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100 Easy Grilling Recipes to Ring in the Warmer Months

Prep your grill and hear these healthy recipes sizzle with flavor.

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If you're the type of family who gathers around the grill to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, you likely have some tried-and-true grilling favorites you make every year. Sure, hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken are quick and easy dinners that are perfect after a day spent in the sun, but you can also switch up the summer classics with unique grilling recipes and ideas that introduce healthy vegetables, flavorful spices, and creative toppings. So, whether you're planning a backyard party or picnic to kick off grilling season, or you're just looking for a summer dinner idea that doesn't take too much time or effort to whip up for the whole fam, we've gathered the best grilling recipes sure to satisfy any crowd.

Before you choose a recipe and make a trip to the grocery store for the ingredients, it's probably a good idea to dust off the grill and get it ready for summer. If you don't have a grill yet, or you're in the market for a new one, check out our list of the best charcoal grills for every budget and skill level — from first-time grillers to expert grill masters.

The best part of grilling a meal (besides eating it!) is that you can enjoy the warm weather with your family while you wait for dinner to be ready. Here are 100 easy grilling recipe ideas to try out this summer and make it one your stomach will definitely remember.

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Chris Court
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Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings

Besides burgers and dogs, there probably isn't a more classic grilling recipe than wings and corn on the cob.

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grilling recipes smoky chicken with charred corn salad
Ryan Dausch
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Smoky Chicken with Charred-Corn Salad

Although this recipe asks you to place the chicken breasts on a cast-iron skillet, you can easily make this recipe on your grill.

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Chicken Fajita Salad with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

If you want a lighter meal to make on the grill, try this fajita salad that combines chicken, peppers, avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro for a healthy and protein-packed dinner.

Get the Chicken Fajita Salad with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette recipe.

grilling recipes grill chicken souvlaki
Anna Williams
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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

This popular Greek dish is quick to prepare, ready in just 25 minutes, and lets the kids dress their own pita pockets with tender chicken skewers and a yogurt drizzle.

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Chris Court
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Grilled Buffalo Chicken with Cucumber Salad

If drumsticks on are on the menu, then this recipe's ingredients need to be on your grocery list.

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grilling recipes grilled chicken caprese
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Grilled Chicken Caprese

For a fun twist on a traditional Italian dish, try this caprese salad that includes all of the classic ingredients with the added bonus of grilled chicken for a heartier meal.

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grilling recipes spiced mini burgers with spinach and couscous
Chris Court
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Spiced Mini Burgers with Spinach and Couscous

We don't know what's better: That this recipe takes just 10 minutes to cook on the grill, or that you can make a double batch and freeze the mini patties for up to three months, ensuring plenty of easy weeknight dinners.

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grilling recipes blue cheese bacon and balsamic onion burger
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Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Balsamic Onion Burger

This elevated burger recipe will impress even the most expert griller thanks to fancy blue cheese and onions that are soaked in balsamic.

Get the Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Balsamic Onion Burger recipe.

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Greek Turkey Burgers

If you are trying to eat less red meat for health or environmental reasons, try making these burgers that use ground turkey instead.

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grilling recipes texas brisket burger
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Texas Brisket Burger

Prepare potato salad in advance and use it as a topping for these burgers seasoned with paprika and garlic powder.

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Jonny Valiant
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Redeye Rubbed Burgers with Worcestershire-Glazed Onions

We bet you can't guess the secret ingredient in this burger recipe. Want a hint? Busy parents pour a cup every morning.

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BLT Burgers

This recipe takes two poolside classics and combines them for a mouthwatering lunch or dinner.

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grilling recipes black bean veggie burger with couscous
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Black Bean Veggie Burger With Couscous

If there are some vegetarians in the family or plant-based friends joining your cookout, then they will love seeing these veggie burgers on the dinner menu.

Get the Black Bean Veggie Burger With Couscous recipe.

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Charles Schiller
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Stuffed Portobello Burgers

For another vegetarian (and vegan if you remove the fontina cheese) option, try grilling portobello mushrooms for an elevated veggie experience.

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Salmon Burgers and Five-Spice Sweet Potato Fries

Making burger patties from fish rather than meat may not be the first idea that comes to mind, but these salmon burgers seasoned with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and sliced scallions promise to delight a group of fish fans.

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Best Burger

There's something so summer about the perfect burger. And this recipe is not only quick to prepare (ready in just 10 minutes!), but calls for a mix of ground sirloin and chuck to ensure a flavorful, juicy patty.

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4th of july appetizers corn and zucchini fritters
Chris Court
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Corn and Zucchini Fritters

For a unique twist on the popular veggie burger, combine grated zucchini and corn for a plant-based patty. The recipe says to cook these on a skillet, but you can definitely toss them on the grill for added flavor.

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Chris Court
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Spiced Carrot Fritters

This low-carb side dish may not be something you conventionally put on a grill, but the grill lines will fool the kiddos into thinking this vegetable-focused patty is meaty.

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Grilled Squash Garlic Bread

Garlic bread may scream "winter" when paired with a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, but this recipe introduces yellow and green veggies for a delightful summertime twist.

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grilling recipes chickpeas spinach quinoa patties
Mike Garten
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Chickpea, Spinach, and Quinoa Patties

Basically, take any type of patty and grill it. In this case, we have a protein-packed vegetarian patty seasoned with garlic and jalapeño.

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Seared Steak Sandwich with Arugula Pesto

For fans of the occasional steak, make this simple sandwich with grilled steak placed on a French baguette and slathered with perhaps the most popular summer spread: pesto.

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Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs

If the family loves hot dogs but you are looking to eat less red meat, this recipe calls for chicken sausage instead. Topped with all their favorite condiments, they may have a new favorite!

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best grilling recipes and ideas  apricot glazed chicken and grilled corn
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Apricot-Glazed Chicken and Corn

Combine fruity flavor with corn on the cob and you have an ideal grilling dinner for the summer months.

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grilling recipes clinton burger with bacon jam
Alexandra Rowley
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Clinton Burger with Bacon Jam

Although these burgers require a few more ingredients than your standard patties, the bacon jam alone makes these party-ready beauties worth trying out.

Get the Clinton Burger with Bacon Jam recipe.

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Chili Dogs

If the crowd is coming over to watch a baseball game for a backyard "movie" night, then you just have to make these dogs and pretend you are at the stadium.

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grilling recipes mustardy potato salad with watercress
Mike Garten
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Mustardy Potato Salad With Watercress

Obviously, you don't prepare this salad on a grill, but what's a summer cookout session without a side of of potato salad on the picnic table?

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grilling recipes grilled artichokes harissa honey dip
Andrew Purcell
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Grilled Artichokes with Harissa-Honey Dip

This simple side dish has all of the best flavors packed into one: Sweet, smoky, spicy, GONE!

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grilling recipes grilled skirt steak with charred corn salad
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Grilled Skirt Steak with Charred Corn Salad

For maximum flavor, grill your corn (plus the skirt steak, of course) and place the dynamic duo on flour tortillas for an easy weeknight dinner.

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grilling recipes pork and peach kebabs with grilled green beans
Beatriz da Costa
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Pork and Peach Kebabs with Grilled Green Beans

While you may not think to slide sliced peaches onto a skewer, when you combine the fruit with pork loin and red onion wedges, all brushed with jam, vinegar, and ginger, the addition of this fruit is a no-brainer.

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Grilled Chicken and Peaches Salad

For a light dinner that will still have you feeling full, grill boneless, skinless chicken breasts with red onions and peaches all placed on a bed of spinach.

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