3 Spring Grilling Recipes To Start The Season Off Right

created at: 05/27/2015As spring comes around, it’s time to get the grill dusted off and fired up. Here are 3 grilling recipes to really welcome in the season. These easy meals are a great way to stay close to the conversation without having to babysit the food.   Grilled Shrimp Skewers

1. Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

These skewers soak in a marinade for about 30 minutes and cook in only a few minutes over the flames. Shrimp skewers are such a popular meal around our house, we generally double the recipe and still never have leftovers. Pair this up with rice and grilled asparagus for a great meal with very little prep so you can get back to entertaining fast.Tasty Skewers

2. Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Minted Goat Cheese Yogurt

If you think the name is a mouthful, imagine the flavors. This meal takes plenty of prep, but the mixed explosion of taste makes up for the effort. Make it ahead of time and the final cooking steps are fast and easy, or plan it out as a group event and have everyone make their own skewers full of delicious goodness to throw on the flame themselves. Pair the hearty flavor up with a grilled summer corn and quinoa salad for a satisfying meal on the patio.Portabella Mushrooms On Grill

3. Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

For the veggie lovers who come to hang out, throwing on a huge portobella mushroom is a great way to keep them part of the grilling group without stooping as low as the salted, lumpy “veggie burger”. The meat of the portobella has a satisfying texture, creamy taste, and is robust enough to hold it’s own on the grill. Stuff it full of quinoa, rice, or whatever is made up for the side with a nice topping of Parmesan and it may be the meal everyone is trying to grab for their own plate.  Pair it up with a clean grilled sweet potato for a sweet side that’s bound to make an impression.

Now get on the phone and invite a few friends over to test out these great spring recipes and officially welcome in the spring season.