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All the Inspiration You’ll Ever Need for Cookout Main Dishes

Okay, okay, so the title of this post isn’t completely true.

Because the truth is, you can never have too much inspiration for cookout foods.

The possibilities are positively endless. From foil packets to skewers. From fish to beef to chicken to vegetables to shrimp and back around again. From Asian to spicy to sweet to savory–the grill can do it all. And it does it deliciously.

We could have spent a whole month just featuring main dishes.

Buuuut then we would have missed my favorite part–Cookout Desserts!

All the sweet stuff you’re craving is coming at ya next week, but before we dive in, let’s review.

All the Inspiration You'll Ever Need for Cookout Main Dishes

From the blog this week:

Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Skewers– These chicken skewers get their kick from warm Chinese Five Spice. The skewers would be perfect at your summer gatherings, and the leftovers are great in a hummus wrap.

 Chipotle Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage in a Foil Packet– Sweet, savory, spicy, healthy, gluten free. It’s everything you could ever need in a meal all wrapped up in a foil packet and grilled.

Grilled Lemon Tilapia and Vegetables in a Foil Packet– I like foil packets. We went over this. But also tender, flaky fish grilled in a lemon butter sauce. Such intense lemon flavor!

Grilled Teriyaki Beef Skewers– We learned how to make our own teriyaki sauce, and used it’s sticky sweet goodness to glaze grilled sirloin steaks.

More inspiration from Neighborfood:

Grilled Ribeye with Blue Cheese and Homemade French Fried Onions– This recipe also includes tips for grilling the perfect steak. Also, OMG homemade french fried onions…O.M.G.

Cranberry and Pistachio Chicken Salad– Totally not a grilling recipe, but it is crazy good and makes for a nice main dish on a summer evening.

Embarrassingly Easy Italian Grilled Chicken– Because I’m not above a bottle of Italian dressing. No shame. This chicken is the bomb.

Ummm, that’s it. Clearly this girl needs to start grilling more main dishes!

Now you out there! Yeah, you! I know you all have some amazing grilling tricks up your sleeve. Link up your own favorite Cookout Main Dishes or share them in the comments. I want to see your tried and true, your wow factor, your favorite ways to make use of the grill. Link up below then share this post on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word!

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my Cookout Food board on Pinterest…it really may be all the inspiration you’ll ever need for cookout main dishes.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, “What kind of cookout extravaganza is this? You haven’t even featured a single burger yet!”. I hear you. The burgers are the most important part–which is why they’re getting their own week later this month! Stick around and see for yourself.

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