11 Quick, Healthy Dinners for Sensational Summer Grilling

You’re all set for grilling season! We’ve paired up top-rated main dishes with sensational sides — all perfect for the grill. These delicious menus make healthy eating a thrill.

1. Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad

“This low-carb, no-sweat, sizzling-hot grilled fajita salad is on the table in less than 30 minutes,” says Baking Nana. “Yes, it is possible! Garnish with lime wedges and finely chopped cilantro.”

Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad

Photo by bd.weld

Save a little space on the grill for Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter.

Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

Photo by Molly

2. Grilled Tuna with Fresh Horseradish

Tuna’s a terrific choice for fast, high-heat grilling. This quick-and-easy recipe was inspired by the simplicity and flavors of sushi. And the flavorful horseradish sauce is also delicious with swordfish, salmon, and mahi mahi.

Simply Grilled Tuna

Simply Grilled Tuna | Photo by Meredith

Serve it up with Grilled Zucchini II.

Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini | Photo by Meredith

3. Grilled Portobello With Basil Mayonnaise Sandwich

“I love the basil mayo,” says melissacooks. “And the portobello tasted better than a regular burger!”

Grilled Portobello With Basil Mayonnaise Sandwich

Photo by CookinBug

Lay some lettuce on the hot-hot grill: Grilled Hearts of Romaine.

Grilled Hearts of Romaine

Photo by Molly

4. Best Grilled Margarita Chicken… Ever!

“Tasted wonderful and so easy,” says JHARDIE. “If you’re looking for great tasting chicken, this is it. It browned wonderfully, looked like it came from a restaurant. Made it last week and am making it today.”

grilled chicken margarita

Photo by Meredith

Try it with Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple.

Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple

Photo by linda2d

5. Grilled Montana Trout

“This recipe is perfect,” says DaveMW. “Made it ‘as is,’ and it was delicious! I will grill trout this way from now on.”

Grilled Trout

Photo by Meredith

Pair your tasty trout with Grilled Green Beans.

Grilled Green Beans

Photo by LilSnoo

6. Pollo Fajitas

“The fajitas were just as good as you get out,” says Sharon Mitchell. “It was so easy to make and only takes a little cooking time. I will definitely make this again.”

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Photo by Meredith

Enjoy your fajitas with Grilled Corn Salad on the side.

Grilled Corn Salad

Photo by Molly

7. Spicy Grilled Shrimp

“These were really good and so fast and simple to make,” says JENNIFERB3. “I used skewers as they are much easier to turn. Will be making them often.”

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Photo by KGora

This recipe goes great with Grilled Avocados.

Grilled Avocados

Photo by Christina

8. Grilled Cod with Spinach and Tomatoes

“Great, tasty, and oh-so-simple recipe,” raves lisasayegh. “Excellent choice for a weeknight! I followed the recipe, except doubled the fresh spinach and used fresh minced garlic.”

Grilled Cod with Spinach and Tomatoes

Photo by Kgora

Pair your healthy fish dinner with Grilled Chipotle Sweet Potatoes.

Grilled Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Photo by Molly

9. Grilled Salmon with Habanero-Lime Butter

“Some of the best salmon I’ve ever had,” says SANDY K. “I had leftovers on a bed of greens — equally good! Habenero peppers are extremely hot, so I used jalapeno instead.”

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon | Photo by Meredith

Match it with a medley of Grilled Eggplant and Asparagus Salad.

Grilled Eggplant and Asparagus Salad

Photo by terra matris

10. Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak

Top a simple Caprese salad with leftover grilled steak. “This is a fresh, healthy, easy-to-make salad with a twist,” says cookinmama.

Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak

Photo by Molly

Pair it up with Unbelievable Grilled Garlic Bread.

Garlic Bread

Photo by Meredith

11. Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

“Totally fabulous,” raves Darragh. “Made the recipe exactly as suggested including the optional items. The lime really adds nice additional kick.”

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Photo by Stirring Up Trouble

Try it topped with Yummy Guacamole and all the fixings.


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