8 Foods You Should be Grilling

Here are some foods that aren’t commonly associated with a grill, but really should be considered for a smokey partnership that elevates the foods to another level.

Consider the following fare before the end of summer arrives.

Foods you Should be Grilling

8 Foods You Should be Grilling

Try These Foods Grilled

Keep the kitchen as cool as possible while enjoying the summer heat, but move beyond the usual burgers and dogs. Consider these foods when grilling to either compliment the usual prospects or stand on their own to make a complete meal outdoors.

Food Preparation Cooking Result
Broccoli Peel the stalks somewhat and trim the very bottom. Then slice the broccoli stalks lengthwise, so that they now look more like broccolini. Grill directly over the heat, turning as needed until tender, about 3 – 5 minutes. Drizzle the broccoli with olive oil, lemon, salt & Parmesan cheese after removing from the grill. If you’re a fan of roasted vegetables, you’ll love these and also enjoy how much quicker they cook on the grill than in the oven.
Peaches Halve and pit the fruit and brush with melted butter. Grill on medium until tender and slightly charred. Serve with ice cream or yogurt, if desired.
Pineapples Peel and then slice a fresh pineapple into rings. Place the slices directly on the grill until tender and slightly charred, turning once while cooking. Place them on a burger with some BBQ sauce for a delicious Hawaiian burger or eat them for dessert. They are sweet and caramelized, including the core!
Avocados Halve and pit a ripe (but not mushy) avocado. Grill flesh side down for 1-2 minutes. Spritz with a splash of citrus and dig in with a spoon, or make an even tastier guacamole with a smoky flavor.
Romaine Lettuce Cut the head lengthwise, through the stem so that the leaves remain attached. Sprinkle with a strong vinaigrette dressing. Grill in a covered grill for 1 -2 minutes on each side. Chop or serve whole, a little charring adds to the flavor.
Pizza Start with homemade dough or prepared dough and shape it into an oval or rectangle. Brush both sides with olive oil. Heat 1/2 the grill to high heat and the other 1/2 to low heat. Place the oiled dough on the high heat side until bubbles begin forming and then flip it over for about 30 seconds. Move the dough to the low heat side and add whatever toppings are desired. Cover the grill and cook for about 10 minutes (still on low). Slice and serve. Even leftover frozen or take-out pizza tastes better when given a quick re-heat on a grill. Use a low temperature fire to avoid a charred crust.
Bread Slice bread and brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a little garlic salt. Grill on each side until golden. Cut any leftovers into croutons for future salads.
Cheese Semi-firm cheese with a brine can go straight on the grill. An oiled cast iron pan is needed for chunks of cheese, such as Provolone. Brined cheese can be placed on high heat and charred on each side. Cast iron pans should be pre-heated on the grill for a few minutes before adding a little oil and then the cheese. Cook in a closed grill for 3-5 minutes until bubbly. Serve with grilled bread for dipping.

8 Foods You Should be Grilling

Additional Information

To find out how long pizza lasts, visit our pizza page.

To find out how long broccoli lasts, visit our broccoli page.

To find out how long lettuce lasts, see our lettuce page.

To find out how long peaches last, see our peaches page.

To find out how long pineapples last, see our pineapple page.

To find out how long bread lasts, see our bread page.

To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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