Best Grilling Recipes For Summer 2018

Rev up the grill for these 14 summer-ready recipes

You're stuck with an oven and stove all year long, so it's perfectly fine by us to make every meal on the grill come summertime. Especially as we head into the official start of barbecue season.

We're thinking of ribs and skewers galore, Indian-inspired tacos, spring asparagus and even cocktails and dessert, all on the grill. So grab a cold one and prepare to smell like smoke and meat, because you'll probably be outside a lot this weekend, tending to (and smuggling) snacks from the grill.

Here's what we're making.

This article was originally published on 5/25/16 and updated on 6/9/18.

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

It's not truly summer until you've sunk your teeth into meaty, fatty ribs. This foolproof recipe solves that problem.

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Grilled Asparagus with Honey Mustard Dressing and Shaved Parmesan

No crisp green spear gets left behind (or abandoned after falling through the grill grates) with this simple recipe that proves honey mustard isn't just a sauce reserved for chicken tender dipping.

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Indian Flank Steak Tacos

Skip the salsa and corn tortillas for curry leaves and squishy naan in this steak taco mash-up. However, a bit of lime and cilantro still works as a final touch.

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Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Salad

The mix of raw shaved squash and charred corn makes this satisfying salad a real crowd-pleaser (and vegetarian!). That, and all the fresh herbs and crumbled feta.

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Chipotle Lamb Loin Chops

Feel like a grill master when you introduce these lamb chops to some homemade chipotle chili rub that will last you all-summer long.

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Grilled Halloumi-and-Tomato Skewers

Greek cheese meets summery tomatoes for the ultimate vegetarian kebab.

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Grilled Rib Eye and Prawns

Unleash your inner carnivore and go ham on this steak and shrimp, served over garlicky potatoes. The real beauty of this dish: vanilla-laced butter to balance all the salt and fat.

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Charred Peach Rosé Sangria

Grilled peaches, plums and cherries mix with a lemon-rose syrup and a whole liter of rosé for a sangria unlike anything you've ever had.

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Grilled Shishito Peppers with Shichimi Togarashi

Sometimes, the best dishes are the simplest, likes these hot Japanese peppers spritzed with a bit of sake and sprinkled with spicy shichimi togarashi flakes.

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Grilled Clams with Garlic Butter

Littleneck clams cook in their own juices with only a pat of warm garlic butter for this delicious seafood dish.

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Huckleberry Cobbler

Berries has never looked better than when bubbling in a cast-iron pan and topped with a fluffy biscuit batter. Ah, the magic of dessert on the grill.

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Nigerian Mixed Grilled (Suya)

This vibrant array of charred rib eye, jumbo shrimp and chicken is for serious heat seekers. The cayenne-powered suya spice blend is addictive but very spicy.

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grill the chicken, lettuce and croutons in this perfect-for-summer Caesar salad.

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Grilled Tahini Chicken

This charred, nutty grilled chicken recipe takes tahini out of hummus and puts it into a barbecue marinade.

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