The Grill of It All

Time for a little grill talk, since we’re about to usher in summer. Wow backyard guests by tossing the unexpected on the barbie, like avocados, fruit, greens, bread, and more. Our resident foodie Chef Chris rounds up her favorite crowd-pleasing BBQ recipes below.

Tattooed Watermelon Salad

Have you ever barbecued fruit? The sugars caramelize for a sweet finish to your al fresco feast. Or sear watermelon and serve over seasoned arugula to begin your meal.

Chard-Wrapped Grilled Mozzarella

These perfect little Swiss chard pockets filled with melted mozzarella and served on grilled bread look impressive but can be made in minutes.

Grilled Avocado Sandwich

Move the burgers to the side, and make room on the grate to grill a creamy avocado, rustic bread, fresh asparagus, and meaty portabella mushrooms to a toasty, smoky perfection.

Kefta Kebabs (Grilled Meatballs)

Grilling meatballs, may sound crazy, but Chef Chris says it’s quick and fabulous. These Moroccan meatballs are traditionally made with ground lamb, but feel free to use beef or turkey.

Grilled Zucchini Poppers

Grill this easy appetizer inspired by restaurant fave jalapeño poppers. This healthier take is not fried but still filled with creamy goat cheese.

Chicken & Apricot Skewers with Coconut, Peanut, Lime, and Cilantro

Skewer sweet apricots with chicken marinated in a tropical coconutty peanut sauce for delish app or main dish.

Grilled Beet Salad with Apples and White Beans

Did you know that beets have more sugar than any other veggie? They’re even sweeter brushed with olive oil and grilled for this savory kale salad.

Spicy Grilled Tofu

Slabs of tofu absorb this marinade of lime, maple syrup, tamari, chili, and garlic like a thirsty sponge. Choose firm tofu that will stand up to grilling and brush grates with oil to prevent sticking.


Find more grilling inspiration at the Kitchen.