Summer Grilling Roundup

Summer Grilling Roundup

With our summer grilling roundup, say goodbye to heating up your home and embrace the open air cooking experience. Grilled foods not only have a delectable smokiness that stovetop cooking lacks, but they can also be lower in calories. Elevate your grilling game by using our Eastern Shore Honey, adding a hint of mellow sweetness that enhances the flavors of savory meats and vegetables. It's time to take your outdoor cooking to the next level.

Summer Grilling Vegetables on a wood platter with a napkin and olive oil, in time for National Vegetarian Month

Summertime is nice and hot, but your kitchen doesn’t have to be!

When it comes to grilling, the health-conscious choice is clear: gas grills are better than charcoal. Why? Well, charcoal grills release more carbon and can potentially add chemical compounds to your food if it gets overly "charred." While you'd have to eat a lot of char-grilled foods to see any adverse effects, it's best to prioritize using gas whenever possible.

But don't just take our word for it. During a BBQ with my health-conscious friends, I used a gas grill instead of charcoal. The feedback was astonishing. They all agreed that the food tasted cleaner and fresher. One friend even mentioned that they didn't feel heavy after eating, which they typically experienced after BBQs. I realized that choosing the right grill can greatly impact the overall experience.

So, if you're a health enthusiast looking for a healthier grilling option, switch to gas and taste the difference.

Our Top Summer Grilling Recipes

One of our favorite grilled recipes is this Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken. The honey caramelizes and creates a deep rich flavor. This excellent weekend meal can be paired with any grilled veggie. It’s as easy to make as it is delicious. Try our homemade honey BBQ sauce with any grilled meat or veggie to spice it up!

Grill in a backyard during the summer

Another delicious and healthy way to prepare grilled chicken is by making Kabobs with chicken breast. They’re light, healthy, and a breeze to make!

This BBQ Brisket recipe made with our special honey BBQ sauce is a hearty way to feed weekend guests. When simmered with indirect heat, the brisket is moist and tender. Great for sandwiches. One of our favorites is a brisket sandwich served with healthy homemade slaw.

Artichokes are a delicacy that you definitely shouldn’t pass up. They dazzle your guests. Our Grilled Artichokes with Thai Honey Vinaigrette take a little bit of prep work to get ready, but they’re delicious and very well worth the time.

Grilled Summer Vegetables are healthy and quick to prepare, and with the summer harvest in full swing, you have many options to choose from. This dish’s beauty is that you can’t mess it up! Our guests go crazy over thick-cut onions on the grill. It reminds them of onion rings without any of the unhealthy parts.

Grilling fruit is so sexy and so easy for two or twenty.

Keep the grill on during dinner, and let all the previous grill remnants burn off. When ready, slice up fresh-cut pineapple in thick slices, peaches, or plums, remove the pit, and place the flesh on the grill. Get a good char, flip, and drizzle with honey. Honey Grilled Peaches are our favorite. The flavors come together and offer a wonderful refreshment to your palette. Serve with your favorite ice cream or sorbet.

Suppose you decide to make any of these grilling recipes or any variation we’ve suggested, why not take a photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram? We love seeing your photos!