12 End-Of-Summer Grilling Recipes

It may be the end of summer, but you don't have to pack up your grill just yet. Every Labor Day Weekend party needs a good recipe for something delicious to throw on the grill while you enjoy the last bit of summer. Fire up the grill with some friends and family this weekend, and use these quick and easy grilling ideas.

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With so many grilling recipes to sift through, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with easy BBQ side recipes, and here are some of the highlights:

Our own Cook Editor, Kristie Collado, shares with us her simple Grilled Fruit with Minted Citrus Dip recipe.

Patricia Stagich of Comfy Cuisine shares with us her grilled romaine recipe. Grilling lettuce makes for a still-crunchy, flavorful side dish.

The winner this week comes from Theresa at The Food Hunter's Guide. Her simple Italian Sausage Burger is topped with onions, peppers, and garlicky broccoli rabe.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Polpo alla Griglia (Grilled Baby Octopus)

(Credit: Frank Fariello/Memorie di Angelina)
Grilled baby octopus with a citrus marinade makes for an adventure at the grill. Click here to see the recipe.

Grilled Green Beans with Marcona Almonds

(Credit: Lori Yates/Foxes Love Lemons)
Use a grill basket or a pan set over the grill for this summery side dish. Click here to see the recipe.

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Julie Ruggirello is The Daily Meal's Recipe Editor. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.