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21 Quick and Delicious Weeknight Grilling Ideas
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21 Quick and Delicious Weeknight Grilling Ideas

When the weather is practically perfect in every way, you want to spend as much time as possible outside, right? During the warmer months, the weekends are a great time to lounge in the fresh air, fire up the grill, and cook fun food (like homemade pizzas!) — but grilling doesn’t need to be a whole dramatic production.

On busy summer weeknights, it can be tempting to turn to salads, one-pan meals, and simple preparations that definitely do not involve turning on the oven. (In this heat? Are you crazy!?)

But to shake things up, you can leave the hot and stuffy kitchen door open, let some of that cool summer breeze flow through, and step outside and turn on that grill no matter what day of the week it is. These recipes are simple and delicious and are just the excuse you need to spend more time out of the kitchen, so read on and discover these 21 quick and delicious weeknight grilling ideas.

Citrus Grilled Shrimp Salad
Newman’s Own

Citrus Grilled Shrimp Salad

Marinating shrimp in a pre-made salad dressing is an easy way to a quick and healthy dinner. This bright salad is the perfect weeknight dinner and will be on the table in just 20 minutes.

For the Citrus Grilled Shrimp Salad recipe, click here.

Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze
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Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze

This chicken is marinated in beer and buttermilk before being cooked in a sweet, spicy and wonderfully sticky glaze. Everyone will adore it.

For the Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken With Almond and Raspberry Relish
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Grilled Chicken With Almond and Raspberry Relish

Almond and raspberry relish gives this grilled chicken a bright sweet and savory kick in this quick and easy recipe that is perfect for dinner.

For the Grilled Chicken With Almond and Raspberry Relish recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito
Angela LeMoine

Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito

Who doesn’t love a delicious burrito? Use the grill to make your chicken taste wonderful and smoky before loading up your tortilla with all sorts of tasty fillings.

For the Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito recipe, click here.

Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken
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Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken

This easy recipe is tasty and gluten-free and gets dinner on the table lickety-split! While the recipe directions say to use a cast-iron grill pan, you can definitely make this recipe in the great outdoors for some outdoor grilling.

For the Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Fish Tacos and Taco Sauce

Grilled Fish Tacos and Taco Sauce

Forget fish tacos that are full of battered and fried filets of fish! While they may be utterly delicious, these grilled fish tacos let the fish take center stage.

For the Grilled Fish Tacos and Taco Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Half-and-Half Pizza
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Grilled Half-and-Half Pizza

Using just five ingredients, you too can have this delicious and easy dinner grilled and on the table in no time at all! This wonderful pizza will please all appetites, with half plain cheese and half dotted with pepperoni.

For the Grilled Half-and-Half Pizza recipe, click here.

Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
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Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Mustard Herb Vinaigrette

When the weather is wonderful, make this salad the star of the dinner table. Grilled peaches, avocado, feta cheese, and crunchy almonds make this a salad to remember.

For the Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Mustard Herb Vinaigrette recipe, click here.

Grilled Peaches With Sweet Mint Mascarpone
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Grilled Peaches With Sweet Mint Mascarpone

Here are some more grilled peaches — this time for dessert! Paired with a honey-sweetened mint mascarpone, this recipe makes for a truly delicious sweet treat.

For the Grilled Peaches With Sweet Mint Mascarpone recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad
Amy Neunsinger

Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad

Meyer lemons add their wonderful and oh-so-specific flavor — sweeter and more floral than regular lemons — to this easy grilled salmon recipe.

For the Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon on a Stick
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Grilled Salmon on a Stick

Food on a stick, just tastes better right? More summery? More fun? These salmon skewers are no exception, marinated in a tasty mixture of soy sauce, honey, garlic, and brown sugar, these will be a hit on any day of the week.

For the Grilled Salmon on a Stick recipe, click here.

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
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Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Why not make a delicious shrimp cocktail on the grill for an easy and fun dinner that can definitely be tailored to different dietary needs and preferences.

For the Grilled Shrimp Cocktail recipe, click here.

Grilled Shrimp With Miso Butter
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Grilled Shrimp With Miso Butter

Coating grilled shrimp with miso butter makes for an umami-packed summer dish.

For the Grilled Shrimp With Miso Butter recipe, click here.

Grilled Skirt Steak With Chimichurri
Signe Birck

Grilled Skirt Steak With Chimichurri

Skirt steak cooks quickly and is so full of flavor, making it a perfect piece of meat to grill during the week. Paired with a fresh, herb-filled chimichurri, you will definitely make this recipe more than once.

For the Grilled Skirt Steak With Chimichurri recipe, click here.

Marinated Grilled Squid
Laura Edwards

Marinated Grilled Squid

Here is a quick and delicious way to enjoy calamari that doesn’t involve a thick batter or any deep frying!

For the Marinated Grilled Squid recipe, click here.

Spatchcock Grilled Chicken With Beetroot Slaw
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Spatchcock Grilled Chicken With Beetroot Slaw

Spatchcocking a chicken — removing the backbone from a whole bird so it all lies flat — helps the chicken cook evenly and allows all of the skin to get deliciously grilled and crispy.

For the Spatchcock Grilled Chicken With Beetroot Slaw recipe, click here.

Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato
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Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato

Forget hamburgers and turn to lamb burgers in this tasty recipe that is full of lovely, fresh herbs and sharp, creamy feta.

For the Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato recipe, click here.

Super Simple Whole Grilled Branzino
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Super Simple Whole Grilled Branzino

It doesn’t get simpler than throwing a whole fish on the grill and letting it cook. This recipe is so easy — simply stuff your branzino with lemon slices, season it with salt inside and out, then grill it for five minutes on each side. Dinner’s done!

For the Super Simple Whole Grilled Branzino recipe, click here.

Tender Grilled Pork Chops
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Tender Grilled Pork Chops

Sauerkraut goes well with pork and is a traditional accompaniment to pork chops specifically. This recipe uses sauerkraut juice instead of sauerkraut for a tasty twist.

For the Tender Grilled Pork Chops recipe, click here.

Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers
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Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

Here’s another great recipe that features food on sticks, this time inspired by Thailand! These skewers are full of fabulous flavor from cardamom, curry, and ginger; served with a peanut-coconut sauce, they are practically irresistible.

For the Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers recipe, click here.

The Best Grilled Steak Recipe
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The Best Grilled Steak Recipe

Last but certainly not least, if you are looking for something perfect to cook on the grill for a satisfying and easy weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with a perfect steak — as long as you know how to cook the perfect steak, of course!

For the Best Grilled Steak recipe, click here.

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21 Quick and Delicious Weeknight Grilling Ideas

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