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Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

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Yes, foods like chicken and steak are practically made to be thrown on the grill, but that shouldn’t limit your culinary creativity when it comes to grilling. There are many unexpected, yet delicious foods that can be grilled to make a yummy meal that will have people impressed by your cooking skills.

Grilled Avocado

Why not take our obsession with avocados further, and prepare them in an unconventional way. Simply cut the fruit in half, remove the pit, coat with olive oil, then throw it on the grill. Give it about 5-7 minutes, then remove and fill with herbs, tomatoes, and some lemon juice for a delicious grilled side dish.

Grilled Bacon

Cooking bacon can be a messy ordeal, and is there anything worse than being hit with grease splatter? Throwing bacon on the grill can be a much healthier way of preparing it, as it won’t be sitting in its own fat while cooking. Grilling it gives the bacon a nice smoky flavor, and with only five to six minutes on medium heat, you’ll have a perfectly crispy piece of bacon. Just be careful of flare-ups and don’t leave that grill unattended for too long. Learn how to grill bacon with these tips.

Grilled Rice Balls

Grilled rice? You betcha. This traditional Asian dish can be prepared just as well on the grill. Lightly brush the rice balls with olive oil and place them on the grill for five minutes each side so they get nice and crunchy.

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

This may seem like an unlikely candidate for the grill, grilled romaine lettuce is downright delicious. Prepare a head of romaine lettuce with some olive oil and a salt, then throw it on the grill for a quick char. The outside will get a nice smoky crunch to it while the inside is still tender. Use for a Ceasar salad for  a real treat.

Grilled Pineapple, Peaches or Pears

These fantastic fruits grill up beautifully, and can make for a great dessert. Top a burger with grilled pineapple, or toss any of these fruits with a little ice cream for a great dessert. When grilled, the sugars in fruit will caramelize, leaving some seriously the tasty flavors.

Grilled Quesadillas

This timeless snack shouldn’t just be relegated to being prepared in the microwave or on the stove. Grilling your quesadilla makes for a nice char on the outside, and gives it a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly. Top with some grilled avocado (see above) and some grilled corn and you’ve got a delicious snack.

Grilled French Toast

Who said you can’t fire up the grill for breakfast? Prepare your french toast using your grill, giving it a nice flavor boost. Plus, with the extra room, you can knock out an entire loaf of bread all at once!

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