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12 Surprising Things You Should Be Cooking On The Grill

Time to fire up the grill!

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1. Make avocado infinitely better.

food52.com

Move over pineapple, avocados are the new go-to fruit for grilling. Serve them on a burger, fill 'em with a summer grain salad, or eat them as is! Get the recipe here.

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2. Make actual grilled cheese.

marthastewart.com

Create the ultimate outdoor appetizer by grilling thick-rined cheeses like brie and camembert that get charred and melty without falling apart. Get the recipe here.

5. Make bacon on a stick.

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Yes, even bacon gets better on the grill. Make sure to use thick-cut bacon and grill the slices over a medium flame to slowly crisp them up without burning. Get the recipe here.

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8. Make grilled potatoes a summertime staple.

cookingandbeer.com

Cutting potatoes into long planks makes grilling them a breeze. Just toss them in olive oil and salt and let the grill do the rest. Get the recipe here.

10. Grill mushroom skewers for a meatless option.

closetcooking.com

Grilling small mushroom varieties on a skewer prevents them from falling through the grates. Try it with button, cremini, or diced portobello mushrooms for the ultimate veggie skewer. Get the recipe here.

12. End with a smokey surprise.

Grilling store-bought pound cake turns the humble dessert into something extraordinary. Just make sure to liberally spray your grates with oil and keep an eye on them while grilling (they burn quickly). Get the recipe here.

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