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Easy barbecue recipes

54 Recipes

For fuss-free al fresco dining this summer, try our easy barbecue recipes with delicious chargrilled meats, vegetables, salads and side dishes.

Chicken souvlaki

4.774195

(93 ratings)

Marinate the chicken for these Greek-style spiced kebabs as long as possible to soak up all the flavour and make it really tender. Serve with warm bread, salad and tzatziki
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

5

(8 ratings)

This vegetarian side dish of charred courgettes and runner beans sings summer and also has a small bite of hot chilli. It goes down well at barbecues
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

4.82143

(28 ratings)

Pounding meat until thin and flat is a great technique for barbecued chicken breast, as it ensures it won’t dry out. Try this version with lemon and herbs.
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pulled pork

4.61017

(59 ratings)

The easiest pulled pork recipe you'll ever use. No tricky measurements involved, minimal ingredients and a mouth-watering smoky barbecue result...
  • 8 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

BBQ sardines with chermoula sauce

4.75

(4 ratings)

Serve sardines with a delicious lemon, chilli and herb chermoula sauce for the ultimate taste of summer. Perfect for a lazy afternoon barbecue
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Chicken tikka skewers

4.7971

(69 ratings)

This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy ginger beer

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Enjoy this fiery ginger beer at a family barbecue or pour into a bottle for a picnic. It's made by cooking up a ginger cordial and topping up with soda water...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tangy tomato relish

5

(1 rating)

Add freshness to a barbecue or Indian meal with a relish that is packed with tomatoes, onion and coriander – and it can be made a few days ahead...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

BBQ chicken platter

5

(1 rating)

Roast or barbecue these BBQ chicken pieces then serve on a platter with onion rings, coleslaw and mac ‘n’ cheese for an all-American banquet...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

BBQ rainbow beef salad

4.666665

(3 ratings)

The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our Asian-inspired dressing
  • 26 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Harissa turkey burgers

5

(1 rating)

Discover the lighter way to make burgers for the barbecue with this harissa turkey version, which uses lean turkey breast, beetroot and mixed grains
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Herby potato salad

4.8

(5 ratings)

Try this potato salad at a barbecue for a different take on a classic summer salad. This delicious recipe instead features basil, parsley and garlic
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

BBQ rum & caramel bananas

4.142855

(7 ratings)

Make the foil parcels for these BBQ rum bananas in advance, then place them in the dying coals while eating your main – the perfect end to a summer barbecue...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower gin

2.8

(5 ratings)

Add a touch of summer to a classic tipple with this delicious elderflower-infused gin. Great for a summer gathering, served with tonic water and lots of ice
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Indian spiced barbecued lamb

4.75

(12 ratings)

Yogurt-based marinades create a delicious thin crust when they char, so are ideal for barbecues
  • 5 hours
  • Easy

Texas BBQ Sauce

4.933335

(15 ratings)

An easy recipe for an essential smoky barbecue sauce to jazz up your burgers and sides
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Beef & red pepper burgers

3.714285

(7 ratings)

Pack your patties with extra vegetables - carrot and roasted pepper - to boost flavour and up your veggie intake
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Watermelon & strawberry slushie

5

(3 ratings)

What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer's day? Drinking our iced fruit slushie!...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Barbecued surf & turf

5

(2 ratings)

Light the coals and cook up a feast of lobster served with seaweed butter and barbecued T-bone steak. Does anything say summer better than surf & turf?
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Barbecued chicken fajita skewers

3.625

(8 ratings)

Get the kids in the kitchen to prepare this easy BBQ chicken recipe, then assemble together with creamy guacamole on tortilla wraps
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Charred squash & spiced lamb

0

(0 ratings)

Forget typical burgers – use your barbecue to create this extra-special charred squash and spiced lamb dish. Add feta, pistachios and pomegranate to serve...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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