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50 New Grilling Recipes for Your Favorite Foods

Diversify your outdoor cooking repertoire with these fresh and healthy preparations of meat, fish, vegetables, and more vibrant ingredients.

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Chances are that after three months of outdoor entertaining, you’ve exhausted all of your favorite grilling recipes. While summer may technically be drawing to a close, we still have months of beautiful weather ahead of us, so don’t pack up those grills just yet! We’ve compiled a list of 50 healthy and delicious grilling recipes from our favorite blogs and foodie sites to liven things up and keep those sweet summer vibes alive well into the fall.


Sweet Chili Peach Glazed BBQ Chicken with Grilled Peaches, Scallions and Onions
Chicken, peaches, scallions and onions are all grilled and served with BBQ sauce for a fantastic easy summer night meal.
Recipe and photo by: The Judy Lab


Mediterranean Chicken and Summer Squash Noodles with Fried Halloumi
Looking for some new ways to use that spiralizer that you just had to have? Look no further. Grilled Mediterranean chicken skewers are served alongside summer squash noodles and fried halloumi in this wholesome, filling, flavor-packed meal.
Recipe by: Half Baked Harvest

Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki
This yogurt marinade tenderizes the chicken, making it ultra tender and juicy. Make a double batch of the tzatziki—you’re going to need it.
Recipe by: Amanda Frederickson

Filipino Chicken Barbecue
This traditional Filipino chicken skewer recipe will instantly transport you to the streets of Southeast Asia. It’s sweet, savory, and absolutely addicting.
Recipe by: Pinch of Yum

Grilled Miso Glazed Chicken Sandwich
Miso is one of those ingredients that you never knew you needed until you finally make the plunge and buy a tub. Use it in soups, toss it with veggies, or use it to marinade chicken like in this recipe.
Recipe by: Mr Hungry Sam

Spicy Za’atar Grilled Chicken
Za’atar and a few other spices are rubbed on chicken pieces that are then grilled to golden, lightly charred perfection.
Recipe by: Cooking and Beer

Related: Our Best-Ever Greek Yogurt Chicken Recipe


Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers
Let’s face it: Veggie burgers can really suck. They fall apart, they’re dry and crumbly, and they’re rarely as good as you want them to be. Until now. Meet the veggie burger that actually sticks together so you can safely cook it on the grill.
Recipe and photo by: Minimalist Baker


Salmon Burgers
Grilled salmon burgers with Dijon, shallots, capers, and lemon? This flavor combination is out of this world. Give it a go for your next backyard BBQ.
Recipe by: Mark Bittman for The New York Times

Turkey Burger and Bruschetta Toast
This turkey burger with bruschetta is an entrée and appetizer all wrapped up into one tasty package. Grilled turkey burgers are topped with juicy tomato bruschetta, a zingy balsamic reduction and Parmesan.
Recipe by: Recipe Runner

The Juicy Lucy Breakfast Burger
Find out why Food and Wine calls this mouthwatering burger layered with guacamole, egg, cheese, and maple bacon “life altering.”
Recipe by: Food and Wine

Related: Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Mushroom Burgers with Asian Slaw
These “burgers” are really just large Portobello mushrooms, marinated in a maple-soy marinade, grilled, and served with avocado, sriracha mayo, and a tahini-soy Asian slaw. Yum.
Recipe by: Sprouted Kitchen


Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Skewers
Fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, shallots and lemongrass are mixed into ground pork, which is then formed around lemongrass stalk “skewers,” grilled and served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.
Recipe and photo by: Honestly Yum


Grilled Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa
Smoky chipotle pork tenderloin is topped with a fresh summer cherry salsa in this easy grilled meal.
Recipe by: Sweet Peas and Saffron

Grilled Lamb with Chimichurri
Who doesn’t love chimichurri? Pair it with juicy lamb cutlets for a perfect, Argentinean-inspired meal.
Recipe by: Food to Love

Grilled Steak Caesar Salad
We may have finally found the salad that will appease all parties as a dinner entrée. All of the ingredients of a traditional Caesar are grilled for a tasty update on the classic.
Recipe by: Dennis the Prescott

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Flank Steak
This sweet and spicy sriracha flank steak makes the perfect weeknight meal. Better yet, flank steak is the ultimate leftover food—be sure to make extra for sandwiches the next day!
Recipe by: Melissa Clark for The New York Times

Grilled Lamb Kebabs + Tzatziki
These yogurt marinated lamb kebabs are juicy, tangy and irresistible, and the tzatziki is out of this world.
Recipe by: Smitten Kitchen

Kefta and Zucchini Kebabs
Kefta is basically just a Greek meatball on a skewer. Grilled meatballs? Count us in.
Recipe by: Smitten Kitchen

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Creamy Feta Horseradish Sauce
Lamb can be intimidating to cook, but this recipe makes it super easy to nail the perfect, juicy grilled lamb.
Recipe by: Spoon Fork Bacon


Cedar Plank Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes
In this recipe, a whole salmon filet is rubbed with a sweet and savory rub, then grilled over a cedar plank. Sweet, smoky, delicious.
Recipe and photo by: What’s Gaby Cooking


Grilled Lobster and Chimichurri Potato Salad
When you make a really good sauce, you just want to put it all over everything. That’s exactly what happens in this recipe. Make a huge batch of chimichurri, dump it all over grilled lobster and potato salad, eat everything.
Recipe by: Kitchen Confidante

Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado Salsa
Smoky, succulent grilled scallops are paired with a unique honeydew and avocado salsa in this showstopper of a recipe.
Recipe by: Food and Wine

Grilled Oysters with Sriracha Compound Butter 
Sriracha butter. Melted over grilled oysters. Need we say more?
Recipe by: Cupcakes n Curries

Cod Fish Tacos
This is an instructional guide to mastering the perfect flaky, spicy, citrusy SoCal fish taco. You’re welcome.
Recipe by: What’s Gaby Cooking

Mahi Mahi Sliders with Grilled Pineapple, Corn and Brussels Sprout Slaw
Mahi Mahi sliders on soft potato buns with grilled slices of pineapple, a lime, garlic sour cream, and a sweet corn and Brussels sprout slaw. This is the slider that dreams are made of.
Recipe by: Cooking for Keeps

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Mango Cucumber Salsa
Shrimp is the safest bet when opting to serve seafood for a crowd. Even non-seafood-lovers can’t avoid tender, not-too-fishy shrimp. These grilled shrimp tacos with avocado-mango salsa are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Recipe by: Tasty Yummies

Grilled Halibut Sandwiches with Jalapeño Slaw
This is a beautifully simple recipe with bold flavor. Halibut is grilled to perfection, then layered onto a bun with fresh avocado and green cabbage jalapeño slaw. The perfect lunch recipe for using up leftover fish from the night before.
Recipe by: Sprouted Kitchen

Grilled Whole Red Snapper with Mint, Lime, and Serrano Pesto
Cooking a whole fish can seem daunting. Follow this recipe to see just how easy (not to mention delicious) it can truly be.
Recipe by: Yes, More Please!


Charred Scallions with Burrata and Picada
In the words of the author, “this is the kind of dish summer was made for.” It’s quick and simple, but packed with layers of seasonal flavors.
Recipe and photo by: Camille Styles


Grilled Asparagus with Cilantro Pepita Pesto
This asparagus is grilled to perfection—gently charred on the outside, juicy and succulent on the inside. Add in a cilantro-pepita pesto and you’ve got a home run side dish.
Recipe by: Sprouted Kitchen

Vietnamese Eggplant and Leek Salad
Eggplant and leeks are char-grilled, then tossed with cilantro and mint in a sweet, salty and spicy Vietnamese-inspired dressing.
Recipe by: The Kitchy Kitchen

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta Salad
Classic ratatouille vegetables are grilled then tossed with rotini, olive oil, and balsamic for this updated take on the BBQ staple pasta salad.
Recipe by: Two Peas and Their Pod

Kale Salad with Grilled Stone Fruit, Prosciutto, and Feta
Salads can be boring. Salads with grilled peaches, prosciutto and feta? Decidedly not boring.
Recipe by: Food 52

Grilled Summer Salad with Corn, Peppers and Chili-Lime Dressing
This vegetarian entrée stars arugula, black beans, tangy feta cheese, and a whole host of grilled summer vegetables. Tossed in a sweet and spicy chili-lime dressing and topped with crispy tortilla chips, this Mex-influenced salad is sure to please.
Recipe by: Cookie and Kate

Grilled Sugar Snap Peas with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Crisp, sweet sugar snap peas are lightly charred, then served alongside a spicy peanut dipping sauce in this totally unique, stunning appetizer dish.
Recipe by: Dishing Up the Dirt

Grilled Summer Cobb Salad
Grilled romaine is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Try out the fad for yourself with this Grilled Summer Cobb Salad featuring charred romaine and other summer produce.
Recipe by: What’s Gaby Cooking

Grilled Mustard Greens with Kumquat Relish and Fried Garlic Quinoa
This salad has a lot of great component. But the most important of all? It teaches you how to make FRIED QUINOA! You’ll never want to eat a salad without it again.
Recipe by: Salad for President

Grilled Nectarine, Blackberry & Halloumi Salad
We can all appreciate a good grilled cheese sandwich. But how about a grilled cheese salad? Prepare to fall in love.
Recipe by: Spoon Fork Bacon


BLT and Grilled Peach Pizza
BLTs with juicy summer tomatoes are one of the greatest summer delicacies out there. Add peaches, and put all of those delicious ingredients on a pizza? Summer meal perfection.
Recipe and photo by: Half Baked Harvest


Grilled Avocado with Mango Salsa
If you haven’t tried grilling avocado yet, now’s your perfect opportunity. Char-grill avocado halves, then stuff them with fresh mango salsa.
Recipe by: The Kitchy Kitchen

Grilled Halloumi and Blueberry Salad
There’s more cheese than there is greens in this salad. That’s something we can definitely get behind.
Recipe by: Kitchen Confidante

Grilled Peanut Tofu
When you’re grilling out with friends, it can be such a pain to figure out a vegetarian main for the non-burger eaters. Did you know you can toss extra firm tofu on the grill? It’s so delicious with this peanut marinade, everyone’s going to want to be a vegetarian for the day.
Recipe by: Food 52

Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches
Slow cooked pulled pork topped with freshly grilled pineapple slices. Everyone will think you’ve been cooking all day long, when really this meal is as simple as can be.
Recipe by: Pinch of Yum

Harissa Grilled Eggplant Flatbread with Labneh and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Pizza on the grill. There is no greater joy. This flavor combo is also out of this world, which doesn’t hurt.
Recipe by: Aichas Mat

Pineapple BLT with Sweet Chili Butter and Sriracha Mayo
It should come as no surprise that two different BLTs made it onto this list. This one comes equipped with sweet chili butter, sriracha mayo, grilled pineapple, and a runny fried egg. This one’s a clear winner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Recipe by: Half Baked Harvest

Grilled Fig Tartines
Figs are even better when grilled, if you can even imagine such a thing. Layered them on top of toasted bread with blue cheese, prosciutto, and balsamic glaze? Unbeatable.
Recipe by: Honestly Yum

Grilled Peaches with Pistachio Ice Cream
These tips for grilling fresh summer fruit will get your creative juices flowing.
Recipe by: 80 Twenty

Grilled Grapefruit with Yogurt and Honey
Grapefruit loses a bit of its signature tartness and sweetens up in the most wonderful way when grilled. Add yogurt and honey for a beautiful, light breakfast.
Recipe by: Cuizine

Grilled Sausage with Eggs and Kale
You grill sausage, so why not grill your breakfast sausage?
Recipe by: David the Tornado 

Simple Grilled Paella
Want to seriously blow away some dinner guests? Try out this number.
Recipe by: A Couple Cooks



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