Great Outdoor Grilling Recipes

Summer produce is about to peak in production in the next week or two, juicy tomatoes are finally starting to come on, zucchini plants are booming, peaches, cherries, homegrown herbs…the works! I personally feel that the best way to enjoy all of this summer bounty is to fire up your outdoor grill and get creative.

Pair a juicy steak with grilled romaine (have you tried it? Divine!), marinate some kabobs and pair with grilled zucchini or squash. Glaze some peaches with maple syrup and grill to perfection, pair with vanilla ice cream and you’ll wonder if you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Go ahead and click through the gallery below for a whole host of great outdoor grilling recipes and inspirations full of seasonal fare and guaranteed to please family and friends alike.


  • Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Kebobs 1 of 20

    You can't go wrong on the grill with classic kebobs and this teriyaki twist looks extra tasty. 

    Recipe here from Cooking Classy

  • Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple 2 of 20

    If you haven't grilled pineapple before, you are missing out! It's so sweet and juicy and packed full of flavor.

    Try this recipe from Oh Sweet Basil

  • Grilled Fish Tacos With Chili Lime Slaw 3 of 20

    I think I could get on board with these, yum!

    Recipe here from Very Culinary

  • Grilled Asparagus With Balsamic And Parmesan 4 of 20

    These little delights would be perfect paired with almost anything. 

    Recipe here from Baked Bree

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundae 5 of 20

    Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sundaes on the grill, revolutionary!

    Details here from Brown Sugar

  • Grilled Bruschetta Chicken 6 of 20

    Impress your family by making these grilled bruschetta chicken breasts for dinner. Don't they look delicious? 

    Recipe here from The Girl Who Ate Everything

  • Grilled Pizza With Heirloom Tomatoes And Mozarella 7 of 20

    If you've never done pizza on the grill, it sounds more intimidating than it is. My favorite part is that the grilled crust is always the perfect amount of crispy. With a little practice you'll be an expert in no time and the topping combinations are truly endless. 

    Inspiration here from Food & Style

  • Dessert Pizza 8 of 20

    Save some dough and make a delicious dessert pizza to top off your meal. Chocolate strawberry with vanilla ice cream? Yes, please!

    Details here from Yum Sugar

  • Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza 9 of 20

    If dough on the grill makes you nervous, naan makes an excellent substitute. 

    Check out this tasty caprese version from Oh My Veggies

  • Maple Cinnamon Grilled Peaches 10 of 20

    If your mouth isn't watering just looking at these, we've got problems. 

    Recipe and details here from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  • Beer Marinated Drumsticks 11 of 20

    Marinate ahead of time and toss on the grill for a serious tastebud win.

    Recipe and how-to here from Picture the Recipe

  • Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs 12 of 20

    A deconstructed version of the traditional strawberry shortcake. I bet if you basted the kebobs with a simple syrup before grilling the results would be mind blowing. Just a thought!

    Recipe here from Sugar Mama Cooks

  • Grilled Red Onion And Southwest Cous Cous Salad 13 of 20

    Doesn't that look divine? Grilling onions really brings out the sweetness and I can hardly wait to try that tasty looking cous cous salad on top. 

    Recipe here from A Bachelor And His Grill

  • Chili Lime Grilled Corn 14 of 20

    Grilling your corn makes it extra tasty and sweet, top with a chili lime butter and some fresh cilantro for positively divine results. 

    Get all the details here from Tattooed Martha

  • Grilled Watermelon 15 of 20

    Grilled watermelon? I'm willing to give it a try! Most grilled fruit tastes amazing so, why not?

    Inspiration via Rachael Ray

  • Classic Grilled Burger 16 of 20

    There's nothing that says "summer" more than a classic grilled burger, right? 

    Try this method from Spicy Spoonful

  • Grilled Romaine 17 of 20
    grilled romaine

    Here's that recipe for grilled romaine I talked about earlier, give it a try and I promise-you'll never want to eat it any other way!

    Details here from Savoring The Thyme

  • Stuffed & Grilled Tomatoes On Garlic Ciabatta 18 of 20
    stuffed and grilled tomatoes

    Tomatoes, I can't get enough. I stumbled across this recipe for stuffed, grilled tomatoes on garlic ciabatta bread and I must give it a try. 

    Get it here from Farm House Table

  • Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce 19 of 20
    steak tacos

    Flank steak was meant for grilling and destined for tasty chimichurri topped tacos like these. 

    Recipe here from Feasting At Home

  • Grilled Shrimp With Lemon Parmesan Aioli 20 of 20
    grilled shrimp with lemon parm aioli

    Shimp cook up so fast and tasty which is exactly what makes them the perfect summertime meal. 

    Recipe here from Sock Monkey Slippers


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