Outdoor Entertaining

7 Things You Never Thought You Could Grill

June 10, 2015

As we do every year, we welcome the reemergence of grilling into our lives—dusting off the Smokey Joe (or, if you're lucky, a dreamy Big Green Egg), sneaking out and meeting equally sneaky friends early on Fridays, and generally enjoying the great outdoors. And just as you're setting yourself free from your stuffy office, set your grill free from the same old chicken, burgers, and corn on the cob. Get smoking with this newly updated lineup of 7 recipes for surprisingly grill-able foods, and your picnics will be the better for it. 

Grilled Peanut Tofu by enbe

Shop the Story


Grilled Garlic Toast by Merrill Stubbs

Grilled Garlic Toast


Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt by Beth Kirby | {local milk}

Grilled Okra 


Grilled Scallops Skewers with Ruby Red Grapefruit and Chile Glaze by cheese1227


Anna Klinger's Grilled Swiss Chard Stems with Anchovy Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes 


Ignacio Mattos' Grilled Favas by Genius Recipes

Grilled Favas 


Grilled Peach and Apricot Salad by Nicholas Day

Photos by James Ransom, Beth Kirby | {local milk}, Food52

What kinds of things are you grilling now? Let us know in the comments!  

Order Now

Any Night Grilling is your guide to becoming a charcoal champion (or getting in your grill-pan groove), any night of the week. With over 60 ways to fire up dinner—no long marinades or low-and-slow cook times in sight—this book is your go-to for freshly grilled meals in a flash.

Order Now

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Juan C Mal
    Juan C Mal
  • John
  • Ryan MacDonnell
    Ryan MacDonnell
  • Carole Bumpus
    Carole Bumpus
  • Heather | Delicious Not Gorgeous
    Heather | Delicious Not Gorgeous
Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


Juan C. May 19, 2016
so just throw anything on a grill. all articles in here are pure click-bait shit
John December 15, 2015
Half of the récipes I already used for to grill. And the other half is amazing and I start to try as soon as possible.
Ryan M. June 12, 2015
My two favorite "summer-worthy" dinners for this summer include smoked wild salmon & sushi-grade tuna seared on the grill with a citrus and chili marinade. Yum!
Carole B. June 10, 2015
I love grilling sliced fresh figs! They are great on a salad stuffed with a bit of gorgonzola and drizzled with truffle oil. Also, these are great on the side of a grilled rib eye with a red wine/marrow sauce.
Heather |. June 10, 2015
i love grilling peaches. they get so tender and juicy, perfect for the ones that aren't as good plain (or when i get tired- as if! - of raw peaches eaten over the sink). they're extra tasty drizzled with a marsala pan sauce.