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.
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.
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.
Related Reading: Even More Unusual Produce to Grill, from Potatoes to Snap Peas
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.
Nexgrill Flexible Grill Basket, $15.97 from Home Depot
This will come in handy for a lot of these items.
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.
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.
When you’d rather have surf instead of turf, you can grill that too. Get acquainted with How to Grill Shellfish.
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
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.
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.
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