Become a grill expert in no time with these 8 Easy Summer Grilling Recipes. Even if you’re a beginner on the grill, these recipes will help you make a healthy and delicious summer meal.
What type of grill is best for beginners?
Last year when I moved in with Amy I was an ultimate beginner on the grill. She has a very simple gas grill with 4 burners.
I recommend a simple gas grill for all beginners. On the flip side, I do not recommend a charcoal grill or a fancy gas grill for beginners.
Grilling is all about getting the temperature just right, almost like an oven, and when you use hot coals or a fancier grill, it can be harder to control the temperature.
What tools do I need to start grilling?
Once you have your grill, you don’t need much more to get started grilling. If you are using a gas grill, you will, of course, need a propane tank. You can pick one of these up at your local grocery store or hardware store.
You will also want to get a grill brush. Use this to keep your grill plates clean between uses.
It is good to have grill tongs and a spatula. You can use your kitchen items for this, but I like to have a specific grilling tool set in case they get extra dirty.
Finally, you will definitely need an instant read thermometer. This is useful when grilling any type of meat. As you can see in the chart above, you can use a thermometer to make sure your steak is grilled to the perfect temperature.
Give me some grilling basics
Okay, like I said, using your grill can be a lot like using your oven, but with some extra fire. The #1 thing you need to know is that you have to let it preheat. I almost always preheat my grill over high heat and then turn it down depening on what I need to cook.
Start by opening the propane tank connected to your grill. Then take the starter burner and turn it on to high. This will allow you to turn on all of the other burners.
I like to preheat my grill by turning all 4 burners on high. Then, I close the top and let it preheat to about 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your grill is hot you can turn the burners down for each specific recipe.
Most of these easy summer grilling recipes will ask you to grill with the lid closed so just put your items on the grill, close the top and only open it to flip your items. If you are cooking meat, use an instant read thermometer to see if your dish is cooked through to the proper temperature.
Here are 8 Easy Summer Grilling Recipes!
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You can’t go wrong with a perfectly grilled steak in the summer. Use this foolproof grilling recipe to make a perfectly grilled steak every single time
These are my go to summer wings. These lemon pepper chicken wings are deliciously refreshing and you can keep your kitchen clean by grilling them up outside!
Not interested in meat? Don’t worry! Grilled veggies are one of my favorite easy grilling recipes.
Use this simple summer grilling recipes to make some delicious grilled sweet potato wedges. Drizzle the mixed herb dressing on top or dip into your favorite sauce!
This is an easy grilling recipe that I would happily make all year long! Marinate flank steak in a super simple and flavorful marinade.
Then, grill your steak up quickly and enjoy in on tacos, on its own or in salads!
Simplify your surf and turf dinner with this easy summer grilling recipe. Just marinate some steak and some shrimp. Slide them on some skewers and grill! This recipe is perfect when grilling for a crowd just be sure to double or triple the batch!
These are my new go to chicken meal prep recipe. It is so easy to marinate these chicken thighs, grill them up and enjoy them all week.
I like to slice them down as soon as I cook them on the grill. That way they are already in bite size pieces for salads!
I usually make this recipe inside on a grill pan, but these could just as easily be made outside on a hot grill. These greek turkey burgers are super juicy and loaded with flavor!
I recommend serving these with some greens and my Easy Greek Salad.
I never thought I would enjoy grilled romaine lettuce, but it turns out it is SO good. It is even better when topped with this creamy homemade Caesar dressing.
I like to pair this with grilled steak, chicken, or shrimp for a fully grilled summer meal!
I hope this list of 8 easy summer grilling recipes inspired you to get outside and grill! Is there a recipe that you love to make on your grill in the summer? Let me know in the comments!