March 14, 2021 4 min read

As the weather begins to warm up, it's time to fire up the grill and get the good times sizzlin'. We're suckers for a day spent outside with delicious grilled foods that keep our stomachs full and happy.

If you're not sure what to grill, how to grill, or simply want to try something different, then any one of these 20 healthy grilling recipes is for you. Made with all real ingredients and sure to get the grilled goods craving satisfied, these recipes pair perfectly with a warm summer day! 

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CHICKEN

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Photo credit: Our Salty Kitchen

1. Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Tangy, juicy chicken thighs with the perfect touch of underlying sweet tones will have your taste buds on edge with each bite. These thighs are soft and tender on the inside with a crispy, flavorful crust on the outside.
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Photo credit: Diethood

2. Mango Chicken Salad

Take your grilled goods to the salad with this mango chicken salad featuring tender grilled chicken and juicy, sweet mango that pairs perfectly with the salty chicken. Filled with vitamins and nutrients from refreshing fruits and veggies, this meal is 100% well-rounded.
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Photo credit: Feel Good Foodie

3. Grilled Lemon Chicken

Crispy on the outside, bursting with juicy flavors on the inside. This grilled lemon chicken recipe is perfectly salty and features a surprising citrus twist that will rock your world and have you wishing you'd discovered this long ago.
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Photo credit: Paleo Running Momma

4.Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Honey Dijon 

Who doesn't love a loaded cobb salad with all the goods - heard boiled eggs, tender grilled chicken, creamy avocado, crispy bacon, and all the veggies your heart desires. Paired with a dreamy honey dijon, this salad is a complete dream.
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Photo credit: Joyous Apron

5. Hawaiian Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

Succulent, juicy chicken coated with a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze that will send your taste buds on a delicious trip. Thrown atop cauliflower rice and paired with a bed of greens, this meal is a mouth-watering tropical escape.
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SEAFOOD

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Photo credit: Mary's Whole Life

6. Balsamic Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

We've all heard of the delicious mango and traditional tomato salsa, but have you ever tried strawberry salsa? Refreshingly sweet and tangy strawberry salsa draped over flaky and juicy salmon, this dish will have you on cloud 9.
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Photo credit: Cookin' Canuck

7. Mahi Mahi with Grilled Avocado Peach Salsa

Another creative salsa recipe to surprise your taste buds. Perfectly tender mahi mahi paired with a sweet and creamy avocado peach salsa that will have you drooling after every bite.
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Photo credit: Wildway

8. Paleo Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Classic breaded fish tacos, but without the grains. These paleo and grain-free fish tacos are perfectly refreshing and so easy to make. Topped with a sweet mango salsa, these flavors are too good to not experience for yourself.
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Photo credit: Erhardts Eats

9. Mediterranean Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Kabobs are one of our favorite grill recipes because of how simple they are. Throw your veggies and meat of choice on a stick, then let the grill do its thing. Simple preparation, quick clean up, bomb flavor.
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Photo credit: Fannetastic Food

10. Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa

Chewy shrimp paired with sweet and smoky pineapple make for a match made in heaven. To take this dish to a whole new tropical level, pair with the homemade coconut quinoa for a flavorful dream.
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BEEF

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Photo credit: Carlsbad Cravings

11. Best Marinated Flank Steak

We don't need to tell you how juicy and tender this flank steak recipe is, the picture speaks volumes itself! Each bite melts in your mouth and features spicy, tangy, and sweet notes to keep each bite better than the last.
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Photo credit: Recipe Runner

12. Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Chimichurri 

Another skewer recipe, but add a delicious homemade chimichurri sauce that's perfect for drizzling or dipping. This recipe features simple and real ingredients that only require 30 minutes to create this wholesome meal.
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Photo credit: Coley Cooks

13. Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

Skip the bun and fill up on crunchy veggies, peanuts, and the most tender thai-style beef. This delicious marinated dish is perfectly light to keep you feeling satisfied without the heavy feeling meat can sometimes bring.
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Photo credit: Girl Carnivore

14. Grilled Flank Steak Pinwheel Pops

The perfect appetizer or side dish, these aren't your typical pinwheels. Juicy flank steak stuffed with provolone and roasted peppers, then topped with a luscious roasted pepper aioli as the cherry on top. 
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Photo credit: Sweet C's

15. Best Grilled Carne Asada

Being from the south, we couldn't not include one of our favorite Mexican-inspired dishes in this round-up. This deliciously tender and juicy flank steak recipe is perfect for filling tacos, fajitas, or just to throw on top of a salad.
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PLANT-BASED

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Photo credit: Wildway

16. Cauliflower Falafel Recipe

A grain-free and healthy twist on a Mediterranean favorite, this baked falafel can also be perfectly grilled and is full of fresh herbs and wholesome veggies. Toss on top of your salad with a drizzle of tzatziki sauce and you're golden.
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Photo credit: Crowded Kitchen

17. Mediterranean Grilled Tofu

Who ever said tofu was boring has obviously never looked into how to actually cook it; enter these delicious Mediterranean-inspired grilled tofu skewers. Paired with a refreshing and crisp veggie-filled salad, this is our dream meal.
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Photo credit: Minimalist Baker

18. Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri

These portobello mushroom tops are proof you don't need meat to make a burger. Thick and tender "patties" that soak up all the delicious juices just as good, if not better, than your typical meat patty. Don't knock 'em till you try 'em!
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Photo credit: Foodie Crush

19. Grilled Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks with Asian Gremolata

Buffalo wings and now grilled steaks, what can cauliflower not do? These crispy and flavorful cauli steaks are perfect alone or when topped with the homemade Asian gremolata that adds a delightful sweet and tangy flare.
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Photo credit: A Virtual Vegan

20. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

One bite of this delicious black bean burger would have you fooled that it was the real thing! These burgers are beyond flavorful, but boast way more nutrients than your typical patty. Top with all your favorite veggies for a plant-based treat.


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