Summer is nearly here and with it comes loads of grilling and outdoor cooking. If you have grown a bit tired of the same old hamburgers and hot dogs, we have just the collection for you.
We have gathered 40 of the best grilling recipes that will turn your dull summer barbecue into culinary masterpiece. Whether you prefer chicken, steak, pork or seafood, there are some amazing ways to grill your favorite foods and give them a wonderful new flavor. There are even recipes for grilling vegetables that are sure to get even the pickiest eaters sampling them.
You are sure to find many recipes that suit your fancy so even if you are grilling the same types of foods, you can make them extra-special in a new and exciting way. Best of all, these recipes are just as easy as those boring old hot dogs and hamburgers, but much more delicious. Fire up that grill and get ready for the tastiest summer ever!
Grilled Malibu Chicken
Spice up that boring chicken with a great Malibu chicken recipe. The recipe calls for yummy ingredients like ham, Swiss cheese, pineapple and other delicious additives. It’s a really easy recipe and one that is sure to be a huge hit at your outdoor cookout parties. The preparation takes a little over an hour but you only have to grill it for about 15 minutes depending on the temperature of your grill. It’s a quick recipe with regards to the cooking time so it’s perfect for weekday evenings when you just don’t have that much time to cook.
Campfire Banana Splits
Not everything that you cook on the grill has meat involved. You can also do desserts and these banana splits are perfect for any cookout. They are really easy to make and oh so delicious. To make them, you just have to slice the banana peel, add chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and then grill. You get a delicious grilled banana complete with a chocolate and marshmallow topping. You can also add shredded coconut or other ingredients if you want.
Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter
You can really impress your friends and family with your grilling talents when you create these delicious steaks that include lime butter and a great chipotle flavor. They take less than half an hour to make from start to finish and have a wonderful zesty flavor thanks to the lime butter. You could use this recipe with chicken if you prefer that to steak but the red meat really does bring out the flavor of the limes and is perfect for the chipotle flavor.
Grilled Three Cheese Potatoes
Imagine cooking delicious potatoes and having them ready as soon as you take your steaks off the grill. The great thing about grilling is you can cook all of your foods in the same place. These three cheese potatoes are not only easy to make, they are absolutely divine and they take very little time to prepare. They do need to cook on the grill for about half an hour or so, until they are done. They combine the yummy taste of potatoes with cheese, bacon and flavorings for the perfect side dish for all of your grilled meats.
Chili Rubbed Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa
These pork chops are not only tasty, they are beautiful when prepared properly. The pineapple salsa gives them a wonderful color and the tang of the pineapple is perfect with the chili rub. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare the recipe and then another 20 to grill. If you are tired of chicken and steaks and you want something delicious and easy to make, chili rubbed chops with pineapple are a great choice. These would be great with slaw or just about any other side you want to prepare.
Cedar Plank Salmon
For salmon that is tender and juicy, cooking it on a cedar plank is the only way to go. This recipe is much easier than it sounds and it only takes about 20 minutes total before it’s ready. You will need a cedar plank that is untreated and the ingredients include salmon, Italian dressing, basil and sun dried tomatoes. If you are looking to eat healthier, this is certainly a delicious way to do that. Even if you don’t normally like the taste of salmon or fish in general, you are sure to enjoy salmon grilled to perfection on a cedar plank.
Italian Grilled Chicken
For a different chicken recipe, this Italian grilled chicken is perfect. It combines the health benefits of chicken along with Italian dressing to make a very easy and very delicious meal. You marinate the chicken in Italian dressing for at least 4 hours. If you know that you are going to be grilling, you can let this sit in the refrigerator overnight which makes it a bit more convenient and really gives the chicken a nice taste. Then, simply fire up the grill and cook the chicken until it’s done.
Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn
With the right ingredients, you can have a wonderful meal in about 10 minutes. This barbecued shrimp and corn recipe is really easy to make. You simply assemble the ingredients, wrap in tin foil and then grill until it’s all done. You can do these in individual servings and then use the tin foil to serve them in which helps reduce your cleanup time. The shrimp and corn are mixed with lime juice, honey and a few other ingredients that make them taste delicious and this is a fast and easy recipe.
If you do find that you have a taste for burgers but you want to avoid the same old boring ones that you normally whip up on the grill, make them Ranch Burgers instead. The gist is to simply mix dried ranch dressing mix along with a few other ingredients into your hamburger meat before you pat out those patties and add them to the grill. This gives the burgers a wonderfully different flavor and takes no longer than traditional burgers to cook. Try these the next time you want a burger and you may not ever go back to plain grilled burgers again.
Spice up your normal grilled chicken with this recipe that incorporates all the signature ingredients of the mojito cocktail. The recipe uses ingredients like lime juice, mint and run to really give your chicken a great Caribbean taste. This is a good recipe for themed cookouts this summer. You can serve it with fried plantains, black beans and the cocktail that inspires the dish, a mojito. Of course, you don’t have to serve it with cocktails. It tastes great with whatever you choose as a side and is sure to be a huge hit at your summer parties.
Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops
Not only are these Honey Garlic Chops delicious, they are much healthier than many alternatives. You only need four ingredients and about 20 minutes to make them so they are perfect for busy weeknights when you really need something quick but you want something tasty. Honey, garlic cloves and soy sauce make the perfect glaze for pork and these are great served with just about anything you want to pair them with. There are only 200 calories in each one too, so they are great for those of you needing a low-calorie dish.
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Who doesn’t just adore shish kabobs on the grill? These chicken kabobs are really easy to make and take very little prep time. They only take about 20 minutes from start to finish and they are easy to customize. If you don’t really like onion or tomatoes for instance, you can add vegetables that you do like and they cook about the same. Serve these over rice or just have them by themselves. They have the meat and veggies that you need for a fully rounded meal.
Recipe – Yummly
Yes! You can grill a pizza and it will taste delicious! Imagine having your pizza and being able to cook it entirely on the grill. This is a great recipe that makes pizza dough that will actually cook on your grill. You just have to choose the toppings that you want to add. If you want to cook outside but you really have a hankering for pizza, you can have both. It takes about 5 minutes for the dough to cook and the toppings to heat (think really melty cheese) and then you’re all set for your pizza dinner.
Mixed Grill Kabobs
Kabobs are great and one of the best things about them is you can mix and match to make different ones for different tastes. This mixed grill kabobs recipe includes polish sausage and beef tenderloin along with yummy veggies like tomatoes and green peppers and even includes mushrooms. There is literally something for everyone on each kabob and they are really easy to make. It takes about 20 minutes to get them ready and then another 15 to grill so while this really isn’t a fast recipe, it is certainly one of the tastiest.
Grilled zucchini is a delicious side to add to any or all of your grilling meats. It is also a side that is really easy to make and one that people will love – even those who don’t normally eat their veggies. You have to marinade the zucchini for about 20 minutes and then the grilling time is really fast. This particular recipe uses lemon zest to give the zucchini a really tangy taste which would go perfect with any steak or chicken that you are also grilling up.
Desserts on the grill are great. They are delicious and they leave less of a mess in the kitchen. With this grilled Peaches and Cream dessert, you can avoid the kitchen altogether because you can cook the entire meal on the grill and even add the dessert afterwards. You will need fresh peaches, cream cheese, sugar and honey to make this delicious dessert and it takes less than 10 minutes on the grill. This is a great recipe for when you really want to stay outdoors but just have to have something sweet after dinner.
Lemon Herb Grilled Shrimp
If seafood is more your style when it comes to grilling, you will love this lemon herb shrimp recipe. The lemon and herbs are perfect pairings with the shrimp and you can serve this with any number of sides from rice to veggies. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare and then another 20 to grill but it comes out so deliciously that it will instantly become a favorite. When you just can’t stand steaks or burgers any longer, shrimp is a great choice and this is an easy recipe that you can cook on an indoor or outdoor grill.
Steak and Hasselback Potatoes
What could be better than getting your meat and potatoes done at the same time? This succulent steak and hasselback potatoes recipe gives you both dishes in the same amount of time so everything is ready together. Add a small salad and you have the makings of a wonderful dinner. The steak marinade includes pineapple juice and vinegar for a great sweet and sour taste and the potatoes garlic, olive oil and butter which are perfect complements to the steak.
Pineapple and Honey BBQ Ribs
Ribs are certainly a favorite summertime food and this easy grilling recipe is sure to make them one of your top picks for cookouts. The sweet and spicy ribs have a Caribbean taste due to the honey, pineapple and lime juice. It takes a couple of hours to grill them to perfection but they are certainly worth the wait. If you are looking for a great rib recipe and you want something that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family, this is it. It’s an easy recipe to put together and goes with any number of potential sides.
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Really spice up those cookouts with a tangy and delicious grilled corn and black bean salsa. With corn, cucumber, jalapeno peppers, black beans and a few other key ingredients, this salsa is perfect for serving over your grilled steaks or chicken. Just grill it up and then add it to plain meats to spice them up a bit or you could even serve it with tortillas if you wanted. It is a really easy recipe that calls for corn on the cob although you can use frozen corn if you wish.