We love turning to the grill when the weather gets warmer. In addition to imbuing proteins and veggies with mouthwatering smoky flavor, grilling means fewer dishes and less clean-up required in your kitchen. Try one this weekend! We’re sharing some of our favorite grill-based recipes from popular food blogs in honor of sunny days.
Tropical Jerk Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa Verde from Half Baked Harvest
This recipe takes grilled chicken to a whole new level with the addition of a tropical marinade featuring garlic, thyme, cayenne, cinnamon, and all-spice, plus a sweet and spicy salsa on top. The twist: You grill the lemon and mango in the salsa in addition to grilling the chicken, so the entire dish tastes like sunshine. Recipe here.
Grilled Sausage and Peppers with Garlic Aioli from Pinch of Yum
You’ve probably grilled sausages in the past, but have you grilled sausages and peppers and onions and buns? The trick with this recipe is to cook the peppers and onions in a grill basket or cast iron skillet alongside the sausage, then add the buns at the end to give them a toast. Top everything with homemade garlic aioli, and there’s nothing better. Recipe here.
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa from Laughing Spatula
Try these fresh salmon burgers that can’t be beaten for a light, healthy, and satisfying weeknight meal. They’re thick and meaty, so they won’t fall apart on the grill and feature onions and poblano peppers for freshness and bite, while salmon and avocado deliver a double dose of slimming, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Recipe here.
Pesto Summer Squash Bruschetta with Poached Eggs from Naturally Ella
One of the best parts of spring and summer is all the fresh produce in season, which is just as easy and delicious to grill as animal proteins. This flavor-packed recipe is proof, as it transforms grilled summer squash and onions into a light and a tasty salad featuring herby, springy pesto that can be served on toast, topped with an egg, both, or as a side dish. Recipe here.