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8 Salads Recipes to Make on the Grill

Use your grill for more than just burgers and hot dogs
The Best Grilled Salad Recipes
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Barbecues are not just for grilling chicken kebabs and barbecue ribs; we're switching things up by grilling our salads, too.

A quick char adds the perfect amount of smoke to just about everything from cabbage to sweet potatoes. A quick finish with a creamy yogurt dressing or light and flavorful vinaigrette, and you're on your way to salad perfection.

From corn and summer squash to spicy squid, these are the grilled salads we just can't get enough of.

This month, we’re taking you Beyond BBQ into the deep, dark, drool-worthy corners of the 'cue world, from Seoul to South Carolina. Smoke will get in your eyes (and your cocktail) as we explore the best pits, tips, roasts and rigs—you might even see a vegetable or two along the way.

  • Grilled Caesar Cabbage

    Upgrade your boring Caesar salad by subbing green cabbage for lettuce and throwing it on the grill. Finish by drizzling on a briny anchovy dressing, packed with garlic and Calabrian chile paste.

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  • Grilled Radicchio Salad with Yogurt and Hazelnuts

    Grilling bitter lettuces adds a hint of smoke and cuts some of the bite. Throw your greens on the grill and finish with a thick yogurt dressing and garlicky hazelnuts.

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  • Grilled Cabbage and Mango Slaw

    This bright and spicy side is the combination of grilled cabbage and mango, tossed in a jalapeño vinaigrette for a fresh take on slaw.

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  • Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Salad

    Make this delicious summer salad that pairs charred corn and raw shaved summer squash with salty feta and smoky nigella seeds.

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  • Spicy Squid Salad

    This easy and light grilled seafood salad recipe combines cherry tomatoes, purslane, roasted peanuts, Thai basil and lime.

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  • Grilled Treviso Radicchio with Anchovy Vinaigrette and Bread Crumbs

    Tame these bitter chicory greens by grilling them and topping them with a garlicky anchovy vinaigrette and toasted bread crumbs.

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  • Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

    You'll never look at sweet potatoes the same after making this recipe of grilled sweet potatoes tossed in a creamy dressing of yogurt, Thai basil and turmeric.

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  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

    We amp up this classic salad by throwing the whole thing on the grill. The romaine is charred to add both sweetness and smokiness to the still-crunchy leaves, while slices of sourdough bread get roughly torn to make the grilled “croutons.”

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