3 Unexpected Grilling Sides

Looking for another excuse to fire up the grill? Here it is. If you’ve maxed out on juicy rib eye, burgers, and corn, try these three sides. Once they hit the grill, you’ll wonder why you’ve never done this before.

3 Unexpected Sides You Can Grill

1. Romaine Hearts

Unexpected Grilling Sides | Romaine Hearts

Looking for a new way to spruce up your greens? Toss them on the grill. In one of our newest meal kits from TNT and Chef Brooke Williamson, we feature lettuce in a whole new way. Rather than chopping and using as a base, we toss them on the grill to give them a heartier flavor. Accompanied with skirt steak and a fiery chimichurri, this dish will leave you satisfied without feeling weighed down.

Try it: Marinated Skirt Steak with Grilled Romaine Hearts

2. Peaches

Unexpected Grilling Sides | Peaches

Let’s face it—you’ve had too many boring salads this summer. While they’re great for your waistline, they’re not the best for your taste buds. Not anymore. Give your salad the kick of juicy flavor it needs with grilled peaches. Cut them in half and place them face down on the grill. This will loosen the juices inside and create a burst of flavor that is just what your salad calls for. Complemented with fluffy Mozzarella, fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes, and a tangy balsamic glaze, this salad will be your new go-to.
Try it: Honey Grilled Peaches with Caprese Salad

3. Avocado

Unexpected Grilling Sides | Avocado

Avocado is everything at Chef’d. We’re avocontrol for just about any recipe that features this nutty fruit and we’ve found a new and exciting way to love it even more. Before whipping up the Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad, pop the avocado halves on the grill. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a heartier, more flavorful avocado that complements and cuts the hot jalapeños. We guarantee you’ll be drooling over this recipe.

Try it: Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad

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