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10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

05/23/2015 10:34 am ET | Updated May 21, 2016

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!

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These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. GET THE RECIPE

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This wonderful recipe originally comes from Alice Currah of the blog and book, Sweet Savory Life. It's the sauce that makes it so good -- if you're anything like me, you'll be tempted to eat it with a spoon. GET THE RECIPE

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These tacos are perfect for a party. You can prepare the avocado salsa ahead of time, so all that's left to do when your guests arrive is grill the shrimp and warm the tortillas. GET THE RECIPE

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Turkey burgers are usually dry and tasteless. Not these! The secret is adding Italian turkey sausage -- a trick often used with meatballs. GET THE RECIPE

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This salmon is simply grilled and topped with a tangy and refreshing cucumber salad -- the essence of summer! GET THE RECIPE

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Marinated in garlic, rosemary and olive oil, this flank steak is juicy, flavorful and deliciously charred. GET THE RECIPE

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Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. GET THE RECIPE

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Think outside the burger box with these delicious lamb patties topped with tzatziki, feta, tomatoes, red onions, and shredded lettuce. GET THE RECIPE

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This is my basic, go-to grilled chicken -- perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or cookout -- and so versatile. You can serve the fillets on their own (kids love them), topped with cheese on a toasted bun, chopped up in a quesadilla or, as I often do, sliced over a Greek or Caesar salad. GET THE RECIPE

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This is the kind of wholly satisfying dish that makes you wonder if you might possibly be a very happy vegetarian. It's delicious for lunch or a light bite, or as a side to grilled fish, chicken or steak. GET THE RECIPE