20 Foods You Wouldn’t Think to Grill

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Keep reading to find out what recipes made it into this week’s SWAT

20 Foods You Wouldn’t Think to Grill

The Daily Meal reached out to own Culinary Content Network of bloggers in search of exciting recipes to share with our readers. It’s summer time, which of course in eating terms means it’s grilling time! Who doesn’t love a good piece of grilled salmon, or grilled chicken, or of course grilled ribs! But this week we are digging deeper into our grilling repertoires because there are so many ingredients that can benefit from a good dose of direct heat and fire.  This week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) invited our bloggers to show us their skills and present us with their best recipes featuring foods that you wouldn’t think to grill. 

Blackened Apricots with Creme Fraiche & Pistachios

This dish requires no skill at all.  Just halve the fruit and plop them, cut side down, on a screaming hot grill pan.  Leave them for a minute or so, then flip them over onto a plate, top with a dollop of creme fraiche (or yogurt) and a sprinkle of pistachios.  Recipe courtesy of Sue of The View From Great Island food blog.

Click here to check out this recipe for Blackened Apricots with Creme Fraiche & Pistachios!

 

 

Grilled and Smothered Articokes

Succulent, juicy artichokes are enhanced by this zesty marinade. Just a few ingredients are needed for this fabulous recipe: fresh artichokes, fresh parsley, lemons, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. 

Sumbitted by More Or Less Cooking, check out this recipe here!

Grilled Broccoli

Grilled Broccoli

Rachael Pack

The best part of this broccoli is the char is receives from the grill- the dark brown crispy edges of grilled broccoli will make you re-think the vegetable all together. 

Click through for this easy recipe for Grilled Broccoli!

Grilled Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Perfectly ripe cherry tomatoes get even more flavorful when grilled. Recipe from The View From Great Island food blog.

Click here for this recipe for Grilled Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta!

Grilled Corn Mac and Cheese

A fun twist on a classic American Dish, this Mac and Cheese is topped with fresh thyme and grilled summer corn.  

Recipe courtesy of The Food Hunter's Guide food blog.​

Click here for this recipe for Grilled Corn Mac and Cheese

 

Grilled Cornbread Panzanella with Avocado and Corn

Panzanella salad comes from the Italian region of Tuscany and utilizes old, stale bread. Calling all crouton lovers, this salad was made for you.

Orginal recipe comes courtesy of Abbe Odenwalder of This Is How I Cook food blog. 

Check it out here!

 

 

 

Grilled Gluten-Free Pound Cake

Grilled pound cake with lemon curd and berries is the perfect way to finish off any summer BBQs, and since it’s gluten free and grain free, more people can enjoy! Recipe courtesy of A Calculated Whisk.

Click here for this recipe for Grilled Gluten-Free Pound Cake!

 

Sweet and Savoury Grilled Eggplant

Grilling eggplant brings out an insane level of natural sweetness, there’s not a grain of salt or sugar added to this recipe.

From Dan Zehr of Platter Talk food blog. Click here for the recipe!

 

 

Grilled Grits

Take a traditional southern breakfast side dish and turn it into a tasty grilled side-dish at your next Backyard BBQ!  Recipe submitted by Dan Zehr of Platter Talk.

For the Grilled Grits recipe, click here!

 

Grilled Halloumi and Peach Salad

In this recipe, peaches and Halloumi cheese are grilled and tossed with a flavorful greens and pesto dressing. Peaches are superb in salads and the grill gives them robust flavor. Recipe courtesy of This Is How I Cook .

Check out her recipe for Grilled Halloumi and Peach Salad here!

 

Grilled Peach Salad

Grilled peaches, fresh mozzarella, and pesto dressing served over bright summer greens = one happy summer.

Recipe by Dan Zehr of Platter Talk food blog. Click here for the recipe! 

 

Grilled Pineapple Salad

Save some space on the grill for the salad! Grilling makes everything better, and grilled fruit is a revelation. The natural sugars caramelize almost on contact with the heat, so you get an interesting flavor profile and super defined grill marks. This recipe comes from blogger The View From Great Island.

Click here for the recipe! 

 

Grilled Pizza with Corn, Proscuitto, and Tarragon

Did you know you can grill pizza? Proscuitto and fresh sweet corn are the shining stars of these little za’s.

From the blog Coley Cooks, check out this recipe for Grilled Pizza with Corn, Proscuitto, and Tarragon here.

 

Grilled Plumcot Salad with Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette

Plumcots are a cross between an apricot and a plum, and they are absolutely delicious when grilled. Reciepe submitted by The View From Great Island.

Check out this recipe for Grilled Plumcot Salad with Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette here!

 

Grilled Potato Salad with Sprilized Cucumber

Simple but genius, grilling the potatoes makes the potatoes very sturdy, they can then stand up to whatever dressing you create. Recipe from Peter Block of Feeding Your Soul Too.

Check it out here!

 

 

 

 

Grilled Potato Salad with Basil, Blue Cheese and Tomatoes

The warm potatoes absorb the juice from the tomatoes, melt the blue cheese, and bring out the flavor of the basil. Recipe submitted by Nicole Gaffney of Coley Cooks food blog.

Click here for this recipe for Grilled Potato Salad with Basil, Blue Cheese and Tomatoes!

 

Grilled Snap Peas

A few beers on the back deck along with a big bowl of grilled peas flecked with sea salt make for the ultimate summer snack.

Recipe courtesy of Coley Cooks.

Check out this simply amazing recipe for Grilled Snap Peas here. 

 

 

Grilled Watermelon Steaks

Taking everyday ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, Maldon sea salt, freshly ground pepper, Balsamic Reduction Sauce and a sprinkle of feta make this a side dish winner!

Recipe submitted by Savory Experiments food blog.

Click here for the recipe!

 

 

Grilled Wild Mushroom Pizza

This “pizza” uses naan as a base and is loaded with mushrooms! Recipe from This Is How I Cook

Check it out here!

 

 

Grilled Yuca with Garlic Mojo Sauce

Yuccas are smothered with spicy herb sauce and then grilled until crispy. It’s a great summer side dish to any meal.

From Tiffany Bendayan of Living Sweet Moments food blog.

Click here to check out the recipe!