Summer cookout season is officially here, but there's no reason to limit yourself to burgers and steaks. These foods get a huge flavor upgrade from being thrown on the grill, and they're simple to prepare outside, too. Next time you fire up the barbecue, try these recipes borrowed from the inspired food bloggers we love.
If you think regular pizza is tasty, wait until you try it with the deliciously smoky flavor that comes from cooking it on the grill. You'll never go back to making it in the oven again.
Get the recipe at Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
Southwestern Grill Sweet Potato Salad
To make this year's potato salad better than ever, swap out regular potatoes for sweet potatoes, then grill them before mixing them with corn, black beans, red peppers, green onions, cilantro, and avocado.
Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.
The secret ingredient in this light, summery appetizer? Fire power.
Get the recipe at Inspired Taste.
Grilled Romaine Salad
After a few minutes on the grill, a head of romaine becomes sweeter and crunchier. This recipe also comes with grilled croutons for even more summery goodness.
Grilled Avocado and Sprouted Micro Salad
Charred avocado halves make the perfect serving vessel for a salad made from beans, baby herbs, peppercorns, and chili flakes.
Get the recipe at Finger, Fork & Knife.
Are you inspired to mix up your grilling routine yet? Then you'll definitely want to check out these tasty grilled desserts.