From incredible oysters with tangy chorizo butter to smoky grilled kale toasts, here are nine easy (but impressive) grilled appetizers to kick off your 4th of July cookout.
1. Grilled Eggplant Salad with Walnuts
This fantastic take on ratatouille is great as a salad or a spread for grilled flatbread.
2. Grilled Shrimp with Shrimp Butter
What's the secret to star chef Stephanie Izard's amazing appetizer? The simple yet incredible onion-and-shrimp-paste butter.
3. Grilled Kale Toasts
Smoky grilled kale gets topped with a tangy yogurt dressing in this foolproof appetizer.
4. Grilled Beef Rolls
Grape leaves make easy work of these delicious Vietnamese-inspired rolls.
5. Grilled Oysters with Chorizo Butter
These oysters open on the grill as they cook—no shucking needed.
6. Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Lemony Bread Crumbs
Star chef Michael Chiarello's fantastic starter features tender asparagus rolled in crisp prosciutto.
7. Grilled Eggplant Involtini
Slices of grilled eggplant are wrapped around fresh, creamy ricotta cheese in this easy, healthful recipe.
8. Grilled Tomato Crostini
It doesn't get any easier than this fast tomato toast.
9. Seared Romaine Spears with Caesar Dressing
This fun take on a Caesar salad is ready in just 30 minutes.