10 unexpected foods to bbq on the grill

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Weird foods that you can grill

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Are you burned out on BBQ chicken and burgers? Spice up your summer menu with one of these unexpected grilling picks. We’ve got some healthy grill options for you too.


Romaine Lettuce

Summer salads are a great addition to any BBQ, so why not make it part of the grilling? Cut your heads of lettuce in half, then place the chopped side down over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the edges start to char, then remove. The smoky flavor will add an extra kick to your classic Caesar salad.









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Grilling Fruit

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Fruit Kabobs

Fruit is an obvious low-cal summer snack, but skewering some up might come as a surprise. Pineapple, peaches, strawberries, and even grapes are great for grilling and will look festive at a backyard party.



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Celery Root

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Celery Root

Healthy alternatives to our favorite foods are always a plus. What are we getting at with this strange root? So everyone loves mashed potatoes—well, if you chop a celery root in half and put it on the grill on low heat until it's fully charred, the inside becomes a perfectly creamy side dish, without the added cals!















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Grill cheese

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Cheese

Everyone loves a cheese plate—but why not save the brie and crackers for a winter soirée? Since you're outside grilling and enjoying the summer, throw some semi-hard cheese (like halloumi) on the barbie. It's a whole new take on 'grilled cheese'!








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Grill French Toast

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French Toast

Take your brunch outside! Just like on the stove, French toast on the grill is simple and delicious. Turn your grill on medium heat and brush with vegetable oil (wouldn't want the bread to stick). Dip the bread in egg batter and toss on the grill for two minutes on each side. It's ready when the surface looks dry.








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Grilling Olives

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Olives

One of our favorite things to munch on or add to a healthy salad just got even better. Skewer a bunch of marinated olives and grill them over medium heat to enhance the flavor. Like it hot? Sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the little guys before you toss them on the BBQ.







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Grilling Salsa

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Salsa

If you're making your own salsa, grilling the veggies first will take the taste up a notch. BBQ tomatoes, onions, maybe even a hot pepper or two, before chopping them up and mixing. You can even add a peach, or pineapple for a sweet summer twist!







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Grilling Watermelon

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Watermelon

Speaking of fruit...this summer staple actually works on the BBQ too. Cut your melon in wedges (rind off) and toss them onto the grill. The heat will evaporate most of the liquid leaving a thick fruit steak (your vegetarian friends will thank you) with an intensified smokey sweetness. Eat as is, drizzle with honey or whipped cream for an after dinner treat, or even go savory with olive oil and cheese.



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Throwing herbs on the grill for cocktails

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Cocktails

It's not a party (at least our kind) without cocktails, right? Spice things up even more by throwing fruits or herbs on the grill before adding them to a batch of mojitos, sangria, or your own concoction. Okay, so if alcohol is not your thing, throw lemons on the grill to add to water, or homemade lemonade.













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Grilling Desserts

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Desserts

You can have your cake and grill it too. So everyone knows about s'mores, but when it comes to grilling dessert, the possibilities are endless. BBQ your banana for a banana split—really anything you would make in the oven is fair game on the grill, cupcakes, cookies, tarts, you name it.

The Food Network has a great Prize Winning Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe that was featured on BBQ with Bobby Flay that you may want to try this weekend!



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