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    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

    This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash, when it's in season, for a variation, or crumbled goat cheese when I want creaminess. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...


    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


    Grilled Bruschetta

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze...


    Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

    10 reviews

    Grilling corn in the husks is so easy. There's no need to remove the silk and tie the husk closed...

    Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie Pizza

    3 reviews

    I have four gardens, including one just for herbs, so I always have a pretty good spread of produce. I...


    Salsa Zucchini

    1 review

    It took Teri Wolfson just three ingredients to create this tasty and super easy side dish. The reader from Knoxville,...

    Potato Floret Packet

    "This side dish was developed by my daughter, Betsey, who worked in a group home," relates Janet Hayes of Hermantown,...


    Barbecued Olive Bread

    1 review

    "We cook on the grill all year long, so this zesty olive-topped bread accompanies everything from pork to beef to...


    Snappy Peas ‘n’ Mushrooms

    1 review

    In Annapolis, Maryland, Laura Mahaffey makes this delightful dill-seasoned dish in mere minutes. Just wrap the fresh vegetables in foil,...


    Summer Squash Bundles

    "We love zucchini, and my husband enjoys cooking summer meals on the grill, so I came up with this idea...

    Grilled Corn Salad

    "Our family and friends always rave over this dish at Sunday afternoon barbecues," confirms Patty Cook of West Palm Beach,...


    Grilled Garlic Cheese Grits

    "Grits are an everyday food here in the South, I came up with this easy recipe one day when I...


    Grilled Marjoram Corn

    “We love grilled veggies and this recipe is a family favorite,” notes Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The sweet...


    Dilly Red Potato Bundles

    This hearty side came about when I attempted to cook an entire meal on the outdoor grill. Fresh dill adds...


    Grilled Tomato Sandwiches

    These sandwiches can be assembled in a snap—and are perfect for summer lunches! —Wendy Stenman, Germantown, Wisconsin

    Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

    Give corn on the cob some zing with this recipe. Guest will be surprised how easy it will be to...


    Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

    We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...


    Grilled Potato & Arugula Salad

    Looking for a new twist on an old picnic classic? This colorful potato salad has both sweet and Yukon Gold...


    Grilled Mixed Green Salad

    “Grilling the lettuce adds smoky flavor and takes a simple salad to a whole new level. The fruits and nuts...


    Grilled Three-Pepper Salad

    I have been cooking since my mother taught me how at an early age. I enjoy it, and I'm always...


    Veggie Kabobs with Gingered Yogurt

    This is a fun way to serve vegetables for a colorful, summery meal. They're eye-appealing and so tasty and easy...


    Roasted Garlic and Cheese Corn on the Cob

    1 review

    “This recipe is so delicious that even a veggie-hater will love it. I make it every cookout, and people rave!”...


    Grilled Asparagus with Tangerine Dressing

    My family's favorite way to eat asparagus is when it has been grilled. It gets such a tasty smokey flavor.—Tracy...

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    Eggplant-Portobello Sandwich Loaf

    2 reviews

    This grilled sandwich from our Test Kitchen uses fresh eggplant and tasty marinara to make a hearty dinner sandwich for...


    Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

    2 reviews

    Turn everyday baked potatoes into an impressive grilled delight with this simple and flavorful treatment. Jennifer Black-Ortiz of San Jose,...


    Maple Vegetable Medley

    1 review

    Terrific for summer, this recipe calls for fresh vegetables brushed with a mild maple glaze and then grilled to perfection....


    Colorful Corn Salsa

    3 reviews

    This colorful salsa is worth the extra time it takes to grill the ears of corn. The flavor goes well...


    Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Cilantro Pesto

    I first ate this sandwich while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona, and fell in love with it. When I returned home,...


    Grilled Sweet Potato & Jicama

    My dad used to grill sweet potatoes and serve them with a simple vinaigrette. I've tweaked his recipe over the...