Must Make Summertime Grilling Recipes

Grilling recipes are a MUST this summertime. Gather friends and family around the grill for some delicious choices of meals to satisfy all your summertime dreams!

A great way to kick off summertime is to know what recipes to cook! Try out my favorite Grilled Steak Fajitas, these delicious Grilled Vegetable Kabobs and this amazing Juicy Grilled Garlic Turkey Burger.

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Summertime Grilling is HERE!

I am SO excited that this time of year has rolled around once again! These are the best summertime grilling recipes and they are some of my all-time favorites. There is something for just about anyone! Vegetables, meat, fruit, you name it, I have it! Not to mention the fact that i get to be outside in my backyard and enjoy the delightful sunshine while I cook. It really doesn’t get much better than that.

I have rounded up some of my best and most popular grilling recipes and put them all in one place. You can find your entire meal here from your entree, salads and any side dishes with all of these summertime grilling recipes. Bookmark this page because I can bet that you will be coming back to this often! Don’t forget to fill up that propane tank on your outdoor grill so that as soon as the weather turns, you will be ready to go!

Grilling Tips:

Learn how to prepare your meat so that you can cook it to perfection and enjoy a perfect meal for all of your summertime grilling recipes!

  • Clean the Grill: Yes, you will want a clean grill before starting. Heat up the grill and then clean it off using a brush or a grill cleaning spray.
  • If the meat sticks: Try not to move your meat around on the grill too often. It is best to leave the meat cooking in one place and then flip it over to finish cooking it through. If the meat is sticking to the grill then leave it and it will unstick after it is finished cooking.
  • Don’t squish the meat: When grilling it is tempting to lay the spatula on top of the meat and squeeze it down to see all the juices run out. Don’t! This is all the fat and juiciness that you need for flavor and cooking.
  • Let it rest: Be patient and let the meat rest before cutting into it. This will help the meat hold tight to all the juiciness in the meat.
  • Cutting meat: When cutting the steak, remember to cut against the grain. The lines in the meat are the direction you want to find and cut opposite of those lines. This will enhance the flavor of the meat and keep it tender.

Grilled Garlic Herb Flank Steak with Avocado Corn Salsa

Grilled Garlic Herb Flank Steak with Avocado Corn Salsa is infused with amazing garlic herb flavor and grilled to tender and juicy perfection. The avocado corn salsa on top is phenomenal!
Ingredients: flank steak, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, chopped oregano, salt, pepper, avocados, roma tomatoes, (11 ounce) can yellow corn, red onion, chopped cilantro, juice of one lime


Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza is a layered traditional pizza with a soft cheese combination, a little spice, thin cut salami topping all sweetened up by honey drizzled over top. Grilled to perfection. 
Ingredients: olive oil, store bought pizza dough, pizza sauce, grated Mozzarella cheese, Goat cheese, Roasted red peppers, salami, Honey, Red pepper flakes, Reynolds Foil

close-up of grilled corn

Easy Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn is a family favorite! It’s so easy to make this incredibly delicious side dish that you’ll have on repeat all summer long.
Ingredients: corn, olive oil

Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken

This Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken is healthy and delicious with a sweet, sticky garlic glaze. It only takes 5 ingredients to make the marinade and cooks up in less than 10 minutes.
Ingredients: chicken thighs, Honey, Soy Sauce, apple cider vinegar, Garlic minced, Lemon Juice from lemon, sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

Grilled Vegetables

These delicious grilled vegetables are the perfect side to enhance any meal. They are drizzled with a savory garlic marinade that amplifies each vegetable’s amazing flavor and texture!
Ingredients: zucchini, mushrooms, stalk asparagus, yellow squash, corn on the cob, red onion, olive oil, garlic cloves, pepper, salt, crushed red pepper, lemon juiced

Turkey Burgers

These Turkey Burgers are loaded with flavor and perfect for summer grilling! Easy to prep ahead and freeze to enjoy all summer long. 
Ingredients: ground turkey, fine bread crumbs, Dijon Mustard , Worchestershire Sauce , garlic, egg, salt and pepper

THEE BEST Grilled Shrimp

The BEST Grilled Shrimp is the perfect weeknight meal because it is super quick, full of flavor, and so easy to make!  Everyone will absolutely love and devour it!!
Ingredients: jumbo shrimp, salt and pepper, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic cloves minced, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, soy sauce, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce

Grilled Citrus Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

This grilled citrus salmon is tender and flaky with a sweet and savory pineapple salsa garnished on top. Grilled to perfection in a delicious marinade that make this salmon tender and juicy with every bite! 
Ingredients: orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, orange marmalade, garlic cloves minced, Soy Sauce, brown sugar, Cornstarch, Water, Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil, salmon filet, Recipe for Pineapple Salsa, Sliced orange

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad with leafy sections of romaine seared on the barbecue to create a lightly charred texture then drizzled in homemade dressing.
Ingredients: mayonnaise, lemon juice, anchovy paste, dijon mustard, minced garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese, romaine, croutons

Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos topped with corn, black beans, avocado, onion and tomatoes, served on a white plate with a small container of extra bbq sauce in the background

Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos

Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos topped with black beans, corn, tomatoes and avocado with a creamy cilantro lime sauce.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, homemade bbq sauce or store-bought, cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, can black beans, can corn, avocado, corn or small flour tortillas, Chopped cilantro, plain Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt

Grilled Tomatoes

Super easy and super delicious, you are going to love these juicy Grilled Tomatoes! Each slice is cooked to perfection and bursting with luscious, savory flavors in every bite.
Ingredients: firm tomatoes, salt and pepper, olive oil, freshly shredded parmesan, flaky sea salt, balsamic glaze, basil

Grilled Skirt Steak

Grilled Skirt Steak is juicy, full of bold flavor, and absolutely delicious. Grilling skirt steak brings out the best of this long thin steak that you are going to love.
Ingredients: skirt steak, soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, of red pepper

Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus that is grilled gives you char marks and a smoky flavor that is amazing! Within minutes you have tender asparagus coated in parmesan and garlic that will become a family favorite!
Ingredients: fresh asparagus, olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, Garlic Cloves, salt and pepper

Grilled Cod

This Grilled Cajun Garlic Butter Cod is the only recipe you will need this summer! The cod is tender and juicy and the flavor is spicy and buttery, it’s insanely delicious!
Ingredients: cod filet, salt and pepper, butter, olive oil, Cajun Seasoning, garlic minced

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is the ultimate quick and easy, absolutely delicious dinner! Tender juicy chicken is soaked in the BEST Teriyaki Sauce then grilled to perfection!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, homemade teriyaki sauce, green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers

Ingredients: Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin , medium sized zucchini, medium sized yellow squash, red bell pepper , red onion, olive oil, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, salt, pepper

Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple spears that get coated in a buttery brown sugar cinnamon glaze and caramelize on the grill! This will be one of the most amazing sides that you grill this summer!
Ingredients: pineapple , Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

Perfectly Juicy Grilled Steak gets marinaded in the best flavor and grilled to juicy perfection!  Learn all of the tips and tricks to grill the BEST steak every single time!
Ingredients: soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, of red pepper, steaks, butter, fresh chopped parsley

Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes are one of the best grilled summer side dishes or appetizers! Serve them with your favorite aioli, lemon garlic butter, or even just mayo as a dipping sauce!
Ingredients: artichokes, water, Kosher salt, garlic cloves, smashed, lemon halves, olive oil, cloves garlic, minced, salt & pepper, to taste

Grilled Chicken Caesar Avocado Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Avocado Salad is a mouthwatering classic salad with juicy grilled chicken, crisp romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and topped with shaved mozzarella and crunchy croutons!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, italian seasoning, salt and pepper, romaine, avocado sliced, cherry tomatoes, croutons, shaved parmesan, black pepper, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic clove, black pepper, mayonnaise, olive oil, asiago cheese

Grilled Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

Grilled Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails are buttery and savory and they make a normal night at home seem so fancy! To elevate your next dinner party be sure to include these in your plans!
Ingredients: lobster tails, salt and pepper, butter melted, olive oil, garlic cloves minced, Cajun Seasoning

Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches

Brown sugar grilled peaches are a summertime delight. Ripe peaches are lightly charred on the barbecue then sprinkled with a sweet spiced topping that transforms into a glaze. Perfect as a quick dessert or add it to a fresh salad. 
Ingredients: peaches, unsalted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, kosher salt, ground nutmeg

Grilled Steak Faijtas

These Grilled Steak Fajitas are the perfect departure from burgers and hot dogs for simmer grilling. Marinated in the morning, throw on the grill with a medley of bell peppers and onions, and serve in charred tortillas with all your favorite fixings.
Ingredients: flank steak, limes, olive oil , garlic cloves,, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (optional), salt, , paprika , bell peppers, , onion, , flour tortillas, Sour Cream , Guacamole , Avocado Slices, Tomatoes , Extra Sour Cream

Grilled Portobello Burgers

Grilled Portobello Burgers are delicious, meaty and savory marinated portobello mushrooms, grilled to perfection and stacked in a soft toasted bun!  Quick and easy to grill, these mushrooms are so impressive and will become a new family favorite!
Ingredients: Olive oil, Melted Butter, Garlic Cloves minced, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, salt and pepper, portobello mushroom, hamburger buns, cheese, arugula, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is a five star recipe! The marinade is quick and easy and full of such amazing flavor! You will make this again and again!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken thighs, unsweetened pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, fresh ginger root, minced garlic, green onions

Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfectly tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside that is drenched in a sweet and spicy honey buffalo sauce.  The flavors are so irresistible you will not be able to stop eating them!
Ingredients: wings, salt and pepper, buffalo sauce like Franks Red Hot Sauce, honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce

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