The best healthy barbecue recipes

Try our healthy barbecue options, including brilliant burgers, satisfying salads and simple side dishes. These recipes are perfect for feeding a crowd.

Burgers with guacamole and peppers in buns

Dreaming of burgers topped with your favourite sauces, corn on the cob and creamy potato salad? Believe it or not, you can enjoy all your favourite barbecue foods and still make sure they're packed with healthy ingredients.

Our favourite healthy barbecue recipes are lower in fat and calories but full of summer flavours. Top up your table with some healthy summer recipes, from salads and soups to gorgeous grilled veg, and you're ready to go. 

Mains & brilliant burgers

Chicken skewers with guacamole and tortillas
Healthy chicken recipes

No barbecue would be complete without chicken, spiced to perfection. Try our super simple chicken fajita skewers – they're so easy, even kids can get involved in the cooking prep. Slather on a dollop of creamy guacamole and wrap up your barbecued masterpiece. Need a speedy dish you can cobble together in five minutes? Go for our spicy yogurt chicken that tastes great hot, or even cold the next day. Add a dash of spice and bring the heat with our jerk chicken kebabs with fruity mango salsa. 

Healthy burgers

Chickpea burger with red onion and ketchup on bun
Our easy turkey & coriander burgers are bound to be a big hit. Get your crunchy ciabatta rolls at the ready, plus some hot peppers to top your guac, and enjoy. Our chickpea & coriander burgers make a mouth-watering veggie option, and you probably have the ingredients stashed in your kitchen cupboards. Peruse our top 10 healthy burger recipes for more brilliant buns packed full of goodness. 

Healthy simple skewers

Thread some fresh, flavourful ingredients together and get grilling for the simplest of barbecue bites. Pop some prawns on your barbie and whip up our seafood, pineapple & coconut kebabs for a taste of the exotic. It doesn't get easier than this – simply skewer your ingredients, grill to perfection and serve with a squeeze of lime juice. Veggies and vegans will love our nutty satay tofu skewers. Grill until your tofu is brown and crisp, then drizzle over the addictive sauce and sprinkle on some punchy ginger. Keep it simple with our honey & mustard glazed veg kebabs to add some colour to your menu, or go all out on our zingy teriyaki beef skewers


Corn on the cob with feta, salsa and lime wedges on plate
Choose your favourites from our colourful veggie side dishes and fill up your plate with classic summer flavours. Grab a grilled corn on the cob with chilli mayo, and upgrade this simple side with a sprinkling of feta and fresh herbs. We've got dinner all wrapped up with our foil-grilled potatoes that take just five minutes of prep and two ingredients. Or, if your barbecue wouldn't be complete without potato salad, try our sweet mustard recipe that's great for feeding a crowd. If you're craving more creative and carby potato salads, check out our ultimate healthy potato salad collection for more creamy classics. 

Watch our video and learn how to make a healthy beetroot & halloumi salad that includes three of your 5-a-day. 

Put together our butter bean, cucumber & radish salad and fill your plate with healthy pulses and herbs. Add our roast new potato & radish salad to the table for a tasty sharing dish, with cool Greek yogurt and a pinch of chilli flakes. You can't go wrong with our sizzled onions & peppers – they're perfect for throwing into salads and burgers. 

Indulge in simple, seasonal veg with our griddled aubergines with yogurt & mint. Nibble them as a starter, or stuff them in a ciabatta roll for a filling veggie burger alternative. 

Check out our healthy barbecue sides recipe collection for more outdoor inspiration. 

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