Grilling season is the best season, am I right? Fire up the grill for one (or all) of these top 15 quick and easy summer grilling recipes. Seriously, these all take less than 30 minutes to prep and cook. For recipes that need to be marinated, give yourself an extra 30 minutes to an hour.
We have been grilling almost everyday this summer, and I am not complaining. I just love the smoky smell that escapes from the grill, the taste and textures of anything grilled (I mean... hello grill marks!), and of course enjoying that perfectly charred meal outside on a sunny patio.
Before you begin making one of these summer grilling recipes, make sure you have all your equipment ready to go. You will need tongs for grilling, an indoor grill pan (if you are not using an outdoor grill), and skewers if you are making kebabs. Ok let's get grilling.
Best Summer Grill Recipes
Greek Chicken Souvlaki Skewers
Easy Greek chicken souvlaki skewers marinated in garlic, fresh herbs, lemon and bay leaves for that classic Mediterranean flavour. Grill in under 15 minutes. Serve alongside some easy homemade tzatziki sauce and a Mediterranean orzo pasta salad. Or turn them into Greek chicken gyros wrapped in pita bread.
The Best Ribeye Steak
Better than the steakhouse, the best tender and juicy ribeye steak with a perfect seared crust is garlicky, buttery and packed with so much flavour. Serve with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and easy air fryer asparagus. Or, why not make your meal a full on surf and turf with lobster tails... um yes please!
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Pineapple
Juicy and tender teriyaki chicken skewers with pineapple, bell peppers and red onions are sticky, sweet, savoury, and tangy. So flavourful and delicious. Serve over some steamed rice or easy coconut rice.
Classic Juicy Hamburgers
Better than the steakhouse, these classic juicy hamburgers are perfectly seasoned, so flavourful and delicious. Make them on the grill or on the stove. Serve with a side of crispy homemade french fries or sweet potato wedges and a summer corn salad or potato salad. You can even make your own homemade hamburger buns for these.
Teriyaki Grilled Salmon Rice Bowl
Easy to make, light and fresh teriyaki grilled salmon rice bowl is topped with vegetables, seaweed and salmon roe, with homemade teriyaki sauce on top. Serve with an Asian cold noodle salad on the side.
Souvlaki Beef Shish Kebabs
Easy Greek souvlaki beef shish kebabs are marinated in a garlicky lemony olive oil marinade and threaded with fresh vegetables. Cook on the grill or oven. Serve them wrapped inside some quick and easy pita bread.
Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers
Juicy and tender grilled cajun shrimp skewers are garlicky, lemony, and packed with flavour with a cajun marinade. Ready in under 30 minutes including prep. Serve it with a fresh Mediterranean chickpea wedge salad on the side.
Balsamic Chicken Kabobs
Grilled Balsamic Chicken Kabobs are a delicious flavorful summer grill staple marinated in a balsamic sauce, skewered with vegetables, and grilled or baked.
Easy Grilled Shrimp Boil
Easy, garlicky and buttery grilled shrimp boil with prawns, corn, baby potatoes and sausage, seasoned and tossed with parsley takes just 20 minutes to cook. Throw some whole potatoes on the grill too and serve this with some BBQ chicken stuffed baked potatoes.
Grilled Orange Chicken Skewers
Flame-kissed, sticky and saucy, grilled orange chicken skewers with a rich, citrus-based marinade are delicious, juicy and so tender. Best summer weeknight dinner ever. Serve with a side of 10-minute vegetarian fried rice or noodles.
Greek Lamb Souvlaki Skewers
Quick and easy, grilled Greek lamb souvlaki skewers are marinated in a simple Mediterranean marinade for just 30 minutes. Serve with some tzatziki sauce. Serve over top of some rice pilaf with carrots and Greek salad on the side. So delicious.
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
Mediterranean turkey burgers are tender, juicy, and delicious, loaded with garlic, fresh dill, and lemon juice. The perfect summer weeknight meal.
Korean Chicken Skewers
Juicy and tender Korean chicken skewers are packed with bold flavors bringing sweet, savory, and spicy your dinner table. The best summer weeknight dinner.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Buttery and salty grilled corn on the cob with beautiful char marks, delicious flavor, and the best texture is the easiest recipe to throw on the grill.
These Salmon Burgers made with real fresh salmon, are crispy on the outside and flaky inside, juicy and thick, and healthy and packed with protein.
Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Garlic shrimp skewers are delicious and full of fresh flavor. These quick and easy kabobs can be grilled, baked or air fried for an easy summer dinner.
Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Better than takeout, easy to make tender chicken satay skewers with coconut marinade and homemade peanut dipping sauce is savoury, sweet, tangy, and nutty. Serve it over some delicious easy coconut rice.
Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Tandoori Chicken Skewers with juicy tender chicken bites are marinated in an authentic yogurt marinade packed with a homemade Indian seasoning blend.
Lamb Chops with Dijon Garlic Marinade
Juicy, tender, and delicious lamb chops marinated in a dijon garlic sauce will change the way you cook lamb forever! Cook them in the air fryer or on the grill. Serve with a side of creamy garlic mashed cauliflower and herb-roasted carrots.
Black Bean Burgers
Homemade vegetarian black bean burgers are thick, hearty, flavorful, and delicious. They are easy to make with the best texture (no mushy burgers here!).
Persian Saffron Chicken Kebabs (Joojeh Kabob)
Quick and easy, classic Persian saffron chicken kebabs (joojeh kabob) is marinated in a simple saffron and lemon marinade for that classic Iranian flavour. Make it a full on Persian dinner with Basmati rice with saffron and Persian Shirazi salad with cucumber and tomato.
Lemongrass Chicken Skewers
Vietnamese lemongrass chicken skewers are tender, juicy, and flavorful, marinated with fresh lemongrass. Serve these kebabs with peanut dipping sauce.
Mediterranean Chicken Patties
Delicious, moist and juicy Mediterranean chicken patties have everything you want in one bite: protein, veggies, herbs, and they're quick and easy to make.
Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers
Juicy and tender, Xinjiang spicy cumin lamb skewers with a bold cumin and cayenne marinade, are so flavourful and easy to make on the grill or air fryer. Serve it with a fresh Chinese garlic cucumber salad on the side.
Pan-Fried Lemongrass Chicken
Aromatic Asian lemongrass chicken is healthy, gluten-free, and takes less than 25 minutes to prep and cook! Now that's what I call the perfect weeknight meal. Serve over some steamed rice or 10-minute vegetarian fried rice. Such a delicious combo!
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
Greek-style spinach and feta turkey burgers are tender, juicy, and flavourful, loaded with spinach, feta and fresh Mediterranean herbs and is so easy to prep. Serve it with tzatziki sauce and homemade hamburger buns.
Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki
This refreshing and light, easy Greek chicken gyros is packed with tender souvlaki chicken, Greek salad, and homemade tzatziki sauce, all wrapped in a pita.
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Easy Summer Grilling Recipes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Diet: Gluten Free
Fire up the grill for these top 15 quick and easy summer grilling recipes including grilled skewers, steak, chicken, seafood and lamb, in under 30 minutes.
- Plan ahead of time. You can prepare many of these dishes in advance. Most of the skewers and meat need to be marinated for at least 30 minutes or an hour.
- Prep your ingredients. You can save time by prepping your ingredients in advance as well. Whether that is chopping vegetables, making side dishes, or preparing sauce. You can store all your prepared ingredients in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
Equipment used: Before you begin firing up the grill, make sure you have all your equipment ready to go. You will need tongs for grilling, an indoor grill pan (if you are not using an outdoor grill), and skewers if you are making kebabs.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Main
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: quick and easy summer grilling recipes, summer grilling, grilling recipes, how to grill, summer recipes, grilled skewers, grilled fish, grilled chicken, grilled lamb, grilled beef
GUNJAN C Dudani says
This is a wonderful and helpful round up for summer grilling ideas. Nicely summarized and well collected.
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
Thank you! So glad you liked it.
Thanks. This is so exciting and fun too. All your recipes look super delicious and perfect. Best way to enjoy an amazing weekend.
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
Thank you so much! I hope you try some of them, they are really good.