25 Mouth-Watering Summer Grilling Recipes

Skip the hotdogs and hamburgers and whip up a few of these crowd-pleasing dishes for your next backyard bash.

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Grilled Spatchcocked Greek Chicken

Yep, you can cook a whole chicken on the grill in half the normal cooking time with the spatchcocked method. Infused with Greek flavors, this grill recipe is a fun way to change up the standard roasted chicken dinner. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Peach Ice Cream

Bring out the natural sweetness of summer peaches with this grilled twist on a classic.

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Grilled Mexican Corn

Topped with spices, lime and Cotija cheese, this recipe will give a little extra flavor to the traditional grilled corn on the cob.

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Grilled Zucchini With Fresh Herbs and Goat Cheese

Take advantage of readily-available summer zucchini with this light and flavorful salad.

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Zesty Mole Shrimp

Served on a stick at your backyard barbecue or displayed on a grab-n-go platter, this easy, Mexican-inspired dish works great as an appetizer, salad topper or main course.

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Grilled Tomatoes

Grilling firm tomatoes of any variety will draw out spectacular flavor that will earn any grill master the right to don that "kiss the cook" apron.

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Grilled Fruit Skewers

Paired with ricotta and yogurt dips, this summer fruit will have your barbecue guests pleased at first bite.

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Asian Chicken Skewers

Served with cilantro chutney, sweet chili sauce or ponzu sauce on the side, this yummy "chicken-on-a-stick" recipe is anything but boring. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Potato Salad

Roasting potatoes on the grill first gives this potato salad a depth of flavor your guests will love. GET THE RECIPE

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Skewers

Enjoy the delicious flavor of your favorite pub food without the guilt.

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Grilled Sesame Bok Choy

Healthy and simple, this grilled bok choy is perfect for Meatless Mondays. GET THE RECIPE

Korean-Style BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

Serve these sweet and tangy pork chops with red onions and the previously mentioned grilled sesame bok choy. Yum. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Avocado With Ceviche

Piled high with bright and fragrant ceviche, grilled avocados make a gorgeous appetizer or healthy lunch on the go.

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Grilled Cheese, On the Grill

Usually made in a griddle or fry pan, this kid's classic is made even gooier and crispier on the grill. Customize yours with flavorful fillings like brie and apples for a grown-up take. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Pizza

Top these single-serve pies with fresh summer veggies for an extra flavorful punch.

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Char-Grilled Oysters

Drenched in aromatic herb butter, these oh-so-irresistible oysters make a yummy appetizer for your next backyard fish fry. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Carne Adobo Skewers

Give beef skewers a Spanish-infused kick with a sauce made from chilies, spices and citrus juice.

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Grilled Peach Crisp

Served in foil packs, these peach crisps-for-one are a no-mess summer dessert. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Artichoke With Arugula Pesto

Paired perfectly as a dipping sauce for a lemon-drenched grilled artichoke, pesto gets a spicy improvement with the bright and fresh flavors of arugula.

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Grilled Buffalo Wings

Wings are always a crowd favorite. Skip the frying and throw them on the grill instead. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Caesar Salad

Hearty romaine lettuce stands up to grilling and transforms this classic salad into a delicious main course. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Clambake

This popular summertime meal is a cinch to whip up on a grill and is great when you need to feed a big crowd.

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Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Gazpacho

Nothing will cool you down this summer quite like this refreshing cold soup appetizer topped with spicy grilled shrimp.

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Grilled Polenta

Polenta is normally served in a bowl, but this grilled version shows you the versatility of the classic Italian side dish. GET THE RECIPE

Grilled Citrus Herb Branzino

Nothing says summer and alfresco dining like this citrus herb-infused fish recipe.

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