As the frigid air turns into a warm breeze, it’s time to pull out that dusty grill and get busy marinading! Resurrect your outdoor cooker with these perfect springtime recipes.
It doesn’t get any better than pairing in-season ingredients with your favorite meat. From scallops and chicken to steak and lamb—you name it, we have a recipe for your first cookout of the season.
Scallops offer a sweet, delicate taste that simply cannot be compared with anything else from the deep blue sea. These marinated bivalves, once finished, boast a gorgeous seared crust, but remain juicy and tender on the inside.
Not only do these taste fantastic, but they also present well and look perfect when plated with fresh lemons.
This gorgeous array of vegetables and steak is beautiful to look at, but tastes even better on a breezy, spring evening.
The cumin-rubbed steak provides a distinctive earthy, spicy kick, while the grilled fennel bulb brings a sweet, anise-like flavor. Enjoy this healthy quinoa salad with the included recipe for the tasty tahini dressing.
Imagine juicy, plump shrimp marinated in a basil vinaigrette lying on top of a bed of fresh baby spinach. Those two ingredients alone offer so much!
After you add in the sliced mango, raspberries, and creamy goat cheese, you’ll have a new spring favorite that’s sure to last through summer, too!
This healthy cilantro lime grilled chicken is just the outdoor recipe you’ve been looking for, especially if you doing the keto thing.
You’ll love the marinaded flavors that bring this chicken dish to life. Of course, nothing compares to fantastic chunky salsa made with in-season avocados. Enjoy this dish with some cauliflower rice or a side of grilled veggies.
Sweet and savory ingredients create a palate-pleasing duo like no other, and these honey garlic shrimp skewers are proof.
The sticky honey glaze combined with mouth-watering pineapple is sure to create a dance of flavor on your tongue. These shrimp pair perfectly with grilled asparagus and a side of basmati rice.
Crushed garlic, blended with fresh rosemary and thyme, cayenne pepper, and olive oil work wonders in the paste used as a rub on these lamb chops.
After the chops soak in all that flavor, you let them rest and warm up for about 20 minutes. Then, onto the hot grill they go! Enjoy this tasty meal with horseradish mashed potatoes and roasted parsnips.
If you need an easy peasy go-to chicken marinade recipe, look no further. This marinade only calls for a few humble ingredients, like extra virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs. Marinade the meat overnight, and your chicken will surely go from bland to grand.
This chicken tastes perfect on a bed of fresh greens, or with a side of veggies.
Sweet bell peppers, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, you name it, it tastes fantastic on the grill. For this recipe, you simply brush your veggies with olive oil, and then sprinkle on a little salt and pepper for the most delicious, straightforward side or entrée of all time.
To add some extra flavor, don’t skip the fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar.
There’s a reason you see garlic, butter, and lemon paired in so many recipes. The combination of these three humble ingredients creates a flavor that works in a multitude of dishes.
It especially works wonders on fish, and this salmon foil pack dinner is the perfect example. Enjoy this simple, oh, so tender, salmon with asparagus and roasted fingerling potatoes.
It’s time to break out that grill and start serving up some delicious spring fare. These light, tasty recipes are perfect for your first cookout or outdoor get-together of the season, so why wait? Grab those barbecue rubs and get to it!