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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.

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

how to grill romaine and other 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

grilled corn on the cob


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 Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad


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.

How to Grill Fruit

grilled nectarine crumble


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

grilled bacon pizza recipe


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

How to Cook Cheese on the Grill

how to cook cheese on the grill (grilled halloumi and other cheeses)


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

how to grill lobster tail, shrimp, oysters, crab, and other shellfish


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

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How to Grill Satisfying Meatless Meals

Grilled Mexican Tofu Torta recipe


Feel like tempeh tonight? Or are your burgers always of the veggie variety? Get some advice on Grilling Meatless Meals Everyone Will Love.

How to Grill Dessert

Grilled Pound Cake recipe


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.

For tips and intel on everything else grilling-related, see our Ultimate Guide to BBQ.

Jen is an editor at Chowhound. Raised on scrapple and blue crabs, she hails from Baltimore, Maryland, but has lived in Portland (Oregon) for so long it feels like home. She enjoys the rain, reads, writes, eats, and cooks voraciously, and stops to pet every stray cat she sees. Continually working on building her Gourmet magazine collection, she will never get over its cancellation. Read more of her work.
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