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Fruit and vegetable recipes for the grill

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From produce bin to grill

While you're barbecuing steaks and burgers, think about side dishes and desserts, too. These different fruits and veggies make great options for an all-grilled meal.

From produce bin to grill

Side dishes

As with the desserts, these side dishes are a breeze to make and can be adapted to suit any taste. They're fresh, light and are the perfect complement to a juicy steak.

Grilled baby artichokes with butter and lemon


  • Baby artichokes
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt


  1. Cut artichokes in half lengthwise.
  2. Brush artichokes lightly with olive oil and place on the grill. Grill until tender and browned, flipping once.
  3. Remove from grill and immediately toss with lemon juice and melted butter. Sprinkle with salt.

Grilled avocados with tomato salsa


  • Avocados
  • Canola oil
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro


  1. Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit.
  2. Brush each side lightly with oil and place cut side down on the grill. Let cook until grill marks have formed and flesh is slightly softened.
  3. Top with salsa, sour cream and cilantro.

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