Why reserve grilling for the weekends? The high heat of your grill can create delicious, savory meals in no time — just add quick-cooking proteins, vibrant summer vegetables and easy-to-prepare sides. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite grilled dinners, perfect for any night of the week.
|Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Herbs
This meatless pasta dish proves that if you start with fresh ingredients, it takes very little to make a delicious meal. Olives and feta cheese add richness and walnuts add crunch.
|Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken
Cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne perk up everyday chicken thighs in this easy Moroccan-inspired recipe. Serve it with boiled garden beans and whole-grain couscous flavored with lemon zest and cilantro.
|Grilled Salmon Fillets with Herb Butter
Put any fears about grilling fish to rest! This recipe offers a secret ingredient for making sure the fillets don’t stick.
|Turkey Sandwiches with Ginger-Avocado Relish
Grilled turkey cutlets get a lively kick from avocado flavored with wasabi paste and fresh ginger. Serve this original sandwich with a green salad and sweet potato chips.
|Grilled Shrimp and Summer Squash
A simple lemony sauce shows off both the briny shrimp and sweet summer squash in this recipe. For an easy side dish, brush slices of rustic bread with olive oil, then grill them alongside the shrimp and squash until golden grill marks form.
|Lamb Kabobs with Pomegranate Glaze
Pomegranate molasses and fresh mint lend exotic flavors to this lamb, cooked alongside colorful vegetable skewers. Serve with quick-cooking couscous; for extra flavor, cook it in chicken broth with sautéed onions, turmeric and cumin.
|Grilled Tuna with Basil-Walnut Sauce
This thick sauce shows off summer basil at its best and is the perfect accent for the gentle flavor of albacore tuna. Grill olive oil-rubbed bread along with the fish, and serve briefly sautéed zucchini ribbons on the side.
|Grilled Margherita Pizza
This classic pizza comes together in a flash with the help of a preheated grill-top pizza stone. A mix of fresh and cooked tomatoes adds depth to the toppings, which also include arugula, basil and two kinds of cheeses.
|Grilled Steak with Sweet Peppers
Assorted peppers, quickly sautéed, make a garden-fresh base for grilled steak. A soy-based marinade elevates the flavor of the steak in the time it takes to cut the vegetables.
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