When you think of summers, you immediately think of family get together, parties with friends, picnics and outings. Summer parties are always incomplete without a grilled food. Whatever may be your meat preference, grill recipes are always must haves in the summers. Other than the regular meat grilling recipes, there are many vegetable grilling ideas too for the vegetarians to enjoy their grill food.
There are many easy grilling recipes of the same meat below; you can change the grilling ideas each time according to your preference. The best part is these grilling recipes are easy to make. Now, you don’t have to restrict yourself to the regular hamburgers and hotdogs, but explore different grilling ideas every time. Get your grill ready this summer’s and enjoy some lip-smacking grills that you will want to show off.
1. Grilled Malibu Chicken
The grilled Malibu chicken is a nice variation to the regular chicken. The ingredients that go into making this yummy grilled chicken is ham, pineapple, Swiss Cheese, and various other additives. If you love your grilled chicken, then this is one of the recipes you need to try out this summers. The chicken breasts are nicely marinated in dry rub, covered with pineapple, mustard sauce and topped with pineapple rings, ham and Swiss cheese. The whole cooking process takes little over an hour, but the actual grilling takes only 15 minutes, depending on how hot your grill is. Looking at the cooking time, this grilling recipe is perfect for weekdays too, when you don’t have time for cooking.
2. Campfire Banana Splits
This is an easy recipe ideal for all ages. It is great for backyard parties and sleepovers. This is a vegetarian grill, ideal for lovers of vegetarian foods. There is no meat involved whatsoever. To make this grill, you have to slice the banana peel, add in some marshmallows and chocolate chips and grill. The final product is a grilled banana with chocolate and marshmallows. You can experiment with the recipe and add grated coconut as a topping on the banana.
3. Grilled Chipotle Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter
The grilled chipotle rubbed steaks is a perfect grilling recipe to impress your friends and relatives. You can display your grilling techniques by making this yummy grilled steak with lime butter. The whole recipe takes just half an hour from start to finish. The lime flavored butter adds some zing to the steak. To enhance the chipotle flavor, it is ideal to use red meat, but you can even make this recipe with chicken if you feel so.
4. Grilled Three Cheese potatoes
Cooking with potatoes is always interesting. They take very less time to cook and are perfect with bacon. The grill cooking allows you to cook all the stuff in one place. The grilled three cheese potatoes is not only easy to make, but takes very little time to cook. You need to cook them on a grill for at least half an hour or so or until they are done. They are a good combination of cheese, bacon and some very delicious and mouthwatering flavorings, making it an ideal side-dish for your grilled meats.
5. Chili Rubbed Pork Chops with pineapple Salsa
When prepared correctly, the pork chops are an absolute treat to have. The pineapple based salsa adds a nice color and flavor to the dish. It balances the chili rub. The preparation of this recipe takes around 15 minutes, while the whole grilling time is 20 minutes only. If you are bored of eating steaks and chicken most of the time, then the chili rubbed pork chops with pineapple salsa works wonders. It is a good companion with any side dish including a slaw.
6. Cedar Plank Salmon
Cedar plank is ideal for cooking a juicy and tender salmon. This is a healthier way of cooking, so health conscious people go ahead and try this one out. Even though the name sounds new, the whole recipe takes just 20 minutes, making it the easiest grilling dishes. Most of the ingredients that go into making this recipe are easily available, though you will have to arrange for an untreated cedar plank. The ingredients that go into making this dish are Italian dressing, basil, Sun-dried tomatoes and Salmon.
7. Italian Grilled Chicken
Grills and chicken go hand in hand. Chicken is one of the most grilled meats. This is a different grilled chicken recipe that you can try out when you get bored of the regular grilled chicken. The Italian dressing on top of the grilled chicken improves the flavor and taste of the recipe. You will need to marinate the chicken for over four hours with the Italian dressing. It would be ideal to marinate the chicken and allow it to rest in the refrigerator the previous night for the flavors to seep into the meat. Next day take it out and grill and it is ready to serve hot.
8. Barbecued Lime Shrimp and corn
If you have the correct ingredients for a recipe, then the dish will always be delicious and easy to make. The barbecued shrimp and corn is pretty easy to make and tastes yummy. Line up all the ingredients in a foil and grill until they are done. The shrimp and corn are nicely mixed with lime juice and honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, pepper, coriander seeds and couscous. All these ingredients make the shrimp absolutely delicious and full of aroma and flavor.
9. Ranch Burgers
Tired of eating the regular burgers, but still have a lot of love for it, then go for the different version of the burger; the ranch burger. Mix in the dried ranch dressing mix to the hamburger meat before you pat the patties and place them on to the grill. The burgers get a nice flavor and take very little time to cook compared to the regular burgers. Once you eat this burger, you will not want to go back to the regular grilled burgers.
10. Mojito Chicken
The Mojito chicken has all the ingredients to spice up the normal tasting grilled chicken. This yummy recipe uses ingredients like the lime juice, mint and light rum to give the chicken a great Caribbean taste. This is a nice recipe to try out for themed parties this summer. The Mojito chicken can be served with black beans, fried plantains and the cocktail inspiration for this dish, Mojito. It tastes great with whatever side you choose. This recipe is sure to turn heads at the party.
11. Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops
The honey garlic grilled pork chops are not only healthy, but also quite delicious and yummy to taste. This recipe needs only four ingredients and is made within 20 minutes. It is a perfect pork chops recipe that can be made easily on weekdays too. The honey, soy sauce, and garlic cloves gives the dish a perfect glaze for the pork and can be served with anything you want. For calorie conscious people, this is a nice and healthy dish with just 200 calories.
12. Grilled Meat Kabobs
The spicy shish kabobs are a favorite grilled dish from the Middle East. They need very little prep time and can be prepared quite easily. The grilled chicken kabobs take about 20 minutes to make from the start to finish, which also includes any customization. You can grill vegetables instead of the onions and tomatoes along with the meat. These grilled chicken kabobs are rich in flavor and taste and goes very well with rice or pilaf.
13. Grilled Pizza
Did you know that you could grill a pizza? A grilled pizza is absolutely delicious and is cooked completely on a grill. The pizza dough actually cooks very well on the grill. The toppings can be anything from vegetables to even meat and seafood; the whole pizza will take a maximum of 10 minutes to cook on the grill. Now onwards you can prepare this interesting grilled pizza for your next party.
14. Mixed Grill Kabobs
Kabobs are very tasty and full of flavors. You can mix different types of kabobs with different marinades and cook it over the grill together. All of them will have different tastes. The mixed grill includes polish sausage and beef tenderloins with vegetables like ball peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. This is an easy to make grill recipe that offers something for everyone. The prep time takes around 20 minutes, but the actual grilling takes only 15 minutes and your mixed grill kabobs is ready. Though this may not be the fastest recipe to cook, but will the tastiest for sure.
15. Grilled Zucchini
Grilled zucchini is a delicious side dish to any grilled meat. The grilled zucchini will be loved by most people, even people who are non-vegetarians and do not prefer vegetarian food. The marinade needs 20 minutes time, but once done, the cooking time is very less. The lemon zest is used to give the grilled zucchini a nice tangy flavor. They go perfectly well with chicken or steak.
16. Grilled Peaches
A dessert served on a grill is something most people are not comfortable about, but they just work great. They not only taste yummy, but also leave very little mess in the kitchen. The grilled peaches and cream dessert is a versatile dish where in you can cook the whole meal on a grill and even add a dessert over it afterwards. The ingredients that go into making this grill should be fresh. They include peaches, sugar, honey and fresh cream. The whole grilling takes just 10 minutes, which makes it a pretty fast grilling recipe. This is a nice dish with a good combination of a grill as well as a dessert.
17. Lemon Herbed grilled Shrimp
For seafood lovers this shrimp grill recipe is another variation that can be tried out when you are tired of eating one style of seafood grill. The lemon and herbs are a nice combination with the shrimps and can be served with any number of sides from rice to the vegetables. The prep work takes 20 minutes and 20 minutes go for the grilling. The grilled shrimps come out delicious and juicy. The shrimp grill is a good change to the regular burgers that are made from steak or meat. Moreover, you can grill these on an outdoor or indoor grill.
18. Steak and Hasselback Potatoes
The benefit of this grill recipe is that you get the steak and potatoes grilled and ready to eat at the same time. The juicy steak and delicious Hasselback potatoes take the same amount of time to cook. Eat them both with a salad and you have a filling meal. The marinade for the steak includes pineapple juice and vinegar, which adds a nice sweet and sour taste to the meat. The potatoes are cooked with butter, garlic and olive oil. Combine both the steak and potatoes once they are grilled and enjoy them for the lunch or dinner.
19. Pineapple and Honey Barbecue Ribs
Ribs are just perfect for a grill during the summers. This is an easy grilling recipe that will interest a lot of foodies. As the name suggests, this is a sweet and sour grill recipe with a Caribbean twist due to the honey, pineapple and lime juice. The ribs though will take some time to get it done perfectly, but the wait is certainly worth it. If you want a great rib recipe that will make your family and friends happy, then look no further. Other than the taste, this is an easy to make recipe that goes well with any sides.
20. Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Corn is the favorite of many people. The versatility of corn is well known. The grilled corn recipe with black bean salsa is a nice tangy dish. It has the flavors of jalapeno, black beans, fresh mint, cucumber, and lemon juice. Imagine all of these flavors when you bite into the corn once it is grilled. This salsa is ideal for serving over grilled steak or chicken. Just add this on top of a plain grilled meat to add some spice and flavor to the meat. You can even have this with tortillas. You will need a corn on the cob to make this dish, but frozen corn can also be used.
21. Grilled Caesar Chicken
Want to eat some salads today, then why not add some grilled Caesar chicken to the recipe. This is a perfect topping for salads and takes about an hour to cook. You can even toast your croutons on the grill to make your salads taste yummy. This recipe is a healthier alternative to the grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.
22. Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Kabobs don’t necessarily have to be meat, you can enjoy your vegetables with this grilled veggie kabobs. Vegetable kabobs go well with the grilled meat like steaks and chicken. You can choose from the large variety of vegetables, like tomatoes, onions, potatoes, mushrooms, eggplant, okra and various other veggies that are available in that season. This is an easy to make grill. You just have to add them to the skewers and grill them until they are done. Some veggies take more time to cook, while others cook fast. Make sure you combine vegetables according to their cooking time so that they are cooked through evenly.
23. Grilled Corn on the Cob
Foodies love the grilled corn on the cob. This is a delicious grill recipe that is easy to make too. Grill the corn on the cob by removing the silk. Cook the corn directly on the grill. Once ready, apply some lime juice, salt, pepper and butter over it. Depending on the temperature, the grilled corn on the cob takes around 15-20 minutes to be ready. This is an ideal side dish for any grilled meat dish and can be cooked simultaneously along with the meat.
24. Grilled Stuffed Peppers
If you love stuffed peppers, then you will love the grilled stuffed peppers too. The stuffing in the peppers when combined with the grilling process makes the recipe mouthwatering and tasty. The whole grilling time takes around 45 minutes, but the wait is worth the time. This grill is perfect for any outdoor event and goes well with hamburgers and hot dogs.
25. Grilled Pot Roast
Pot Roast is always a weekend dish. The grilled pot roast recipe takes only a few hours to make. The recipe involves ingredients like carrots, onions, potatoes and the special marinade that makes this grilled pot roast special. This is a traditional dish, but if you want a twist to the recipe, then have the pot roast grilled and that too outdoors.
26. Grilled Rosemary lamb Chops
The rosemary lamb chops is all the more special because of the marinade that goes into the making the grill. It is a wonderful mix of rosemary, olive oil, garlic and red pepper giving it a delicious flavor. Make the marinade and allow the lamb chops to sit in it for at least an hour. Depending on the temperature, the grilling takes just 10 minutes or less. You can cook them for a longer time if you are not satisfied with the cook. This easy to make grilled recipe is good for weeknights, if you have the chops ready in the refrigerator with the marinade.
27. Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are your favorite, but you want them to be different this time, and then go for this grilled recipe. These hot dogs are wrapped in bacon and stuffed sauerkraut and cheese. Just grill them for a couple of minutes and you have a nice twist to the regular hot dogs. You can substitute the sauerkraut with onions or something else. The bacon allows the juices to settle down a bit and makes the overall dish yummy to taste.
28. Tuscan Style Grilled Tuna
Apply the tuna with the Tuscan style rub and allow it to sit for an hour. Grill the tuna for about 10 minutes and your grilled fish is ready. Other than being a grilled recipe, this dish is healthy too. The grilled tuna can be served with grilled mushrooms, vegetables or rice. You have a healthy meal that tastes yummy too.
29. Grilled King Crab Legs
King crab legs taste delicious when they are grilled and served with barbecue sauce. Once the grill is heated to the right temperature, the dish takes very little time to cook. You can have it alone or along with grilled steak or fish. Make sure you don’t break the king crab legs while grilling or else it may dry out and lose its flavor.
30. Grilled Eggplant with Feta
This is a tasty grill recipe for the vegetarians. This eggplant with feta rolls are a great appetizer or can be had as a main dish. It takes only five minutes to grill the eggplant and have a nice mix of flavors. They are healthy and are perfect as a side dish with other grilled foods like chicken or steak. The eggplant is grilled first and then rolled around the feta and olive mixture, which requires very little time. Try this grilled eggplant recipe for your next dinner party and enjoy the great reactions from your guests.
31. Grilled Potato Salad
Did you know that you can make a potato salad on a grill? Yes, most people were not aware of this, but now that you know, why not give it a try this weekend. The whole dish takes only 25 minutes and includes some very yummy ingredients like cider vinegar and bacon. Cook the bacon and potatoes on the grill and then add some vinegar and few other ingredients. This recipe goes well with seafood, steak and chicken. This recipe is perfect for a party with many guests.
32. Aloha Barbecue Sliders
If you love eating sliders, then you will surely love this recipe. The Aloha barbecue sliders is easy to make and can be made within 30 minutes. There are only 7 ingredients that go into this recipe. Serve them with vegetables that are cooked on the grill like tomatoes, lettuce and onion. If you have a large party to throw with other meats like steak or burgers, then these sliders work as a nice twist to the regular grilled meats.
33. Turkey Burgers
If you want to stay away from red meat because you have been eating that a lot for a longtime, then turkey is the best bet. This is not the regular burger that you eat and takes only 10 minutes to cook. With some wonderful ingredients like blue cheese, sour cream and avocado, this burger is a nice change from the traditional burger. These burgers are comparatively healthy since they are made from ground turkey.
34. Pork Chops Apple Bean Packets
Grilling is interesting if you have the entire meal cooked on the grill. The pork chop packets have the entire baked beans cooked in the packet with them, which means you don’t need anything else. Apples add a nice flavor to the dish, moreover everything is cooked in the foil, so cleaning up is an easy task. The other benefit of this dish is that you can serve individual dishes in packets, so once finished; there are no dishes to clean.
35. Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Asparagus
For a health conscious person grilling is a better way to cook their favorite dishes. You can control the amount of fat and calorie intake to a large extent. Grilled fish like Mahi-Mahi takes only half an hour to cook and the asparagus serves as a good side with a nice dressing of lemon butter sauce for the fish. You can choose from tuna, salmon or any other fish if you don’t like Mahi-Mahi.
36. Glazed Ham and Pineapple Kabobs
Ham and pineapple go together very well. This ham and pineapple kabob recipe is a nice change from the hot dogs and burgers. This is an easy to make quick recipe that you can serve with different varieties of sides. Glazed ham goes well with rice, but any side will do for this dish. The Pineapple adds a nice tropical flavor to the kabobs.
37. Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Grilled chicken is delicious if you have some wonderful flavors going with it. This grilled chicken recipe has ingredients like tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, dried basil and sun-dried tomatoes. If you are a lover of Bruschetta, then you are sure to love this grilled Bruschetta chicken. This is a very simple recipe with few ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to grill. You can serve this dish with any sides including rice, veggies and potato salad. It is a good change from the boring grilled chicken.
38. Grilled Bread with Pesto
This is a grilled bread recipe that is rich in tomatoes, burrata, parmesan and few other ingredients making it very delicious to taste. The whole cooking process takes only 10 minutes from the start to finish. This is ideal bread for all the grilled meats. The recipe can be changed according to your liking. The crusts can also be changed. If you are planning any grill next time, don’t forget to include this bread.
39. Grilled Eggplant Burgers
Burgers need not be boring and same all the time. The eggplant grilled burger is best with halloumi and pesto. The traditional burgers are unhealthy and rich in calories; the eggplant burger is a great alternative to the unhealthy burgers. They only need 6 minutes to cook and you can change the ingredients accordingly. Instead of the ground beef, opt for the eggplant grill and enjoy a healthy grilled burger.
40. Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Thanksgiving and sweet potatoes go hand in hand, but you can cook sweet potatoes on other days too. Grilled sweet potatoes are yummy and easy to cook. This recipe has cherry sauce that provides the sweet potatoes with a tangy and sweet taste. The grilled sweet potatoes go well with the traditional burgers or even with grilled chicken or steak.
The above list of grill recipes include vegetarian and meat based grilling ideas that you can make this summer for your family and friends. Some of the recipes are so simple that you can make two or three grills for the day. So, go ahead and select a few recipes that will interest you and make sure you make them and enjoy the cook.