Tzatziki is a fantastic sauce to have with a Mediterranean-inspired grilled meal. We suggest making extra so you'll have it ready for another meal later in the week.
Recipe: Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
While we love traditional basil pesto, this inventive take on the summery sauce is a super-tasty marinade for grilled shrimp. Parlay kebabs into tacos by serving with warm tortillas and slaw.
Garlic harvested before the bulbs mature flavor this main dish. Buy it at farmers' markets and Asian grocery stories, or substitute with green onions.
Serve slices of steak with a fresh green salad or favorite summer vegetable.
You can find jars of Thai green curry at most supermarkets—the potent paste adds instant authentic flavor.
Pair this dish with a crisp, aromatic Viognier like Jorian Hill 2007 (Santa Ynez Valley; $30).
Recipe: Mahimahi with Thai Green Curry
Invite friends to your party space around sunset. You’ll have sunlight till at least 8 in June. This showstopper salad gets a fancy touch with grilled New York steaks, and fresh mint leaves from your garden set off the feta.
Recipe: Grecian Steak Salad
Brie cheese acts as a creamy sauce when melted by the warm pasta. For the most flavorful results, use tomatoes and basil in summer, at the height of their season.
A simple spice mix flavors chicken while it grills; finish with avocado, chiles, and cheese.
4 more minutes on the grill melts the cheese to perfection.
Follow the recipe to make your own kimchi, or take a shortcut and use the condiment ready-made from the store. Pair the burgers with a beer with balanced malt and hops like Saigon Export.
Recipe: Korean Kimchi Burgers
Grilling adds a mildly smoky note ― the perfect complement to big flavors like lime, cilantro, and chile ― in these easy quesadillas. Plus, there's no dirty skillet to clean.
This fun twist on the classic ham and cheese sandwich gets crunch, smokiness, and creaminess from crusty grilled bread topped with melted cheese. A zesty arugula salad atop the sandwiches freshens them up, making for a quick and tasty dinner.
Tender grass-fed beef makes these juicy burgers stand out. Chipotle barbecue sauce makes them irresistible. Burgers and homemade bbq sauce in 35 minutes ― what a treat!
The heat of the steaks melts the fresh mozzarella and the greens add a peppery bite in this dish that is perfect for special occasions and weeknights alike.
Poultry burgers have a reputation for being dry and bland, but jazzed up with sharp cheddar, parmesan, and garlic ― and then topped with crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes, and lettuce ― they're boldness in a bun (in under 30 minutes).
Recipe: BLT Chicken Burgers