20 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

Grilling isn’t just for burgers and hot dogs anymore. Ready to surprise your taste buds and your grill master skills? Fire up the grill!

1. Grilled Watermelon

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Grilling watermelon caramelizes its natural sugars, enhancing its sweetness. A touch of salt after grilling adds an unexpected twist.

2. Grilled Romaine Lettuce

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Charred romaine lettuce offers a smoky flavor, making your salads more exciting. Try it with a drizzle of Caesar dressing.

3. Grilled Avocado

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Grilling avocado gives it a creamy, smoky taste. Fill the grilled halves with salsa for a quick appetizer.

4. Grilled Peaches

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The heat brings out the juiciness and intensifies the sweetness of peaches. Top them with vanilla ice cream for a simple dessert.

5. Grilled Pineapple

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Grilling pineapple caramelizes its sugars, adding depth to its tropical flavor. Perfect as a side or in a cocktail.

6. Grilled Bananas

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Grilled bananas become soft and sweet, ideal for dessert. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a scoop of ice cream.

7. Grilled Cheese

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No, not the sandwich—actual cheese. Halloumi or paneer are great options that won’t melt through the grates.

8. Grilled Tofu

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Grilling tofu gives it a crispy exterior and smoky flavor. Marinade it beforehand for maximum taste.

9. Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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Grilled sweet potatoes are a smoky, slightly charred alternative to fries. Cut them into wedges and season with your favorite spices.

10. Grilled Bread

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Grilling bread adds a nice crunch and smoky flavor. Perfect for bruschetta or grilled cheese sandwiches.

11. Grilled Strawberries

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Heat intensifies the sweetness of strawberries. Add them to salads or serve with balsamic glaze.

12. Grilled Carrots

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Grilled carrots bring out their natural sweetness and add a bit of smoky flavor. Pair with a herb dip for a healthy snack.

13. Grilled Cabbage

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Grilled cabbage is surprisingly delicious with a smoky, charred taste. Top with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of salt.

14. Grilled Pears

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Grilling pears makes them soft and enhances their natural sweetness. Great for salads or desserts.

15. Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

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Thick slices of cauliflower grilled until tender and slightly charred make a great main dish. Season with spices and herbs.

16. Grilled Mushrooms

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Grilling mushrooms intensifies their earthy flavor. Perfect for kebabs or as a burger substitute.

17. Grilled Endive

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Grilled endive has a slightly bitter, smoky flavor. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

18. Grilled Grapefruit

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Grilling grapefruit caramelizes the edges and adds a smoky touch. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar before grilling.

19. Grilled Polenta

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Grilled polenta gets crispy on the outside and remains creamy inside. Slice into rounds and serve with marinara sauce.

20. Grilled Zucchini

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Grilled zucchini slices are smoky and tender. Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon.

Grill Your Curiosity

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Now that your grilling game has expanded, what surprising foods will you try next? Turn your next cookout into an adventure with these unexpected grillables!

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