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23 Unexpected Appetizers You Can Make On The Grill

Everyone will be grilling you for the recipes. Sorry.

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1. Grilled Avocado With Cherry Tomatoes And Herbs

So when you throw crisp tomatoes and creamy avocados on a grill, this magic happens. Recipe here.
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So when you throw crisp tomatoes and creamy avocados on a grill, this magic happens. Recipe here.

2. Grilled Caesar Buffalo Chicken Salad

The two best kinds of chicken, combined. Recipe here.
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The two best kinds of chicken, combined. Recipe here.

3. Grilled Rice Balls

Feel free to wrap with nori for the full effect. Get the recipe.
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Feel free to wrap with nori for the full effect. Get the recipe.

4. Grilled Halloumi With Watermelon And Basil-Mint Oil

ACTUAL grilled cheese. Recipe here.
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ACTUAL grilled cheese. Recipe here.

5. BBQ Meatloaf And Grilled Fontina Cornbread Stacks

Who knew grilling cornbread was the solution to all life's problems? Get the recipe.
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Who knew grilling cornbread was the solution to all life's problems? Get the recipe.

6. Grilled Cabbage

"I'm more than just sauerkraut." - Cabbage. Recipe here.
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"I'm more than just sauerkraut." - Cabbage. Recipe here.

7. Grilled French Toast Kebab

Awesomely crispy french toast chunks so your grilled bacon won't get lonely. Get the recipe here.
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Awesomely crispy french toast chunks so your grilled bacon won't get lonely. Get the recipe here.

8. Grilled Polenta With Mushrooms

It may sound corny, but this recipe is poppin'. Get it here.
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It may sound corny, but this recipe is poppin'. Get it here.

9. Planked Twice Baked Potatoes

You can grill mashed potatoes. God is real. Proof here.
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You can grill mashed potatoes. God is real. Proof here.

10. Smoked Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

If you have a charcoal grill, add some smoke wood on top of the coals to smoke these bad boys. Recipe here.
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If you have a charcoal grill, add some smoke wood on top of the coals to smoke these bad boys. Recipe here.

11. Sweet And Spicy Grilled Pickles

Tangy and smokey, these are pickles as you've never had them before. Get the recipe.
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Tangy and smokey, these are pickles as you've never had them before. Get the recipe.

12. Grilled Espresso Glazed Coconut Doughnuts With Mocha Coconut Ganashe

Yes, this is a perfectly acceptable appetizer. Get the recipe.
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Yes, this is a perfectly acceptable appetizer. Get the recipe.

13. Grilled Nachos

This champion of appetizers is so delicious it may become your main course. Recipe here.
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This champion of appetizers is so delicious it may become your main course. Recipe here.

14. Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks

"Vegetables get so sexy and glamorous with a good set of grill marks." Get the recipe here.
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"Vegetables get so sexy and glamorous with a good set of grill marks." Get the recipe here.

15. Chorizo And Potato Grilled Hand Pies

Savory, cheesy, flakey grilled goodness. Recipe here.
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Savory, cheesy, flakey grilled goodness. Recipe here.

16. Grilled Berry Pizza

The delicious threesome of berries, cheese and bread gets the grill treatment. Recipe here.
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The delicious threesome of berries, cheese and bread gets the grill treatment. Recipe here.

17. Grilled Vegetable Torte

All your favorite veggies, charred to perfection. Get the recipe.
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All your favorite veggies, charred to perfection. Get the recipe.

18. Grilled Glazed Pineapple

The brown sugar and cinnamon perfectly caramelize on these grilled fruit spears. Recipe here.
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The brown sugar and cinnamon perfectly caramelize on these grilled fruit spears. Recipe here.

19. Grilled Apples Stuffed With Sausage And Sage

Sweet, smokey, scrumptious. Get the recipe.
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Sweet, smokey, scrumptious. Get the recipe.

20. Onion Jam And Cheddar Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese that's actually been grilled: Well now we've seen everything. Recipe here.
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A grilled cheese that's actually been grilled: Well now we've seen everything. Recipe here.

21. Grilled Sardines, Charred Lemon & Chiles

These sardines make the perfect crispy finger food. Get the recipe.
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These sardines make the perfect crispy finger food. Get the recipe.

22. Teriyaki Grilled Ramen

Oh, Ramen, what CAN'T you do? Watch how to do it here.
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Oh, Ramen, what CAN'T you do? Watch how to do it here.

23. Grilled Figs With Crème Fraiche And Chestnut Honey

Feel free to also pair these tart and sticky treats with ice cream for dessert! Recipe here.
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Feel free to also pair these tart and sticky treats with ice cream for dessert! Recipe here.

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