Grilled Tofu & 6 Other Cool Things To Cook Outside

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 7 recipes for surprisingly grill-able foods and your picnics will be the better for it.

Related: An Upscale Backyard BBQ
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Photo: Courtesy of Enebe/Food 52.
Grilled Peanut Tofu
This is not just for vegetarians; try it once and you'll see what we mean.
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Photo: Courtesy of Merrill Stubbs/Food 52.
Grilled Garlic Toast
You could use a toaster or your broiler, but this is actually so much better. Just look at that grill char!
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Photo: Courtesy of cheese1227/Food 52.
Grilled Scallop Skewers
We're grilling grapefruit slices right alongside one of our favorite shellfish. Add a little chili glaze and the result is beyond incredible.
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Photo: Courtesy of Genius Recipes /Food 52.
Anna Klinger's Grilled Swiss Chard Stems
Greens are good, better when grilled, and best when topped with an anchovy vinaigrette.

Related: Salt & Pepper Babyback Ribs
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Ignacio Mattos' Grilled Favas
A greenmarket favorite, our favorite way to eat favas is with a char like this.
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Photo: Courtesy of Nicholas Day/Food 52.
Grilled Peach & Apricot Salad
Stone fruits are sturdy enough to take to the grill — and are better because of it!

Next: Grilled Avocado Halves With Cumin-Spiced Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
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