Grilling: Not Just for Meat
Grill everything from romaine lettuce to pound cake this season with our 23 unexpected recipes.
Grill the lettuce and avocado just long enough to impart a tinge of smoke.
Recipe: Smoky Chopped Salad with Avocado
This recipe is an off-the-cob play on a popular Mexican street dish.
Miso is a Japanese staple with a slightly salty, pungent flavor. Find it in the international or refrigerated aisle at your grocery store.
Start with this mix of vegetables, or simply use what you have on hand.
- Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter
Who says veggies have to be boring? Balsamic vinegar and honey make these a sweet and tangy complement to your main dish.
- Recipe: Easy Vegetable Kabobs
Lettuce on the grill? Enhance the flavor of grilled romaine with crunchy red onion, nutty Parmesan cheese, and our simple Buttermilk-Chive Dressing.
Store-bought cake and fruit cream cheese make this easy dessert ready when you are. Simply top grilled pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream.
- Recipe: Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake
This beloved Southern veggie gets a makeover on the grill and dipped in a refreshing yogurt sauce. Use ready-to-eat yogurt to cut prep time.
Make your summer corn about more than just salt and butter. Give it a new spin by smoking over hickory chips and season with thyme butter.
- Recipe: Smoked Corn
One of the simplest pleasures of summer is a juicy, ripe tomato. Give this summer delight a new taste on the grill, drizzled with a light basil vinaigrette.
Inspired by the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, this salad is simple and flavorful with crunchy zucchini, savory feta, mint, and splash of lemon.
One of our favorite summer fruits isn’t just for dessert anymore. You’ll surprise and delight your guests with slices of grilled peaches, mozzarella, and peppery arugula.
Southerners love their potato salad, and now your grill can too. Grill the potatoes with bacon, onion, and spices, and then toss in a tangy Dijon-mayo dressing.
- Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad
Complement tender grilled eggplant with a rich topping that includes crunchy bell peppers, tomatoes, and sweet golden raisins. This dish pairs well with grilled chicken or served with Italian bread as a meatless entrée.
Gooey mozzarella, juice plum tomatoes and hints of rosemary and lemon combine to make this savory tart. To save time, use pre-packaged frozen pastry dough.
- Recipe: Grilled Tomato-Rosemary Tart
Grilling fruit will caramelize its natural sugars, which adds another dimension of flavor to this childhood favorite.
- Recipe: Grilled Banana Splits
Grilled and marinated sweet onions take this classic insalata caprese to the next level.
- Recipe: Balsamic Onion Stacks
You won’t miss the hamburger meat when you top these hearty, smoked portobellos with our crunchy slaw.
Just a small bit of horseradish in this glaze will wake up your taste buds just as the peaches satisfy your sweet side.
- Recipe: Grilled Peaches Jezebel
This spin on a twice-baked potato uses an assortment of sweet bell peppers instead of potato skins. Grilling brings out the sweetness of the peppers, and Gouda cheese in the potatoes adds a smoky flavor your guests won’t be able to resist.
This salad would be perfect all year long, but the grilled apple and sweet-tangy dressing make it a light summer lunch.
- Recipe: Grilled Apple Salad
An assortment of bell peppers brightens up this dish and your next grilling get-together.
Who says PB&J has to be cold from a lunch box? Try this warm version with your choice of jelly, and you can even add apple slices for crunch.
Recipe: Baby PB&J Bagel Sandwiches
Tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and basil paired with grilled Italian bread make a great side to chicken or steak for your next meal.
- Recipe: Panzanella Salad