38 Grilling Recipes for Your Fourth of July Cookout

Grilling is as much a part of the 4th of July as fireworks and flags. We have recipes to get you cooking outside, including lots of easy grilled veggie dishes and sides—and even some fruit. Get ready to eat.

Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub

Imagine how guests will size up your grilling prowess after you slap this baby on the table.
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Roasted Potatoes on the Grill

Now you can indulge your craving for roast potatoes when it's sweltering outside without heating up the entire kitchen. You're welcome.
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Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke and ensures your pricey catch doesn't stick to the grate. You're welcome.
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Grilled Artichokes

Simple and stunning. That's what we expect outta any side that we pull off the grill. These artichokes deliver all that—and then some.
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Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.
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Beef Fajitas

Steak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?
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Spinach, Tomato, and Mushroom Burger

"A keeper." That's what people are saying about this portobello mushroom burger piled high with garlicky spinach and marinated tomatoes.
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Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast 'em low and slow and then toss 'em on the grill for just a short spell. Which means you don't have to constantly tend a smoker from dawn to dusk.
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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn't resist at the market, you're going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.
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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

If you're looking for an upgrade this grilling season, here it is. Pork chops rubbed with an unexpected mix of spices and then grilled to juicy perfection. And no time-consuming marinade.
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Lamb Burger with Arugula, Feta, and Cucumbers

For something so unexpectedly unconventional, this melding of burger, lamb, feta, arugula, cucumber, and lemon tastes remarkably intuitive.
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Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this grilled chicken thighs with arugula salad "wonderful" and "perfectly balanced" and "restaurant quality." Sorta enticing, yes?
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Grilled Chicken Skewers

Magnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.
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Grilled Carrots

A backyard grilling game-changer that's gonna seriously revolutionize your weeknight side dish struggles.
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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings

Sorta makes you wonder how you got this far in life without thinking to try this, eh?
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Grilled Fish Tacos

You've had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That's what we thought.
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Bacon Swiss Burger

This smash burger delivers a satisfying sizzle as the burgers meet heat and, even more satisfying, attain that elusive crusty exterior while maintaining an astoundingly juicy interior.
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Grilled Kale

Summer's answer to the kale chip. Chewy, nutty, smoky, healthy, and unfathomly impossible to resist.
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Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Slightly spicy with a hint of sweet. Not to mention oh so satisfying. And did we mention fast and easy?
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Grilled Trout

Nothing is more romantic than cooking grilled trout in the open air. Well, maybe that's a stretch. Still, it's a damn good recipe.
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Grilled Flank Steak with Chile Rub

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.
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Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst

We can almost see the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.
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Grilled Broccoli or Broccolini

Don't care for broccoli? Just toss it on the grill. It'll take on a beguilingly earthy, smoky quality that's actually quite hard to resist.
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Grilled Pizza with Pepperoni and Mushrooms

Pizza, pizza. Here it's topped with mushrooms, pepperoni, and fresh mozzarella cheese then tossed on the grill—yes, the grill— until crisp.
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Beer Can Chicken

A whole hen plunked unceremoniously on a can and cooked on the grill or in the oven. A tailgating classic that's simple and perfect—even when you're not tailgating.
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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner? Prepare to be astounded.
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Grilled Pineapple Salsa

A quick summer fixer-upper for plain grilled chicken or fish for those nights when turning on the stove just seems like too much.
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Grilled Shrimp with Piri-Piri Sauce

A simple hot pepper sauce made from piri-piri peppers brings big flavor to shrimp in mere minutes. Those Portuguese know what they're doing.
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Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Harissa-Marinated Halloumi

Intrigued? You should be. A couple of the niftiest cooking tricks we know are at play in these ridiculously easy grilled vegetable skewers with chile-doused oozy melty cheese.
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Grilled Chicken Wings with Maple Bourbon Sauce

A hint of maple with just the right amount of spice. That's our verdict on these grilled chicken wings that are cooked to perfection.
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Grilled Panzanella Salad

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting for stale bread. Still frugal. Still stunning. Still more than the sum of its parts.
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Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

We just can't get enough of this peachy, simple, skewer-y, summer salad of sorts that comes together in far less than an hour. Prep, grill, toss. You're done.
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Grilled Scallops

Dressed in a succulent citrus marinade, these sweet marshmallows from the sea are a cinch to make. In the time it takes to heat the grill, they'ree infused with flavor and ready to roll.
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Grilled Lobster

Grilled lobster tails are the summertime treat that you didn't know you needed. Quick and easy, you'll be surprised you didn't think to do this before.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Juicy and umami-rich, we might even dare say these super savory mushrooms are meaty in texture. They made a terrific side or even sub in for a burger patty.
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Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Mascarpone

Ripe pineapple is ideal for grilling, and it screams tropical like nothing else. Top it with blueberries and vanilla mascarpone, freshly whipped cream, or ice cream.
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Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

A light dinner for when you just can't face the thought of heating up your kitchen in the summer. Just slice and grill your way to a sublimely citrusy, veggie-filled pasta salad.
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Grilled Peaches with Honey and Black Pepper

A simple trick that accentuates the sweetness inherent in late-summer stone fruit. And then amplifies it even more with honey and pepper.
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