10+ Foods You Might Not Have Thought of Grilling

Does anything taste as good as that first BBQ hamburger of the season? The smell of it … the ketchup dripping on your hands … the toasted bun — Yum! But, by mid-July, if you are like me, you’ve already had your fill of chicken, hot dogs and burgers.

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Here are some new grill recipes to mix it up:

Let’s Start with Breakfast…on the Grill 
One of my kids’ favorite morning surprises in an outdoor breakfast in their PJs. You’ll need a large grill pan with griddle on one side. Bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes … anything you can cook inside, you can make outside. This is a great morning alternative when you have house guests … get everyone outside early.

Grilled Avocado
Everyone is crazy for avocado these days layering it on toast, using it as a bowl for salads so why not try it on the grill? Cut the avocado in half, seed, peel, and slice it. Drizzle it with lime or lemon and brush lightly with olive oil. Grill for 2 minutes on each side. Season with salt to taste. Make an Avocado Bowl and fill it with feta and tomatoes. We also love avocado grilled with an egg inside.

You know peppers, onions and tomatoes are great on the BBQ, but have you tried Broccoli on the Grill? Just take a head of broccoli, roll it in Ranch dressing, put it right on the rack and turn frequently over medium heat until lightly browned all over. Or try this recipe for Grilled Broccoli with Pickled Shallots.

Corn on the Cob
Don’t give yourself another pot to wash. Take off all but one layer of husk, soak in water or hold under running water until saturated,  grill over low-medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. try Our Charred Corn Salad.

Cut into wedges or slices, brush with olive oil, sea salt and rosemary. Grill over low-medium heat.
You’ll love our Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary.

Lightly grill your just washed romaine for a great warm base for a Ceasar Salad.

Grilled cabbage makes a delicious side — cut into wedges, spread butter on sides, sprinkle with garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper. Wrap in foil and grill over medium heat for about 20 minutes.

Toast a flatbread. Brush with olive oil. Add tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella for a caprese pizza. Toast a tortilla and add shredded Mexican cheese, salsa and avocado for a grilled quesadilla. Try Grilled Garlic Bread.

Grilling pizza just adds to the flavor. Your pizza will taste like it’s been cooked in a wood fired oven. Make minis so everyone can personalize their own. Try Our Fontina & Arugula Pizza

Dessert on the grill
Slice some pineapple (or buy already sliced). Grill over low medium heat until grill marks evident and it is warmed through. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Put peaches whole on the grill (or any fruit with a pit) and enjoy warm and toasty. Or, for an old favorite, wrap graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow and another graham cracker in tin foil. Place on grill until warmed through and marshmallow is melty … about 5 – 10 minutes — for BBQ S’Mores.

Anticipating a cool night?
 Roast some salted mixed nuts on foil or in a foil tray. Try stuffing a pitted date with an almond, wrap in 1/3 slice of bacon and grill until bacon done. Try Grilled Seasoned Rosemary Nuts and make trail mix.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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