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The 50 Best Grilling Recipes For Summer Cooking

Give the kitchen a rest for the next three months.
05/31/2012 09:21am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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The warm weather is made for grilling. Because it's too hot to cook indoors, it's best to cook every possible meal off the grill. That doesn't mean you have to eat hamburgers and hot dogs for the next few months. Nope, the grill is good for so much more.

Basically, everything and anything you can imagine can be cooked on the grates of a grill -- often times with amazing results. Salads are tastier when grilled first. Steaks, lamb chops and fish make so much more sense on the grill. Even desserts get a little more interesting when charred.

If you don't own a grill, now just might be the time to invest. But don't take our word for it, take a look at the 50 all-time best grilling recipes and you'll see what we mean.

1
Chili Garlic Chicken Skewers With Yogurt Sauce
How Sweet It Is
2
Grilled Artichokes And Polenta With Pesto
Feasting at Home
3
Grilled Watermelon With Smoked Salt And Jalapeno Rings
Boulder Locavore
4
Grilled Pork Chops With Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches
Foodie Crush
5
Grilled London Broil
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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6
Grilled Brie With Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa And Grilled Bread
Half Baked Harvest
7
Grilled Potato Salad Recipe With Black Garlic Vinaigrette And Dill Cream
Feasting at Home
8
Grilled Swordfish With Smoked Paprika And Herbed Fruit Salsa
Foodie Crush
9
Campfire Grilled S'more Calzones
Half Baked Harvest
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10
Grilled Chicken Breasts With Chive Herb Butter
Foodie Crush
11
Grilled Spareribs With Cherry Cola Glaze
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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12
Grilled Caprese Skewers
Foodie Crush
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13
Grilled Naan With Garlic Scape Chutney
Feasting at Home
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14
Hanger Steak
A Spicy Perspective
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15
Garlic Scape Beef Satay With Garlic Scape Satay Dip
James Ransom/Food52
16
Nicoise Salad With Grilled Fish
Feasting at Home
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17
Healthy Grilled Greek Chicken
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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18
Grilled Asparagus With Wasabi Soy Dipping Sauce
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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19
Skirt Steak With Chimichurri Sauce
Peden+Munk
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20
Grilled Corn With Bacon Butter And Cotija Cheese
How Sweet It Is
21
Chicken Al Mattone With Thyme Pesto
James Ransom
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22
Coconut Honey Lime Filipino Chicken Adobo Skewers
Half Baked Harvest
23
Charred Corn With Rosemary Grilled Pizza
Foodie Crush
24
Grilled Peaches and Ginger Ice Cream
A Spicy Perspective
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25
Grilled Shrimp And Corn With Creamy Lime Vinaigrette
A Spicy Perspective
26
Szechuan Lambypops With Cilantro Chimichurri
James Ransom
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27
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches With Balsamic Glaze
Foodie Crush
28
Grilled Salmon Fillet With Cucumber Dill Sauce
Foodie Crush
29
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad
How Sweet It Is
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30
Grilled Romaine With Toasted Almonds
Slim Palate
31
Garlicky Grilled Shrimp
The Clever Carrot
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32
Grilled Sriracha-Tahini Sweet Potato Skewers With Halloumi
Naturally Ella
33
Grilled Grouper With Oranges And Olives
A Spicy Perspective
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34
Porterhouse Steaks With Compound Butter
A Spicy Perspective
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35
Grilled Jerk Chicken And Peach skewers
Feasting at Home
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36
Barbeque Pork Ribs With Magic Dust
Foodie Crush
37
Chinese Grilled Shrimp
Steamy Kitchen
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38
Grilled Watermelon Salad
Verses from my Kitchen
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39
Beer And Sriracha Marinated Beef Skewers With Green Chile Sauce
TasteFood/Food52
40
Salsa Verde Burgers With Fontina, Watermelon And Basil
A Spicy Perspective
41
Kung Pao Chicken Skewers
A Spicy Perspective
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42
Grilled Pineapple And Corn Salsa
Bev Cooks
43
Barbecued Pork Shoulder On A Gas Grill
Simply Recipes
44
Grilled Branzino With Rosemary Vinaigrette
Simply Recipes
45
Spiced Leg Of Lamb On The Grill
Food52
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46
Grilled Swordfish With Lemon And Caper Sauce
James Ransom/Food52
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