26 Unconventional Grilling Foods to Inspire Your Summer

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on July 27, 2015

Burgers, steaks and hotdogs–oh my! Believe it or not, you can have too much of a good thing. Put those meats back in the fridge, because our pals at Pure Wow have fired up the grill to bring you 26 foods you never considered putting over an open flame.



Grilled Artichokes | SpryLiving.com

Bon Appetit for PureWow

Boil, drain, grill. How simple is that?



Grilled Bananas | SpryLiving.com

Pop Sugar for PureWow

Firm bananas do best on the grill–be sure to put down some tin foil if using ripe ones to prevent them from falling. See how it’s done.


Crispy Polenta

Grilled Polenta | SpryLiving.com

Blogging Over Thyme for PureWow

Slice the rounds from a tube of pre-cooked polenta to save time without sacrificing taste, then use a grill pan to char them to perfection.



Grilled Doughnuts

Half Baked Harvest for PureWow

Okay, so this sweet treat is far from healthy, but it definitely fits the unconventional grill bill. Make your cheat day count with one of these grilled doughnut delights–they’re infused with coconut and drenched in a caramelized espresso glaze. Mouth watering yet?



Grilled Endive | SpryLiving.com

Cookin Canuk for PureWow

About 5 minutes on the grill yields a crisp and tender vegetarian entree packed with fiber, protein and potassium. Top with pistachios, dried cherries and feta.



Grilled Figs | SpryLiving.com

Serious Eats for PureWow

Stuffed with balsamic vinegar and goat cheese, these creamy, salty bites make an addictive appetizer.



Grilled Gazpacho | SpryLiving.com

The Manhattan Food Project for PureWow

Grill the tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions before pureeing to give this savory concoction a smoky kick.


Halloumi Cheese

Grilled Haloumi Cheese | SpryLiving.com

Bon Appetit for PureWow

Accompanied by basil-mint oil and watermelon, the very thought of this flavor blend will have you salivating before the halloumi hits the grill.


Iceberg Lettuce

Grilled Iceberg Lettuce Wedge | SpryLiving.com

Grill Girl for PureWow

A little char is just what an iceberg lettuce wedge needs to go from bland to beautiful. Top with your favorite light dressing and toppings for a next-level lunch.



Grilled Jalapeños | SpryLiving.com

Blog Chef for PureWow

Seed ’em and stuff with your choice of cheese for a creamy treat with a little bite.


Hungry for more? Check out the complete A to Z list at Pure Wow!