55 Grilled Recipes for Summer Dinners

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Grilled Soy-Ginger Pork Chops

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 turning on the stove and heating up the kitchen during the hottest months of the year. 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 straightforward burgers, steaks, and chicken — or you can get a bit more experimental. Grilled pizza, grilled bruschetta, grilled fruit…once you get into grill mode, it’s hard to go back.

Grilled Soy-Ginger Pork Chops on plates.
Grilled Soy-Ginger Pork Chops

Also Read: 10 Things to Do to Get Your Grill Ready for Summer


55 Grilling Recipes to Make This Summer


Mexican Grilled Corn on white plate with lime wedges.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

While simple grilled corn is amazing, this is next level (like a little trip to Mexico, right in your back yard).
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Grilled Pizzas / Katie Workman / themom100.com
5 from 3 votes

Grilled Pizzas

Everything you need to know about how to grill pizza (easier than you might think!).
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Grilled Provencal Chicken and Peppers on white plate.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Provencal Chicken and Peppers

This recipe has just a handful of ingredients, and comes together really easily, but it's a summery show stopper.
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Mustard Marinated London Broil
5 from 6 votes

Mustard Marinated London Broil

A hefty dollop of Dijon mustard mingles with onion, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme in this deeply flavorful marinade for a perfectly grilled London Broil steak.
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Grilled Asparagus with Vinaigrette
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Asparagus with Vinaigrette

A fabulous, pretty, simple warm-weather side. Make sure to serve the grilled asparagus with grains or crusty bread to sop up all of the tangy vinaigrette.
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Grilled Artichokes with lemon sauce on plate
5 from 4 votes

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Sauce

Smoky and tender, grilling is one of the best ways to prepare artichokes during the warmer months, especially with homemade lemon sauce.
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Grilled Soy-Ginger Pork Chops
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Soy-Ginger Pork Chops

This super simple pork chop marinade leans on those appealing teriyaki-like flavors.
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Grains, tomatoes, and Grilled Marinated NY Strip Steak on a plate.
5 from 6 votes

Grilled Marinated NY Strip Steak

NY strip steak is nicely marbled and full of flavor. A simple marinade takes it up a notch.
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Grilled Mexican Rib-Eye Steaks / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Mexican Ribeye Steaks

Thick ribeye steaks get a dusting of a robust Mexican seasoning blend before being fired up on the grill.
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Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Chops
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Chops

Thinly sliced smoky salty prosciutto is wrapped around pork chops, crisping up nicely on the grill and keeping the inside of the chops tender and juicy.
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Grilled Marinated London Broil resting on a wooden surface.
5 from 8 votes

Marinated and Grilled London Broil

A simple marinade transforms an inexpensive London Broil into a truly tender and juicy grilled steak.
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Grilled Lamb Chops and Onions with Herb Salad
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Lamb Chops and Onions with Herb Salad

This simple grilled lamb chop meal is elegant and delicious and feels very summery.
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How to Grill Salmon
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Salmon

A simple salmon dinner is one of the best things to come off of your grill.
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Grilled tuna with tomato salsa and asparagus side.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Tuna Steak with Nicoise Tomato Salsa

Flaky, moist, and meaty, tuna grills up much like a steak. It's a perfect summer dinner with a scoop of fresh tomato salsa on top.
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How to Grill New York Strip Steaks
4.89 from 9 votes

Grilled New York Strip Steaks

Everything you need to know about cooking those perfect steaks: juicy and pink on the inside.
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Grilled top sirloin steak and asparagus on plate with macaroni salad.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Top Sirloin Steaks

These steaks are a great balance between tender and pleasantly chewy, with a great beefy flavor. Top sirloin is best cooked to around medium-rare for best taste and texture.
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How to Grill Peppers
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Peppers

Grilling peppers gives them a silky texture and a smoky sweet flavor. Use them in all kinds of ways, or serve them up as a colorful side!
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Grilled turkey burger with toppings on picnic table with side dishes.
5 from 2 votes

Perfect Grilled Turkey Burgers

These are the best turkey burgers, simple, easy, juicy, and flavorful. You really can get all of that in a turkey burger!
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Grilled and slice filet mignon steak on plate with sides at cookout.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Filet Mignon Steaks

This indulgent restaurant-level steak is one of the summer's best dinners. If you want to make it even better, make the optional Parmesan Butter to melt over the top!
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Slices of grilled rib-eye steaks on plate with fresh greens.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Ribeye Steaks

Richly flavored, tender but with great chew, and smoky from the grill, these steaks deeply satisfy those beef cravings.
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Asparagus in a grill basket on a grill.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Asparagus

Grilling asparagus is a spring and summertime joy that creates a great side dish to all kinds of meals.
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Grilled burger on picnic table plate topped with cheese and condiments
5 from 4 votes

How to Grill the Perfect Burger

All of the tips and tricks for making the best hamburgers on the grill, with step-by-step photos.
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White plate with grilled ranch steak pieces and veggie sides on picnic table.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Ranch Steaks

Cook this lean, boneless cut of steak to medium-rare for one of the best steaks you’ve ever had!
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Rib lamb chops with pesto and asparagus on cookout plate.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Lamb Chops

Rib lamb chops cook quickly on the grill, and the mint-basil pesto is the perfect finishing touch!
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Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce on white plate outside.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

A creamy Provencal-inspired sauce made from roasted peppers, garlic, and basil turns a piece of simply grilled swordfish into a fantastic summer meal.
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Flat iron steak with Parmesan butter and sides on cookout plate.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Flat Iron Steak

An affordable cut, tender, flavorful flat iron steaks are amazing on the grill, especially with a pat of compound Parmesan butter.
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Grilled Vegetable Skewers
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Veggie kebabs are beautiful, versatile, flexible, and a must-make for summertime grilling meals.
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Grilled Vegetables on a plate with rice and meat.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Vegetables

The best way to perfect vegetables on the grill, tender, colorful, lightly charry, and just plain delicious. One of the best dishes of summer.
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Grilled Clams on a white plate set on an outdoor table.
5 from 2 votes

Simple Grilled Clams

In a handful of minutes and almost no work, you can have warm, plump clams from the grill. Summertime bliss for all the shellfish lovers out there.
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Grilled Chicken Breasts
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Chicken Breasts

A simple marinade ensures juicy, moist, tender, and flavorful chicken breasts every time. Leftovers can and should be used in different ways all week long!
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Sliced sirloin cap on plate with chimichurri sauce and salad.
5 from 3 votes

Grilled Sirloin Cap

Also known as Picanha, this is the most popular cut of beef in Brazil, and when grilled properly it's amazingly juicy and flavorful.
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Cauliflower steak cooking on hot grill.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

This terrific vegetarian grilled dish is satisfying and substantial. It can serve as a main course or a side, and leftovers are amazing chopped and added to all kinds of dishes, from chilis to grain bowls.
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Brown bowl of Grilled Shrimp Salad with avocado on table with white wine.
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Shrimp Salad

Simply grilled shrimp can turn a salad into a meal. This is a great, flexible summer lunch or dinner.
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Balsamic-Marinated Skirt Steak on a plate with grilled asparagus and grilled vegetable couscous salad.
5 from 3 votes

Balsamic-Marinated Skirt Steak

This marinade for grilled skirt steak is so simple to make and so flavorful. You can also use other cuts of steak, like flank steak, instead!
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Slice of grilled watermelon on green plate during a cookout.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Watermelon

Grilling watermelon is a fun conversation piece, and it makes a beautiful appetizer, snack, side dish, or even dessert! The sprinkle of citrusy sugar elevates the flavor and helps it caramelize when cooked over the fire.
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Peach halves with grill marks on a grill.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Peaches

Grilling peaches is one of the best and most simple ways you can elevate an already perfect fruit at the height of the season.
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Grilled peaches, burrata cheese, and fresh basil on plate.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Peaches with Burrata

Sweet peaches straight off the grill paired with creamy buttery burrata cheese are a perfect summery appetizer.
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Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches
5 from 5 votes

Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches

This summery combo is simply gorgeous, and the pairing of grilled peaches with pork is a total home run.
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Grilled Eggplant
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Eggplant

When eggplant is sliced and grilled it takes on a terrific texture and a fantastic smoky flavor.
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Grilled Lobster Tail
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Lobster Tail

In the warmer months, there is no better way to prepare everyone's favorite luxury shellfish!
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Grilled pineapple slices on white plate at picnic.
4.67 from 3 votes

Grilled Pineapple

A simple brown sugar glaze transforms pineapple into a smoky, sweet grilled dessert — delicious on its own and amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting right into it!
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Scallops with grill marks.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Scallops

Sweet, buttery, plump, briny sea scallops cooked on the grill are a luxurious summer treat.
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Grilled Chicken Salad
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Chicken Salad

A simple summer lunch. Grill extra chicken and vegetables and have these salads all week long!
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Grilled Chicken Thighs
5 from 6 votes

Grilled Chicken Thighs

An easy marinade infuses chicken thighs with robust flavor while keeping the inside extra juicy on the grill.
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Grilled Pork Tacos with Salsa Ranchera
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Pork Tacos with Salsa Ranchera

Juicy grilled pork chops are sliced for soft tacos and topped with a zingy smoky salsa. An easy and fun summer dinner that can come together in minutes.
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Grilled curry-marinated chicken thighs on plate
5 from 2 votes

Chicken Thighs with Indian Curry Yogurt Marinade

Tender and juicy, with a wonderfully crispy skin, these chicken thighs are a great change of pace in your grilling repertoire!
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Outdoor table setting with plate of grilled Jamaican jerk-style chicken breasts and veggies.
5 from 3 votes

Jamaican Jerk-Style Grilled Chicken Breasts

These chicken breasts are so flavorful, and pack a little bit of heat, but not too much. The marinade is vibrant with ginger, chilis, garlic, and spices, and they only take 10 minutes to grill up after marinating!
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Grilled Split Turkey Breast
5 from 3 votes

Grilled Split Turkey Breast

A flavorful marinade gives the turkey amazing flavor and allows it to grill up perfectly moist and tender.
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Grilled Corn on the Cob
5 from 3 votes

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Cooking corn on the grill is one of the best ways possible to bring out the natural sweetness of this perfect seasonal vegetable.
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White plate of Grilled Bruschetta.
5 from 3 votes

Grilled Bruschetta

A bit of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, and sliced bread become a whole other level of bruschetta love on the grill.
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Grilled Romaine on a white dish.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Romaine

Grilling firm lettuce, like romaine, is downright delicious and a fun way to "summer up" your salads.
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New York Strip Steak with Jalapeno Butter
5 from 2 votes

New York Strip Steak with Jalapeño Butter

A thick juicy grilled steak with a dollop of lightly spicy butter is one of the easiest and best summer dinners.
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Grilled Corn Salad
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Corn Salad

In mere minutes, grilled corn becomes a colorful and super seasonal summer salad.
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Grilled portobello mushrooms, endive, and corn on the cob on plate.
5 from 3 votes

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

An easy basting sauce turns these big, "meaty" portobello mushroom caps into a beautiful grilled dish.
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Fork-In-The-Road Marinated Chicken Kebabs / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Mia
5 from 2 votes

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Lemony yogurt marinated chicken kebabs are a quintessential summertime grilling dish.
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Whew. What are you waiting for? Grab those tongs and go.

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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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