As temperatures continue to rise, we’re always looking for ways to make hearty, protein-packed meals without having to turn on the oven. Our solution? The grill. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite grill-based meals that all come together with five or fewer ingredients (not including oil and S&P). Dinner doesn’t need a frying pan—or a laundry list of items—to taste great.
Grilled Peach Pizza with Prosciutto
Move over pineapple and ham! Peach and prosciutto steal the show in this Martha Stewart recipe perfect for a summer night on the patio. Topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh basil, you won’t even notice this pie is missing the usual marinara, since the caramelized peaches bring all the moisture and zing. As a creative substitute, use apricots for the same sweet taste and texture.
Charred Garlic Lamb Chops
While many think of lamb as a wintertime regular, we love this lightened-up version that cooks the chops right on the grill. Serve with a side of grilled eggplant and green onions, then give the whole plate a drizzle of pomegranate molasses, a thick and tangy Middle Eastern staple.
Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado Salsa
Scallops are one of our favorite things to grill because they absorb such great smoky flavor in a short amount of time. Pair with this easy melon and avocado salsa and a briny glass of Muscadet for a simple, summery seafood feast.
Grilled Bacon BLTs
Have you ever tried cooking your bacon on the grill? Once you do, you might never go back to grease-splattered counters and a smoked-up kitchen. This BLT really dials things up a notch with its hearty thick-cut slices of bacon. Although we know this recipe is kind of cheating our 5-ingredient limit, we’re not counting S&P … and it’s well worth the extra kick from the (optional) sriracha!
Grilled Lobster and Corn
Feeling fancy? Bust out the bibs for this summer feast dreamed up by MyRecipes. Buy peak-season corn and the freshest lobster you can get. (Pro tip: For live lobster, look for the ones with longer antennae—it’s a sign they’re fresher since they tend to nibble down each other’s antennae the longer they’re in the tank.) Grill and baste in garlic butter, and dinner is done!
Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets
Foil pouches are a smart way to grill chicken breasts because they trap the moisture inside and give you the juiciest results. Did we mention that this approach is also really easy? This sweet-and-spicy spin on BBQ chicken calls for your sauce of choice—try one on the tangy end. As the pineapple cooks with the poultry, the juices mingle with the sauce, so you don’t want your final dish to be too sweet.
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