is no different. Go easy on yourself and start off with some already-prepared dough. Once the dough is grilled, pile on the flavors and textures. Get the recipe.
13 / 15 Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Be sure to use fresh herbs when creating the tasty marinade for your Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin. The flavors will surely shine through. Keep in mind that you do need to plan ahead since the pork must marinade for at least 3 hours. The longer you marinade, the more flavorful and tender your grilled pork will be. Get the recipe.
14 / 15 Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad
Always on the lookout for a crowd-pleaser? One of those dishes that can be prepared in advance. One that is delicious at room temperature. One that can be enjoyed by the vegetarians in the group. This one fits the bill. Get the recipe.
15 / 15 Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccata
When you think of chicken piccata, the image that comes to mind is one of crusted chicken in a lemony sauce. This one sticks with the lemony sauce but switches it up by using grilled chicken breasts. The grilling adds a delicious layer of flavor. The sauce is rich and creamy. If you prefer a lighter tasting sauce, add extra chicken broth to the mix. It’s that easy. Get the recipe.