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Our Top 5 Spring Grilling Recipes

Morgan Bergren, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet | 04/21/2017 | Grilling, Food and Drink

We grill year-round here at Kalamazoo, but there’s no question that grilling becomes more of a pleasure as temperatures warm up, friends and family join us outdoors, and seasonal fruits and vegetables become locally available again. We always recommend starting the spring grilling season by thoroughly cleaning your grill and making sure you have the right tools on hand, including a grill grate scraper and thick grilling gloves.

Once spring cleaning is done, it’s time to cook. We gravitate towards recipes with ingredients that taste best in spring – tender lamb, young herbs, and the earliest fruit and vegetable crops. Check out our top five favorite spring grilling recipes below!

Perfectly Grilled Asparagus

Perfectly grilled asparagus includes a secret ingredient.

Our step-by-step guide to grilling perfect asparagus includes a surprising ingredient that delivers great results every time. Serve grilled asparagus as a delicious seasonal side to any grilled meat or seafood dish.

Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

Can’t get enough spring asparagus? Neither can we. This simple and delicious white pizza recipe combines classic flavors to celebrate the season.

Tomahawk Chops with Grilled Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

Pork chops with seasonal garlic scapes and mushrooms, perfect for spring grilling.

Garlic scapes are the long, curly flower stalks on hardneck garlic bulbs. In many parts of the country, you can find garlic scapes at late spring and early summer farmer’s markets, making this the perfect time to cook this beautiful pork chop recipe.

Mint Goat Cheese Pesto Rolled Leg of Lamb

The perfect spring lamb dish includes a mint goat cheese pesto.

Spring lamb is exceptionally tender and ideal for indirect grilling with a little wood smoke. Pesto made from fresh, young herbs adds a bright note to this classic spring dish.

Grilled Avocados Filled with Blistered Tomato Salsa

Grilled avocados are an early summer treat!

Eager to get right to the summer grilling recipes? This summer appetizer is easy to make, and the ingredients should be available in grocery stores year-round. 



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