The grill can seem like a one-trick pony. Burgers (and the occasional steak) sizzle on the pages of food magazines and at neighborhood cookouts. But what about grilled watermelon? And cabbage? And eggplant? The grill is good for so much more than slabs of beef, and it can be a considerable weapon in the fight to cook good food and keep your kitchen cool all summer long.
And hey, you there — yes, you without a grill! I can see you getting ready to flick right by this post. But many of the recipes here aren't doomed by the absence of a grill. Try a grilled salad, seared on a cast iron pan instead, or cabbage wedges with a spicy dressing. Grill or grill-less, charcoal or gas, meat-eater or vegetarian, here are 15 less-expected foods to grill, each a reason to grab inspiration from cooking with fire.