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Labor Day Recipes: Easy Grilling Recipes for the Holiday Weekend

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Whether you are a grilling beginner or you are an expert on how to grill steak, chicken, shrimp and other delicious foods, Labor Day weekend doesn’t need to be spent next to the grill the whole time. Try these easier tasty grilled dishes and still enjoy fun in the sun.

Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Bruschetta

Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Bruschetta
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This grilled dish will add not only veggies to your meal, but also some healthy fats. This dish uses an olive oil-based marinade on the vegetables before you start grilling. Add some hummus and you’ll have a great appetizer.  

For the Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Bruschetta recipe, click here.

Grilled Corn with Cheesy Taco-Spiced Butter

Grilled Corn with Cheesy Taco-Spiced Butter
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Although this is not necessarily a Mexican dish, it is Mexican-inspired. This corn on the cob recipe adds taco seasoning, lime juice and pecorino cheese to the butter served with it.  

For the Grilled Corn with Cheesy Taco-Spiced Butter recipe, click here.

Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches

Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches
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Halloumi is one of the many kinds of cheeses from around the world that everyone needs to try, and it is great on a grilled sandwich. Halloumi has a high melting point, which makes it a popular grilled snack. 

For the Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Grilled Watermelon Steaks with Walnut Gremolata

Grilled Watermelon Steaks with Walnut Gremolata
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After you have picked the perfect watermelon at the market or the grocery store, there are many things you can do with it. One of those things is throwing it on the grill. 

For the Grilled Watermelon Steaks with Walnut Gremolata recipe, click here.

Old Bay Grilled Corn Pico De Gallo

Old Bay Grilled Corn Pico De Gallo
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The grill doesn’t have to be reserved for the main course. Delicious salsa and dip recipes can also benefit from a little char. This recipe complements that grilled flavor with Old Bay seasoning. 

For the Old Bay Grilled Corn Pico De Gallo recipe, click here.

Soy Grilled Tuna Steaks

Soy Grilled Tuna Steaks
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This dish will increase your Vitamin D intake with some tuna steaks marinated in soy sauce, orange juice and parsley. 

For the Soy Grilled Tuna Steaks recipe, click here.

Grilled Summer Veggies

Grilled Summer Veggies
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Take some of your leftover vegetables and throw them on the grill. This dish works great as a snack or a side for your meal. 

For the Grilled Summer Veggies recipe, click here.

Grilled Veggie Melts

Grilled Veggie Melts
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This dish is a quick and easy way to satisfy your cheesy cravings. Although it is similar to grilled cheese, there is a difference. If you grill some bell peppers, onion and zucchini and add some some bean spread and mozzarella cheese, you can have a full-on meal. 

For the Grilled Veggie Melts recipe, click here.

Grilled Lobster Tail

Grilled Lobster Tail
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Grilling lobster tail will rival meals from some of the best seafood shacks in the country. This recipe includes marinade for the tails made with garlic, cilantro, sweet paprika and red pepper. 

For the Grilled Lobster Tail recipe, click here.

Grilled Mediterranean Bean Dip

Grilled Mediterranean Bean Dip
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Beans are a good option for brain-healthy foods, and cannellini beans are a great option for bean dip. The grilling comes in with the onions, scallions, basil and garlic. 

For the Grilled Mediterranean Bean Dip recipe, click here.

Grilled Mesquite Beer Brats

Grilled Mesquite Beer Brats
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You can easily boil your brats and your favorite beer directly on the grill in a cast-iron skillet and top them with sautéed peppers and onions. 

For the Grilled Mesquite Beer Brats recipe, click here.

Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers with Creamy Harissa

Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers with Creamy Harissa
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This is a quick and easy meal made on the grill that takes under half an hour. These burgers have a great Mediterranean flair because of the creamy harissa sauce. 

For the Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers with Creamy Harissa recipe, click here.

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Spicy Mayo

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Spicy Mayo
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Tacos are a popular Mexican dish, and you can make this delicious fish taco by stuffing grilled mahi-mahi, avocado and Herdez Salsa Verde into warm tortillas.  

For the Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with Spicy Mayo recipe, click here.

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich
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This easy and delicious chicken recipe takes tasty grilled chicken and adds sesame oil, ginger and more to create a delicious Asian flavor.

For the Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe, click here.

Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken

Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken
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Honey is a versatile ingredient with a surprisingly long shelf life that you should always have available in your kitchen. If you add some honey to a marinade of lemon juice, olive oil and other spices for your chicken, you will have a flavorful dish. 

For the Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyros
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Gyros are an iconic street food, and with this recipe you can make some right on your own grill.

For the Grilled Chicken Gyros recipe, click here.

Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings

Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings
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These Japanese-inspired wings are marinated in a plethora of ingredients including mirin, sake, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and garlic to create delicious grilled wings. 

For the Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings recipe, click here.

Grilled Curry Lime Chicken Thighs With Tomato and Lima Bean Salsa

Grilled Curry Lime Chicken Thighs With Tomato and Lima Bean Salsa
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This chicken thigh recipe is delicious with tomato and lima bean salsa. It’s also a good option if you want a nice, light meal.

For the Grilled Curry Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Lima Bean Salsa recipe, click here.

Butterflied Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken

Butterflied Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken
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The proper technique to butterflying a chicken is the kind of restaurant secret every home cook should know. This method helps the chicken cook quickly and evenly. This recipe’s herb and lemon sauce adds a light flavor to the dish. 

For the Butterflied Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken

Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken
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This grilled chicken is made with a versatile Asian marinade of orange and soy sauce with sesame seed, ginger and crushed red pepper. It makes for a delicious flavor to enjoy on perfectly cooked grilled chicken.

For the Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
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That’s right, a grilled peanut butter sandwich. This is a great way to spice up a classic with cinnamon swirl bread used as the bun. 

For the Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Chicken Wings with Grilled Ginger Plum Coulis

Chicken Wings with Grilled Ginger Plum Coulis
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Make the best of some in-season plums with a coulis that can be served with grilled chicken wings.

For the Chicken Wings with Grilled Ginger Plum Coulis recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs

Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs
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Peaches are a great fruit for grilling, and this chicken kabob dish is no exception. 

For the Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs recipe, click here.

Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken

Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken
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This grilled dish is another Asian-inspired recipe. In this dish, your grilled chicken will be accompanied by delicious stir-fry vegetables with a great charred flavor. 

For the Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Grilled Taco Wings

Gluten-Free Grilled Taco Wings
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These grilled wings are great for those who cannot eat gluten, but they are also a great meal for those who can. Taco seasoning mix adds a tangy flavor great for wings. 

For the Gluten-Free Grilled Taco Wings recipe, click here.

Cedar Plank Grilled Egg in Toast

Cedar Plank Grilled Egg in Toast
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This quick and easy breakfast option is just one of 101 brilliant ways to cook an egg. This seriously creative presentation fills the hole in your toast with a delicious egg.

For the Cedar Plank Grilled Egg in Toast recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Grilled Shrimp Mango Slaw

Gluten-Free Grilled Shrimp Mango Slaw
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Fruits are delicious alongside your favorite grilled dishes. So toss some mango in your slaw and serve it up with shrimp. 

For the Gluten-Free Grilled Shrimp Mango Slaw recipe, click here.

Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes
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This grilled snack is similar to potato chips but without the fryer. This lighter version of potato chips is a great alternative reminiscent of classic state fair foods

For the Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes recipe, click here.

Smoked Tea-Rubbed Steaks with Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa

Smoked Tea-Rubbed Steaks with Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa
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Try this outside-the-box steak dinner idea: Rub your steaks in a mix of tea, sea salt and brown sugar, then serve with a grilled corn salsa. 

For the Smoked Tea-Rubbed Steaks with Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa recipe, click here.

Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger with Grilled Avocado

Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger with Grilled Avocado
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This burger has a delicious Southwestern smoky flavor that is topped with tangy lime mayo and a grilled avocado half that holds diced tomato and Mexican Cotija cheese. 

For the Southwestern Smoky Ranchero Burger with Grilled Avocado recipe, click here.

Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers

Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers
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Regular onions on burgers are fine, but grilled onions take it to the next level. Just make sure that you caramelize them correctly on the grill. 

For the Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers recipe, click here.

Candied Grilled Bacon

Candied Grilled Bacon
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Firing up the grill for brunch? Brushing your bacon with honey and cinnamon will sweeten it up and impress the whole family.  

For the Candied Grilled Bacon recipe, click here.

Caribbean Cheeseburgers with Grilled Pineapple

Caribbean Cheeseburgers with Grilled Pineapple
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