14 Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Grilling Month

Jul 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Grilled Potato Salad Skewers
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July is national grilling month, which makes sense — it's the best time of the year to cook outside. When the weather outside is hot and humid, the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven or stand over the stove to make dinner, so bringing things outdoors is the natural solution.

Whether you have a charcoal or gas grill, these recipes will make your summer way more delicious. From marinated skewers of chicken and pork to thick steaks of marinated tofu, pretty much everything tastes better after sizzling over a hot grill. You can even make dessert — the intense heat caramelizes fruit so it tastes more like candy than like something plucked off a tree.

Served with a fresh salad or corn on the cob, these recipes are bound to become your seasonal favorites. So, fire up the grill, get your favorite tongs ready, and prepare to welcome summer in the tastiest way possible.

1 /14: Grilled Potato Salad Skewers With Zucchini

1/14 :Grilled Potato Salad Skewers With Zucchini

2 /14: Barbecue Grilled Pineapple & Tofu Kebabs

2/14 :Barbecue Grilled Pineapple & Tofu Kebabs

3 /14: Crispy Grilled Pork Belly Wraps

3/14 :Crispy Grilled Pork Belly Wraps

4 /14: Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers

4/14 :Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers

5 /14: Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Legs

5/14 :Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Legs

6 /14: Grilled Tofu Steaks

6/14 :Grilled Tofu Steaks

7 /14: Grilled Sweet Chili Chicken & Mango Salad

7/14 :Grilled Sweet Chili Chicken & Mango Salad

8 /14: Salmon Zucchini Skewers With Broad Bean Dip

8/14 :Salmon Zucchini Skewers With Broad Bean Dip

9 /14: Grilled Fish Tacos

9/14 :Grilled Fish Tacos

10 /14: Honey Barbecue Pork Souvlaki With Grilled Lemons

10/14 :Honey Barbecue Pork Souvlaki With Grilled Lemons

11 /14: Grilled Veggies & Halloumi Over Zoodles

11/14 :Grilled Veggies & Halloumi Over Zoodles

12 /14: Grilled Meatball Subs

12/14 :Grilled Meatball Subs

13 /14: Grilled Cocktail Oysters

13/14 :Grilled Cocktail Oysters

14 /14: Grilled Bananas With Coconut Milk Caramel Dip

14/14 :Grilled Bananas With Coconut Milk Caramel Dip