Okay, okay, so summer doesn’t officially arrive for a few weeks, but that hasn’t stopped me from breaking out the grill, oh, eight or nine times already this season. Now that I’ve already blown through the staples—chicken, salmon, chicken, repeat—I’m looking for some out-of-the-box things I can throw on the ol’ Weber. Here, 12 yummy recipes that are made for grillin’—and healthy to boot!
Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers
via Eating Well
Portobellos don’t exactly fool me into thinking they’re hamburgers, but I like ‘em nonetheless. This version looks especially delicious, thanks to the blue cheese and sautéed onions.
Rosemary Shrimp Skewers
via Fitness Magazine
Rosemary grows like a weed in my backyard, which is a blessing and a curse: blessing, because having fresh herbs on hand is awesome, and curse, because I can’t for the life of me use it up fast enough. That’s where this recipe comes in handy.
Marinated Grilled Apples with Mint
via Cooking Light
Dessert, perhaps? Yum!
Grilled Mediterranean Pizza
Because I’ve always, always wanted to try grilling a pizza, this one’s more of a note to self than anything else. Unless you’ve always been curious, too?
Grilled Avocado with Salsa
Yup, I’m still going hard on avocados. May this be my next frontier.
No-Butter Grilled Corn
This corn gets rubbed with a goat cheese/mint pesto instead of butter. Yum!
Grilled Asparagus Rafts
via Cooking Light
Asparagus is so skinny that it slips through the grill top, right? Wrong. This recipe has you skewer them together into little rafts, so there’s no more slipping. Brilliant!
via KRRB Blog
Scroll past the grilled clams and octopus (ew) in this post and you’ll find the Salad Kebobs. I love this idea. The writer suggests three kinds—caprese, Caesar and nicoise—but I think the options are endless.
Grilled Tomato Melts
via Better Homes and Gardens
Use reduced-fat cheese to go lighter on these yummy, summery melts.
Watermelon Burgers with Cheese
via The New York Times
Mark Bittman does it again—this time with a hunk of watermelon, minced onion and some mozzarella cheese.
Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes
via EA Stewart
Say it with me: no more frozen veggie burgers! Sure, this recipes takes a few extra minutes to prepare, but it’s worth it.
Skewered Grilled Fruit with Mint Yogurt-Honey Sauce
Three words: NOM NOM NOM.
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