July is National Grilling Month, and this week we’ll all be firing up the grills for our big Fourth of July cookouts. But the same old hamburgers, hot dogs and pasta salads can get a little old, so we’ve come to the rescue with a roundup of unique grill recipes that will kick your cookout up a notch this weekend.
From grilled salads to sliders, we’ve got options to satisfy everyone in the group. These recipes are all part of our special summer menu, which features lots of hearty summer salads and grilling entrees that take advantage of the season’s freshest ingredients and preferred cooking method. Enjoy!
Grilled Eggplant & Greek Salad: Colorful and flavorful, this is a beautiful dish to please the vegetarians at the cookout, or a perfect side salad option.
Grilled Salmon & Quinoa Tabbouleh: Take BBQ up a notch by serving seafood with this easy and nutritious salmon dish. Hint: salmon holds up really well to grilling so it’s a good fish to choose for this method of cooking.
Grilled Summer Salad: Traditional side salads wilt in the hot summer’s sun. This option takes heartier summer produce that you can find fresh at the farmer’s market, and utilizes the grill to create a variety of textures and flavors.
Watermelon and Feta Salad: Forget potato salad and use your spuds in this sweet and salty summer dish.
Mediterranean Sliders & Bean Salad: Juicy, homemade mini-burgers cook quickly and allow you room to try all the other delicious options at a cookout.
Grilled Chicken & Cauliflower: It’s not just the protein that gets the grilled treatment here. Use the grill to add flavor and interest to the veggie portion of this meal too!
Halloumi Skewers & Couscous: Replace the meat with a hearty, salty cheese and you’ve got vegetarian shish kebabs! These are great for an appetizer or in larger portions, for a vegetarian option at your cookout.