'Tis the season to dust off the grill! Nothing says "summer" like firing it up and preparing some seriously delicious dishes for your friends and family. Make your next cookout the best ever with these ten incredible (and healthy!) grilling recipes.
Gimme Some Oven
You can't go wrong with grilled chicken, especially when it's covered with this delicious balsamic glaze from Gimme Some Oven. These skewers work well as a main course or as a topping on a bed of fresh, leafy greens.
Proud Italian Cook
Tomatoes aren't necessarily the first thing that come to mind when most people think about ingredients for the grill, but they definitely should be. In this recipe from the Proud Italian Cook, fresh summer tomatoes are drizzled with olive oil, garlic, and thyme to create the perfect warm-weather side.
You don't have to be a fan of seafood to appreciate these grilled fish tacos. The marinade, cabbage slaw, and just the right amount of avocado give the dish all the right flavors and drown out the fishiness. Check out this recipe from Cooking Classy and see for yourself!
Grilling eggplant makes it tender and smoky-plus, grilled eggplant has a fraction of the calories that you'll find in the fried version. This recipe from Relish combines eggplant, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and whole-wheat buns for a light, yummy take on the traditional Italian entru00e9e.
Desserts Now, Dinner Later
...grilled salad? We never would have dreamed up this unique prep method, but Deserts Now, Dinner Later figured out something incredible here. The texture is similar to a steamed veggie: warm and tender with a little bite to it.
The Cookie Rookie
Grilled salmon is a great go-to summer dish for health-conscious eaters. It's simple, flavorful, and packed full of amazing nutrients. We especially love this recipe from The Cookie Rookie that incorporates avocados for an extra dose of healthy goodness.
La Creme de la Crumb
Sweet potatoes are the darling of vegetable world (yes, they count!). These ones from La Creme de la Crumb showcase the orange beauties to their full potential: a little spicy, a little sweet, with a crispy outside and a perfectly tender inside.
Kebabs are one of the best summer dishes for a variety of reasons: they're easy, convenient, and omit the need to wash a lot of dishes. Most importantly, they're delicious. This amazing recipe from Simply Scratch combines steak, onions, peppers, steak... and did we mention steak?
"Shrimp on the barbie" isn't just for the Australians. In fact, when shrimp meets a hot grill grate, some kind of culinary magic happens-and it'll be sure to impress any seafood fan. Try out this crowd-pleasing grilled shrimp recipe from Closet Cooking.
Talk about a divine side dish: this grilled asparagus from Katie's Cucina is on point. Tender and flavorful (with a little kick!), you couldn't ask for a better veggie to serve on those hot summer nights.
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