It's that time of year, when families and friends gather around and throw some hamburgers and hot dogs on the barbeque. Don't get stuck in that boring routine! We've got some new ideas for foods you can grill that will make your mouth water.
Plus, enter the #SheSpeaks 2017 #GrillingGiveaway to be one of two winners to receive a 10-piece set of Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE and a $50 Visa gift card!
We've all grilled vegetables like corn, zucchini and mushrooms. But why not shake it up? Try putting sweet potatoes or cauliflower on the grill. Just slice them up and put on olive oil, salt and pepper. Sear your veggies for a few minutes on each side with high heat and then put on indirect heat until you can easily pierce it with a fork. Much better than turning on the stove to roast in these hot summer months.
Want a salad? No problem. Take one heart of romaine and cut into three sections (keeping the stem intact so it doesn't fall apart on the grill). Throw the pieces on a greased grill until it has some browned edges. Then just chill it, chop it, and toss with your favorite toppings. For a Caesar salad, we like Marzetti Supreme Ceasar dressing with Olive Garden croutons and shaved parmesan. You can really taste the smoke from the grill - it gives the salad extra texture and punch.
Why keep fruit relegated to a fruit salad bowl? Jazz it up by throwing it on the grill. Cut watermelon into thick slices and lay it on the grill for just a few minutes each side. You can let it sit out to drain the water first if you want. Eat warm or put it in the fridge to cool it down. It's not only beautiful with the grill lines, but the sweetness becomes even stronger.
Apples are not a summer fruit, but putting them on the grill may change that. Slice an apple up with either an apple corer or a knife and lay it on a lightly greased grill. The pieces get soft, but the flavor is reminiscent of apple pie, without all the sugar. You can even throw a little cinnamon on top for extra taste.
We've all eaten grilled cheese, but have you grilled your grilled cheese? Make your sandwich however you like it and then throw it on the BBQ. It gets a bit more crispy and a lot more smoky. It kicks a kid lunch up to a grown-up meal.
Grilled pizza has been around for a while, though it is still worth making. Buy pre-made pizza dough and roll it out. If you're putting the dough right on the grill, make sure to spread a good amount of olive oil on it. Let it sit for a few minutes and then flip it, top it & eat it.
Making chicken and ribs? Add a fresh watermelon and cucumber salad to top it off. Sprinkle a little chili powder on your watermelon and cucumber slices and then grill them a few minutes on each side. Once those are done and cut into chunks, add creme fraiche, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. We like to store the salad in Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE storage containers in the fridge while the meat cooks.
We've been loving Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers when we're grilling - they are perfect for meal prep and storing leftovers. They are crystal clear, so you always know what's inside. Plus, we love that they are leak-proof guaranteed, so our kitchens stay clean!
Don't forget dessert! Puting cooked angel food or sponge cake slices onto the grill is a great way to heat them up before serving. Or make a summery peaches and cream by slicing fresh peaches in half and them topping them with brown sugar before grilling them When the peaches are warm and soft, take them off and serve them with a scoop of ice cream. Add agave and basil for an extra twist.
What's your favorite food to grill? Tell us for the chance to win one of two Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE 10-piece sets, plus a $50 Visa gift card!
There are three ways to enter:
- Comment below and tell us your favorite food to grill.
- Tweet about the giveaway! Click HERE to Tweet: "Entering the #SheSpeaks #GrillingGiveaway- u could win @Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE & Visa gc! bit.ly/2sXILU4 #StoredBrilliantly #ad"
- BONUS (worth 5 entries!): Post on Instagram: Take a photo showing something you grill. Tag #GrillingGiveaway, #SheSpeaks and #entry
Don't forget to enter our Tyson Wonder Woman giveaway to win a Sam's Club gift card. Click here for all the info!
*Two lucky commenters, Tweeters or Instagrammers will be chosen at random to a 10-piece Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE set and a $50 Visa gift card. Giveaway is open through July 16th, 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
This is a sponsored post for Rubbermaid.
Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to the winners, SheSpeaks members Momof3fabkidz and jessreynolds85!