There is just something about these top summer recipes that you make on the grill that makes my mouth water. The amazing weather combined with foods that are juicy, tender, and delicious… Well, you can’t beat that! I love that there is such a wide variety of grilling recipes and you can make so many different ones. There are veggies, fruits, and alllll kinds of tender and cooked to perfection meats!
I have rounded up some of my top summer grilling recipes in this post. These are all tried and true recipes that my family absolutely loves! You can mix and match and make so many different meals! In fact, with all of these options, you won’t have a repeat meal all summer long! Although some of these things are so good… I can’t resist having grilled pineapple at least once a week! In fact, take a look and try some of these recipes out! I’m sure that you will find a few that you love and can’t live without too!
Tips for Grilling Delicious Food
To make sure that all of these top summer grilling recipes turn out perfectly, I have put together a few tips for grilling. Follow these and you will be all set for the entire season!
Start with a clean grill: The reason that you want to start with a clean grill is because you don’t want to mix old, stuck on food flavors to your delicious and fresh recipe. Clean the grill so that this doesn’t happen!
Don’t flatten your meat: I know that its tempting to want to flatten your meat and spread it out as it cooks. But don’t do it! This makes it so that all of the juices go out of your meat and make it dry out. Let it be and only touch it if you have to flip it!
Use a meat thermometer: Meats are done cooking at different temperatures. To make sure that you aren’t eating undercooked meat then get a meat thermometer and use it often! There are so many options of different recipes for grilling meat in the summer, just make sure that you are cooking it safely!
Let it rest!: If you want the most juicy and tender meat then let it rest! Once it’s finished on the grill, set it aside and don’t cut into it for about 10 minutes. This is actually when the meat is absorbing all of the flavor and juices and is SO important to getting that tender and amazingly delicious meat.
This grilled citrus salmon is tender and flaky with a sweet and savory pineapple salsa garnished on top. Grilled to perfection in a delicious marinade that make this salmon tender and juicy with every bite!
Salmon that gets grilled in the best spice rub and topped with a fresh avocado salsa.
Ingredients: salmon, olive oil, salt, chili powder, paprika powder, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, avocado, roma tomato, small red onion, corn, Juice from 2 limes, finely chopped cilantro, dash of salt
Grilled Portobello Burgers are delicious, meaty and savory marinated portobello mushrooms, grilled to perfection and stacked in a soft toasted bun! Quick and easy to grill, these mushrooms are so impressive and will become a new family favorite!
Ingredients: Olive oil, Melted Butter, Garlic Cloves minced, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, salt and pepper, portobello mushroom, hamburger buns, cheese, arugula, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise
Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers are marinated in a delicious asian sesame sauce and grilled to tender and juicy perfection!
Ingredients: top sirloin steak, soy sauce, garlic cloves, sesame oil, olive oil , sugar, grated ginger, sesame seeds, red onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, skewers, Sliced green onions
Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Bacon. This salad is loaded with grilled chicken, fresh juicy tomato, creamy avocado, crunchy tortilla strips, black beans, cheddar cheese, and sweet and salty candied bacon. All drizzled with a homemade salsa ranch that is truly addicting!
Ingredients: mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, salsa, dried parsley, dried dill, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, splash of lemon juice, thick cut bacon, maple syrup, light brown sugar, boneless skinless chicken breast, salt, ground black pepper, olive oil, chopped romaine, black beans, cheddar cheese, small tomato diced, avocado diced, tortilla strips
Grilled Garlic Herb Flank Steak with Avocado Corn Salsa is infused with amazing garlic herb flavor and grilled to tender and juicy perfection. The avocado corn salsa on top is phenomenal!
Ingredients: flank steak, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, chopped oregano, salt, pepper, avocados, roma tomatoes, (11 ounce) can yellow corn, red onion, chopped cilantro, juice of one lime
Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos topped with black beans, corn, tomatoes and avocado with a creamy cilantro lime sauce.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, homemade bbq sauce or store-bought, cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, can black beans, can corn, avocado, corn or small flour tortillas, Chopped cilantro, plain Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt
Grilled Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Vegetables – a simple and tasty recipe for summer grilling. Juicy shrimp and tender veggies are coated in an amazing buttery lemon garlic blend that are grilled to perfection.
Ingredients: Olive oil for the grill, about 18 raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on, bell peppers, red onion, Coarse salt and ground pepper, smoked paprika, Metal or wooden skewers*, butter, finely minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley
Grilled Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms have deep sweet and savory flavors and a substantial hearty texture that stands up perfectly to your grill! Amazing as a grilled dinner or an appetizer, you will love the way this unique ingredient livens up your summer menu!
Ingredients: Olive oil, Melted Butter, Garlic Cloves, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, salt and pepper, portobello mushrooms
Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfectly tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside that is drenched in a sweet and spicy honey buffalo sauce. The flavors are so irresistible you will not be able to stop eating them!
Ingredients: wings, salt and pepper, buffalo sauce like Franks Red Hot Sauce, honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce
Grilled Berry Feta Chicken Salad is loaded with fresh summer berries, bacon chipotle seasoned grilled chicken and topped with a sweet chipotle dressing! You will be craving this mouthwatering salad all summer long!
These Grilled Steak Fajitas are the perfect departure from burgers and hot dogs for simmer grilling. Marinated in the morning, throw on the grill with a medley of bell peppers and onions, and serve in charred tortillas with all your favorite fixings.