Three Foods You Never Knew You Could Cook On The Grill

If you have a barbecue grill outside or if you are looking for a propane grill for sale, you probably cook the usual fare on it: chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and the like. But there are many foods that you've likely never tried on your grill that taste better than ever when prepared that way. Here are three dishes you can cook on any type of grill--propane or charcoal--and if you don't have a grill already, you'll want to buy one after reading this list.


Pineapple does great on a grill because its sugars caramelize, and the result is a super-sweet piece of fruit with a hint of smokiness. You can use grilled pineapple slices to enhance burgers, barbecued chicken, pizza, or desserts (like cake or ice cream).

To get the most uniform cooking possible, slice your pineapple with the same dimensions throughout. If you cut it into large rectangular chunks or pie-shaped slices, it won't fall through the grill bars, and it will be easier to turn. You can also skewer smaller chunks to add to kabob-type dishes.


Grapefruit is another fruit you might not think of for the grill, but it has much the same reaction that pineapple does to the smoky style of cooking, becoming sweeter and juicier. Grilled grapefruit is an ideal side dish when you're going carb free or when you want something fresh and unexpected in the summer months. It makes a great dessert when you already have the grill going for your meal.

To grill grapefruit, slice it in half, and place it exposed side down on a hot grill. You can sprinkle it with a bit of brown sugar if you like, but many people find they don't need the added sweetener. About five minutes maximum should do it, and watch to make sure it doesn't start to burn.

Caesar Salad

Did you know you can make a warm Caesar salad on your barbecue grill? Once you learn this recipe, you'll never want a traditional Caesar salad again.

Simply slice a head of romaine lettuce in half the long way, leaving it on the stem, so it holds together on the grill. Drizzle the lettuce with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Place the lettuce on the grill, and cook about two to three minutes per side.

When the lettuce is lightly charred and starts to wilt on the outside, pull it off the grill and sprinkle it right away with freshly ground parmesan cheese. Then, just stand back and savor the applause from your dinner guests!