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 smoky flavor 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. No more keeping the grill to just burgers and hot dogs - it's time to take your outdoor cooking to the next level with finger licking good food!

Whether you are throwing a get-together for Memorial Day, planning your next cookout, or just want to have some fun making dinner, these are the best grilling recipes with honey. Featuring chicken, brisket, lots of veggies, and even dessert made on the grill, we promise the while family will enjoy the smoky twist we give to normal food! Get ready for the best grilling recipes with honey!

Grill in a backyard during the summer

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

In the summer, your home is supposed to be a cool place for you, your family, and your friends to relax. It's already hot outside, and you don't want to turn on the oven to make a dinner dish served with sweat. Luckily, you won't have to heat up your kitchen when outdoor grilling!

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 about the food 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

Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken is one of the classic grilling recipes. One of our favorite grilled recipes is this Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken. The honey caramelizes and creates a deep rich flavor while keeping the chicken juicy. This excellent weekend meal can be paired with any grilled veggie - especially grilled bell peppers. 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!

Chicken on a grill with potatoes and lemon slices

Grilled Honey Chicken Kebabs

Get your skewers ready! 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 hearty yet light meal requires minimal effort, while packing plenty of protein and vitamins. Feel free to experiment with your seasoning. Try adding fresh, grilled seafood, such as grilled salmon, to the kebabs for even more protein.

Grilled chicken kebabs with grilled veggies on wooden skewers

Grilled Honey BBQ Brisket

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. Any fresh salad would taste delicious with this sweet and savory recipe. This recipe would be especially good in a bowl with pineapple.

Brisket slices on a cutting board

Every grilled meal needs a grilled appetizer and side

Grilled Artichokes Served with Thai Honey Vinaigrette

The grill doesn't just have to be reserved for meat. 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. Sprinkle some goat cheese on top to add your own touch - it tastes delicious with the soy sauce in the vinaigrette.

Artichokes on a tray before grilling

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Honey Balsamic Dressing

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 recipe is made with bell peppers, squash, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, and red onion. Feel free to add your own favorite veggies as well, like juicy tomatoes! Our guests go crazy over thick-cut onions on the grill. It reminds them of onion rings without any of the unhealthy parts.

a variety of grilled vegetables on a tray

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Husks

These grilled corn on the cobs are an easy dish that help take the stress out of planning get-togethers. Just toss them on the grill and go! They serve as the perfect combination with any main course you can think of. If you would like, feel free to add butter, salt, and pepper on top! Want to turn up the heat a notch? Try sprinkling some cayenne pepper on top. 

grilled corn on the cob sitting on a cutting board

Grilling Fruit for a Sweet, Summery Spin

Have you ever tried grilled fruit? The sweet fruit taste combines perfectly with the grilled flavor for an amazing combination you never would've thought to work together. 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 - use all of them to create your own grilled fruit salad! Get a good char, flip, and drizzle with honey.

Honey Grilled Peaches

Honey Grilled Peaches are our favorite. Caramelized on the grill with our Eastern Shore Honey, the flavors come together and offer a wonderful refreshment to your palette. Brown sugar is normally used for grilled fruits, but we think that honey works so much better. Serve with your favorite ice cream or sorbet.

grilled peaches in a bowl served with vanilla ice cream

Elevate Your Grilling Game 

As the sun dips below the horizon, casing a golden glow that dances across your backyard, the joyous moments of summer come alive around the grill with some of the best grilling recipes. Say goodbye to hot dogs and burgers - you are ready to up your grilled food game. 

Imaging the sizzle and the irresistible aromas of grilling foods, each dish lower in calories yet bursting with flavor, revealing the magic that happens when culinary skills meet the great outdoors. Picture drizzling honey over your favorite dishes, from sizzling appetizers to enticing desserts, each taste a sweet testament to summer's bounty.

But the allure doesn't stop with tantalizing flavors; it's also about making healthier choices. Opting for a gas grill not only infuses your meals with that beloved smoke essence, but does so in a way that's better for you, letting each delectable dish be a guilt-free indulgence. It's about gathering friends and family, making every meal an adventure that's kind to your body and the planet.

Now, armed with these summery secrets - from the health benefits to the sweet, honeyed highlights and the eco-conscious choice of gas grilling - it's time to ignite your culinary passion. We invite you to bring these recipes into your next cookout, turning each meal into an occasion that celebrates the vibrant tapestry of flavors summer has to offer. Try our grilling recipes, where every bite is a joyous celebration of life, love, and the unforgettable memories you create around the flame.

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!

Chicken on a grill with potatoes and lemon slices