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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ BBQ? Grilling adds flavor to your cooking, gets you outside and is perfect for parties. And let’s face it, food just looks tastier with grill marks on it.

With warm weather approaching, grilling season is sure to quickly heat up (pun intended). So if you’re searching for ways to add flair to your cookouts and impress your neighbors, try some of these lesser-known grill recipes.

Grilled Salmon with Molasses-Lime Glaze

Go a little leaner when you pick salmon over your typical hamburgers and hot dogs. Nutritionally dense and packed with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon holds a strong reputation as brain food.

Grilled Jerk Tofu with Cucumber Salad

This tofu is a good option when aiming to go meatless and serves as a plant-based entrée. The salad packs a powerful punch too. This protein-rich dinner will satisfy your taste buds and guests.

Honey-Orange Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Chipotle Chiles

The sweet and savory coating for this tenderloin is sure to be a hit at your next cookout. Plus it’s relatively easy to make and is heart healthy.

Grilled Pineapple with Lime and Mint

Grilling fruit caramelizes the natural sugar, giving it a richer flavor. This recipe is as sophisticated as it sounds, yet is incredibly simple to make.

Lemon-Infused Grilled Vegetable Rice

This nutrition-packed rice is a great side dish to add to your cookout. Plus it boasts flavors from olive oil, herbs and lemon zest.

Grilled Flank Steak Salad With Green Beans

Try a delicious twist on grilling by combining steak with salad greens and green beans. You’ll get your fill of protein, plus the benefits of the veggies.

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