Grilling: Not Just for Meat
Grill everything from romaine lettuce to pound cake this season with our 23 unexpected recipes.
Smoky Chopped Salad with Avocado
Recipe: Smoky Chopped Salad with Avocado
Grill the lettuce and avocado just long enough to impart a tinge of smoke.
Grilled Mexican Corn Salad
Recipe: Grilled Mexican Corn Salad
This recipe is an off-the-cob play on a popular Mexican street dish.
Charred Eggplant with Miso Dressing
Miso is a Japanese staple with a slightly salty, pungent flavor. Find it in the international or refrigerated aisle at your grocery store.
Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter
Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter
Start with this mix of vegetables, or simply use what you have on hand.
Easy Vegetable Kabobs
Recipe: Easy Vegetable Kabobs
Who says veggies have to be boring? Balsamic vinegar and honey make these a sweet and tangy complement to your main dish.
Grilled Romaine Salad with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing
Lettuce on the grill? Enhance the flavor of grilled romaine with crunchy red onion, nutty Parmesan cheese, and our simple Buttermilk-Chive Dressing.
Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake
Recipe: Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake
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.
Peppery Grilled Okra with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce
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.
Recipe: Smoked Corn
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.
Grilled Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette
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.
Zucchini Ribbons with Feta and Mint
Inspired by the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, this salad is simple and flavorful with crunchy zucchini, savory feta, mint, and splash of lemon.
Grilled Peach-and-Mozzarella Salad
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.
Grilled Potato Salad
Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad
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.
Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Pepper-Tomato Topping
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.
Grilled Tomato-Rosemary Tart
Recipe: Grilled Tomato-Rosemary Tart
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.
Grilled Banana Splits
Recipe: Grilled Banana Splits
Grilling fruit will caramelize its natural sugars, which adds another dimension of flavor to this childhood favorite.
Balsamic Onion Stacks
Recipe: Balsamic Onion Stacks
Grilled and marinated sweet onions take this classic insalata caprese to the next level.
Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Carrot-Cabbage Slaw
You won’t miss the hamburger meat when you top these hearty, smoked portobellos with our crunchy slaw.
Grilled Peaches Jezebel
Recipe: Grilled Peaches Jezebel
Just a small bit of horseradish in this glaze will wake up your taste buds just as the peaches satisfy your sweet side.
Potato-Stuffed Grilled Bell Peppers
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.
Grilled Apple Salad
Recipe: Grilled Apple Salad
This salad would be perfect all year long, but the grilled apple and sweet-tangy dressing make it a light summer lunch.
Grilled Marinated Vegetable Salad
An assortment of bell peppers brightens up this dish and your next grilling get-together.
Baby PB&J Bagel Sandwiches
Recipe: Baby PB&J Bagel Sandwiches
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: Panzanella Salad
Tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and basil paired with grilled Italian bread make a great side to chicken or steak for your next meal.