Healthy Summer Recipes to Make with Your Grill

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Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for barbecues and summer cookouts. But if you want to feed your family and friends something healthier than hot dogs and hamburgers, or if you’re tired of the same old BBQ food, consider some of these healthy summer recipes to make with your new grill.

Grilled Farro-Smothered Portobello Mushrooms

Farro is an ancient grain with a chewy, nutty texture. Combine farro with Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and goat cheese and stuff inside beautiful Portobello mushrooms. Grill the stuffed mushrooms until they are slightly charred and top with shredded lettuce. If you want to take these mushrooms to the next level, drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over top and sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Most people don’t think to grill fruits, but throwing a sweet fruit like watermelon on the grill brings out its juicy and delicious flavor. Grill up a few thick slices of fresh-cut watermelon and toss the pieces into a healthy summer salad full of quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese for a light and delicious side or main course.

Plank Grilled Sesame-Ginger Tuna Steaks

If you’re tired of steaks, just wait until you try these sesame-ginger tuna steaks. After preparing the simple Asian-inspired sauce, marinate the tuna steaks for a few hours and then grill them between two cedar planks for an irresistible smoky flavor. Add sweet grilled pineapple on the side for a delectable summer dinner.

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