Cooking on the Grill

Warmer weather means BBQ season is upon us. Everyone knows you can grill meat but checkout these delicious recipes for some alternative menu ideas.

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Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

Ingredients

2 center-cut bacon slices
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (about 1/2 cup)
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened (about 1/2 cup)
1 ounce extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 small garlic clove, minced
14 jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped seeded tomato

This appetizer recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version.

 

Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices eggplant
2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
1 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
4 (2 1/2-ounce) ciabatta bread portions, cut in half horizontally
Cooking spray
4 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese, halved
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
8 basil leaves

The stack of grilled eggplant, red onion, and zucchini are quite a mouthful but still tasty to eat.

 

Flank Steak with Cilantro-Almond Pesto

Ingredients

3/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Fast and easy recipe everyone will love

 

Grilled Artichokes & Polenta with Blistered Tomatoes and Pesto


Ingredients

1 cup instant polenta
3 ½ cups water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large artichokes
2 T olive oil
2 T vinegar
generous pinch salt and pepper
1 lb cherry tomatoes
2 tsp olive oil
pinch salt
Garnish
3 tablespoons pesto
2 tablespoons capers
½ C burrata cheese ( or goat cheese) optional
few basil leaves

This is a recipe that is a feast for the senses

 

Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches

Ingredients

2 thick cut, bone-in pork chops
2 cups apple cider
2 cups water
½ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup kosher salt
2 sprigs rosemary
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
Olive oil
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the Grilled Peach Salsa

2 peaches, pitted and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
½ cup slivered red onion
3 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
1½ teaspoons Vietnamese chili garlic sauce
Kosher salt
fresh basil leaves

Delicious summertime recipe

 

Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa & Grilled Bread

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) brie round
1/4 cup honey
1 loaf crusty sourdough or ciabatta bread, sliced (use a gluten free loaf if needed)
olive oil (enough to drizzle over bread slices and avocados)
1 clove garlic
Basil Smash Salsa
1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
1/3 cup fresh basil, sliced or chopped
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
1/2 a lemon or lime, juice
pinch of salt

If you love Brie, this recipe will become a quick favorite

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