Healthy Grilling Recipes

The Food Network presents healthy and flavorful grilling recipes like Pepper-Jack chicken with succotash, chicken tandoori, hot plums and berries, and skirt steak with roasted root vegetables.

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Honey Soy Grilled Salmon With Edamame

Cutting a slit into the salmon and inserting ginger, scallions and cilantro right into the center of the fish infuses the entire dish with bright Asian flavor. Salmon is also loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Get the Recipe: Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

Pepper-Jack Chicken With Succotash

Stuffing the chicken with arugula and pepper jack cheese before putting it on the grill adds a savory bite and a melty, gooey center to the dish.

Get the Recipe: Pepper-Jack Chicken With Succotash

Grilled Steak With Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

Using a salsa like chimichurri instead of creamier sauces to top your grilled steak is a great way to keep the dish healthy while also adding tons of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Steak with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

Alton's Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

Coffee is Alton’s secret ingredient, adding a unique flavor to these pork chops.

Get the Recipe: Alton Brown's Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

Grilled Portobello Burger With Onion Jam

Grilled portobello mushrooms take the place of meat in this healthier burger that is still packed with flavor.

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Dirty P's Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs get their moisture and flavor from an overnight bath in an orange juice-based marinade that also includes garlic, soy sauce and ginger.

Get the Recipe: Dirty P's Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs

Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb With Asparagus and Mint Chimichurri

Mint and lamb are a classic combination. In this dish, the mint and parsley sauce adds freshness and lightness to the grilled lamb.

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Fish Tacos With Chipotle Cream

Whole-grain corn tortillas and strained nonfat yogurt provide healthy upgrades to this Mexican-inspired recipe without sacrificing any of the flavor.

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Grilled Spicy Filet Mignon Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Because filet mignon is a leaner, less flavorful cut of beef, it gets its zip in this dish from a marinade of soy sauce, lime juice and chili paste. Ginger-lime dressed greens give the whole salad an added freshness.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Spicy Filet Mignon Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers

Add big flavors to these healthy skewers by using fresh cilantro and parsley.

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Chicken Paillard

In this dish, the chunky tomatoes provide a nice textural contrast to the thinly pounded chicken (paillard basically means a thin piece of meat). This is a great dish for busy nights, as it only requires a few minutes on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Paillards With Herb-Tomato Salad

Citrus Trout Almondine

Grilling fish in foil is a great way to seal in flavor. Citrus and almond give this trout a classic French flair.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms With Balsamic

You won't miss the meat with this juicy mushroom dish that works as both a side or a main dish.

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Grilled Pork With Arugula-and-Grape Salad

Dress up simply grilled pork with a salad full of big flavors like peppery arugula, sharp blue cheese and sweet grapes.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork with Arugula-and-Grape Salad

Tyler's Tuna Burgers With Carrot-Ginger Sauce

Tuna makes a healthy and tasty alternative to beef in burgers. With this dish, soy sauce, lime juice, cilantro and ginger give the patty both moisture and flavor.

Get the Recipe: Tuna Burgers with Carrot-Ginger Sauce

Salmon Kebobs With Quinoa and Grapefruit

Grapefruit is known to be an extremely tart fruit, but when paired with salmon, chiles and cilantro, it delivers just the right citrus boost.

Get the Recipe: Salmon Kebobs with Quinoa and Grapefruit Salad

Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon With Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco

Grilling the tortillas and tomatillos in addition to the chicken gives this summery tostada a nice smokiness. Queso fresco, a white Mexican cheese, adds a creamy finish.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco

Grilled Steak With Tapenade

Kalamata olives deliver a savory, salty kick of flavor that pairs perfectly with fresh tomatoes and grilled steak.

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Grilled Chicken With Roasted Kale

Roasting kale gives it a nice crisp texture. Pair it with grilled chicken for a healthy dinner.

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Garlicky Grilled Chicken, Portobello, and Radicchio Salad

Garlic lovers rejoice! This rustic salad has a variety of interesting textures held together by a distinct garlicky flavor.

Get the Recipe: Garlicky Grilled Chicken, Portobello, and Radicchio Salad

Barbequed Tofu

Make the grill accessible to vegetarians with this spicy tofu dish that even your biggest meat lovers will enjoy.

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Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

Using both the zest and the juice of the citrus gives these chicken thighs their intense flavor. Add a little heat with a few dashes of cayenne pepper.

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Sweet Pepper and Steak Salad

Grilling peppers and onions gives them a nice sweetness, and adding raw tomatoes and arugula lightens up the entire salad.

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Marinated Chicken Breast

Putting a marinade in a resealable bag and then soaking your meat in it is a great way to make sure the dish gets the full blast of the herbs and spices. Mustard, vinegar and dried thyme and oregano make up the marinade in this chicken dish.

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Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Ratatouille, a traditional stewed vegetable dish, gets a summery upgrade with a basil and vinegar marinade and some time on the grill.

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Chicken Fajitas

A cilantro, lime and avocado sauce gives these fajitas their fresh flavor.

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Chicken Sate With Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

The spicy peanut dipping sauce incorporates sweet and heat with ingredients like brown sugar, chili flakes and red curry paste. This dish can also be made well in advance and reheated in minutes.

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Grilled Steak and Papaya Salad

In this salad, the green papaya adds a refreshing flavor and a crunch that contrasts with the steak and greens.

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Gazpacho With Lime Chicken

Adding grilled chicken to this chilled, summer soup makes it filling enough to be a meal on its own.

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Roasted Zucchini Flatbread With Hummus, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Almonds

Grilling flatbread before adding toppings gives the whole dish a rustic, deep flavor.

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Ellie's Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers

For an unexpected twist on chicken skewers, try incorporating grapes: The sweetness will turn your dish from ordinary into extraordinary.

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Farro Salad With Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes and Onion

Farro is an ancient grain with a chewy bite. In this dish, it soaks up the sherry vinaigrette that gives this side its sweet undertones.

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Jalapeno-Lime Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a classic summer staple. Give it flavor by rubbing the corn with jalapeno, lime and paprika before throwing it on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Jalapeno-Lime Corn on The Cob

Grilled Scallions

These simply grilled scallions are an easy-to-make side that goes with any kind of meat.

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Grilled Vegetable Salad With Feta

Try topping grilled chicken with this Mediterranean-inspired salad to freshen it up and give it a summery feel.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta and Mint

Scallion Sweet Potatoes

Grilling sweet potatoes in foil gives them a nice crispiness on the outside and moistness on the inside.

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Grilled Mango With Jalapenos

These kicked-up mangos hit all the right sweet and spicy notes.

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Hot Plums and Berries

Grilling brings out the juiciness of the raspberries and blackberries, creating a tart and fruity coating on the plums.

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Grilled Pineapple With Vanilla Ice Cream And Rum Sauce

The rum sauce gives this dessert its extra-special kick. Serve a dollop of ice cream in the hole of the grilled pineapple ring for a pretty presentation.

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Rachael's Grilled Stone Fruits With Balsamic and Black Pepper Syrup

Heating up balsamic vinegar transforms it into a sweet syrup that goes perfectly with stone fruits like peaches and nectarines. This dish adds black pepper and ginger to the balsamic syrup for another subtle dimension of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic and Black Pepper Syrup