5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Your outdoor grill isn't just for burgers and hot dogs—try these fresh ideas for tasty grilled recipes

Lettuce

Lettuce

Regan Burns Cafiso

Romaine lettuce stays crisp on the grill but gets a great smoky flavor. To make this salad, simply marinate the tomatoes in advance and use some of the marinade as a tangy dressing. It's particularly delicious when served alongside grilled chicken breasts.

Get the recipe: Grilled Romaine with Marinated Cherry Tomatoes and Feta

Breakfast

Breakfast

Regan Burns Cafiso

Who says grilling is an evening-only activity? Surprise the family with an alfresco breakfast! Buttermilk-infused French toast gains a smoky flavor that goes perfectly with breakfast sausages and maple syrup. The easy grilled blueberries are an optional touch that's sure to have the kids clamoring for more.

Get the recipe: Grilled French Toast with Sausages and Blueberries

Soup

Soup

Regan Burns Cafiso

Add a new dimension to this classic cold soup by briefly grilling the vegetables before combining them. Be sure not to cook the vegetables completely—you want to preserve the freshness of traditional gazpacho while adding just a hint of smoky grilled flavor.

Get the recipe: Grilled Gazpacho with Cucumber, Corn and Mint

Green Beans

Green Beans

Regan Burns Cafiso

You've probably cooked veggies on the grill, but what about green beans? Over a hot fire, they get a delicious charred flavor and become the perfect finger food. And there's no reason to trim the ends—the stems make a perfect little handle for dipping.

Get the recipe: Blackened Green Beans with Red Pepper Dipping Sauce

Clams

Clams

Regan Burns Cafiso

The grill is a great place to cook briny clams—just put them in a pan over hot coals and they open right up. Adding garlic bread, grilled lemons and a garlicky broth completes the dish. You can turn this appetizer into a main course by mixing the finished clams with cooked linguine.

Get the recipe: Grilled Clams with Garlic Bread and Lemon

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