7 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

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We all have our favorite grill food. Whether it’s burgers or ribs or corn on the cob—there’s something for everyone. You really can’t go wrong. But sometimes, it’s nice to try something different. Something new and exciting that might surprise you. So, why not try grilling some foods that you never would’ve thought to grill? You’ll be impressing friends and family at your next barbecue in no time!


Fruits

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This works for most fruits especially watermelon, peaches, and pineapple. All you have to do is cut peaches in half, or pineapple and watermelon into slices. Brush with some butter, oil, or any other desired topping or coating, and grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until the fruits are slightly charred. You’ll fall in love with the smoky, caramel-like flavors of your favorite fruits. And not only do grilled fruits taste good, but they look amazing too!

Shellfish

No, really, I’m serious. Whether you’re in the mood for oysters, clams, or mussels, this is an amazing way to cook them. After cleaning them, toss them on the grill—brushed with olive oil or other ingredients if you like. As soon as the shells open up, they’re ready to remove from the grill and enjoy!

Artichokes

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Warning: if you try these, you might never go back to the regular old canned version again! Before popping your artichokes on the grill, boil them for about 15 minutes. Drain then cut them in half. Slather them with some olive oil and add some salt if you’d like. Throw them on the grill for about 5 minutes on each side, turning them every minute or 2 so they don’t burn. Remove from grill and enjoy!

Romaine Lettuce

This one’s super easy and will have you and your guests wishing for more. Wash a head of romaine lettuce and cut it in half lengthwise. Grill it for 5-6 minutes, until you start to see some grill marks, and enjoy its smoky deliciousness with one of your favorite salad dressings!

Pizza

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There’s just something about homemade pizza that makes it taste so good! Add a grill into the equation and you might never opt for store-bought pizza again! Flatten out some dough, brush it with olive oil, and throw it on the grill. As soon as you start to see grill marks, remove from grill and—with the grill mark side up—add your chosen toppings. Toss it back on the grill for 3-5 minutes, until the cheese looks ooey-gooey!

Avocado

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You thought avocados couldn’t get any yummier? Well, think again! Keeping the skin on, cut an avocado in half and remove the seed. Brush with olive oil and place it on the grill, cut-side down. Let it cook for about 8 minutes. That’s it! Top it with some of your favorite toppings and dig in.

Bacon

Just when you think this list is complete and can’t possibly get any better, in comes bacon! Although delicious as can be, we’re all familiar with the lingering smell that bacon leaves when cooked indoors. Cooking it on the grill is a great alternative. Just throw it on the grill and cook for about 5-10 minutes, depending on the temperature of your grill. Bonus: the grease will fall through the grates, so it’s a healthier option too!

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