12 End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes (Slideshow)

Get in the last of summer grilling this Labor Day Weekend

Polpo alla Griglia (Grilled Baby Octopus)

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

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.

Italian Sausage Burger

Theresa/The Food Hunter’s Guide

This simple Italian sausage burger is topped with onions, peppers, and garlicky broccoli rabe. Click here to see the recipe.

Grilled Fruit with Minted Citrus Dip

Kristie Collado

The heat of the grill enhances the fruit’s natural sweetness and it adds a subtle smoky flavor. This recipe utilizes grapes, pluots, and strawberries, but lots of other fruit can work as well. Click here to see the recipe.


Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Patricia Stagich/Comfy Cuisine

Grilling lettuce makes for a still-crunchy, flavorful side dish and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing adds a bit of tangy sweetness. Click here to see the recipe.

Easy Grilled Halibut

Karen/Baking in a Tornado

A simple go-to meal for grilling season, halibut just needs a bit of Italian dressing before heading towards the grill. Click here to see the recipe.


Greek Chicken Kebabs

Peter Block/Feed Your Soul Too

A Greek yogurt marinade packs in the flavor for these chicken kebabs. Click here to see the recipe.

Grilled Eggplant with Tahini

Julie Ruggirello

Quinoa and a tahini-based dressing make this a light, gluten-free vegan lunch option. Click here to see the recipe.

Grilled Peaches with White Wine Peach Mascarpone

Betsy/Desserts Required

Grilled peaches make for a perfect summer dessert, made sweeter with a white wine reduction. Click here for the recipe.

Flavorful Grilled Kebabs

Flickr/Rob Friesel

Marinate the meat and vegetables overnight in a Worcestershire sauce-lemon juice marinade for a simple, delicious meal. Click here to see the recipe.


Veggie Burgers

Rini Desarin/The Healing Tomato

Roasted vegetables like potatoes and peas make up the filling for these veggie burgers. Click here for the recipe.

Grilled and Glazed Chicken

Mary Cressler/ Vindulge

After a quick dry rub, brush chicken with a barbecue sauce and raspberry jam glaze for juicy grilled chicken. Click here for the recipe.