30+ Real Food Grilling Ideas

A great round up of real food grilling recipe ideas. Lots of freezer-friendly dinners, too.

Spring has sprung and grilling season has arrived! There are so many grilling recipes on the web, but it’s hard to find “real food” grilling recipes. You know, the whole food kind with ingredients that don’t involve a seasoning pack or bottle of marinade from the store that’s full of preservatives and additives. This round-up is full of easy, family-friendly, and mostly real food recipes that you can throw on the grill in no time.

Pin these for later or make one tonight. Time to get grilling!

Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs

These Grilled Marinated Chicken Kabobs are one of our favorites for the grilling season. Make ahead and freeze before or after grilling!

Firecracker Asian Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa from Laughing Spatula


Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches are the ultimate chicken sandwiches for any weeknight! Just prep and freeze all the components ahead of time. This well-seasoned, versatile grilled chicken also works to top pasta or salads. #freezermeal #realfood #thrivinghome

Grilled Corn on the Cob

A great little trick that will help you grill flawless corn on the cob. In fact, we will grill corn no other way after using this method. While you could easily boil corn on the cob, grilling corn brings out a different, richer flavor and adds that yummy char to the outside of the corn.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs from Cooking Classy

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs | Cooking Classy

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

A GREAT tip on how to grill pork tenderloin. You'll never go back to baking it after this!

Jane’s Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches recipe. An explosion of flavor! Perfect for a summer cookout.

Mediterranean Shrimp

This freezer-friendly shrimp will make even the most reluctant seafood eaters happy! It's a fun one to serve for family dinner or as a party appetizer. #freezermeal #realfood

Mini Italian Burgers

Moist and packed with Italian flavor, these Mini Italian Burgers will impress anyone from guests to the youngest eaters in your house.

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan by Perry’s Plate

Greek Turkey Burgers with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce by The Lemon Bowl

Greek Turkey Burger with Greek Tzatziki Sauce - The Lemon Bowl

Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza by Joyful Healthy Eats

Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza_3

Grilled Pork Adobo by Try Anything Once

Grilled pork adobo is delicious meat on a stick!

Garlic Honey Chicken Kabobs

Garlic honey chicken kabob marinade

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken, and Avocado Salad by Gimme Some Oven

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

Southwest Chicken Tenders

This southwest marinade is sure to please all the eaters in your house. It is full of flavor, but not spicy.

Chicken Pesto Pasta (“Green Alien” Pasta)

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Grilled Corn Fresh Summer Salad by Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Grilled Corn Fresh Summer Salad

Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn from MyRecipes

Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn

Grilled Fish Provencal by The Nourishing Home

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas by Skinny Taste

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas – I make these indoors on my little grill pan, super easy and delish!

Grilled Pork Chops, Peaches, and Red Onions by 5 Dollar Dinners

Grilled Beef Fajita Taquitos With Avocado Ranch Sauce by 5 Dollar Dinners

Grilled BLT Pizza by The Lily Pad Cottage

Grilled BLT pizza recipe with avocado dressing

Twice Baked Grilled Potatoes by 5 Dollar Dinners

Tropical Chicken Burger by Laughing Spatula


Kids BBQ Recipes by Real Advice Gal

Rec Tec Grills 2

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad by Two Peas & Their Pod

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad on twopeasandtheirpod.com A simple and healthy summer salad!

Grilled Asparagus by The Happy Housewife

Grilled Asparagus at The Happy Housewife

Easy Grilled Vegetables by Gimme Some Oven

Southwest Chicken Bacon Wraps

Southwest chicken and bacon wraps. Such a great, healthy dinner idea. I love serving this meal when we have people over because people can customize it. Also a great freezer meal! | Thriving Home #freezermeal

Easy, Homemade BBQ Sauce by My Humble Kitchen

Easy, Homemade BBQ Sauce - The Real Food Way | myhumblekitchen.com

Quick and Easy Marinade by Southern Bite

Quick and Easy Marinade

Steak Kabob Marinade

The key to a great kabob -- the marinade. Try this flavorful marinade and you're sure to amaze guests at your next cook out!


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  1. Thanks again for your kind shout outs! I love this grilled round-up and am excited to try some of these tasty recipes. I’ve pinned it so I can refer back to it over and over! 🙂