20 foods you didn't know you can make on the grill

A gallery for those of you who should consider christening your grill with something other than steaks, fish, hot dogs, and burgers – your grill-less pals will appreciate it.

Clams, oysters, and mussels grill well, unlike shrimp. Grilling clams takes less than ten minutes and is quick and easy.

Clams

You've probably had a caprese salad – basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes. Maybe you grilled a caprese panini. Have you had a non-sandwich grilled caprese salad? Whole Foods has a recipe for a grilled caprese salad that adds charred flavour.

Caprese Salad

I'm sorry, southerners. You've grilled peaches before, right? Less people outside of Georgia know that grilled peaches with ice cream are delicious (or if you want to get fancy, with a balsamic dressing)

Peaches

Thin crust pizza doesn't require a pizza stone or superhot oven. If you have a grill, spread pizza dough directly on the grate and top it while it cooks.

Pizza

Hold on. If you get a hearty romaine lettuce, you can grill it to make any salad better. Simply Recipes pairs charred lettuce hearts with a light vinaigrette and herbs.

Lettuce...?

Avocados char well on a grill and are delicious on their own, in grilled guacamole, or in a grilled salad. This Food Network recipe uses acidic red onions and tomatoes.

Avocados

It's tricky. You wouldn't grill bacon because the grease would ignite the coals, right?
If you cook the bacon over indirect heat, you'll get the crispiest bacon ever.

Bacon

No, grilling dry rice is insane. Yaki Onigiri is a traditional Japanese food that's easy to make. Cook rice, shape it into a triangle, and grill it.

Rice

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