45 Recipes Good Enough To Grill For

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This time of year, there’s exciting things happening for a lot of people. Canada Day! America Day! Perhaps a long weekend! Excuse to break out the Slip n’ Slide! We all celebrate in different ways; for instance, if you’re my neighbors, you celebrate this time of year by setting of firecrackers literally every hour of every day starting around June 17th. Another option — and one I can wholeheartedly recommend — is grilling.

Grilling (and its close relation barbecuing) don’t always work out as fun as we had hoped; sometimes there are just sad overcooked frozen burger patties and hot dogs, or frozen Boca Burgers and Tofu Pups. But whether you’re hosting the shindig on your own back patio or headed to someone else’s, this is the year when you have so many options that you can’t possibly go wrong. Grill on, friends and comrades.

1. Grilled Fish Sandwich with Sabra Hummus Slaw


2. Spicy Asian Citrus Tofu Kabobs

3. Habanero Peach Pineapple Glazed Chicken Skewers

4. Miso Glazed Grilled Zucchini

5. Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce

6. Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Butter

7. Grilled Potato Salad with Scallions and Rustic Romesco


8. Honey Lime Chicken Skewers with Coconut Rice

9. Balsamic Steak Skewers

10. BBQ Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Jalapeños

11. Pork Souvlaki

12. Grilled Watermelon Ceviche

13. Grilled Whole Red Snapper & Mint Lime Serrano Pesto

14. Grilled Cauliflower with Eggplant Jam and Tahini Sauce

15. Grilled Butternut Squash

16. Grilled Indian Style Corn

17. Grilled Sriracha Tofu Steaks & Sautéed Garlic Snow Peas

18. Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta

19. Peppery Grilled Okra & Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce

20. Tumeric Chicken Wings

21. Margarita Grilled Chicken

22. Grilled Scallops

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23. Summer Veggie Kabobs

24. Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette

25. Lemon Rosemary Pork Chops with Arugula Salad

26. Grilled Baby Artichokes

27. Chicken Satay

28. Grilled Vegetable Rainbow


29. Lobster Tails with Sriracha Butter

30. Grilled Maple Basil Cherry Tomatoes

31. Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Salsa

32. Grilled Swordfish with Cilantro Mint Oil

33. Grilled Pepper Tapas Wrapped with Smoked Duck Breasts

34. Smoky Chipotle Polenta with Spiced Portobellos

35. Grilled Pizza

36. Beer-Marinated Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Pepita Relish & Chipotle Crema

37. Grilled Salmon with BBQ Dry Rub

38. Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta

39. Grilled BBQ Beer Chicken and Apricot Flatbreads

40. Slow Grilled Baby Back Ribs

41. Grilled Fruit Sundaes

42. Grilled Peaches with Cardamom, Honey, Greek Yogurt, and Mint with Almond Crunch


43. Herby Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Grapes and Shallots

44. Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa & Garlic Bread

45. Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Honey


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Rachel is Autostraddle's Managing Editor and the editor who presides over books and news & politics coverage. Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy."

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    I just got a grill and am so damn stoked about grilling – just gonna save all of this!

    Last night’s dinner: grilled rib-eye with grilled shallots and garlic on the side. (The second-dinner sandwich I made with the steak, shallots, and bbq sauce on white bread was also totally banging.)

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