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 – like our incredible harissa turkey burgers, pictured above.
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.
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Healthy chicken recipes
No barbecue would be complete without chicken, cooked to perfection. Eat a rainbow with our traffic light chicken shish kebabs. Try our super-simple chicken fajita skewers – they’re so easy, even kids can get involved in the cooking prep.
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 and fruity mango salsa. Alternatively, try our preserved lemon chicken skewers with summer tomato salad – use an array of different tomatoes for a pop of colour.
Our easy turkey & coriander burgers are bound to be a hit. Get crunchy ciabatta rolls at the ready, plus some hot peppers and guac to top. Our chickpea & coriander burgers make a mouthwatering veggie option, and you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen cupboards.
You could add some spice with our harissa turkey burgers, made even healthier with the addition of mixed grains, or go for a veggie option with our spiced halloumi & pineapple burger with zingy slaw. We also have a brilliant basic vegan burger recipe you can flavour to your liking. 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. Pop some prawns on your barbie and whip up our seafood, pineapple & coconut kebabs for a taste of the exotic. Veggies and vegans will love our easy vegan kebabs with avocado dressing and 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, or try our zingy teriyaki beef skewers. If you’re looking for a complete, balanced meal for two, our pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice is sure to please.
Fantastic fish recipes
Cooking fish over coals gives it a lovely smoky flavour. Our jerk sea bass & pineapple salsa is a delicious option for serving whole fish, or try a clever way of stopping fish from sticking to your grill with our citrus-spiked sea bass.
Spice up a side of salmon with our smoky chermoula salmon recipe, ideal as a barbecue centrepiece, or opt for skewered sardines with a tartare dressing for a punchy, flavour-packed dish.
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 to prep. 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 five-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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