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30 Best Grill Recipes

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Calories: 590
whole grilled chicken spatchcocked on parchment paper with a bowl of green garlic sauce grilled lemons

Fun, easy, and delicious, we’ve rounded up the 30 best grill recipes, ever. From Memorial Day through Labor Day and beyond, they are sure to keep your grill loaded all summer long.

The Best Grill Recipes Start Right Here!

3 banh mi burgers on a plate with pickled carrots cilantro and jalapeños
Classic Cheeseburger With Secret Sauce

Classic and Not-So-Classic Grilled Burgers

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with pickled onion croutons and lemons
waldorf salad with grapes, celery and grilled chicken

Grilled Salad? Heck Yes, Grilled Salad!

  • Allow us to introduce you to one of our favorite TMP recipes, this grilled romaine caesar salad. Yup, you read that right! You put the hearts of romaine right on the grill to get a wilty, smoky, char-y and just all kinds of delicious. It’s a main dish salad that’s dinner party-ready.
  • Grill up some chicken and add it to this Waldorf salad for a smoky, summery riff on the crunchy classic.
  • A grilled curried chicken salad with goat cheese and a delicious herby vinaigrette is about as healthy and delicious as can be.
Beef bulgogi with green onions on a plate
easy homemade harissa grilled bone-in chicken thighs on a platter with harissa aioli

Grilled Flavors From Afar.

Whole grilled shakshuka pizza topped with feta and fresh parsley
Grilled Burrata Flat Bread With Cherry Tomatoes

Move Over, Burgers—Grilled Pizza Has Entered the Building!

  • Eggs cook to sunny-side up perfection in a smoky, spicy tomato sauce on this delightfully over-the-top, feta-sprinkled grilled shakshuka pizza.
  • If you’re tight on time, make this four-ingredient grilled flatbread with burrata cheese using fresh pizza dough from your local pizzeria (yep, most of them will sell you dough for cheap! Just ask!).
  • And if you’re really, really tight on time, just use store-bought flatbread, and throw this Thai Chicken Pizza on the grill.
raw Italian meatballs in a braiser with marinara sauce
Plate of beef sliders with sun-dried tomato mayo, arugula and sweet and spicy pickles.

Sandwich Meets Grill!

Salmon In Foil on a rimmed baking sheet with an Avocado Tomato and corn Salad with a fork
Chimichurri Shrimp With Creamy Polenta in a bowl with a serving spoon

Seafood Is a Grill’s Best Friend.

Beef Kofta Kababs with Tzatziki pita bread tomatoes on skewers
grilled jerk chicken kebabs with peppers

Grilled Kebabs, All Summer Long

Plater of Elote (Mexican Street Corn) topped with fresh cilantro and slices of limes
Mexican street corn salad in a large bowl with fresh lime wedges served on top

Grilled Corn For Days.

  • Our take on a classic grilled Mexican street corn recipe relies on easy-to-find ingredients to create the creamy, slightly spicy, smoky corn on the cob that we crave when we think of authentic Mexican elote.
  • Serving elote for a crowd? Make it a salad instead! This Mexican street corn salad with chipotle crema is always a hit.
  • Do you prefer your grilled corn with maple Bourbon butter or slathered with blue cheese butter and chives? How about all of the above? We present: grilled corn, four ways.
Grilled Asparagus With Balsamic Glaze, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese
Braised Tomatoes with Burrata, basil and grilled bread on a plate

But Wait, There’s More.

All Set?

Phew! Rounding up our 30 best grilled recipes was no easy task, and now we’re truly hungry. We hope you are too! Fire up that grill and get cooking! If you make one of these delicious recipes, we’d love to see how they turned out! Snap a photo and tag us on instagram using @themodernproper or #themodernproper.

30 Best Grill Recipes

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Calories: 590

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 5 pound chicken, spatchcocked
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, packed
  • 4 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Pat chicken dry using a paper towel. With your hands coat the chicken on all sides with the spice rub.
  3. Heat your grill to medium high heat.
  4. Once grill is preheated, brush grates with olive oil. Grill the chicken skin side down over direct heat, until golden brown, crispy and lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to low, flip the chicken over. ** Continue to grill until skin is golden brown all over, juices run clear, and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165°F. This will take about 45 minutes.
  5. While the chicken is cooking add the basil, cilantro, green onions, garlic cloves, mayonnaise, salt and lemon juice to a blender and blend on high and set aside.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked remove from the grill let it rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve alongside the green garlic sauce and enjoy!

    **If using a charcoal grill, move chicken away from indirect heat while cooking to be sure you don’t dry it out. This method may take longer than 45 minutes, so be sure to use a thermometer for doneness.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories 590
  • Protein 59 g
  • Carbohydrates 5 g
  • Total Fat 36 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 234 mg
  • sodium 1338 mg
  • Total Sugars 2 g

30 Best Grill Recipes

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  • Jenn

    I made the grilled sliders and the grilled steak salad and both were excellent. My goal is to try all 30 this summer!

    Thanks Jenn, we love that goal!