It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means it’s time to kick off grilling season with some summer grilling favorites! Check out these healthy, delicious, and easy-grilling recipes perfect for Memorial Day and beyond.
Vegan Portobello Mushroom Burger
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Whether you’re vegan or not, this Portobello Mushroom Burger will fire up the taste buds and leave you wanting more! The mouthwatering recipe begins with the portobello marinade which features umami flavored miso paste, sriracha sauce, and sesame oil.
Slather the marinade on the nutritious portobello mushroom and then fire up the grill! You’ll top it off with cucumbers, carrot slaw, avocado, fresh ginger, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. This juicy burger has all the flavor and more, plus it’s super healthy!
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Veggies
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It wouldn’t be a proper grilling list without an appetizing chicken skewer recipe! And this easy dinner fix will quickly become your new go-to summer favorite.
You’ll start by mixing together your marinade. This recipe uses fresh parsley, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Give the chicken at least two hours to marinate. Then add your choice of veggies to the skewer!
And the best part about a chicken skewer recipe? You can mix it up however you like! Switch up your veggies (we love peppers, onions, and mushrooms!) or try adding new ingredients to your marinade. Then grill to your heart’s content and enjoy the finger-licking flavor!
Teriyaki Grilled Salmon Rice Bowl
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This mouthwatering summer recipe tastes just as good as it looks! Plus, salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which means you’re getting both a delicious and heart-healthy dinner in one go.
You’ll grill the salmon after seasoning the fillets with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The recipe also features healthy brown rice and corn, which you can either grill or cook up on the stove.
Next, you’ll make your own teriyaki sauce using soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, cornstarch, and water. You’ll drizzle that on top of your rice and salmon. Then sprinkle on your corn and other delicious toppings like avocado, cucumber slices, sesame seeds, and microgreens. And voila! You’ve got the perfect grilled masterpiece.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
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It’s time for more fun with grilling skewers! Only in this recipe, you’re grilling up shrimp marinated in garlic, lemon, and herbs. The skewers help keep the shrimp from falling through the grill. Plus it packs more flavor than cooking them on the stove!
Not only is it delicious, but it’s super easy and only takes about 20 minutes. Perfect for a busy summer day or Memorial Day weekend! Then, we recommend pairing these flavorful shrimps with a light, summer salad. Like one of the ones in our heart-healthy recipe blog!
Get this Grilled Shrimp Skewers recipe here.
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
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If you’re looking for some meat in your burger then look no further than this absolutely delectable Mediterranean turkey burger recipe! It’s tender, juicy, delicious, and packed with summer-loving flavors like garlic, fresh dill, and lemon.
And what we love about this recipe is that it’s much healthier than a fatty piece of red meat! Turkey is a great lean protein source that’s both delicious and nutritious. And making it fresh instead of buying it at the store makes it even healthier! Plus, it means you can customize the recipe to your liking, adding or removing flavors to make it just right for your summer mood.
And if you have leftovers? Freeze and fire up the grill the next day for round two!
Get this Mediterranean Turkey Burger recipe here.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
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Nothing screams the start of summer like some grilled corn on the cob! Peak corn season is May through September, so you should start seeing corn on the cob available at your local farm stand or grocery store. It’s the perfect addition to any summer meal.
Plus it makes eating your veggies that much more delicious! Get creative with your seasonings or go classic with butter and salt. Either way, this is one summer favorite you don’t want to skip.
Get this Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe here.
Grilled Peruvian Chicken
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Ready to spice up your chicken dish? Give this Grilled Peruvian Chicken recipe a try, we promise you won’t regret it! It features a mouthwatering marinade, Peruvian green sauce (Aji Verde), and a refreshing avocado cucumber tomato salad.
First, you’ll whip up the chicken marinade using garlic, olive oil, lime juice, honey, cumin, paprika, oregano, and other flavorful spices. Then you’ll blend together sour cream, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, salt, and lime for the Aji Verde sauce.
After grilling up your marinated chicken, generously apply your Aji Verde sauce and serve with your salad on the side. It’s the perfect summer dish for staying healthy without sacrificing flavor!
Get this Grilled Peruvian Chicken recipe here.
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan
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This Grilled Eggplant Parmesan recipe is perfect for the carb-conscious vegan, vegetarian, or veggie-lover who wants to try something a little different on the grill!
Top your eggplant with grilled tomatoes, mozzarella, toasted panko breadcrumbs, and fresh basil for a delicious appetizer. Or if you’re looking for more, cook up some pasta for a hearty meal. It’s the ultimate easy summer recipe for sharing at your Memorial Day celebrations or for grilling up on your own for dinner.
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Grilled Fava Beans with Mint, Lemon Zest, and Sumac
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If you’re cooking up chicken, steak, burgers, fish, or any other meat on the grill you’re often left wondering what else you can serve with it. This grilled fava bean recipe is the perfect addition to your plate! If you’ve never had fava beans before, expect an earthy, slightly nutty, and sweet flavor.
And when you top them with olive oil, garlic, shallot, lemon, salt, and sumac, they’ll be bursting with flavor! Plus they’re rich in protein and fiber, making them the ultimate healthy and delicious combo.
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Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple
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And for dessert, throw some pineapple on the grill! It might seem unexpected, but grilled pineapple is an experience you don’t want to miss. Especially with this recipe that tops the pineapple with a caramelized brown sugar marinade featuring butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
If you’ve never tried it before, prepare yourself for an explosion of delicious flavor. While it makes a great, healthy dessert, it’s also an awesome side dish, appetizer, or topping for your meat. You can also add it to a salad, stir fry, or salsa. There are endless possibilities with this recipe, so make sure to give it a try!
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And as you’re grilling up the goods this Memorial Day, don’t forget to add a high-protein meal replacement shake powder to your routine. It will help you stay healthy, happy, and full throughout all the celebrations!