Summer is here, which means grilling season is officially in full swing. And while we mean no disrespect to good ol’ burgers and dogs, there’s a lot more out there that you could (and should!) be grilling this summer. From meaty mains to vegetarian dishes that will feed a crowd, check out six awesome recipes for the grill that you should definitely add into your dinner repertoire.
Who doesn’t love pizza? These grilled ones are super easy to pull off (especially if you cheat with store-bought dough) and they make the most of those gorgeous summer tomatoes that you’re seeing at the farmers’ market. This recipe also happens to be completely vegan, so you can serve just about anyone who shows up at your backyard barbecue. (Feel free to add cheese, though, if that’s a must for you – we get it!)
Get the recipe: Tomato, Cashew + Oregano Grilled Pizzas
You’ll never look at a plain wedge salad the same way again when you try grilling radicchio wedges. This recipe is great as described with homemade falafel and turmeric-tahini sauce, but if you’re looking for an easy side dish, skip the rest and just go for simple grilled radicchio with the sauce. Or try a homemade vinaigrette like balsamic, Caesar or honey mustard.
Get the recipe: Grilled Radicchio + Falafel with Spicy Turmeric Tahini Sauce
Everyone will be buzzing over this not-too-sweet marinade made with apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses and instant espresso. And if you’ve never thrown pineapple on the grill before, let us fill you in: it’s the best thing ever.
Get the recipe: Espresso + Molasses Grilled Pork Chops
Throw a whole cauliflower on the grill with Middle Eastern flavors and you’ve got yourself the most-talked-about dish at the cookout (in a good way!). This recipe works as a great main or side, and you’ll want to make on repeat it all summer long.
Get the recipe: Bejeweled Orange Grilled Cauliflower with Coconut Yogurt
Yup, Parmesan butter is just as good as you think it is. This recipe from the new Ruffage cookbook goes with just about anything else you might be serving at your cookout. Talk about a crowd-pleaser!Get the recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob w/ Parmesan Butter
When you can’t decide between steak night and pasta night, don’t! This recipe combines the best of both worlds and is basically what comfort-food dreams are made of. The bright + herby gremolata keeps it fresh for summer so you won’t feel too weighed down.
Get the recipe: Grilled Flank Steak + Gnocchi with Spicy Gremolata