King Kullen Shares Grilling Tips to Try This Summer

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Summer is officially here, and it’s time to dust off the grill and get cooking.

Summer only lasts for a few months, so take advantage of the sunny days and embrace grilling season. Now is the ideal time to try new grilling recipes, and King Kullen has a few favorites for customers to try in the coming weeks.

Fire Up the Grill

BBQs and summer go together. Keep burgers and hot dogs in the fridge for quick grilling options on busy weeknights. Have extra time to spare? Upgrade a regular burger to a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger ( with Schweid & Son’s recipe. This recipe only calls for four ingredients and takes 10 minutes to cook. For more creative burger ideas, visit their recipes ( page. With so many options to choose from, there is always a new way to spice up an ordinary burger. For even more flavor, swap a normal bun with a pretzel bun – easily found in King Kullen’s Bakery department!

Vegetarians are in luck! Dig into a Beyond Meat Burger for a burger that tastes just like the real thing. This veggie alternative can be found in King Kullen’s Meat department. Dress them up for added flavor. Try a Grilled Watermelon Pineapple Teriyaki Beast Burger ( for a sweet and tangy spin. This burger is well-seasoned and topped with fresh ingredients found in the Produce department.

Opt for Pre-Seasoned Meals

Summer is a busy time of year. If meal preparation doesn’t fit into the schedule, there is an easy alternative. Visit the Deli department for pre-packaged and pre-seasoned meals. This option is perfect for hectic weeknight dinners. Stop by King Kullen on the way home from work, select a dish and throw it on the grill. To save even more time, pick up a bunch and have meals all set for the rest of the week.

Choose from chicken, beef or seafood options. All are pre-seasoned with a variety of flavors such as Montreal, Rotisserie, BBQ, Parmesan, Mojito Lime and more!

Try Kabob Kits

Gathering people together is fun, but it can be stressful. Fortunately, grilling for the whole family or a bunch of friends doesn’t have to be a nightmare. When feeding a large group of people, opt for kabobs. This is a crowd-pleasing choice and ideal for hosting.

Be sure to soak the bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before constructing the kabobs or plan ahead and soak them overnight so the skewers are ready to go the next day. Try Hawaiian Steak Kabobs ( for a sweet and spicy dish, Greek Lemon Chicken Kabobs ( for something savory, or Lemon Garlic Butter Kabobs ( for a tangy sweet taste. If BBQ is already on the menu, this Vegetable Kabobs ( recipe works well as a quick side dish to complement the main course.

Make hosting even easier, by visiting King Kullen’s Deli department for kabob kits! This option is convenient because the kabobs are already made, seasoned and ready for grilling. They are a great way to serve a group with little prep and cleanup involved. Choose from a selection of seafood kabobs, seasoned chicken kabobs or veggie kabobs, including vibrant, fresh and delicious produce. Before placing the kabobs on the grill, brush them with olive oil to ensure they do not stick to the grill.

Don’t Forget Side Dishes

Every BBQ needs side dishes to complement the grilled food. Macaroni salad, potato salad and coleslaw are always classic BBQ favorites. Try something new this summer by serving a Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad ( for guests to enjoy. This must-make recipe is full of flavor, and super easy to prepare.

Try this Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad ( for a quick, healthy and fresh side that can be made in 20 minutes. Slice cucumbers, tomatoes and onions and toss in a dressing for an equally easy dish to serve.

Grill Dessert Too

A delicious dessert is the icing on the cake during BBQ season, too. For dessert King Kullen suggests grilling fruit and serving it alongside ice cream or whipped cream. This is easy to shop for, quick to prepare, and sweet to eat. Grill pineapples or peaches and drizzle them with honey, cinnamon or sugar, or slice watermelon for the grill and top with fresh mint for a refreshing dessert.

Keep Food Safety in Mind

Last, but not least, remember safety always comes first when it comes to grilling. Bring the meat thermometer outside, and make sure all the meat is completely cooked before serving. When grilling large quantities for large groups, it can be helpful to cook the meat in the oven for part of the time and finish cooking on the grill.

Shop Today

All the ingredients for these summertime recipes can be found at King Kullen stores. Visit the nearest one to get everything needed to meal prep and host guests throughout the summer.

About the Company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 32 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies and online shopping in many stores as well.

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