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Grilling Recipes for the 4th of July

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 13:09:26-04

Ann Cox Eastes from Kroger made Loaded Grilled Cauliflower, Watermelon Salsa and Roasted Bananas Foster. Find more recipes online at


1 head cauliflower, trimmed
4 t olive oil
1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¼ c chopped green onions
1 jalapeno pepper, diced or sliced and seeds removed if desired
2 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled

Coat grill grate with cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium heat. Slice cauliflower vertically into ¾-inch steaks, letting extra florets fall to cutting board. (Reserve florets for later use.) Brush both sides of each cauliflower steak with oil. Place on grill; grill 3-4 minutes. Turn each steak over; top each evenly with cheese, onions, jalapeno and bacon. Cover grill; grill 4 minutes longer or until toppings are heated through, cheese is melted and cauliflower is fork-tender. Yield: 4 servings ** May use grill sheets on grill or a flat top griddle for cooking.


2 ½-3 c seedless watermelon, diced

½ c chopped green bell pepper

½ c chopped orange or yellow bell pepper

½ c chopped red onion

¼-1/3 c chopped cilantro

1-2 jalapeno peppers, minced (seeded)

1-2 T fresh lime juice

1 t cumin

Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Adjust seasoning if desired. Serve with chips or as a side salad. Yield: 6 servings


¼-1/3 c brown sugar

¼ c butter, melted

2 T rum or unsweetened apple juice

4 bananas, sliced

2 c Vanilla Ice Cream

Combine brown sugar, butter and rum in a small bowl. Fold a double thickness of aluminum foil into a packet, about 12”X18”. Place bananas on foil and top with brown sugar mixture. Fold foil together tightly and seal. Grill packet over medium heat with top of grill closed for 7-9 minutes or until bananas are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Spoon bananas and sauce into 4 individual serving dishes. Top with a scoop of ice cream. Yield: 4 servings ** May also use a small aluminum pan covered and sealed with foil to cook bananas.