Who doesn’t love grilling in the summertime?  The warm weather and the smell of a good grill firing is iconic with the summer months.  Maybe you have your tried-and-true recipes, or maybe you are looking for some fresh new ideas.  The following recipes will get your grilling gears turning and may even inspire some new favorites for you to add to your summer family meals.


Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Everyone loves some shrimp on the grill but take it to new heights with some jerk spice and pineapple for acidity.  The pineapple is not only a welcomed flavor, but you can’t beat that bright yellow pop of color.  Make your own jerk spice marinade or find a good one at the store ready to go – you can’t go wrong!


Source: Closet Cooking


Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Garlic Butter Glaze

Salmon is a summer favorite and who can resist it when it’s covered in a sweet and tangy honey lemon garlic glaze?  You can cube it and put it on skewers for ease of grilling and eating, or you could use whole salmon filets.  It doesn’t really matter which way you slice it if it’s covered in this yummy sauce.


Source: Eat Well 101


Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Honey

Who knew you could use the grill for sweet desserts?  This sounds like a decadent dessert without all the guilt of calories. So easy to make and even easier to eat, this recipe could be used as a unique dessert for your summer parties or even as a delightful appetizer.  You just need to make sure you make enough for everyone.


Source: Erhartdts Eat


Sausage and Potato Foil Packets

Piling a bunch of yummy foods into a foil packet and throwing it on the grill could not be easier.  You get a delightfully easy, healthy, and delicious meal in under 20 minutes.  This recipe features sliced sausage, potato, and corn, but you could mix and match any protein and veggies you wanted.  It’s a truly customizable dish for the whole family.  You could even set out a buffet of meats, fishes and veggies and have everyone custom make their own little packets of joy.  Be sure to label them and then throw them on the grill!


Source:  Iowa Pork


Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower is all the rage with it boasting low calories and power packed with nutrients and protein.  Offer up a new and unique flavor at your next grill party with these cauliflower steaks.  The marinade in this recipe sounds amazing all by itself.  Venture a little out of your comfort zone and try this recipe out.


Source: White on Rice Couple


Trying out new grilling recipes will keep your skills sharp and only broaden your horizons for what can be done on an open fire.  Wow your guests and your families and try out a couple of these fresh ideas.