We never tire of summer grilling... but even we'll admit: sometimes grilled recipes get tired. After all, how many times can you throw tempeh on the grill before it's a little yawn-worthy? That's why we're shaking things up this week, with 4 delicious grilled salad recipes for Meatless Monday. They'll definitely add some spice to your dinnertime routine!
Have you ever grilled avocado before? If not, it's time to start. Featured prominently alongside seasonal tomatoes in this grilled avocado and tomato recipe, grilled avocados add a certain je ne sais quoi to your summertime routine. The normally cool, soft fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit!) get an added touch of smoky, charred flavor that really boosts their natural aromas.
Images and recipes courtesy of author Georgeanne Brennan and Weldon Owen Publishing.
If your garden is overflowing with summer squash, you're definitely not alone. Summer gardeners can always use another zucchini recipe in their arsenal, and this is one of our favorites: a grilled squash and orzo salad that's bursting with summer colors and flavors. Source the squash and mint from your garden, cook up a batch of orzo pasta, toss together a simple dressing, and this salad is ready to be devoured.
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Have you started grilling halloumi yet? This firm Greek cheese is the perfect way to add yet another food group to your grill. Unlike other cheeses that melt when they hit hot temperatures, halloumi sears up perfectly and is a great addition to this tasty tabbouleh salad, bursting with fresh herbs.
Image: Laura Klein
When grilling actual lettuces, you'll need to be careful: not all greens stand up to the heat. But endive is one lettuce that you can definitely grill. This bitter Belgian vegetable only gets better when the grill caramelizes its natural sugars. A blood orange vinaigrette highlights the flavors of the grilled endive even more, for a dish that's sure to impress your foodie friends.
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