Summer is prime time to break out the grill for some flame-kissed fare. While hot dogs and hamburgers have their place in the grilling world, we like to expand our menus and palates for recipes that think outside the bun. Here are three grilled recipes to try at your next summer soiree, from Memorial Day to Labor Day and any time in between when you’re looking to char up something spectacular.

Appetizer: Grilled Asparagus and Mushroom Crostini

grilled asparagus and mushroom crostini

This recipe tops crusty bread with artichoke spread, grilled portobello mushrooms and asparagus spears. A sprinkle of basil adds a delicate summer flavor.

Psst…Need other ideas for using up your basil? Check this out

Main Course: Smoked Pork Loin

smoked pork loin

No smoker? No problem. Anyone can make this succulent, beautifully smoked pork loin using a grill and some wood chips.


Dessert: Sweet Peach and Savory Beet Jam Galette

grilled peach galette

These free-form, rustic French tarts are taken up a notch with grilled balsamic peaches.

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