1. Grilled bread, a love story
Did you know you can toast bread on the grill? In fact, it’s the perfect way to revive a day-old loaf. Cut the bread into 1/2-in. slices and set over medium heat until char lines appear, about 1 min. Flip and repeat on other side. Finish by brushing with olive oil and sprinkling with flaky salt.
2. Cheese, please
Halloumi, paneer and queso panela are just a few of the cheeses that can stand up to the heat of your grill. Skewer them with meat and veggies, or grill them on their own as a tasty salad topper.
3. Smoky salads
Elevate your greens game with charred lettuces like escarole, cabbage, radicchio and romanesco. Be sure to coat the leaves well with olive oil before grilling to help protect them from burning. Grill for 30 to 45 seconds per side.
4. Pizza night
We’re going to let you in on a little secret: Pizza is way more tasty when cooked on the barbecue than in the oven. Barbecue dough right on the grill (or, if you prefer, you can use a pizza stone), and then set up a topping station so kids can make their own creations. Topped pizzas can go back on the grill until cheese has melted, 3 to 5 min.
5. Sweet treats
Don’t forget dessert! Fruits like peaches, pineapples, mangos and bananas are the ultimate summer treat when grilled and paired with ice cream.