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    The 40 BEST Summer Grilling Recipes

    Fire up that grill! Summer is just around the corner, and all of those cookouts and potlucks will be here in no time.

    That’s why we’ve compiled this list of amazing Grilling Recipes for you to cook up.

    Whether you’re in the mood for classics like burgers and barbecue, something lighter like fish or veggies, or maybe even something entirely new like grilled pizza, you’ll find it here on this Grilling Recipe Ideas.

    So stock up on charcoal (or propane), you’ve got a lot of grilling recipes to cook!

    The best grilling recipes.

    The Best Grilling Recipes:

    1. Shrimp Foil Packets with Summer Veggies

    It’s grilling season, ya’ll! We’re giving you a great summer dinner idea that is quick to prepare, with easy clean up later. Plus, it’s fun to eat with your friends and family. 

    These Shrimp Foil Packets are a delicious healthy-ish meal with all your favorite summer veggies. Ready in just 12 minutes on your grill, campfire or even in the oven, this is great meal prep for all your future camp outs, Sunday cookouts, or simply great weeknight dinners.

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    2. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

    Chicken on a stick… They are fun and family friendly meals, get together meals and BBQ party meals. 

    These Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the ultimate Umami BOMB, thanks to the easy homemade marinade, of course. If you’re looking for a super easy, super quick and super economical meal to feed a large crowd and make them happy, these Asian chicken skewers are your answer.

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    3. Shish Kabob

    Summer’s coming on fast, so fire up that grill. This easy Shish Kabob recipe is going to be the star of your cookout season!

    Well marinated beef cubes get skewered up with veggies and then grilled to juicy perfection. Ideal potluck contender? You bet!

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    4. Pollo Asado

    This Pollo Asado recipe is a must try. Chicken is marinated in a blend of citrus juices and plenty of great Latin flavors, giving you tender, juicy, delicious results.

    It can be cooked on the grill, roasted, or pan seared. Whatever cooking method you choose, you’re in for a treat.

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    5. Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

    Bulgogi hardly needs any introduction for Korean food lovers. For the rest of you, it’s about time to welcome this iconic Korean dish into your life. 

    If you love grilled meats with bold flavors, this Korean BBQ Beef, aka Bulgogi, is a MUST try. Tender, juicy, slightly caramelized beef strips with savory soy, garlicky flavors and a hint of sweetness. Ahhh…

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    6. Greek Steak Salad Bowl

    Imagine crunchy veggies… tender steak… chewy grains… salty olives… creamy feta.. all in one big bowl! That’s my Greek Steak Salad Bowl!

    This recipes uses ribeye, but you can use any of your favorite cuts.

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    7. Grilled Flank Steak

    My easy Grilled Flank Steak is marinated for maximum flavor, then grilled to juicy perfection. It goes with a variety of sides, and is the perfect way to kick off grilling season.

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    8. Chicken Souvlaki

    Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic and then grilled to perfection.

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    9. Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    This Jamaican Jerk Chicken is must if you like some Hot stuff! Completely coated in multiple spices, this chicken will rock your world with flavor. Pair with mango salsa and some rice for a perfect Caribbean meal.

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    10. Chicken Shawarma

    This Chicken Shawarma recipe is going to be your new favorite grilling recipe. Just a few spices transforms your chicken from regular to incredible. You’ll see why this is such a popular grilling recipe in the Middle East.

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    11. Pinchos (Puerto Rican Chicken Skewers)

     Get ready to grill one of the most popular street foods out of Puerto Rico… Pinchos De Pollo!! 

    The snuggly threaded chicken cubes are marinated in amazing island flavors and grilled to perfection, then slathered with BBQ sauce. Yes, very unique chicken kebabs!

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    12. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)

    This Peruvian Chicken, Pollo a la Brasa, is beautifully marinated and then either grilled or roasted. Serve it with Aji Verde, a Peruvian green sauce, for ultimate flavors!

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    13. Grilled Chicken Thighs

    Up your cookout game with these easy Grilled Chicken Thighs! They’re the perfect centerpiece for all your summertime get togethers.

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    14. Carne Asada

    Add some Latin flair to your beef with this awesome Carne Asada recipe. Flank steak is marinated in a citrussy, cilantro infused marinade and grilled to perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    15. Grilled Fish Tacos

    If you like your fish grilled, you definitely need to try out these grilled fish tacos. It can be made with a variety of fish, like cod, mahi mahi, halibut, and more. Best of all, the tacos are super easy to make, and can be made in less than thirty minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ ifoodreal

    16. Grilled Sausages, Peppers and Potatoes

    Here’s a perfect complete course grilling platter. The grilled sausages, peppers and tomatoes are give you all the components you need for a satisfying meal. It’s a crowd pleasing meal for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    17. Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms

    Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms are a great summertime side dish or meatless main. Topped with cherry tomatoes, basil and a homemade balsamic glaze, these are one of the tastiest grilled vegetables you can make.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    18. Grilled Lamb Chops

    These garlic and herb lamb chops are an impressive main dish to serve to company, or for special occasions.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    19. Spicy Garlic Lime Shrimp Pineapple Skewers

    These tasty grilled skewers are sure to please at your next gathering. The garlic and lime seasoned prawns pair beautifully with pineapple.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    20. Grilled Steak Fajitas

    These grilled steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits. Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for a fun meal with this one!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    21. Grilled BBQ Chicken

    Grilled BBQ Chicken is a summertime must! It’s a standard at cookouts, potlucks, or just for any weekend dinner.

    This recipe features both a dry rub and a sauce, and the results are outstanding!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    22. Grilled Pork Chops

    Sometimes, you just crave a traditional pork chop recipe. If that describes you, then you should make these grilled pork chops. They’re wonderful because they’re inexpensive, juicy, thick, and packed with fantastic flavor and protein.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    23. Elote Recipe (Mexican Street Corn)

    What is Elote? It’s Mexican street corn!

    It comes with amazing garlicky-lime cream sauce, and tastes fantastic. Whether you’ve tried elote before, or this is your first recipe, you’ll be sure to love it. 

    Get the Recipe @ sundaysuppermovement

    24. Easy Grilled Tri-Tip

    Though not as well know as many other cuts, tri-tip is an excellent and versatile cut if you know what you’re doing. This recipe for grilled tri-tip will give you all the tricks to cook it perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ girlcarnivore

    25. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Tomato Salad

    This Grilled Mahi Mahi recipe is made with fresh balsamic tomato salad for an easy and delicious dinner that is healthy and super flavorful.

    You can make this on the grill or on the stove top. It makes the perfect dish for family get together or outdoor pool parties.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    26. Chicken Satay

    Satay is popular throughout Southeast Asia, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why.

    The flavorful marinade is the secret to these tasty skewers.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    27. Greek Salmon

    This light and fresh grilled salmon is enhanced by plenty of fresh herbs and crumbled feta cheese. You’ll feel like you’re dining on the shores of the Med.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    28. Grilled Vegetables

    Grilling adds such great flavor to your veggies, you should be doing it all summer long! This recipe shows you how, and includes a great garlic basil sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    29. Grilled Lobster Tail

    When you want to splurge, there’s no better option than lobster. This recipe shows you how to cook the perfect lobster tail every time.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    30. Chimichurri Steak

    If you don’t know chimichurri, it’s about time you learned! This awesome, herby condiment from Argentina is used as a steak sauce, and sometimes with chicken or seafood.

    This recipe shows you how to make it and perfectly cook the steaks to go with it!

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper

    31. Pesto Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad

    This Pesto Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad is a great salad-as-a-main for this summer!

    The pesto dressing pairs perfectly with all of the fresh components.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    32. Grilled Pizza

    Grilling your food is a great way to bring out extra flavor while making it taste unique! If you want an easy to make pizza that’s grilled, check out this easy grilled pizza recipe!

    It tastes great, and provides a texture you won’t get from just using an oven.

    Get the Recipe @ playswellwithbutter

    33. Juicy Grilled Hamburgers

    Nothing says grilling season like a nice, juicy burger! This recipe gives you all the tips and techniques to make sure you perfect that backyard cookout staple every time.

    Get the Recipe @ yellowblissroad

    34. Grilled Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

    If you’ve never tried chimichurri, it’s time to get on the bandwagon! This fresh and herby Argentinian steak sauce goes beautifully over grilled lamb chops. This is a must try recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ primaverakitchen

    35. Grilled Stuffed Squid

    Here’s a great stuffed squid recipe from the Phillipines, called inihaw na pusit.

    It’s surprisingly easy, but makes for an impressive platter to serve to guests.

    Get the Recipe @ panlasangpinoy

    36. Grilled Sausage and Peppers with Garlic Aioli

    This could be your go-to lunch this summer. Italian chicken sausages, onions and peppers, all grilled and then chowed down in a toasted brioche sprinkled with a little garlic aioli. You don’t need much after this.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    37. Char Grilled Oysters

    These char grilled oysters are awesome! They’re drenched in butter and have a great cheesy topping. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking

    38. Grilled Chicken Caprese

    Grilled chicken topped with mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic… sounds like a winner to us!

    This Italian themed dish is one of our favorite recipes on this list.

    Get the Recipe @feastingathome

    39. Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio

    Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio recipe is simple, yet delicious. Salmoriglio is a vibrant Italian sauce made of olive oil, lemon, garlic, parsley and oregano. It gets drizzled over perfectly grilled fish, enhancing the flavor of the fish. This is an absolutely stunning dish!

    Get the Recipe @ afamilyfeast

    40. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad

    Chimichurri is a famous South American steak sauce, but it goes beautifully on grilled chicken, too.

    Once the chicken is grilled, is tops a great salad to make a healthy meal for you and your family

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    So many great dishes for you to grill this summer. It’s so hard to choose, you better buy a lot of charcoal!

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    40 Summer Grilling Recipe

    Fire up that grill! Summer is just around the corner, and these great Grilling Recipes are just what you need to make the most of it!


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