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 RubImagine how guests will size up your grilling prowess after you slap this baby on the table.
Roasted Potatoes on the GrillNow you can indulge your craving for roast potatoes when it's sweltering outside without heating up the entire kitchen. You're welcome.
Cedar Plank–Grilled SalmonImagine, 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.
Grilled ArtichokesSimple and stunning. That's what we expect outta any side that we pull off the grill. These artichokes deliver all that—and then some.
Grilled Greek ChickenFresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.
Beef FajitasSteak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?
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.
Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back RibsThe 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.
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit SalsaWhen 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.
Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork ChopsIf 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.
Lamb Burger with Arugula, Feta, and CucumbersFor something so unexpectedly unconventional, this melding of burger, lamb, feta, arugula, cucumber, and lemon tastes remarkably intuitive.
Grilled Rosemary-Garlic ChickenFolks are calling this grilled chicken thighs with arugula salad "wonderful" and "perfectly balanced" and "restaurant quality." Sorta enticing, yes?
Grilled Chicken SkewersMagnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.
Grilled CarrotsA backyard grilling game-changer that's gonna seriously revolutionize your weeknight side dish struggles.
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken WingsSorta makes you wonder how you got this far in life without thinking to try this, eh?
Grilled Fish TacosYou've had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That's what we thought.
Bacon Swiss BurgerThis 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.
Grilled KaleSummer's answer to the kale chip. Chewy, nutty, smoky, healthy, and unfathomly impossible to resist.
Grilled Skirt Steak TacosSlightly spicy with a hint of sweet. Not to mention oh so satisfying. And did we mention fast and easy?
Grilled TroutNothing is more romantic than cooking grilled trout in the open air. Well, maybe that's a stretch. Still, it's a damn good recipe.
Grilled Flank Steak with Chile RubIf you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.
Grilled Beer Braised BratwurstWe can almost see the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.
Grilled Broccoli or BroccoliniDon'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.
Grilled Pizza with Pepperoni and MushroomsPizza, pizza. Here it's topped with mushrooms, pepperoni, and fresh mozzarella cheese then tossed on the grill—yes, the grill— until crisp.
Beer Can ChickenA 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.
Grilled Chicken Tacos with MangoYep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner? Prepare to be astounded.
Grilled Pineapple SalsaA quick summer fixer-upper for plain grilled chicken or fish for those nights when turning on the stove just seems like too much.
Grilled Shrimp with Piri-Piri SauceA simple hot pepper sauce made from piri-piri peppers brings big flavor to shrimp in mere minutes. Those Portuguese know what they're doing.
Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Harissa-Marinated HalloumiIntrigued? 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.
Grilled Chicken Wings with Maple Bourbon SauceA hint of maple with just the right amount of spice. That's our verdict on these grilled chicken wings that are cooked to perfection.
Grilled Panzanella SaladThis 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.
Grilled Pork Skewers with PeachesWe 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.
Grilled ScallopsDressed 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.
Grilled LobsterGrilled 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.
Grilled Portobello MushroomsJuicy 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.
Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla MascarponeRipe 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.
Orzo Salad with Grilled VegetablesA 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.
Grilled Peaches with Honey and Black PepperA 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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