7 Delicious Outdoor Foods to Grill This Summer

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As the weather sizzles around the country and heat indexes are soaring, we’re looking for foods to prepare outdoor to keep the oven off.

We’ve chosen 7 of our favorite delicious outdoor meals from Sunset Magazine that you can enjoy on the grill, at camp and more. These are dishes you’ll want to make this summer!

Smoked Ribs with Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

This recipe, from chef David Kreifels of Laurelhurst Market in Portland, strikes the perfect balance between smoky, spicy, salty, and fruity. You’ll need applewood chips, sold with grilling supplies, and a drip pan.

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Barbecued Salmon

A simple glaze of brown sugar, mustard, and thyme highlights salmon’s delicate sweetness. This dish is great for serving a crowd at camp.

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Camp Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Fontina

A pizza recipe you can make at your campsite. For efficient prep, bring the ingredients in sealed containers, grouped by use.

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Chicken with Spicy Corn on the Cob and Grilled Lettuces

Russell Moore, chef and owner at Camino restaurant in Oakland, has a technique for grilling chicken breast—and it’s the juiciest version ever, protected from overcooking by the bones and skin. “Don’t cook it too fast,” he adds. “You don’t want it burnt outside and raw inside.” His clever way of producing an entire dinner over one fire is a technique you’ll want to implement!

Get the recipe here.

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Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Designed for cilantro fans, this Indian-style chutney gives chicken breasts loads of flavor and keeps them moist in their parchment-paper packets. Don’t let the grill get over 425°, or the paper may catch on fire.

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Indian-Spiced Lamb Kebabs

They’re simple, fun, and deliver the flavors you crave. The smells coming off the grill are heavenly when you cook these delectable meat-and-vegetable skewers. If you’re not a lamb fan, use beef instead.

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Chicken Enchilada Nacho Bowls

Shockingly easy. These nacho bowls include chicken in a spicy sauce, tortilla chips, lettuce, and a squeeze of lime.

Get the recipe here.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.