Those of us who are lucky enough to have access to a grill tend to get a bit grill-happy as soon as the weather allows. We all know why we love our grills. They heat up quickly, if they are gas or pellet, and the clean up is easy. Plus, no heating up the kitchen. Plus, most importantly, pretty much everything tastes better grilled. I’m not the first person to say this, probably not even the first person today, but it’s the truth.
And you can grill the standards like burgers, steaks, and chicken, and keep changing things up so that a grilled dinner is never boring, or you can get a bit more experimental. Grilled pizza, grilled bruschetta, grilled fruit…grilled cheese! Once you get into grill mode, it’s hard to go back.
Also Read: 10 Things to Do to Get Your Grill Ready for Summer.
25 Grilling Recipes to Make This Summer
A simple marinade transforms chicken breasts into the perfect grilled meal.
If you’re going to tamper with an ear of corn, you’d better make it good.
Arguably the best food on the planet. This is simply the best way to cook pizzas during the summer, and it’s so easy. No pizza stone, the pizzas cook right on the grill!
A fantastic Thai twist on a steak salad. Gary said he would have paid good money for this meal. Aw.
A colorful dazzler of a grilled dinner.
Orange, Chili and Thyme Grilled Chicken
This grilled chicken is marinated with fresh orange juice and sambal oelek. Leftover chicken is great over green salads.
A hefty dollop of Dijon mustard mingles with onion, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme in this deeply flavorful marinade for steak.
A fabulous, pretty, simple warm-weather side. Make sure to serve with grains or crusty bread to sop up all of the tangy vinaigrette.
Smoky and tender, grilling is one of the best ways to prepare artichokes during the warmer months, especially with homemade lemon sauce.
Pretty likely to become a family favorite.
Steak corn and tomatoes get kicked upstairs.
If you are into teriyaki-like flavors, then this super simple pork chop recipe will be a hit in your house.
Steak nirvana: nicely marbled, full of flavor and seared on the grill or on a cast iron skillet.
This grilled chicken shares a super simple citrusy, tangy marinade with tender baby artichokes. 10 minutes on the grill!
Instead of buying this at Le Something Or Other, it’s a very easy wrap to make at home!
Two brilliant sandwiches meet as one.
Thick ribeye steaks get a dusting of a robust Mexican seasoning blend before being fired up on the grill.
A perfect year-round entertaining dish. You can also make this pork in the oven if you prefer.
Pork squared. The prosciutto wrapper crisps up beautifully on the grill, and the pork chops inside stay moist and tender.
Also known as ssam, or lettuce wraps, and they are completely delicious and a lot of fun to eat.
A truly tender and juicy (and inexpensive!) grilled steak. The best london broil marinade.
This easy and versatile chicken recipe is perfect on its own or a building block for any number of summer meals.
This simple grilled lamb chop meal is elegant, delicious, and not challenging to make in the slightest.
When ketchup and mustard aren't quite enough.
A simple and highly satisfying side dish.