Easy Grilling Recipes You Should Try This Summer

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Grilling out is a wonderful way to keep the kitchen cool and get dinner on the table easily. Try some of these easy grilling recipes this summer!

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Cooking out of doors is so fun! Not only does the kitchen stay cool, but foods take on better flavor when cooked over on open flame. While we can and do grill year-round — and even tried to grill in a blizzard once — I think summer time is the best time for grilling.

The very air feels a little carefree in the summer. And cooking out of doors helps us get out of the house to enjoy it a little more.

Here are some of easy grilling recipes you should try this summer:

What Do You Put On A Grill?

Don’t worry I got you covered. And it’s not all about the meat either. I have some veggie packed recipes for you as well. 

Easy Grilling Recipes You Should Try This Summer

Grilling out is a wonderful way to keep the kitchen cool and get dinner on the table easily. Try some of these easy grilling recipes this summer!

Warm & Spicy Fish Rub Recipe

Warm & Spicy Fish Rub Recipe

Grilled fish is one of the easiest meals to make and clean-up. This Warm & Spicy Fish Rub mixes together in minutes and packs a great punch with ginger, cayenne, and garlic. Go light if you’re timid on the spice scale or rub it in thickly if you like some heat. You can grill, saute, or broil the fish pieces and serve with a few lemon wedges. Easy peasy.

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Ditch the Wings - Make Grilled Buffalo Chicken!

Ditch the Wings - Make Grilled Buffalo Chicken!

This recipe for Grilled Buffalo Chicken gives you all the flavor of hot buffalo wings with the convenience and substance of a grilled chicken breast. You can serve it up as the main protein or chop it up to toss into salads or fold into sandwiches and wraps.

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Carne Asada

Carne Asada

The marinade for this smoky Carne Asada gets a lot of its flavor from my Basic Spice Blend and is easy to prepare. You’ll want to make up a few batches — one to cook now and one to freeze for later. It works really well as a freezer meal. Because you’ll be chopping it up after it’s grilled, you can stretch the meat easily and serve it up in tacos, wraps, or breakfast burritos.

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Bratwurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions

Bratwurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions

Give your grilled bratwurst a boost by adding some sauteed peppers and onions. You can serve it up hot or warm over the grilled sausage. It’s even better when served up on a homemade bun.

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Grilled Steak Gyros (Pita Sandwiches)

Grilled Steak Gyros (Pita Sandwiches)

My Mediterranean Grilled Steak marinade is a fantastic way to grill up less expensive cuts of meat. It is delicious served up as Grilled Steak Gyros too. Just slice up some meat and serve it in a homemade pita with toppings.

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Popeye Burgers with Spinach

Popeye Burgers with Spinach

If your family loves hamburgers but tends to skip on the greens, you can easily sneak them into the meat. These Popeye Burgers are a great way to do just that. The added breadcrumbs and greens help stretch the meat too.

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Grilled Shrimp or Fish Tacos

Grilled Shrimp or Fish Tacos

Grilled Shrimp or Fish Tacos are super easy to prepare and packed with flavor. Make a few freezer meal kits of spice and seafood, and you can enjoy these fish tacos at the drop of a hat.

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Grilled Chicken in Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade

Grilled Chicken in Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade

Buttermilk and yogurt do magical things to marinades. Mix up a batch of this Grilled Chicken with Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade, full of spices and tang, and see if you’re not a believer.

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Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops

Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops

This is a super easy recipe that you can pull off in a matter of minutes. The marinade mixes up quickly, so you can set those chops in an herb and vinegar bath right away. About fifteen minutes before serving time, you’ll place the chops on a hot grill. In no time, you’ll be sitting down to quite the tasty meal.

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Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken

Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken

This Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken recipe screams of summer. Use fresh summer basil and cook it outdoors for a taste that can’t be beat.

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Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Enjoy all the flavors of the season with this easy-to-prep, low-cook meal that’s perfect for those nights when you want something light yet nourishing. This Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad is just the ticket.

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Grilled Mini Peppers

Grilled Mini Peppers

Grilled peppers are one of the easiest side dishes to pull together. Not only are they full of flavor, but they also add an element of vibrant color to the plate.

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Spicy Grilled Tri-tip

Spicy Grilled Tri-tip

This spicy rub recipe for tri-tip and other cuts of beef is super easy to prepare. Rub the meat and throw it on the grill for a super spicy grilled tri-tip.

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What’s YOUR favorite easy grilling recipe will you try first?

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