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Anyone who’s fallen in love with grilling can attest: There’s almost nothing that doesn’t taste amazing cooked over an open flame. That includes grilled pizza, of course, and even grilled lobster tail—and grilled vegetables too, but not just corn on the cob. From grilled romaine to grilled watermelon, and on to grilled dessert, we’re here to help you make the most of making everything over a fire this summer—there’s still some time left before Labor Day, after all.

Whether you’re looking for something to complement your usual grilled proteins, wanting to switch it up with grilled shellfish, or needing something to satisfy your vegan BBQ cravings, there’s a lot to choose from here. (Of course, we’ve also got tips on grilling meat if you need guidance there, not to mention recommendations on the best grilling gear—since the first step to grilling anything is to have the proper equipment.)

But now, on to grilling everything else besides the usual suspects.

How to Grill Romaine Lettuce

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Iceberg may not hold up on the grill, but lots of other lettuce takes beautifully to a bit of char. See our Guide to Grilling Romaine Lettuce.

How to Grill Corn on the Cob

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You probably think it’s a no-brainer, but there are some tips and tricks that make summer corn the best it can be. Learn How to Cook Corn on the Grill.

How to Grill Avocado

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These lush little morsels are surprisingly good grilled, whether you mash them up for extra-summery guac or use them for tacos and grain bowls. See our Grilled Avocado Recipes and Tips.

Related Reading: Even More Unusual Produce to Grill, from Potatoes to Snap Peas

How to Grill Watermelon

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Watermelon is not just for eating as-is or infusing with vodka—try grilling it to see a whole other side of summer’s favorite fruit. See How to Make Grilled Watermelon.

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How to Grill Fruit

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Speaking of summer fruit, there are a lot of other types that taste great grilled too, from stone fruit to strawberries. Find out How to Grill Summer Fruit.

How to Grill Pizza

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It’s easy and it’s incredibly delicious. Who needs burgers and hot dogs? Learn all about Grilling Pizza.

How to Grill Bread

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Beyond pizza crust, there are lots of other delicious carbs you can grill—from ever-versatile flatbread to bruschetta skewers. You can even bake a loaf on the BBQ. See these Grilled Bread Recipes for inspiration.

How to Cook Cheese on the Grill

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Certain types of cheese can go straight on the grate; others need a little coddling, but all grilled cheese is a fantastic addition to your BBQ menu. See How to Grill Halloumi and Other Cheese.

How to Grill Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Oysters, Crabs, and Other Shellfish

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When you’d rather have surf instead of turf, you can grill that too. Get acquainted with How to Grill Shellfish.

How to Grill Fish

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But don’t forget about crustaceans’ less-armored cousins under the sea! Learn from a chef all about The Best Fish to Grill with tips for conquering seafood grilling fears.

Related Reading on CNET: The Best Places to Buy Seafood Online Right Now

How to Grill Satisfying Meatless Meals

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Feel like tempeh tonight? Or are your burgers always of the veggie variety? Get some advice on Grilling Meatless Meals Everyone Will Love. And don’t miss Vegan Chefs’ Tips for the Best Veggie BBQ Ever.

How to Grill Dessert

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While the coals are still hot (or the gas is still going), why not grill dessert too? Get some ideas on How to Grill Dessert from cake to cobbler—and beyond.

Everything Else You Need to Know

Our Top Grilling Tips, Techniques, Tricks, and Tools for the Best BBQ Ever

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