These 30 easy recipe ideas for chicken, meat, seafood, and vegetables are cooked on the grill and made into easy main meals, skewers and salads, for easy outdoor, summer cooking.

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Ahhh June, the lazy-hazy-dog days-of-summer are officially upon us! Beach trips, cookouts, and easy livin’ abound. School’s out, and many of us are welcoming relaxed schedules these next few months, so the task of meal planning is much less stressful.

In between ordering pizzas poolside and dining al fresco at our favorite local haunts, we’re embracing the slower pace, and scheming up easy, laid back dinners. To mark our sixth installment of our 31 Days Series, we’re firing up the grill, and this month’s meals are all about things we can cook outdoors, because let’s face it, it’s too darn hot for those ovens!

Whether you’ve got an old-fashioned charcoal grill, a fancy gas, or a George Foreman kitchen version, get yours going, because we’ve got a tasty grilled  lineup ahead.

To see all of this year’s 31 Days Series, check them out here:

31 Days of Healthy Comfort Food Recipes to Make in January

28 Days of Lighter Pasta Recipes to Make in February

31 Days of Weeknight Chicken Dinners to Make in March

30 Days of Healthier Salads that Make a Meal in April

31 Days of Sheet Pan Dinners to Make in May

Here’s how to make meal planning your month of meals a snap.

First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.

And then sign up for your free weekly meal plan and prep list here.

Okay, time to pop open a cold one (rosé in a can, anyone?) and get our grilling on!

Pork Souvlaki with Lemon Rice from on

June 1: Pork Souvlaki with Lemon Rice


This simple recipe is great for a weeknight or weekend dinner, and is full of big flavor thanks to a killer marinade!

Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri from on

June 2: Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

Grandbaby Cakes

Juicy marinated steak with pretty much the best green sauce ever? Yep, this is summer livin’.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Cherry Salsa from on

June 3: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Cherry Salsa

The Floating Kitchen

Pairing this juicy, succulent pork with a fresh and fruity stone fruit salsa might be the best decision you make all summer.

Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs from on

June 4: Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs

A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Ditch the shrimp cocktail for this cocktail-inspired shrimp. (Margarita optional.)

Grilled Lamb Souvlaki Bowls from on

June 5: Grilled Lamb Souvlaki Bowls

Climbing Grier Mountain

We’re still suckers for food bowls and this Greek one is no exception. A bed of Israeli couscous is topped with marinated grilled lamb, kalamata olives, cucumber, red onion, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and feta cheese — opa!

Grilled King Salmon with Lentil Salad from on

June 6: Grilled King Salmon with Lentil Salad

Foodness Gracious

Grilled salmon and summer veggies tango with lentils in this super light and healthy dinner. Also, we’re totally going to start grilling avocados on the regular now.

Sizzlin' Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce from on

June 7: Sizzlin’ Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Heartbeet Kitchen

Just try to stop at two of these skewers. Oh, and don’t don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to cover everything you eat hereafter with that epic peanut sauce!

The Best Grilled Chicken Breast from on

June 8: The Best Grilled Chicken Breast


Everyone needs a go-to grilled chicken recipe, and this one’s ours. It’s versatile, so you can add it to salads and pastas, chop it up and make chicken salad with it, or enjoy it alongside your favorite starch and veggies. And don’t even get us started on the grilled lemon!

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab from on

June 9: Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

The Modern Proper

All you need is a hot grill and five ingredients to make this healthy salad. Easy weeknight dinner for the win!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Creamy Lemon Dressing from on

June 10: Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Hapa Nom Nom

If you’ve never grilled romaine before, you should definitely drop what you’re doing and start now. Plus, it only takes 10-15 minutes to prepare!

Grilled Chicken Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl from on

June 11: Grilled Chicken Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

Heather Christo

This Mediterranean-inspired bowl is filled with protein-packed quinoa, grilled chicken, and grilled veggies, along with some cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and artichoke hearts. It’s light, yet filling, and just the kind of thing we want to be eating on a hot summer’s night.

Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce from on

June 12: Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

A Thought For Food

These kabobs are killer, but if you only make them simply as a vehicle for that addictive garlic yogurt sauce, that’s reason enough right there.

Glowing Grilled Summer Detox Salad from on

June 13: Glowing Grilled Summer Detox Salad

Pinch of Yum

Romaine lettuce, corn, and shrimp take center stage on the grill, while a supporting cast of tomatoes, cucumber, and bell pepper round out this summer salad, and a creamy cilantro avocado dressing brings it all together. Fresh and light, this one will make you glow on the inside and out (and ensure you fit into that bikini).

Orange Chili Grilled Shrimp from on

June 14: Orange Chili Grilled Shrimp

Vodka and Biscuits

Shrimp on the barbie, anyone? These little guys are dressed in the yummiest chili-spiked orange marmalade, along with some garlic and rice wine vinegar, then they’re grilled to perfection. Serve with some cilantro-lime rice and grilled bread, and don’t forget the dipping sauce!

Grilled Caprese Chicken Salad with Avocado, Bacon, and Asparagus from on

June 15: Grilled Caprese Chicken Salad with Asparagus, Avocado, and Bacon

Carlsbad Cravings

Who says caprese has to be the precursor to your meal? Add in some balsamic-marinated grilled chicken, some leafy spinach, avocado, grilled asparagus, and smoky bacon, and you’ll fall in love with this Italian appetizer all over again.

Fajita Chicken Kebabs from on

June 16: Fajita Chicken Kebabs

Well Plated

Ditch the tortilla for these fajita-style, waistline-friendly kebabs (you won’t miss it, we promise).

Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad from on

June 17: Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad

Salt & Lavender

Whether or not you’re vegetarian, this hearty, healthy salad is easy to love (helloooo smoky grilled eggplant)! Plus, it comes together in just 30 minutes.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema from on

June 18: Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

Joyful Healthy Eats

Fish tacos in just 15 minutes? You have our attention! A smoky paprika spice rub livens up some grilled mahi mahi, purple cabbage lends a nice crunch, and some avocado and a Greek yogurt, chipotle, and lime crema seals the deal.

Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches from on

June 19: Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches


Consider these brined and grilled chops the food anthem of the summer. Scented with fresh rosemary and garlic, and paired with a juicy grilled peach salsa that’s been spiked with white balsamic vinegar and a chili garlic sauce, this makes for one peachy keen meal.

Miso-Marinated Steak Salad from on

June 20: Miso-Marinated Steak Salad

Kitchen Confidante

Thin ribbons of melt-in-your-mouth grilled steak and a miso-ginger dressing make this colorful salad sing with flavor.

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers from on

June 21: Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

The Recipe Critic

These super easy, rainbow-colored, island-inspired kebabs will make you wanna do a happy hula dance after each bite.

Easy Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas from on

June 22: Easy Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas

Fit Foodie Finds

Trying to cut back on carbs? Don’t fret, you don’t have to break up with pizza, thanks to this 30-minute recipe. Smoky grilled sweet potatoes make a fantastic base for fresh marinara sauce or pesto, along with your favorite toppings.

Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowls from on

June 23: Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowls

Feasting at Home

Quick, easy, healthy, and super tasty, these bowls hit every mark. Start with your favorite grain and whichever veggies you prefer, top with some simple grilled salmon and fresh, creamy tzatziki — before too long, you’ll feel like you’re dining somewhere along the Aegean Sea. Bonus: You can totally cut a corner and buy the tzatziki (no one has to know)!

Sweet Soy Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs from on

June 24: Sweet Soy Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs

Nutmeg Nanny

These chicken thighs could convert even the staunchest white meat fan. Gussied up with a marinade featuring fresh ginger, garlic, coconut milk, lemongrass paste, and chili garlic sauce. They’re perfectly sweet, sticky, and packed with awesome flavor. Just don’t skip that last step!

Easy Tandoori Chicken and Grilled Peach Salad from on

June 25: Easy Tandoori Chicken and Grilled Peach Salad

Sugar et al

This deceptively simple salad is studded with bright, juicy grilled peaches, cherry tomatoes, red onion, peppery rocket greens, and the most flavorful grilled chicken in a tandoori marinade. A simple garlic-lemon-yogurt vinaigrette ties this gorgeous bowl all together.

30 Minute Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers from on

June 26: 30 Minute Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers

How Sweet Eats

Okay, so these perfectly spiced chunks of salmon are actually blackened under the broiler, not the grill, but they still have that incredible smokey flavor that comes with grilling. They’re threaded up with some plump tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, then drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze, and we could seriously eat these every night this summer.

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce from on

June 27: Grilled Eggplant with Yoghurt Sauce

RecipeTin Eats

Whether you’re vegetarian, or you just wanna lighten things up a bit, this eggplant makes for a wonderfully hearty and healthy meal that won’t weigh you down. And the garlicky, lemony tahini yogurt sauce is the perfect complement.

Grilled Steak Tacos from on

June 28: Grilled Steak Tacos


Budget friendly flat iron steak and a speedy one-hour marinade make these citrus-adobo flavored tacos perfect for an easy weeknight or weekend dinner.

Grilled Thai Mango Chicken from on

June 29: Grilled Thai Mango Chicken

Creme De La Crumb

Coconut milk, fresh mango, curry, and lime make a mean marinade for this irresistible chicken that will make you wish you were lounging on a beach somewhere in Thailand.

Super Fresh Grilled Shrimp Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette from on

June 30: Super Fresh Grilled Shrimp Salad

Little Spice Jar

Almost everything in this salad is cooked on the grill (including the lettuce), and it all gets tossed in a yummy four-ingredient honey mustard vinaigrette!


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