Keep dinner on the grill weeknight-easy with tips and fast recipes from the EatingWell Test Kitchen.
1. Let the Grill Get Nice and Hot
A hot grill will keep meat from sticking.
2. Pick Ingredients That Cook Quickly
Pick ingredients that cook fast—like shrimp and little potatoes, which cook quickly if you microwave them for a few minutes before grilling.
3. Use Your Broiler
No grill to build your fantasy dinner around? Don’t feel left out: you can make many of these recipes in your oven using a broiler variation.
—Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor
This salad of grilled vegetables and beans tossed with lemon and dill tops grilled portobello mushrooms smothered in melted fontina cheese for a healthy vegetarian main course.
This Japanese recipe for beef negimaki rolls (in which beef flavored with teriyaki sauce is wrapped around scallions) includes asparagus as well for extra vegetables.
The cumin-and-coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only find small chicken thighs, cook 2 per person and reduce the grill time slightly.
This curried potato and shrimp kebab recipe cooks in less than 5 minutes on the grill and packs plenty of flavor thanks to a generous amount of curry powder, garlic and cilantro.
This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing, toss with the grilled chicken and romaine and wrap it all together for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Download a printable shopping list for this week of dinners here.