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Thursday, April 13, 2023

21 Grilling Recipes for Spring & Summer

It's that time of year! Time to grill up our favorite Spring and Summer dishes.
This list gives you some great, new ideas to make dinner special, hot off the grill.

Collage of Spring & Summer grilling recipes

While many people grill and barbecue year around (especially those in warm climates), us here in the Midwest often fire up our grills again once Spring hits and Winter is in our rearview mirror. We are ready to be outside and eat outside!

We all have our favorite burger and grilled steak recipe, but often we need some new inspiration too. This hand picked list of 21 new and great grilling recipes will be one you want to favorite on your computer to continue to reference until the snow flies again. You are bound to find some new dishes to try!

Let's get started.

Nothing beats fresh produce in the Summer. It's juicy and plentiful. This salad features Iowa sweet corn that is grilled! And a tangy and creamy thousand island type dressing to bring it all together.

Dorothy Lynch Grilled Corn Salad

These island burgers are kept juicy with jerk seasoning and green onions in the patty. Then they get topped with a fresh mango yogurt sauce. It will take you to the Tropics fairly quick!

If you think you can't grill potatoes you are wrong! These baby potatoes are skewered and then brushed with a butter, Parmesan cheese and garlic combination for ultimate flavor.

Everybody loves tacos! For this recipe flank steak (the ultimate thin steak perfect for grilling) is just lightly rubbed with seasonings and grilled quickly before being sliced and topped with cotija cheese and cilantro.

Spicy BBQ Chicken Burgers

Talk about great flavor in this one. Ground chicken is combined with barbecue sauce and seasonings, then topped with a creamy bbq mayo before eating. So many compliments have come from this burger!

Who knew you could grill an apple? Well, you can! These apples get marinated in a sweet sauce before grilling and that same marinade serves as the dressing. Walnuts add a nice crunch right before serving.

You will not find a juicier burger than this one. A whole stick of butter is grated finely and mixed into the ground beef! This makes for an incredibly flavored burger.

Garlic & Thyme Butter Steaks

I could drink the sauce that melts around these grilled steaks. The combination of butter, garlic and fresh thyme is absolutely amazing. Watch these steaks get inhaled!

Have you even made pizza on the grill? It's an amazing way to change it up in the Summer. This one features a white sauce of mozzarella, Parmesan and goat cheeses. Perfect pizza to pair with a glass of white wine.

This marinade has a Greek theme - lemon, plain yogurt, olive oil, garlic and more. Let your chicken marinate for up to 24 hours! This is a great recipe to prep chicken for the week.

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Kabobs are just fun! You can design them any which way you want. This one features juicy chicken, sweet pineapple and bell peppers that get marinated in a fun teriyaki and barbecue sauce.

If you want to grill something up quick, shrimp is always the answer. They cook fast and you can be eating dinner in no time. Garlic, fresh basil and lemon juice makes this shrimp amazing.

These chicken burgers are kept moist because there is mashed avocado IN THE BURGER PATTY! It's such a fun one for the Summer season.

Steak Cobb Salad

Everyone eats cobb salads with chicken, but why not steak? This one is fun with sliced avocado, crumbled feta cheese and juicy tomatoes. Also a great way to eat up leftover steak!

This grilled chicken is a twist on traditional Indian roasted chicken. Loaded with flavor - turmeric, paprika, lemon, ginger, cumin and more. Serve this one over rice.

Pesto is already bountiful in the Summer so why not put it on a pizza? There are tips in this one to make a perfect grilled pizza, be sure to read. 

What most people don't realize is that they can have super juicy grilled pork in about 30 minutes. This recipe has a nice seasoning rub on it. Serve with a salad and dinner is complete. 

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Brussels spouts are always made better when bacon is included. These brussels also spend some time in a great marinade. Loads of flavor in this side dish.

I love a burger with some spice and this one has it. This recipe also gives a great grilling tip so your burgers are cooked evenly.

When you grill fruit it brings out the sugar in them and gives it a beautiful caramelization. This recipe also has a fun honey lime dressing to make them extra!

There is no better salad in my opinion than a Caesar salad. I will order it every time. Have you ever grilled lettuce? GIVE IT A TRY.

Collage of steak cobb salad, corn salad and chicken burger.

Alright, which recipe is calling your name?

I cannot wait to try the Grilled Caesar Salad and the Chicken Avocado Burger. Both sound delicious to me. I hope you find a few new fun ones to try!

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