5 Oddly Awesome Things You Never Realized You Could Grill

Grilling is awesome. A summer BBQ with steak, hot dogs, corn, and down it all with good ol beer. But did you know? There are a bunch of other things you can slap on the grill as well that actually taste good and quite healthy for you? Check these out…

Try using a head of Romaine lettuce or butter lettuce that has been cut in half and brushed with olive oil. It chars in minutes and is simply irresistible drizzled with ranch or buttermilk dressing.

Don’t bother heating up the house cooking your pizza in the oven — head out to the grill instead. Brush the fresh dough with olive oil and grill it over medium-low heat. Flip it over and add your toppings, being careful not to overload the crust. Continue to grill until the crust is fully cooked and the cheese is melted.

Cheese doesn’t always melt into gooiness on the grill — some kinds turn soft and chewy. Thick slices of halloumi or any cheese wheels with a thick rind are perfect when grilled. Lightly oil the cheese and grill over medium-high heat. Serve with crusty bread and fruit.

Caramelized fruits like pineapple, watermelon, peaches, mangos, or bananas get loads of flavor in seconds when grilled. Brush the fruit with oil and grill over high heat until charred and caramelized. Eat alone or with vanilla ice cream for optimal sweetness.

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No, we’re not nuts — you can actually grill nuts. Grilling adds a nice toasty sweetness to your favorite nuts like peanuts, cashews, or almonds. Place the nuts on a foil-lined grill-proof cooking sheet and toss the nuts with oil and seasonings. Heat the nuts until toasted and crispy.

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The next time you throw a BBQ, keep these in mind. You’d be surprised when your guest think you are a mad man, but inside secretly thanking you for these healthy grilled food.