7 Things You Never Thought You Could Grill, Because There's More To Life Than Hot Dogs And Burgers

Grilling season is here, which means you have a whole summer of weekends ahead of you filled with your standard burger and hot dog fare. But as long as you're heating up the barbecue, you might as well get a little creative — veggie skewers are great, and you'll never say no to grilled corn on the cob, but there are so many foods you never knew you could grill just waiting for their chance to show you their stuff. From tofu to toast, okra to scallops, nothing is off limits when it comes to these recipes. Food52 shows you everything you need to know.

By Kenzi Wilbur

As we do every year, we welcome the reemergence of grilling into our lives — dusting off the Smokey Joe (or, if you're lucky, a dreamy Big Green Egg), sneaking out and meeting equally sneaky friends early on Fridays, and generally enjoying the great outdoors. And just as you're setting yourself free from your stuffy office, set your grill free from the same old chicken, burgers, and corn on the cob. Get smoking with this newly updated lineup of seven recipes for surprisingly grill-able foods, and your picnics will be the better for it.

1. Grilled Peanut Tofu by enbe

2. Grilled Garlic Toast by Merrill Stubbs

3. Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt by Beth Kirby | {local milk}

4. Grilled Scallops Skewers with Ruby Red Grapefruit and Chile Glaze by cheese1227

5. Anna Klinger's Grilled Swiss Chard Stems with Anchovy Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes

6. Ignacio Mattos' Grilled Favas by Genius Recipes

7. Grilled Peach and Apricot Salad by Nicholas Day

Photos by James Ransom, Beth Kirby | {local milk}, Food52.