10 Grilling Recipes You Must Try This Summer
When the heat of summer hits, I try to do some serious cooking outside on the grill. Not only do I avoid getting the kitchen all hot, but there’s less mess to clean up to which is a great bonus. And my family loves to grill almost anything, from steak and chicken to even fruit and pound cake. Here is a list of 10 Grilling Recipes You Must Try This Summer!
Grilled Chicken Kabobs – A wonderful combination of chicken and bell peppers. These are easy to prepare ahead of time for a large crowd or just to cut down on meal prep time. Add your favorite marinade, seasonings or vegetables to make it your own recipe.
Grilled Corn with Honey Mustard Butter – Corn cooked in the husk on the grill turns out so sweet and flavorful that it’s always a hit. It’s best when you can soak it the night before; and I love that I can cook our vegetable right alongside the steak or burgers!
Garlic Parmesan Grilled Potato Wedges – So these actually pre-bake in the oven and get finished on the grill but they are so delicious you shouldn’t pass them up! I’ve precooked mine at home and finished at our camp site and they come out fine. I love that I can give my family a bunch of flavor for very little cost.
Grilled Tomato Relish – This is a simple but tasty recipe calling for tomatoes, a dill pickle and a white or yellow onion. Slice them up, add a little oil and salt and grill them until they are tender. Once chopped and mixed together, you have an awesome topping for hot dogs, hamburgers or even in a potato or pasta salad!
Grilled Citrus Chicken Kabobs – Whether you serve these as an appetizer or for the main event, you can’t go wrong with these quick and healthy kabobs for the grill! A great way to use different cuts of chicken as well!
Spicy Chipotle Burgers – Add a smoky “kick” to your grilled burgers this summer by adding some chipotle peppers! Use as many or as few as your taste buds call for; and you can use the leftover peppers in a marinade, salsa or BBQ sauce later!
Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs – Dessert on the grill! I love that it’s a matter of cutting fruit, popping onto the wooden or metal kabob, and grilling for 2-3 minutes a side. By cooking it over the heat of the grill, the whole flavor of the fruit changes. We’ve had to start making double batches to have leftovers for breakfast!
Homemade BBQ Sauce – Once you make your own BBQ sauce, you’ll never go back to store bought again! Whether you like to make yours sweet, spicy or with a tang, simple change up this basic recipe and be sure to have it on hand when you fire up the grill. Doubles as an awesome sauce and dip during the entire year.
Grilled Onion and Broccoli Salad – I make this salad year round, unless the snow is too high for me to reach my grill! I love the taste of the grilled vegetables coming together along with the feta cheese and seasonings. It’s great to eat cold too and makes a good choice for a summer pot luck.
Brown Sugar Peaches – It’s hard to believe this amazing dessert is made of two ingredients: peaches and brown sugar. I serve mine topped with a little vanilla ice cream or sliced and tossed into fruit salad.
Do you have a favorite grilling recipe? Share it with us in the comment area. We would love to give it try!