Grilling season is here! It’s been a long wait for Boston with a winter that stretched into spring, but we’re finally emerging from the snow banks. There’s no better way to celebrate spring than grilling outdoors, which is why many of our spring recipes can be made on the stove or on the outdoor grill. We’ve put together a roundup of our favorite grilling recipes and sides so you can get an early jump start on the season!
We’ve taken a classic hot dog and kicked it up to a new level. Top your hot dog with crunchy fried onion flakes and tangy zucchini relish, and pair it with a side of creamy horseradish slaw.
Satisfy your grill cravings in a healthy way with this flavorful portobello burger that even meat lovers will want to sink their teeth into. Topped with sharp blue cheese and crunchy red onion this burger is satisfying in texture and flavor. Grilling the cabbage gives it deep, caramelized notes.
This salad is a perfect summer meal. Grilling the vegetables outside lets you enjoy the summer and keep the heat out of your kitchen. The addition of lime to a simple vinaigrette takes this dish to another level. The charred taste of roasted corn, peppers, and squash work perfectly with the fresh lime juice.
Our Grilled Vegetable Pita Pockets are a great summer grilling recipe that’s super portable too! Whether you’re playing an intense game of badminton, or relaxing by the pool you can take these pita pockets with you anywhere. The grilled veggies and marinated chickpeas are topped with briny feta cheese and cool tzatziki yogurt sauce.
These spiced sliders are a great summer treat that can be prepared easily on the grill or in a skillet. Fresh fresno chili is complemented with cumin and queso fresco in these beef sliders. A marinated black bean salad adds a cool creaminess to this spicy dish.
This home-style meal is a great dish for any time of year. Juicy pork chops are topped with a delicious tart jam featuring the bounty of Massachusetts fruits made by Deborah’s Kitchen. Served with the pork chops is a warm potato salad with spicy arugula and subtle sherry vinegar.
We decided to put a fun twist on a classic cheeseburger by turning it inside out! Creamy, delicately flavored Monterey Jack cheese is stuffed inside savory turkey patties, giving them mouthwatering, gooey centers. Sweet potato fries and a sweet, tangy sauce heighten this dish further. Cook on a skillet or outside on the grill, your choice!
Our take on succotash combines sweet corn, silky avocado, crisp cucumber and aromatic basil. Lamb kebabs are the perfect foil for the fresh flavors.
Parsnips look like big, white carrots but they have a spicier, nuttier flavor. Once roasted they take on a sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the chili powder. Our spiced eggplant burgers are coated in panko bread crumbs and seared on the stove top to give them a crisp crunch, or try them on the grill for a smoky flavor! Spicy, sweet, and savory, this dish has it all!
Halloumi is a style of cheese from Cyprus that has a very high melting point, which makes it the perfect cheese for grilling. Our recipe pairs it up with a Greek-style couscous salad that features kalamata olives, cucumbers, and tomatoes.