5-Ingredient Recipes for the Grill

Summer grilling is all about flavor and convenience. Try these quick and easy 5-ingredient-or-less grilled dishes for an easy, quick dinner.

  • Tuna Steaks with Lemon Vinaigrette
    Tim Turner

    Tuna Steaks with Lemon Vinaigrette

    Grilled tuna steaks are a quick and easy weeknight meal, taking only about 8 minutes on the grill. Brush the 3-ingredient lemon vinaigrette on the fish before grilling for a flavorful dish. For stronger vinaigrette, add Dijon or soy sauce.
  • Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta
    Photo: Erin Kunkel

    Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta

    One of our favorite grilling techniques is to use a cast-iron skillet. It’s ideal for charring cherry tomatoes, since it keeps them from falling through the grate.
  • Eggplant and Tomato Salad
    Tim Turner

    Eggplant and Tomato Salad

    Make this salad for a fun summery take on the classic caprese salad. The grilled eggplant is a nice addition to the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. This easy dish is ready in less than 20 minutes and great to serve as an appetizer at a dinner party.
  • Foil-Wrapped Baby Back Ribs
    Tim Turner

    Foil-Wrapped Baby Back Ribs

    With this recipe, we’ve taken the grill time from four hours to about an hour and fifteen minutes. Cooking the ribs wrapped in foil speeds up the grill time while still maintaining the juices and the meat’s tenderness.
  • Lemon-Marinated Chicken and Olive Skewers
    Tim Turner

    Lemon-Marinated Chicken and Olive Skewers

    Fun enough for a party and easy enough for a weeknight meal, these skewers are versatile and packed with flavor. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll have a grilled dish that has the perfect balance of acidity, richness, and saltiness. You can even go a step further and stuff the chicken and olives into a pita with hummus for a Greek-inspired meal.
  • Grilled Corn with Herbed Cotija Cheese
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Amy Wilson

    Grilled Corn

    Fresh grilled corn is a summer staple, and we've devised three unique and delicious ways to top it.

  • Lobsters and Corn
    Tim Turner

    Lobsters and Corn

    This simple dish is enhanced by the garlic butter, which doesn’t take away from the lobster’s natural flavor. If you grill the lobster and corn at the same time, it will only take about 10 to 15 minutes. This dish also makes a pretty presentation with the mix of colors.
  • Seared Scallops with Prosciutto Bits
    Tim Turner

    Seared Scallops with Prosciutto Bits

    Bottled marinara sauce is the key to making this dish easy to prepare. Arrange the grilled scallops on top of the sauce and garnish with chopped prosciutto and fresh herbs. This meal is ready in less than 20 minutes and elegant enough to serve to guests.
  • Farmhouse Breakfast
    Tim Turner

    Farmhouse Breakfast

    Make a complete breakfast in a heavy skillet with only 5 ingredients. This hearty meal consists of bacon, eggs, and sweet or savory toast. Ready in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a filling meal that’s worth indulging.
  • Peanut Butter S'mores
    Photo: Kate Sears; Stylist: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Peanut Butter S'mores

    Grill a decadent dessert of Peanut Butter S'mores tonight. Just leave the heat on after the burgers are all done and cook up our version of this campfire favorite
  • Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

    Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta

    We couldn't believe how outrageously yummy these halibut skewers are. Crusty Italian bread and halibut are seasoned with fresh rosemary, then woven with pancetta and grilled until golden.

  • Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Pesto Aioli
    Tim Turner

    Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Pesto Aioli

    Serve butterflied leg of lamb with a 3-ingredient pesto aioli for extra flavor. This dish is great for a buffet because it can serve a crowd and is easy to prepare.
  • Grilled Potato Wedges with Fresh Herbs and Butter
    Tim Turner

    Grilled Potato Wedges with Fresh Herbs and Butter

    For a simple side dish, grill russet potato wedges and drizzle them with a mixture of butter and Dijon mustard. This dish is full of flavor and great to serve along with steak or fish.
  • Plum-Glazed Sausage
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Plum-Glazed Sausage

    Offer Bratwurst, Bockwurst, and weisswurst with fresh chicken or spicy pork sausage.

  • Pesto-Marinated Striped Bass with Warm Tomatoes
    Tim Turner

    Pesto-Marinated Striped Bass with Warm Tomatoes

    Save time with this dish by using store-bought pesto and cooking tomatoes on a grill pan along with the fish. Adding the pesto to the white wine marinade adds flavor and color to the fish. Quick enough for a weeknight dinner and easy to prepare when entertaining guests, this dish is sure to be a hit.
  • Steak and Eggs
    Tim Turner

    Steak and Eggs

    If you’re looking for a hearty meal on a weekend morning, grill steak and eggs. The eggs can be fried along with the steaks in a cast-iron skillet.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
    Tim Turner

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    The key to avoiding a sulfurous taste when making Brussels sprouts is to roast them until they are barely tender. Marinating the vegetable in lemon-infused olive oil and fresh thyme leaves also adds flavor to this dish.
  • Rosemary-Brined Rotisserie Chicken
    Tim Turner

    Rosemary-Brined Rotisserie Chicken

    For a show-stopping meal, nothing can beat a grilled rotisserie chicken. Dried rosemary adds flavor to the chicken, and the skin becomes golden brown as it turns slowly on a spit.
  • More Easy Grilling Recipes

    More Easy Grilling Recipes

    For more easy grilling recipes, see Weber’s Time to Grill. This 2011 cookbook serves up plenty of ideas for making inspired meals with the least amount of labor. Every single recipe keeps prep time and ingredients to a minimum while maximizing favor.

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