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56 Grilled Recipes for Summer Dinners — The Mom 100

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Those of us who are lucky enough to have access to a grill tend to get a bit grill-happy as soon as the weather allows. We all know why we love our grills. They heat up quickly if they are gas or pellet, and the clean-up is easy. Plus, no turning on the stove and heating up the kitchen during the hottest months of the year. Most importantly, pretty much everything tastes better grilled. I’m not the first person to say this, probably not even the first person today, but it’s the truth.

And you can grill the standards like straightforward burgers, steaks, and chicken — or you can get a bit more experimental. Grilled pizza, grilled bruschetta, grilled fruit…once you get into grill mode, it’s hard to go back.

Grilled Soy-Ginger Pork Chops

Also Read: 10 Things to Do to Get Your Grill Ready for Summer

56 Grilling Recipes to Make This Summer

A simple marinade made with creamy, smoky roasted garlic transforms chicken breasts into the perfect grilled meal.
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While simple grilled corn is amazing, this is next level (like a little trip to Mexico, right in your back yard).
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Arguably the best food on the planet. This is simply the best way to cook pizzas during the summer, and it’s so easy. No pizza stone, the pizzas cook right on the grill!
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This recipe has just a handful of ingredients, and comes together really easily, but it’s a summery show stopper.
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A hefty dollop of Dijon mustard mingles with onion, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme in this deeply flavorful marinade for a perfectly grilled London Broil steak.
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A fabulous, pretty, simple warm-weather side. Make sure to serve the grilled asparagus with grains or crusty bread to sop up all of the tangy vinaigrette.
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Smoky and tender, grilling is one of the best ways to prepare artichokes during the warmer months, especially with homemade lemon sauce.
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This super simple pork chop marinade leans on those appealing teriyaki-like flavors.
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NY strip steak is nicely marbled and full of flavor. A simple marinade takes it up a notch.
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Thick ribeye steaks get a dusting of a robust Mexican seasoning blend before being fired up on the grill.
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Thinly sliced smoky salty prosciutto is wrapped around pork chops, crisping up nicely on the grill and keeping the inside of the chops tender and juicy.
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A simple marinade transforms an inexpensive London Broil into a truly tender and juicy grilled steak.
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This simple grilled lamb chop meal is elegant and delicious and feels very summery.
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A simple salmon dinner is one of the best things to come off of your grill.
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Flaky, moist, and meaty, tuna grills up much like a steak. It’s a perfect summer dinner with a scoop of fresh tomato salsa on top.
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Everything you need to know about cooking those perfect steaks: juicy and pink on the inside.
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These steaks are a great balance between tender and pleasantly chewy, with a great beefy flavor. Top sirloin is best cooked to around medium-rare for best taste and texture.
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Grilling peppers gives them a silky texture and a smoky sweet flavor. Use them in all kinds of ways, or serve them up as a colorful side!
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These are the best turkey burgers, simple, easy, juicy, and flavorful. You really can get all of that in a turkey burger!
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This indulgent restaurant-level steak is one of the summer’s best dinners. If you want to make it even better, make the optional Parmesan Butter to melt over the top!
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Richly flavored, tender but with great chew, and smoky from the grill, these steaks deeply satisfy those beef cravings.
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Grilling asparagus is a spring and summertime joy that creates a great side dish to all kinds of meals.
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All of the tips and tricks for making the best hamburgers on the grill, with step-by-step photos.
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Cook this lean, boneless cut of steak to medium-rare for one of the best steaks you’ve ever had!
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Rib lamb chops cook quickly on the grill, and the mint-basil pesto is the perfect finishing touch!
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A creamy Provencal-inspired sauce made from roasted peppers, garlic, and basil turns a piece of simply grilled swordfish into a fantastic summer meal.
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An affordable cut, tender, flavorful flat iron steaks are amazing on the grill, especially with a pat of compound Parmesan butter.
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Veggie kebabs are beautiful, versatile, flexible, and a must-make for summertime grilling meals.
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The best way to perfect vegetables on the grill, tender, colorful, lightly charry, and just plain delicious. One of the best dishes of summer.
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In a handful of minutes and almost no work, you can have warm, plump clams from the grill. Summertime bliss for all the shellfish lovers out there.
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A simple marinade ensures juicy, moist, tender, and flavorful chicken breasts every time. Leftovers can and should be used in different ways all week long!
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Also known as Picanha, this is the most popular cut of beef in Brazil, and when grilled properly it’s amazingly juicy and flavorful.
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This terrific vegetarian grilled dish is satisfying and substantial. It can serve as a main course or a side, and leftovers are amazing chopped and added to all kinds of dishes, from chilis to grain bowls.
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Simply grilled shrimp can turn a salad into a meal. This is a great, flexible summer lunch or dinner.
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This marinade for grilled skirt steak is so simple to make and so flavorful. You can also use other cuts of steak, like flank steak, instead!
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Grilling watermelon brings out even more of its natural sweetness, and it makes a beautiful appetizer, snack, side dish, or even dessert! The sprinkle of citrusy sugar elevates the flavor and helps it caramelize when cooked over the fire.
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Grilling peaches is one of the best and most simple ways you can elevate an already perfect fruit at the height of the season.
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Sweet peaches straight off the grill are a perfect summery appetizer with buttery burrata cheese.
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This summery combo is simply gorgeous, and the pairing of grilled peaches with pork is a total home run.
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When eggplant is sliced and grilled it takes on a terrific texture and a fantastic smoky flavor.
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In the warmer months, there is no better way to prepare everyone’s favorite luxury shellfish!
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A simple brown sugar glaze transforms pineapple into a smoky, sweet grilled dessert — delicious on its own and amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting right into it!
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Sweet, buttery, plump, briny sea scallops cooked on the grill are a luxurious summer treat.
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A simple summer lunch. Grill extra chicken and vegetables and have these salads all week long!
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An easy marinade infuses chicken thighs with robust flavor, while keeping the inside extra juicy on the grill.
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Juicy grilled pork chops are sliced for soft tacos and topped with a zingy smoky salsa. An easy and fun summer dinner that can come together in minutes.
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Tender and juicy, with a wonderfully crispy skin, these chicken thighs are a great change of pace in your grilling repertoire!
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These chicken breasts are so flavorful, and pack a little bit of heat, but not too much. The marinade is vibrant with ginger, chilis, garlic, and spices, and they only take 10 minutes to grill up after marinating!
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A flavorful marinade gives the turkey amazing flavor and allows it to grill up perfectly moist and tender.
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Cooking corn on the grill is one of the best ways possible to bring out the natural sweetness of this perfect seasonal vegetable.
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A bit of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, and sliced bread become a whole other level of bruschetta love on the grill.
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Grilling firm lettuces is downright delicious and a fun way to “summer up” your salads.
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A thick juicy grilled steak with a dollop of lightly spicy butter is one of the easiest and best summer dinners.
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In mere minutes, grilled corn becomes a colorful and super seasonal summer salad.
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An easy basting sauce turns these big, “meaty” portobello mushroom caps into a beautiful grilled dish.
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Lemony yogurt marinated chicken kebabs are a quintessential summertime grilling dish.
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Whew. What are you waiting for? Grab those tongs and go.

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