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.
Offer Bratwurst, Bockwurst, and weisswurst with fresh chicken or spicy pork sausage.
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
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
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
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
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.
Fresh grilled corn is a summer staple, and we've devised three unique and delicious ways to top it.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.