Nothing screams summer like the smoky smell of the grill, yet the summer heat also calls for a lot of cool, crisp lettuces and farm-fresh veggies too. The struggle is real. We have rounded up the best of the best of all worlds—the salad, the meats, the grill—in our salad meets grill recipe round-up.
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The Goodtaste Team
The good news it’s still peach season, so fire up the grill (or grill pan) and get your peach on! You can use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or maybe grill up your chicken too. The heat from the grill caramelizes the peach sugars and the smoke lends a salad-ready savoriness we love!
A noob to grilling lettuce? We love this recipe which calls for robust lettuce like romaine or radicchio dressed in a simple smear of crème fraîche and squeeze of fresh citrus. Add some thinly sliced grilled flank steak and you’ve got a filling meal cooked completely on the grill.
After all the shelter-in-place orders of spring and now into the summer, we’re breaking out of our comfort food rut with this grilled lettuce, corn and shrimp detox summer salad. The avocado dressing alone is one you’ll want to make again and again.
Chicken thighs are one of our favorite proteins to throw on the grill since they’re quick and easy to cook, retain a ton of moisture, and basically act as a sponge to any seasoning you throw at them. Here, they meet the cooling crunch of cucumbers and red onions tossed in a chile-spiked vinaigrette.
A grilled take on the classic Niçoise salad, this version from grillmaster Bobby Flay combines grilled potatoes and seasoned shrimp with summer-fresh string beans and garden-grown tomatoes, and dresses it all in a fresh herb vinaigrette.