The weather has turned in Minneapolis! Finally we have nice temperatures and sunshine. That can only mean one thing…summer grilling! We’ve cleaned off our grills and our patio tables. We’ve taken out the deck cushions and are getting the planters ready for flowers. Finally, we’ve gone in search of some fabulous summer grilling recipes from our blogger friends and we can’t wait to share them with you! Good Food Reads: Summer Grilling is your guide to the best of this summer’s grilling recipes!
Disclaimer: all photos and recipes are credited to the blog from which they came. A million thanks to all of our blogger friends for allowing us to use their amazing work to put together this collection of summer grilling recipes for you!
Looking for a Grill? Check out these recommendations (affiliate links)!
Weber Original Kettle This is the grill I use at my cabin when I have the time to deal with heating up coals. There is nothing like cooking with charcoal! I also use this Weber Chimney Starter to get my coals going.
Weber Genesis II Gas Grill This is the grill I use at home where life is more hectic. A turn of the dial gets me cooking quickly!
Thermapen. The absolute best in thermometers. No more waiting until it reads. No more guessing. A must have for all grillers!
Meats and Seafood:
We’ll get started with a delicious (and healthy) salad from our own blog. Asian Chicken Salad with Grilled Vegetables by With Two Spoons is a simple medley of grilled chicken and vegetables with an Asian inspired dressing. My kids love it, I bet yours will too!
I love this recipe because of how fun it is. A beer and moist, delicious chicken, how perfect is that? Healthy Beer Can Chicken by Food Meanderings is even Weight Watchers approved!
Whoa. Look at those grill marks. Mango Lime Grilled Chicken by Platings and Pairings is another one of those meals that looks too good to eat. Perfect for outdoor entertaining!
There is nothing like a good steak on the grill. Fresh herbs and citrus combine to make the most delicious marinade for this Carne Asada by Pinch and Swirl. I can’t wait to get this one on my table!
What would a post about grilling be without kabobs? These are the updated version of the kabobs I remember from my childhood. Grilled Pineapple Rum Glazed Beef Kabobs by Delicious Table check all of the boxes.
Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m not normally a ribs kind of girl, but this gorgeous recipe has me swooning. Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Ribs by The Wine Lover’s Kitchen is your answer to tender, delicious grilled ribs!
I first discovered grilled pork tenderloin when a colleague of mine invited me over for dinner. I was hooked. This BBQ Pork Tenderloin by The Hedgecombers reminds me of that great evening! And it turns out pork tenderloin is super easy to do on the grill!
Fire up the grill for these Grilled Pork Chops with Espresso Cardamom Rub by Sidewalk Shoes She had me at espresso cardamom rub. Seriously.
3 Ingredient Grilled Beer Brats by The Seasoned Mom. Beer + Brats = HAPPINESS. Enough said.
I love salmon. I love sandwiches. I love pesto. Grilled Salmon Sandwiches by Peas and Crayons is the perfect grilled lunch treat.
My kids love salmon. These Grilled Herb Lemon Salmon Kabobs by 4 Sons ‘R’ Us would be the perfect weeknight dinner for us. In fact I’m pretty sure this “salmon on a stick” will be on our menu next week!
The spices. The color. The shrimp. I am obsessed with these Piri Piri King Prawn Skewers by Little Sunny Kitchen. Obsessed. Join me in my obsession and check these out.
I can 100% vouch for this Grilled Peach Salad by With Two Spoons because Holly and I developed it. Grilled peaches are the perfect addition to the light arugula salad. Goat cheese rounds take this salad to the next level. Try it!
Every party, every dinner, heck, every meal needs these vegetables grilled in this Grilled Vegetable Marinade by What a Girl Eats. Simple, fresh, healthy perfection.
Twice this month I’ve had tofu. I had never previously thought I liked it, but turns out I do! This Vegan Tofu Satay by Rhian’s Recipes that is served with a delicious peanut sauce would be a great way to start making grilled tofu at home!
Sesame ginger marinade piqued my interest in this recipe. Sesame Ginger Tofu Kabobs by Green Scheme also uses my favorite Trader Joe’s seasoning: Everything but the Bagel (Affiliate link). Put this one on your meal plan!
I’m trying to get more healthy (more on that later) and part of that is increasing my veggie intake. Stuffed Grilled Peppers by Foodie Girl Chicago fits that bill. Plus yogurt sauce.
This sandwich is so beautiful. If I had sandwiches like this one, I could sandwiches every day. Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Basil Aioli by Lemon Blossoms pairs grilled vegetables with fresh mozzarella and a killer aioli. Every. Single. Day.
This is such a simple recipe, but this simple recipe can easily be made into a guilty pleasure. Pair this Grilled Pineapple by Dancing Through the Rain with some vanilla frozen yogurt and a drizzle of caramel sauce and you will be in heaven.
Aren’t these amazing? Banana Split Grilled Dessert Nachos by Two Healthy Kitchens are the stuff that dreams are made of. These make dessert totally worth it.
Are you looking for more summer grilling tools? Check out some of these great tools we use (affiliate links):
Coleman Grill Tongs There is nothing more important than a good set of Grill Tongs. These are relatively inexpensive and hold up well. (We’ve had ours for years!)
Vegetable Grill Basket This is perfect for grilling those smaller items-vegetables, potatoes, even shrimp.
And a PSA to never use a grill brush with metal bristles as they can get dislodged from the brush and end up in your food (and your throat-eek!).
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