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We’ve been overdosing on burgers and dogs since Memorial Day, and for the love of God, we need a change. Here: 26 foods--from A to Z--you probably never thought of grilling.

Artichokes

Boil and drain them, then throw your halved 'chokes on the grill cut-side down.

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Bananas

Top them with chocolate or go full-on banana split.

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Crispy Polenta

Throw this southern staple on the grill for a hearty and rich side dish.

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Doughnuts

We mean, why not?

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Endive

Grill until crisp and tender (about five minutes).

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Figs

Brush them with olive oil and grill facedown, then toss them in a salad with balsamic vinegar, Prosciutto and cheese.

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Gazpacho

For a smoky kick, first grill the tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions before pureeing. 

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Halloumi Cheese

Grill each side for about two minutes until marks appear. Pair with a chilled rosé and sunset.

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Iceberg Lettuce

Cook for one to two minutes on each side for the ultimate wedge salad.

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Jalapeños

Wrap these spicy peppers in bacon and grill until crisp.

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Kale

Brush everyone’s favorite trendy green with olive oil and grill for two minutes until the edges are charred.

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Lobster Tails

Grill these bad boys until the shells turn a nice, bright red.

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Mango

Cut the mango into flat pieces, drizzle on some olive oil and grill for about six minutes.

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Nectarines

Cook cut-side down for two to three minutes, then serve as a dessert or on a savory salad.

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Oysters

For next-level oysters, place these shellfish cupped-side down on the grate. Cover and cook for just two minutes.

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Pound Cake

You heard us.

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Quinoa

Mix this grain into patties, then throw on the grill for a healthy hamburger alternative.

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Romaine

Season a sliced head, then grill for a minute on each side, starting flat-side down.

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Shishito Peppers

Grill these mild yet flavorful peppers for about six minutes, flipping halfway through until blistered and soft.

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Tofu

Because there will be a vegetarian at your next cookout.

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Homemade Pizza

Grilling your own pizza is easy and it's so much fun customizing your pie with all your favorite toppings. 

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Valencia Oranges

Grill sliced oranges--or just about any citrus fruit--for one minute per side.

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Watermelon

Place sliced watermelon on the grill and let each side cook for two minutes until char lines appear. Pair with tangy feta for the ultimate summer dish. 

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Avocados

De-pit, halve and grill Hass avocados flesh-side down for five minutes. Then serve them straight up, stuff them or mash them into avo toast 2.0.

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Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Season sliced yams or sweet potato wedges, brush them with olive oil and grill for about 40 minutes on medium-high heat.

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Zucchini

Brush strips with some E.V.O.O., and grill each side for three minutes until tender. Serve them plain or roll them up with ricotta and marinara.

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