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Our top 5 grilling recipe ideas!

Our top 5 grilling recipe ideas!

Grilling vegetables doesn't have to mean the same old zucchinis and bell peppers every time. We're here to inspire you with 5 vegetables that you might not always throw on the grill. So grab an apron, your trusty tongs, and a cold beverage. It's time to discover some fiery new meanings to the phrase "delicious produce." 

1. Carrots

Recipe and Photo by Joshua Bousel, Serious Eats. 

Recipe and Photo by Joshua Bousel, Serious Eats. 

Carrots have a ton of natural sweetness that grilling helps unlock. In this recipe, the honey and soy sauce in the glaze helps the carrots shine and take on new flavors. The result is slightly sweet, slightly savory, and extremely delicious.

Get the recipe- Grilled carrots with sweet soy glaze

2. Romaine lettuce

Recipe and photo by Lauren Rothman, Serious Eats. 

Recipe and photo by Lauren Rothman, Serious Eats. 

We know that when you think of grilling, salad isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but trust us when we say that the smoky and savory flavor of grilled romaine is a thing of beauty. We love how well the charred lettuce pairs with the tangy and herbaceous dressing. This recipe is a keeper that you'll be making all summer long. 

Get the recipe- Grilled romaine with tangy buttermilk-dill dressing.

3. Cauliflower

Recipe and photo by Joshua Bousel, Serious Eats. 

Recipe and photo by Joshua Bousel, Serious Eats. 

Cauliflower often gets overlooked or ends up playing second fiddle to its more charismatic and colorful cousins in the brassica family. At Imperfect, we love cauliflower and recipes like this that help showcase its versatility and complexity. You’ll be amazed at how sweet and nuanced this humble vegetable is when you grill it properly!

Get the recipe- Grilled spiced cauliflower

4. Sweet Potatoes

Recipe and photo by Joshua Bousel, Serious Eats. 

Recipe and photo by Joshua Bousel, Serious Eats. 

Sweet potatoes normally get lumped in with other starchy tubers and only ever get sauteed or roasted. Yet their sweet flavor and hearty texture makes them perfect candidates for grilling. Once you make these they will quickly become your go-to summer side dish.

Get the recipe- Grilled sweet potato wedges

5. Tomatoes

Recipe and photo by Elise Bauer, Simply Recipes.  

Recipe and photo by Elise Bauer, Simply Recipes.  

Charring tomatoes over fire is a no brainer because it brings out their sweetness and deepens their flavor. These sweet and smoky beauties make a wonderful appetizer, side dish, or base to a sauce. Just be sure to make lots of them as they will get devoured quickly once they’re cool enough to eat.
Get the recipe- Grilled tomatoes

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