Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, meaning summer is coming and warm sunny days are near. There is no better way to celebrate mom than a Sunday night family cookout and delicious food fresh off the grill.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite grilled recipes from top chefs that will sweep mom off her feet and leave her feeling totally pampered.
Grilled Caesar Salad
Start the meal with a crisp grilled caesar salad with a refreshing lemon squeezed on top. There are many misconceptions about grilled caesar salads - are they hot? Does the lettuce wilt? When prepared correctly, light grill marks give romaine lettuce a touch of rich, charred taste that will wow the fam. We love this easy-to-follow and amazingly authentic recipe from The Recipe Critic by Jessica Gavin.
Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa
The entree for this cookout is a go-to summer meal for us- and we haven’t had any complaints yet! This grilled shrimp taco recipe by Sonja Overhiser of A Couple Cooks. The flavor combination of char-grilled shrimp, crisp cabbage slaw, fresh cilantro, and corn tortillas will have your mouth watering with the first bite. While this recipe takes a bit of time to chop and prep the toppings and sauce, it’s worth it.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Next up is the perfect side to pair with your grilled tacos: grilled corn! Corn is trendy in the food industry this year, and with good reason! Corn adds a light and crisp sweetness to many dishes and is very versatile. Sweet and crispy corn on the cob combined with char from the grill is the perfect side for your grilled shrimp tacos. Check out this recipe from Delish by Lauren Miyashiro for perfect grilled corn on the cob.
Don’t Forget About Dessert!
This grilled dessert is a must-have for outdoor summer dinners. We’re big fans of this grilled berry peach pie from Crazy for Crust by Dorothy Kern. What could be better than ending a spring night with a fresh berry pie and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream?
The Best Cutting Board for Grilling
A great cutting board is always necessary when making these delicious grilled dishes. Don’t worry, we have you covered in this department! Our best-selling extra-large personalized walnut end grain chopping block is loved by all our Hailey Home ambassadors and is the perfect large cutting board for all your outdoor grilling prep and hides most stains. Have this board engraved with one of our popular designs for a great gift for mom!