Great Grilled Salads! Chicken, Steak, Veggie and More

Forget hamburgers and hot dogs, we've got salads to grill! Give grilling out a whole new meaning this summer with one of these incredible salads, topped with everything from grilled fruit and veggies to charred shrimp and steak

Island Spiced Grilled Chicken Salad with Mango and Scallions

Island Spiced Chicken Salad with Mango and Scallions

Fine Cooking

Any salad with fresh mango is bound to be a winner, and this one is almost too good to be true. Chipotle-spiced chicken, grilled peppers, scallions and a squeeze of lime are tossed together and served in lettuce leaf cups for a playful presentation.

Get the recipe: Island Spiced Chicken Salad with Mango and Scallions

Southeast Asian-style Napa Cabbage Salad with Chile-crusted Grilled Chicken and Peanut-lime Dressing

Southeast Asian-style Napa Cabbage Salad with Chile-crusted Grilled Chicken and Peanut-lime Dressing

Courtesy of "Grill It!"

Crunchy cabbage holds up better in hot weather than more tender greens, making this dish perfect for the dog days of summer. Minced chiles and white pepper give the grilled chicken a kick, but the fresh basil, cilantro and mint keep the dish light and refreshing.

Get the recipe: Southeast Asian-style Napa Cabbage Salad with Chile-crusted Grilled Chicken and Peanut-Lime Dressing

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Black Bean Salsa

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Black Bean Salad

Fine Cooking

The unique spice rub on the chicken (made with chili powder, brown sugar, coriander and cumin) makes this an unforgettable salad. Topping the chicken with the black bean salsa and fresh slices of avocado is genius -- we guarantee you'll be going back for seconds.

Get the recipe: Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Black Bean Salsa

 

Grilled Squash and Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Mint

Grilled Squash and Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Mint

Courtesy of "Salad of the Day"

Grilled baby yellow squash and ripe, plump zucchini pair perfectly with toasted pine nuts and fresh mint in this summer salad. The addition of orzo makes it hearty enough to be a main dish -- great for packing up and taking to a picnic!

Get the recipe: Grilled Squash and Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Mint

 

Grilled Vegetable Salad Capri-Style

Grilled Vegetable Salad Capri-Style

B. Da Costa

In this Italian-inspired recipe, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, onions and asparagus are brushed with red wine vinegar marinade before getting slightly charred on the grill. Sprinkle the salad with orange zest and basil for added flavor, and delicately arrange on a large serving platter to achieve a work of (mouth-watering) art.

Get the recipe: Grilled Vegetable Salad Capri-Style

Mediterranean Chopped Salad on Grill Bread

 Mediterranean Chopped Salad on Grill Bread

courtesy of "Grill It!"

Toasting bread rounds directly over the coals creates a perfect crusty base for the tomato, cucumber, and olive salad. Sprinkle the dish with crumbled feta and season with salt and pepper for a healthy light lunch or tasty appetizer!

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Chopped Salad on Grill Bread

Grilled Artichoke, Arugula, and Radicchio Salad

Grilled Artichoke, Arugula, and Radicchio Salad

courtesy of "Grill It!"

The bitterness of the arugula combined with the meatiness of the artichoke makes this simple dish burst with flavor. Lightly coating the veggies with a lemon-y Greek dressing is the perfect touch.

Get the recipe: Grilled Artichoke, Arugula, and Radicchio Sala

Grilled Steak and Arugula Salad with Parmesan Shavings

Grilled Steak and Arugula Salad with Parmesan Shavings

L. Frusteri

Flavors are abundant in this steak salad. The meat gets rubbed with a parsley and garlic marinade, the arugula is dressed with a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette, and everything is sprinkled with a generous portion of thinly shaved Parmesan cheese.

Get the recipe: Grilled Steak and Arugula Salad with Parmesan Shavings

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Tomatoes

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Tomatoes

Courtesy of "Salad of the Day"

Using cherry tomatoes of all shapes, colors and sizes makes this dish visually stunning, and the homemade vinaigrette and slightly-charred steak makes it as tasty as it is beautiful.

Get the recipe: Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Tomatoes

Steak & Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Steak & Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Ken Burris

Both the steak and fresh corn get grilled in this tasty dinner dish, which also incorporates steamed green beans and quartered baby potatoes. A delicious horseradish dressing, complete with sour cream, vinegar and Worcestershire, tops the meaty dish.

Get the recipe: Steak and Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Grilled California-style Chopped Salad with Shrimp

 Grilled California-style Chopped Salad with Shrimp

Amy Neunsinger

This dish will transport you to sunny California, home of the beloved chopped salad. While the romaine, zucchini and shrimp are all thrown on the flame, fresh avocado and plump tomatoes keep the dish feeling light. A garnish of tortilla strips adds a tasty crunch.

Get the recipe: Grilled California-style Chopped Salad with Shrimp

Romaine and Avocado Salad with Grilled Chile Shrimp and Lime-Cumin Dressing

Romaine and Avocado Salad with Grilled Chile Shrimp and Lime-Cumin Dressing

Courtesy of "Grill It!"

This dish is a twist on everyone’s favorite salad – the Caesar. You can grill the shrimp skewer-style or arrange them individually, then serve them atop lettuce, cherry tomatoes and avocado wedges.

Get the recipe: Romaine and Avocado Salad with Grilled Chile Shrimp and Lime Cumin Dressing

Grilled Tilapia with Avocado, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

Grilled Tilapia with Avocado, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

Shirley Fan

Flaky, charred tilapia complements the Mexican flavors in this bright, healthy salad. Breaking the fish into bite-sized pieces ensure every mouthful is filled with flavor.

Get the recipe: Grilled Tilapia with Avocado, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Feta, Tomato and Watermelon

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Feta, Tomato and Watermelon

Fine Cooking

Talk about a gorgeous summer salad! In this party-ready dish, juicy red watermelon, red and yellow tomatoes, salty feta and fresh basil are tossed with lemon juice, olive oil and honey to create a base for the shrimp, which gets marinated with lemon juice and paprika, threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection.

Get the recipeGrilled Shrimp Salad with Feta, Tomato and Watermelon

Grilled T-Bone Lamb Chops with Fava Bean and Feta Salad

Grilled T-Bone Lamb Chops with Fava Bean and Feta Salad

Courtesy of Michael Symon

The contrast between the smoky grilled lamb and fresh fava beans is what makes this salad one for the recipe books. Salty olives, shelled fava beans, crumbled feta and torn mint leaves are tossed in a homemade vinaigrette and placed on top of the lamb chops for a stunning and tasty dinner.

Get the recipeGrilled T-bone lamb chops with Fava Bean and Feta Salad

Spinach and Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Sweet-and-Sour Dressing

Spinach and Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Sweet-and-sour dressing

Courtesy of "Grill It!"

Grilling peaches gives them a smoky char that perfectly complements their natural sweetness. Once their nicely browned, combine them with spinach, drizzle with dressing and top with crumbled bacon and blue cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or a playful side dish.

Get the recipeSpinach and Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Sweet-and-Sour Dressing

Latin-style Cabbage Salad with Grilled Pork and Pineapple

Latin-style Cabbage Salad with Grilled Pork and Pineapple

courtesy of "Grill It!"

Inspired by the classic Costa Rican lunch known as casado, this salad combines juicy pork with sweet pineapple and toasted cumin seeds. A variety of fresh veggies, include red pepper and carrot, are added to the mix, and a fruit juice dressing tops it all off.

Get the recipeLatin-style Cabbage Salad with Grilled Pork and Pineapple

Grilled Tenderloin and Fingerling Potato Salad

Grilled Tenderloin and Fingerling Potato Salad

The Whole Hog Cookbook

This dish combines all the elements of a meat-and-potatoes dinner and puts them into a beautiful salad. The grilled tenderloin and the starchy potatoes are dressed with a mixture of mustard, vinegar, garlic and honey to create the perfect blend of sweet and salty.

Get the recipeGrilled Tenderloin and Fingerling Potato Salad

Grace Elkus is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.

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