7 Unusual Things To Grill

Here’s a round-up of unlikely, but very grill-able foods that aren’t burgers and dogs.


1. Edamame

Steaming is basic. Smoky, salty, and addictive, roasted peas in the pod are the ideal summer snack. Sprinkle with salt and desired seasonings, then roast in a shallow baking dish for 15 minutes or until brown.


2. Pineapple

Super-simple, and beyond delicious, this sugary-citrus grilled pineapple can be eaten as a side dish or served as a dessert. Slice the fruit into rings and coat with lime juice and honey, and grill each side for two minutes. Top your burger patties with this grilled fruit to take your burger to the next level, or top with a scoop of ice-cream.


3. Brussels Sprouts

If Brussels sprouts aren’t your thing, give them another try. Toss the buds in olive oil, salt, and pepper and pierce the vegetables to make skewers, leaving a 1-inch space between each sprout. Grill for 15 minutes, turning frequently.


4. Watermelon

Enhanced sweetness and a touch of smoky flavor, grilled watermelon is one of life’s greatest grilling pleasures. Brush slices of this summer fruit with olive oil and grill each side for 2 minutes. Toss with feta and fresh mint leaves. Bon appétit!


5. Artichokes

Kick off grilling season with this intensified, delectable smoky vegetable. Do most of the cooking beforehand by steaming until fully cooked and tender. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then place it on the griddle for four to five minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over top and serve.


6. Peaches

This summer fruit is delicious frozen, fresh, and hot off the grill. Slice ripe peaches into halves and drizzle olive oil over top. Grill for about 4 minutes, until softened and charred. Add a spoon of Mascarpone cheese to the center of each peach and top with honey and brown sugar. Yum.


7. Romaine Lettuce

Cut the hearts of romaine in half and brush olive oil over top. Grill for 3 minutes until lettuce is charred on both sides, but do not let the leaves wilt. Serve drizzled with vinaigrette.

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