Ah, summer. Fire up the grill and invite everyone over for a BBQ party! But don’t break out the frozen burger patties and hot dogs just yet. Try these 28 delicious and unique grilling recipes instead!
Stay home and serve yourself this popular appetizer by cooking your own onion blossoms on the grill! These are much healthier than the restaurant version. You’ll need a cedar plank, but you could easily use foil in a pinch.
There’s also bacon involved in this unique grilling recipe! A brine is part of the recipe to make the chicken juicy, but you could skip this step if you’re short on time.
You’ll look like the coolest person on the planet when you nonchalantly toss a pizza dough on the grill and create this amazing grilled shrimp pizza with salsa verde. So much fun (and so delicious). For more pizza recipes, click here.
This is a great vegetarian dish that might fool you into thinking you’re eating meat in your grilled tacos! Slowly grill portobello mushrooms and slice them up. Put them in your grilled tortillas, add some colorful and flavorful condiments, and eat up! Find more taco recipes here.
5. Jamaican Street Corn
Similar to the ubiquitous Mexican street corn, this amazing grilled corn recipe is covered with a mayo mixture that includes curry and jerk seasoning and then the whole thing is dipped in flaked coconut. Sweet, savory, and spicy all in one!
In this unique grilling recipe, marinated mushrooms are grilled and then stuffed with tomatoes, panko bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese… and then grilled AGAIN. Yum.
Steak isn’t exactly an unique choice for the grill, but this marinade is! It includes whiskey and will add a kick to your favorite cut of steak.
Maybe you don’t immediately think of pork chops when you’re deciding on a meat to grill, but this grilled pork chop recipe proves that you should. Italian dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey, and rosemary all combine to make this great grilled meat dish.
The pineapple in this baby back ribs recipe cools down the spicy jerk spice rub. Be generous with the spice rub and enjoy the combination of spicy and sweet while you chomp on your ribs!
Add a Mediterranean flavor to your next BBQ party with this Greek grilled pork dish!
Skip the typical potato salad loaded with mayo and make this delicious and healthy grilled potato salad! If jalapeno is too spicy for you, you can just leave it out.
If you’re not a fan of brussels sprouts, try this grilled recipe and see if it changes your perspective on the vegetable!
This grilled appetizer is so simple and so decadent! Brush onion rings with hot sauce and then wrap bacon around them. That’s it!
Here’s a healthier grilled recipe that is full of nutritional powerhouses. Avocado and shrimp are both so delicious and so healthy; combine both on the grill for a tasty and light dish.
Try this grilled peach salad for your next dinner party! It looks and tastes fancy, but is pretty simple to put together.
The rhubarb barbecue sauce is the star here, but this recipe is a good reminder that grilled vegetables make a wonderful sandwich!
Tofu on the grill? You bet! Add a Memphis-style dry rub to take it to the next level and stick your tofu pieces on a skewer.
Peeled and halved carrots do really well on the grill, especially when glazed with honey and balsamic vinegar.
This amazing grilled cabbage side dish will go awesome with any main dish. Be generous with the Thai-inspired dressing!
These grilled shrimp skewers with bacon and pineapple are lavish enough for a special party, yet so simple to make that you can just as easily serve them at a poker game.
Try this great little vegetarian side dish that’s easy and quick to cook on the grill. You can’t go wrong with tomatoes, basil, and garlic!
You’ll have fun assembling these eggplant, red pepper, and mozzarella stacks after grilling the vegetables to perfection. Let the cheese melt between the slices of the vegetables and dig in!
23. Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers
It’s evident that skewers are so versatile on the grill when you look at this list of unique grilling recipes! Here’s another skewer recipe, this time with pineapples and marinated steak.
Wrap chicken meatballs with bacon and stick a skewer in each to hold everything together. Heat them up on the grill and enjoy these little bites of meat deliciousness.
Boil red potatoes before smashing them and cooking them over the grill. You’ll enjoy these much more than boring old french fries or potato chips!
Watermelon is a staple at BBQ parties, but did you know that they also taste great off the grill? This grilled watermelon recipe includes honey, chopped mint, and lime. Great for dessert!
Pineapple is another fruit that does great on the grill. You could simply cut up pieces of pineapple and throw them on the grill, but this unique grilling recipe involves nutella and macadamia nuts. Now, that’s a dessert that’s worthy of the grill!
Get your grill ready for lots of cooking this summer with these delicious recipes! Which one will you try first? I’ve got my eye on the grilled cabbage wedges!
“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”