20 easy grilling recipes

Grill times are good times. Especially with these tasty recipes.

20 easy grilling recipes

Photo: Andrew Grinton

Halloumi and Veggie Skewers on Israeli Couscous

This squeaky, salty cheese will give your vegetable skewers some extra punch. Don't have Israeli couscous? Swap in regular couscous or your favourite grain. Get the recipe: Halloumi and Veggie Skewers on Israeli Couscous

grilled halloumi and veggie skewers with Israeli couscousPhoto: Erik Putz

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

Skip the stove and get grilling tonight with this easy pizza recipe your kids will love. Get the recipe: Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

grilled Hawaiian personal pizzaPhoto: Erik Putz


Grilled Peaches with Granola and Mascarpone

Give your peaches the grilled treatment with this tasty dessert idea. Get the recipe: Grilled Peaches with Granola and Mascarpone

bowl with grilled peaches granola and marscaponePhoto: Erik Putz

Japanese Hot Dog

Crushed ramen noodles and strips of roasted seaweed make for a truly unique hot dog experience. Get the recipe: Japanese Hot Dog

Japanese hot dog recipePhoto: Erik Putz

Spanish Hot Dog

Add a taste of Spain to your weekend barbecue! These gourmet hot dogs are topped with crispy chips and a smoky tomato sauce. Get the recipe: Spanish Hot Dog

Spanish hot dog recipePhoto: Erik Putz


Mexican Hot Dog

Take a break from Taco Tuesday with this gourmet Mexican dog. Get the recipe: Mexican Hot Dog

Mexican hot dog recipePhoto: Erik Putz

Grilled Tofu Banh Mi Burger

Give your next veggie burger a banh mi twist with pickled vegetables, cilantro and spicy mayo. Get the recipe: Grilled Tofu Banh Mi Burger

grilled tofu bahn mi burgerPhoto: Erik Putz

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Coleslaw

Drumsticks come with a built-in handle kids will love. Paired with a store-bought coleslaw mix and you've got a quick and easy summer dinner. Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Coleslaw

BBQ chicken drumsticksPhoto: Erik Putz


Grilled Eggplant on Coconut Rice

Make eggplant the star of your next weeknight dinner with this tasty grilled recipe with creamy and fragrant coconut rice. Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant on Coconut Rice

grilled eggplant on green dishPhoto: Erik Putz

Grilled Veggie Pizza

Naan bread is a simple crust that’s sturdy enough for the grill. Load on your fave veggies and prepare yourself for a feeding frenzy. Get the recipe: Grilled Veggie Pizza

wooden platter with pizza topped with asparagus, red onion and peppersPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Turkish Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are fun to eat with that built-in handle. With a bold spice combo of cumin and oregano, try dunking these pops in Greek yogurt for optimal enjoyment. Get the recipe: Turkish Lamb Chops

grilled lamb chops with chopped mintPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Grilled Portobellos with Quinoa Salad

Teeny-tiny quinoa offers a surprising amount of protein to this vegetarian dish. Lightly marinated and grilled portobello caps are the perfect place for that quinoa salad to hang out. Get the recipe: Grilled Portobellos with Quinoa Salad

grilled zucchini ribbons and portobello mushroom cap filled with quinoa saladPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Grilled Polenta Cakes with Shrimp and Tomatoes

You’re probably thinking “hard no” to the work that’s involved with polenta. But guess what, this recipe uses the stuff in the tube so it’s easy peasy. Accompanied by grilled shrimp and squishy fire-roasted tomatoes, it’s what you’re making for dinner tonight. Get the recipe: Grilled Polenta Cakes with Shrimp and Tomatoes

round of grilled polenta with shrimp and tomatoes on a platePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Foil Packets of Sausage, Peppers and Potato

Feeling lazy? We’ve got your back. Chop up all the things (sausage and veggies, that is) and stick them in foil to cook up into a satisfying and flavourful little packet of goodness. Get the recipe: Foil Packets of Sausage, Peppers and Potato

bowl of grilled sausage, potatoes and peppers


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Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

With a recipe this good, you’ll want to take Taco Tuesday for a spin on other days of the week, too. Fish Friday? That’s Fish Taco Fridays to you. Get the recipe: Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

tacos filled with grilled fish and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Flank Steak with Fresh Salsa

This is a medley of all the good things about summer; juicy steak and sweet corn. What’s not to love? Go make this right now, OK?! Get the recipe: Flank Steak with Fresh Salsa

strips of steak with corn and tomato salsaPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Greek Pork Kebabs

Everyone likes dinner on a stick—and these pork kebabs are marinated in the perfectly balanced blend of spice and lemon. Get the recipe: Greek Pork Kebabs


skewers with marinated and grilled porkPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Cheesy Camp Burgers

Hi, we’ve turned cheese burgers inside out to present you with a cheese-stuffed patty that’s simply the best. Get the recipe: Cheesy Camp Burgers

juicy cheese burger with chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mexican Chicken Scallopini Fajitas

Barbecue chicken is a backyard staple, you didn’t think we would sell you short, did you? These thin slices of marinated chicken grill up in a hurry and taste the best wrapped up in a warm tortilla with cheese, peppers and sour cream. Get the recipe: Mexican Chicken Scallopini Fajitas

Grilled tortilla with chicken, cheese and sour creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more: 9 essential grilled chicken recipes 7 best burger recipes 26 delicious BBQ sides

This article was originally published on May 30, 2020

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