Summer is in full swing and for most of us that means plenty of cooking outside on the grill. The flavorful and exciting tastes of food cooked on the grill is what summer is all about! You’ve probably got your hot dogs, chicken and steak, your corn on the cob and burgers ready, but why stop with these summer favorites when you can grill so many other awesome foods and enjoy even more during your summer adventures? The ideas for foods that you can cook on the grill are endless. You’ll find everything from vegetables and fruits to seafood and more. Once you introduce these tasty foods into your summer grilling you’ll never again be able to cookout without their inclusion!
Take a look at 17 unexpected foods to grill this summer (and every summer here after). Prepare them at least once, and you and your crowd will all go wild.
If you’ve yet to grill a pizza you’re really missing out. Domino’s has nothing on a freshly prepared grilled pizza. The taste is robust and delicious. With a bit of olive oil, the dough, and toppings that you want to add to the top, you have everything that you need for a new spin on a family favorite. Simply place the pizza dough on the grill for 5 minutes. Add the toppings that you want on the pizza and allow an additional two minutes to cook. Slice and enjoy.
This favorite breakfast food is good no matter how you have it. In fact, there’s bacon flavored milkshakes, bacon scented candles, and a whole lot more bearing this unique and delightful smell. You can throw a few strips of bacon on the grill for yet another spin on this tasty favorite. Everything is better with bacon!
Seafood fans rejoice! Grilled shrimp are the new flavor of the summer. Fresh works best, but frozen will do if that is all that you have. Place them on a stick with other veggies and seafood to make a kebab or throw them on solo for scrumptious seafood treat.
A grilled sandwich is simply amazing, and you’ll never again be able to eat a regular old sandwich. Place your favorite meats between the bread and add the cheese. Throw it on the grill for a few minutes each side. The crunchy taste will be everything that you’ve ever wanted in a sandwich.
Slice a peach in half. Coat the fruit with butter on each inside. Place the peach on the grill for 3 – 4 minutes per side. If you are already a fan of this succulent treat you are going to be amazed at the grilled version!
Add enough BBQ to your liking and place Tofu on the grill for 3- 4 minutes for an extra tasty version you will love.
Sliced zucchini on the grill is very tasty and it’s also good for you! Place slices coated in olive oil, salt, and pepper, or your favorite spice, and grill for 5 minutes per side for a crunchy treat you’ll love to eat.
You can prepare stuffed peppers on the grill, as well as those that you’ve sliced. Prepare the bell peppers by coating in olive oil and placing facedown on the grill for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the skins are charred.
Apples are another surprisingly delicious grilled item. Cut them in half and coat them with a butter and cinnamon coating before placing them on the grill. Top with raisins for even more fun.
10. Sweet Potatoes
Whether you slice them in the shape of fries, in half, or some other way, a grilled sweet potato is a treat for your taste buds. Coat with olive oil and allow potatoes to cook for 2 – 3 minutes or until lightly charred.
For one of the most phenomenal desserts you’ll ever taste, throw a few pineapple slices on the grill. Two or three minutes on each side will bring those sweet juices alive and put your mouth into pure bliss! Tasty!
In a period of about 15 minutes you can grill meatballs and create a tasty ingredient for a sub, spaghetti, and many other foods. Place raw meatballs on the grill, coated in your favorite BBQ sauce, and rotate the meatballs every three to four minutes.
13. French Fries
If you can bake a potato on the grill, why not also throw the fries on there, too? You’ll love the taste and can pair them with many different main dishes or serve them to the kids as a special treat.
Another seafood item that tastes great on the grill is lobster. Paired with a spicy sauce, the results of your efforts are an absolutely delicious meal that you will love to eat!
Yes, you can grill fresh herbs and it takes only seconds. Simply place thyme, basil, or your favorite herb on the grates for 45 seconds, and then remove. Add to your meats or a sandwich for something unique and tasty
When you put a tomato on the grill the entire flavor changes into something unexpected, but oh-so desirable. That flavor is definitely worth sampling. To grill a tomato, cut it in half and coat with olive oil. Place the tomato on the grill for 3 to 4 minutes and enjoy.
A banana sliced in half and placed on the grill, while still in the skin, will come out so scrumptious. Kids and adults love bananas on the grill. To make your own, grill on the side that has been opened for 3 minutes. Add chocolate, marshmallows or your favorite sweets for an out of this world treat.
With just a bit of creativity and imagination your simmer grilling can turn into something totally unexpected, but absolutely phenomenal. Try these delicious choices on the grill and let your mind soar to create even more.