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Cook a whole meal — from salad to dessert — on the grill

by Casey Barber /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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This summer, it's time to strike the tired complaint "it's too hot to cook" from your vocabulary. When you've got a grill on your patio, the phrase no longer applies — especially not when you use it as an outdoor oven that can do much more than roast meats and vegetables.

Grill a whole meal: BBQ Chicken Thighs; Grilled Fruit Tart; Roasted Root Vegetable Packets; Grilled Caesar Salad
Casey Barber

Let the following menu be your guide for mastering the art of outdoor cooking, with a lineup of recipes that includes a grilled Caesar salad and even a rustic fruit tart. Make the meal from start to finish as a feast for four people, or pick and choose any of the fire-friendly dishes that follow to serve as part of an outdoor potluck or backyard cookout.

So get the grill going and give yourself a new catchphrase for summer cooking — "summertime and the living is easy" will be your motto all season long.

Grill a whole meal: BBQ Chicken Thighs; Grilled Fruit Tart; Roasted Root Vegetable Packets; Grilled Caesar Salad
Casey Barber

Grilled meal menu

  • BBQ Chicken Thighs
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Packets
  • Grilled Caesar Salad
  • Grilled Fruit Tart

Recipes

BBQ Chicken Thighs

BBQ Chicken Thighs

Casey Barber
Grilled Caesar Salad

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