Summer is nearly here and with it comes loads of grilling and outdoor cooking. If you have grown a bit tired of the same old hamburgers and hot dogs, we have just the collection for you.
We have gathered 40 of the best grilling recipes that will turn your dull summer barbecue into culinary masterpiece. Whether you prefer chicken, steak, pork or seafood, there are some amazing ways to grill your favorite foods and give them a wonderful new flavor. There are even recipes for grilling vegetables that are sure to get even the pickiest eaters sampling them.
You are sure to find many recipes that suit your fancy so even if you are grilling the same types of foods, you can make them extra-special in a new and exciting way. Best of all, these recipes are just as easy as those boring old hot dogs and hamburgers, but much more delicious. Fire up that grill and get ready for the tastiest summer ever!
Grilled Potato Salad
Yes, you can make potato salad on the grill and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish and includes yummy ingredients like bacon and cider vinegar. You cook the bacon and potatoes on the grill and then toss with the vinegar and a few other key ingredients. This is a great recipe to go along with your favorite steak, chicken or seafood grilling recipes and its an easy one to increase so its perfect for larger gatherings when you need to feed quite a few people.
Aloha Barbecue Sliders
If you love sliders then you will adore these easy to make Aloha Barbecue Sliders. It only takes 30 minutes to create these little burgers and there are only 7 ingredients required. The sliders are perfect on dinner rolls and you can add whatever you want to them like tomato, lettuce or onion. Serve them up with vegetables that you also cook on the grill or theyre great with chips. These are perfect for large cookouts, especially when you are grilling other meats and a burger thats a bit different than the norm.
Sometimes you just really want a burger but if you are watching your red meat intake, you may think you just have to do without. This is when these turkey burgers are perfect. They only take about 10 minutes to prepare and are certainly not your normal hamburger. With ingredients like bleu cheese, avocado and sour cream, they are a wonderful change from traditional burgers and they are much healthier because they are actually made from ground turkey.
Pork Chop Apple Bean Packets
Grilling is great, particularly when you can have an entire meal cooked on the grill. These pork chop packets have baked beans cooked right in the packet with them so you dont have to make anything else. Apples give them a wonderful flavor and because everything is cooked in a tin foil packet, the cleanup is very quick and easy. You also get to cook the individual servings in a packet by themselves and you can eat right out of the foil which also speeds up the cleanup process.
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Asparagus
Grilling is a wonderful way to enjoy delicious foods and watch your fat and calories at the same time. This Mahi-Mahi recipe only takes half an hour from start to finish and includes asparagus as a side and a wonderful lemon butter sauce for the fish. If you arent a fan of Mahi-Mahi, you could substitute salmon, tuna or any fish that you catch for the recipe. You can also substitute the asparagus but it does go very well with the fish and the lemon butter.
Glazed Ham and Pineapple Kabobs
Pineapple and ham just go together really well and this ham and pineapple kabob recipe is the perfect change from burgers and hot dogs. Its a really quick and easy recipe, too and one that you can serve with any number of sides. Rice is a great side choice or you could whip up some of your favorite sides that you normally serve with glazed ham. The pineapple cooks perfectly on the grill and gives the ham a wonderful tropical flavor.
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, dried basil and a sun dried tomato dressing give this grilled chicken a wonderful flavor. If you love bruschetta in general, you are absolutely going to love this grilled bruschetta chicken. The recipe is simple. It has only 5 ingredients counting the chicken and you only have to grill for about 10 minutes or so. Serve this one with just about any side you can think of from rice to veggies or even potato salad. Its sure to please even the pickiest eater and is certainly a change from boring and plain grilled chicken.
Grilled Bread with Pesto
You need a good bread recipe for those cookouts, right? This grilled bread recipe has tomatoes, parmesan, burrata and other ingredients to make it delicious. It only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and is the perfect bread for all of your grilled meats. You can change the recipe up a bit if you want and you can use a number of different crusty breads to make it. The next time you plan to grill out, dont forget the bread.
Grilled Eggplant Burgers
Even if you do grill burgers, they dont have to be traditionally boring. These eggplant burgers are great with pesto and halloumi. If you want something a bit different, not to mention healthier, than traditional burgers, then these veggie burgers are the perfect choice. They only need about 6 minutes on the grill and you can change the recipe up a bit to add a few ingredients that you prefer like tomatoes or onions. Skip the ground beef for your next cookout and stick with eggplant instead. Its a nice change of taste thats actually better for you.
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes dont necessarily have to be only for Thanksgiving. If you are looking for a yummy side for your grilled meats, sweet potatoes are a great choice. This particular recipe has a cherry sauce that is divine and gives the potatoes a bit of a sweet and tangy taste. These are great for going along with chicken or steak or you could just serve them with your traditional burgers for a nice change of pace. Anyway you serve them, you are sure to enjoy this not just for Thanksgiving food on the grill.