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9 Easy Grilling Recipes Everyone Will Love

Where I live in Upstate New York, grilling year round is absolutely a thing. Sometimes it involves snow boots, but we’re used to such extremes.

However, what feels like an adventure in January is much more of a leisure activty come spring and summer when the grill all but replaces our kitchen.

Of course we love grilling everything from beer butt chicken to veggies to grilled pizza, but sometimes we like to shake it up with something new.

Did you know that in addition to grilling burgers and barbecue chicken you can also grill meatballs?! It’s true!

So as an ode to the backyard grill, consider this a love letter of sorts – a collection of easy grilling recipes you should absolutely try sometime soon.

Bonus: Here’s one more summer recipe we know you’ll love — grilled plums with spiced mascarpone!

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Spicy Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Avocado Salsa Photo
Spicy Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Salsa
This unique and delicious recipe for spicy ginger grilled chicken thighs is topped with an incredibly flavorful mango avocado salsa. This perfectly juicy grilled chicken dish can be served as is or you can easily shred up the chicken to make crowd pleasing tacos or to top a big green salad served with a side of tortilla chips. This one is worth firing up the grill!
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Grilled Stuffed Zucchini with Shrimp Photo
Grilled Stuffed Zucchini with Shrimp Recipe
Making zucchini on the grill is a regular thing for us. It’s part of why we grow our own every year! This grilled zucchini recipe takes things to a whole new level though. These zucchini boats are first grilled and then packed with a bright and zesty lemon basil cauliflower rice before then being topped with smokey, spicy grilled shrimp. This one will hit your favorites list for sure.
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Miso Glazed Burger Photo
Miso Glazed Burger Recipe
Make note, these spicy miso glazed burgers aren’t your average burger. And nothing against the average burger, but you might have to break up with your old patty after you try this one. Topped with Asian cucumber pickles and slathered with a rich miso glaze, this twist on a thick and juicy burger is immensely savory and totally memorable. Time to fire up the grill!
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Grilled Lemon Kale Ricotta Flatbread Photo
Grilled Lemon Kale Ricotta Flatbread Recipe
I’ll never not be a fan of homemade pizza made on the grill, so let’s get that right out of the way. Make it a slightly crispy flatbread pizza topped with fresh ricotta and kale (yes, kale) and I’ll be first in line for my share. The lemon ricotta and kale combination is bright, light and fresh. The kale crisps up on the grill resulting in a pizza that is crispy yet creamy and so so good.
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Grilled Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers with Jalapeño Avocado Dipping Sauce Photo
Grilled Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers
Ok, so skewers made on the grilled aren’t really anything new. However, these cilantro lime beef skewers served alongside a jalapeño avocado dipping sauce aren’t your average skewer. At the same time they are so simple to make with an easy marinade, loads of fresh lime juice and that spicy, creamy dipping sauce you’ll want to put on everything.
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Maple Tahini Grilled Sweet Potatoes Photo
Maple Tahini Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe
My grandfather made the best potatoes on the grill, always sealing them up in an aluminum foil packet once they were loaded with cheese and butter. Cooked in a similar fashion, these grilled sweet potatoes aren’t anything like my grandfather’s potatoes. They’re seasoned with maple syrup and cumin then drizzled with a wildly delicious tahini sauce made with more maple syrup. Socks, prepared to be knocked off.
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Grilled Caprese Avocado Chicken Photo
Grilled Caprese Avocado Chicken Recipe
How do you elevate everyone’s favorite grilled chicken? Toss it in a balsamic reduction and top it with a classic combination of fresh mozzarella, basil and thick slices of tomato. Add avocado and you’ve got one 5-star dish you’ll want to grill up all summer. Perfectly at home at your next patio party, but simple enough to make for an easy weeknight dinner, make sure to bookmark this one.
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Cajun Grilled Cod Photo
Cajun Grilled Cod Recipe
Cooking fish on the grill can be tricky, but this cajun grilled cod recipe has the answer. Thick cod fillets are coated with a spicy cajun rub and then tucked into a foil packet to seal in the moisture while it cooks perfectly on the grill. Served with a slaw made of thinly sliced bell peppers tossed with fresh herbs, mayo and mustard, this is not your average fish dish.
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Grilled Herb Hummus Chicken Kebabs Photo
Grilled Herb Hummus Chicken Kebabs Recipe
Have you ever had charred, herbed hummus-crusted chicken skewers cooked on the grill? I didn’t figure you had, but you’ll be making them on the regular from now on! Mint, cilantro, parsley, lemon and extra tahini are whisked together with hummus to create a marinade unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before.
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