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16 Great Grilling Recipes for Summer Dinners

16 great grilling recipes

It’s summah time and the livin’ is easy! Time to turn on those grills and head outside for all your family meals! Here are 16 great grilling recipes for the summer season. These recipes are perfect for cooking on the grill, as well as sides and desserts to compliment all your grilled favorites. Make the most of this season’s fresh produce and the warm temperatures and dine in the great outdoors. Invite some neighbors and friends over to make it into a backyard party with great food and great company.

I seriously want to grill anything and everything in sight, especially during summer. From steak to asparagus to mixed veggies to halibut pesto kabobs, I’m at my absolute happiest when smoke is billowing in my face and permeating my hair. Eau de BBQ would be my dream fragrance if I ever got to design one. Anyway …

Southern Style Pork Tenderloin 1 of 16
Growing up in Kentucky this Southern Style Pork Tenderloin was a Sunday night family favorite and a featured entree at many of the parties my parents threw when I was a child. Now, whenever I make this succulent, juicy dish people ask me for the recipe without fail -- it's really that good.
Grilled Zucchini Rolls 2 of 16
Grilled Zucchini Rolls" from Cookin' Canuck are filled with tangy goat cheese and roasted red peppers for a pretty appetizer that is super simple to make!
Watermelon Mint Feta Salad 3 of 16
I don't think there is anything more summery than fresh watermelon! The Culinary Life takes it up a notch with fresh mint and crumbled feat cheese tossed into a Watermelon Salad!
Grilled Green Beans 4 of 16
Green Beans are one of Summer's best works. Take a hint from What's Gaby Cooking: throw them on the grill and they will become one of your own best works!
Tomato Bruschetta 5 of 16
If I could only eat one food all summer, it would most likely be tomatoes. So juicy, ripe and fresh during the summer. Tomato Bruschetta is the perfect way to use up these summer beauties!
Chilled Tomatillo Avocado Soup 6 of 16
Soup is one of the greatest comfort foods, and I even crave it during the summer months, but I don't indulge because it's just too darn hot. Thankfully Savory Simple has come to my aid with this Chilled Tomatillo Avocado Soup!
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich 7 of 16
I love to throw just about everything onto the grill and this Grilled Vegetable Sandwich tells me that Daisy At Home feels the same.
Tomato and Zucchini Quiche 8 of 16
Barbara Bakes… and when she does, she comes up with some FAB dishes like this <a href= "http://www.barbarabakes.com/2011/09/farmers’-market-tomato-and-zucchini-quiche/"Tomato and Zucchini Quiche using ingredients from the Farmers Market!
Grilled Tarragon Corn on the Cob 9 of 16
Everybody knows that grilled corn is the best way to prepare it, but thankfully for This Week For Dinner, we have a whole new corn ballgame with this Grilled Tarragon Corn on the Cob".
Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce 10 of 16
Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from Eat The Love will most definitely be making an appearance at my next backyard grilling party! Just look at that succulent meat and imagine sinking your teeth into that perfectly cooked dish!
Spring Onion Tart 11 of 16
I hardly want to cut into this Spring Onion Tart from Simple Bites because it just so darn pretty! Beauty aside, this tart is simply wonderful.
Persian Chicken Kabobs 12 of 16
Marinated in an assortment of savory spices and rich Greek yogurt, this Persian Chicken Kabobs recipe is simple enough to prepare in the morning and refrigerate so you can take it out to grill mere minutes before dinner time.
Zucchini Prosciutto Red Pepper Panini 13 of 16
Sometimes a mouthwatering sandwich is just the ticket. This Zucchini, Prosciutto, and Red Pepper Panini from Panini Happy looks like my kind of fare!
Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs 14 of 16
She Wears Many Hats knows how to start a grilling party! Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs combine salty and sweet to make an appetizer or entree to delight your tastebuds!
Banana Coconut Cream Pie 15 of 16
Indulge this summer while your grilling. Take part in something creamy and delicious for dessert like this Banana Coconut Cream Pie from Diethood!
Strawberry Cannoli Parfait 16 of 16
You can't have fresh grilled produce without having something equaly fresh and tasty for dessert! Bring those Strawberry Cannoli Parfaits to your next backyard grilling party!

What is your favorite thing to throw on the grill?

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