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    Jun 24, 2020

    26 Quick And Easy Grilling Recipes For Your Next Summer Cook-Out

    From crowd-pleasing mains to summery sides, you'll want to get outside and start grilling.

    1. Steak Fajita Roll-Ups

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    Make little roll-ups with thinly sliced sirloin steak, sliced bell peppers, and onion, all sprinkled in fajita seasoning, Keep them together with toothpicks and grill them, then serve with tortillas, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Get the recipe for steak fajita roll-ups here.

    2. Chicken Skewers With Peanut Sauce

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    This grilled chicken with creamy peanut butter dipping sauce is the ultimate mix of sweet and savory. You can make the dipping sauce right on the stove or, for an even creamier texture, use a food processor or blender. Get the recipe for chicken skewers with peanut sauce here.

    3. Grilled Caprese Pizza

    A fresh Caprese pizza with ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and a balsamic drizzle.
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    You don't need a fancy pizza oven to make delicious homemade pies. All you need is your grill! Just make sure to spray the grates with cooking oil, transfer the dough onto your grill with parchment paper, and let it cook until the crust is golden brown and the mozzarella is bubbling. Get the recipe for grilled Caprese pizza here.

    4. Grilled Squid With Garlic, Chili, and Parsley

    A plate of grilled squid surrounded by sliced red chili peppers, parsley, and crispy garlic.
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    This meal might look fancy, but it requires only a few ingredients. You can use either frozen or fresh, cleaned squid to make it, but the key to perfectly cooked squid is to grill it over a high flame for a very short time, as little as two minutes per side. Get the recipe for grilled squid with garlic, chili, and parsley here.

    5. Cajun Honey Butter Grilled Salmon

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    This sweet and spicy whipped butter is so delicious, it takes basic grilled salmon to the next level. In fact, you'll want to make a big batch and put it on anything from chicken to vegetables. Get the recipe for Cajun honey butter grilled salmon here.

    6. Grilled Fish Tacos With Chili-Lime Slaw

    Tacos filled with crispy white fish and creamy cabbage slaw with fresh herbs.
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    Use whatever lean white fish you can get your hands on like halibut, mahi mahi, or cod. Season the fillets in salt, garlic powder, paprika, and coriander, and grill them until flaky. Then add them to tortillas with slaw and your favorite taco toppings. Get the recipe for grilled fish tacos with chili-lime slaw here.

    7. Teriyaki Pineapple and Shrimp Skewers

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    If you want to save even more time and effort, use a store bought teriyaki sauce instead of making it from scratch. The result will be just as tasty. Get the recipe for teriyaki shrimp and pineapple skewers here.

    8. Salmon Burgers With Chunky Guacamole

    A hamburger bun filled with a thick salmon patty topped with chunky guacamole and diced tomatoes.
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    Make these pescatarian patties by mixing chopped salmon with green onions, dijon mustard, garlic, and lemon juice, plus some flaxseed or breadcrumbs to hold it all together. Serve the burgers on buns with guacamole and enjoy. Get the recipe for salmon burgers with chunky guacamole here.

    9. Grilled Garlic Lemon Scallops

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    For a meal that tastes so fancy, you'll be shocked at just how easy these scallops actually are to make. In fact, all you need are five simple ingredients: sea scallops, olive oil, lemon, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Get the recipe for grilled garlic lemon scallops here.

    10. Grilled Garlic Herb Flank Steak With Avocado Corn Salsa

    Sliced flank steak on a grill topped with avocado, red onion, tomato, corn, and cilantro slaw.
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    Flank steak is such an easy meal to cook for a group. It cooks quickly and requires only a simple marinade to give it lots of flavor. We love pairing it with this summer corn, avocado, and diced tomato salsa for an ultimate summer meal. Get the recipe for grilled garlic herb flank steak with avocado corn salsa here.

    11. Grilled Quinoa-Stuffed Avocados

    Avocado halves on a wooden surface filled with vegetable quinoa salad.
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    If you're looking for a veggie-packed side dish to impress this summer, look no further. Grilled avocados are the perfect mix of creamy and slightly charred. Fill them with anything from this vegetable quinoa salad to tomatoes and mozzarella. Get the recipe for grilled quinoa-stuffed avocados here.

    12. Grilled Chicken Shawarma Kebabs

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    There are countless ways to serve these Middle Eastern-inspired chicken kebabs. Eat them with a simple Israeli salad and a drizzle of hummus, in pita bread topped with tzatziki, or on top of rice. Get the recipe for grilled chicken shawarma kebabs here.

    13. Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers

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    You won't believe that this juicy, spicy shrimp calls for just five ingredients. The bang bang sauce comes together with mayo, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha, and you're going to want to eat a whole lot of it. Get the recipe for grilled bang bang shrimp skewers here.

    14. Mexican Street Corn

    Three ears of Mexican street corn coated in a creamy mayo mixture and a Cotijia cheese and paprika crumble.
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    The only thing better than classic corn on the cob is this version, smothered in a decadent and spicy mixture of mayo, Greek yogurt, garlic, Cotija cheese, and paprika. Get the recipe for Mexican street corn here.

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    Grilling the sausage, peppers, and onion in foil eliminates any mess and also keeps your meat seriously moist. Serve everything in a toasted hotdog bun with your go-to condiments. Get the recipe for grilled sausage and peppers foil packets here.

    16. Grilled Caprese Chicken

    Three pieces of grilled chicken topped with melted mozzarella, a slice of tomato, shredded basil, and balsamic drizzle.
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    Nothing says summer like fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil so use these seasonal ingredients to jazz up simple grilled chicken. Get the recipe for grilled Caprese chicken here.

    17. Grilled Caesar Salad

    Two grilled romaine hearts drizzled with Caesar salad dressing and topped with Parmesan crisps.
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    Elevate your everyday salad by grilling hearts of romaine until they're just charred. Then top them with croutons, Parmesan, Caesar salad dressing, and a drizzle of lemon juice. Get the recipe for grilled Caesar salad here.

    18. Cheesy Grilled Potatoes With Bacon

    A foil packet full of grilled, sliced potatoes topped with cheese, bacon, and green onion.
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    Be warned: if you serve these at your summer BBQ, these decadent potatoes will go quickly. Get the recipe for cheesy grilled potatoes with bacon here.

    19. Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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    While the homemade avocado chimichurri sauce is a nice touch, you don't absolutely need it. Just dress up these mushroom burgers with whatever veggies and condiments you have on hand. Get the recipe for portobello mushroom burgers here.

    20. Honey Balsamic Chipotle Ribs

    A rack of sticky glazed ribs on a baking sheet with a brush and tongs to the side.
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    Five ingredients are all you need to make these fall-off-the-bone ribs: St. Louis or baby back ribs, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, your favorite BBQ sauce, and ground chipotle pepper. Get the recipe for honey balsamic chipotle ribs here.

    21. Grilled Haloumi Kebabs

    Three skewers of grilled halloumi cheese with onions, peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms.
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    If you're trying to cut back on meat, halloumi is a great substitute. This hearty cheese can be cooked at a high temperature on the barbecue without burning, and it tastes great with some juicy grilled veggies. Get the recipe for grilled halloumi kebabs here.

    22. Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Peppers

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    It's hard to find a more satisfying appetizer than these fatty, salty, spicy, creamy jalapeño poppers. You can prepare them in advance, keep them in the freezer, and cook them whenever you get the craving. Get the recipe for bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers here.

    23. Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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    Made with habanero chiles, green onions, lime juice, garlic, and a handful of spices, this homemade jerk seasoning is a flavor explosion. Serve it over rice and beans or on top of a salad. Get the recipe for grilled Jamaican jerk chicken here.

    24. Cilantro-Lime Grilled Tuna Steaks

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    These tuna steaks cook so quickly — only about two minutes per side — for a nice medium-rare inside. Top them with a zesty homemade avocado, cucumber, and tomato salsa tossed in cilantro, lime, and jalapeño. Get the recipe for cilantro-lime grilled tuna steaks here.

    25. Grilled Clams in Foil

    Grilled littleneck clams in a foil packet cooked with tomatoes, zucchini, and red pepper flakes.
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    You can make these grilled clam foil packets with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Once they're done, toss them into a big bowl of spaghetti or serve them with crusty bread for sopping up the white wine and garlic sauce. Get the recipe for grilled clams in foil here.

    26. Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

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    Some people treat themselves to spa days or shopping sprees. We prefer to indulge with meaty grilled lobster tails drizzled in garlic butter. Get the recipe for lemon butter grilled lobster tails here.