The Top Summer Grilling Recipes

The top summer grilling recipes are here for you, all in one place! From delicious salads, to juicy meat, and perfectly grilled vegetables, this roundup has it all!

If you love using your grill then you are going to love this round-up of recipes! To start out your summer right, fire up that grill and then make these Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers, this amazing Grilled California Avocado Chicken or this delicious Grilled Skirt Steak. You will love them all!

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Top Summer Grilling Recipes

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.

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is a five star recipe! The marinade is quick and easy and full of such amazing flavor! You will make this again and again!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken thighs, unsweetened pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, fresh ginger root, minced garlic, green onions

Grilled Citrus Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

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! 
Ingredients: orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, orange marmalade, garlic cloves minced, Soy Sauce, brown sugar, Cornstarch, Water, Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil, salmon filet, Recipe for Pineapple Salsa, Sliced orange

Grilled vegetable kabobs served on a platter

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Grilled Vegetable Kebobs take a few minutes to put together and are the perfect way to celebrate summer veggies!
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Melted Butter, minced Garlic, dried Parsley, dried Basil, Paprika, Pepper, Lime Juice, Salt, Corn on the Cob, Red Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini

Grilled Shrimp Salad

This easy Grilled Shrimp Salad recipe is the perfect solution to your summer dinner needs! It’s healthy, quick and full of grilled chipotle flavor.
Ingredients: light olive oil, packed cilantro leaves, limes, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, salt, apple cider vinegar, honey, Romaine lettuce hearts, black beans, avocado, ears of sweet corn, red onion, cherry tomatoes, large shrimp

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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 Honey Garlic Chicken

This Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken is healthy and delicious with a sweet, sticky garlic glaze. It only takes 5 ingredients to make the marinade and cooks up in less than 10 minutes.
Ingredients: chicken thighs, Honey, Soy Sauce, apple cider vinegar, Garlic minced, Lemon Juice from lemon, sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

THEE BEST Grilled Shrimp

The BEST Grilled Shrimp is the perfect weeknight meal because it is super quick, full of flavor, and so easy to make!  Everyone will absolutely love and devour it!!
Ingredients: jumbo shrimp, salt and pepper, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic cloves minced, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, soy sauce, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce

Grilled Portobello Burgers

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 Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is the ultimate quick and easy, absolutely delicious dinner! Tender juicy chicken is soaked in the BEST Teriyaki Sauce then grilled to perfection!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, homemade teriyaki sauce, green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers

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

Grilled Zucchini

Grilled zucchini is the perfect healthy summer side dish. The slices of squash are tossed in savory seasonings, then cooked until tender.
Ingredients: Zucchini, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, chopped parsley

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!

Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Bacon

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

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 Chipotle Ranch Burgers

Delicious burgers packed with chipotle flavor and grilled to perfection!
Ingredients: lean ground beef, dry ranch dressing mix, pureed chipotles in adobo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Hamburger Buns

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Corn

A delicious and flavorful way to grill your corn!
Ingredients: Large ears sweet corn, bacon strips, chili powder

Shrimp Kabobs

Shrimp Kabobs are marinated and grilled to perfection for the most scrumptious summer meal. Full of zesty flavors the whole family is going to love these kabobs!
Ingredients: Shrimp, zucchini, red onion, red bell pepper, lemon, shrimp marinade

Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos topped with corn, black beans, avocado, onion and tomatoes, served on a white plate with a small container of extra bbq sauce in the background

Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos

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 Honey Dijon Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Honey Dijon Garlic Pork Tenderloin is juicy, tangy, flavorful, and cooks up quickly and easily. With a dish this healthy and delicious, you will love having it in your weekly dinner lineup!
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, salt and pepper, olive oil, Dijon Mustard, Honey, Garlic Cloves, fresh parsley for garnish

Grilled BBQ Chicken

This grilled BBQ chicken is simple to make tender chicken coated in sweet barbecue flavor that comes through in every bite!  You will be making this weekly after you see what a huge hit it is!
Ingredients: chicken breast, Homemade BBQ sauce, BBQ Sauce Reserve

Grilled Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

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 Tuscan Pork Skewers

Ingredients: Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin , medium sized zucchini, medium sized yellow squash, red bell pepper , red onion, olive oil, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, salt, pepper

Grilled Honey Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms

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

Queso Burgers

Delicious melty queso over grilled burgers. Tastes just like a fiesta in your mouth!
Ingredients: ground sirloin, easy melt cheese, Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, hamburger buns, leaf lettuce, large tomato

Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

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 Key Lime Chicken

Grilled Key Lime Chicken is tender and juicy chicken marinated in key lime flavor and grilled to perfection on a skewer.  It is quick and easy to make and enjoy with your family on a warm summer night!
Ingredients: Soy Sauce, Honey, Vegetable Oil, Juice of 2 limes, minced garlic, chicken breasts, limes for garnish

Grilled Berry Feta Chicken Salad with a Sweet Chipotle Dressing

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!
Ingredients: olive oil, finely diced onion, minced garlic, chipotle chiles in adobo, fresh raspberries, raspberry vinegar, white sugar, salt, large chicken breasts, McCormick Bacon Chipotle Seasoning Mix, (about 6-7 cups) mixed greens lettuce, sliced strawberries, fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, center cut bacon, crumbled feta cheese

Grilled Tomatoes

Super easy and super delicious, you are going to love these juicy Grilled Tomatoes! Each slice is cooked to perfection and bursting with luscious, savory flavors in every bite.
Ingredients: firm tomatoes, salt and pepper, olive oil, freshly shredded parmesan, flaky sea salt, balsamic glaze, basil

Grilled Steak Faijtas

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.
Ingredients: flank steak, limes, olive oil , garlic cloves,, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (optional), salt, , paprika , bell peppers, , onion, , flour tortillas, Sour Cream , Guacamole , Avocado Slices, Tomatoes , Extra Sour Cream

Grilled Cod

This Grilled Cajun Garlic Butter Cod is the only recipe you will need this summer! The cod is tender and juicy and the flavor is spicy and buttery, it's insanely delicious!
Ingredients: cod filet, salt and pepper, butter, olive oil, Cajun Seasoning, garlic minced

Originally Posted on July 6, 2016

Updated on June 27, 2022