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Easy barbecue recipes

60 Recipes

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


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  • Chicken souvlaki

    Chicken souvlaki

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.161 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

  • A plate serving charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

    Charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 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

  • Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

    Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.39 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.

  • Tzatziki with chips

    Easy tzatziki

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy tzatziki both as a dip or a sauce to go alongside barbecued meats. A small shop-bought tub is never enough, and it's so easy to make your own

  • Pulled pork with white bread rolls

    Pulled pork

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.110 ratings

    The easiest pulled pork recipe you'll ever make. No tricky measurements involved, minimal ingredients and a mouth-watering smoky barbecue result

  • 3 grilled sardines served alongside a bowl of chermoula sauce

    BBQ sardines with chermoula sauce

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Chicken gyros on plate with pitta, chips and salad

    Chicken gyros

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Barbecuing for a crowd? Make chicken gyros served with warm pittas to stuff with fresh tomatoes, onion, tzatziki and chips. Perfect for a summer gathering

  • Chicken tikka skewers

    Chicken tikka skewers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.78 ratings

    This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too

  • One miso mushroom & halloumi burger

    Miso mushroom & halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Elevate mushrooms with miso butter to enhance their umami flavour, then stack them with halloumi for a satisfying veggie burger at your next barbecue

  • Ginger beer served in a bottle and a glass

    Homemade ginger beer

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 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

  • Mum’s bbq chicken with corn on the cob

    Mum's BBQ chicken

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy this fantastic BBQ chicken – the stuff of legends for food writer Judy Joo, who remembers the recipe from her childhood. Serve with doenjang mayonnaise

  • A bowl serving tangy tomato relish

    Tangy tomato relish

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • BBQ chicken platter served on a tray

    BBQ chicken platter

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • BBQ rainbow beef salad served on a plate

    BBQ rainbow beef salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our tangy soy dressing

  • Three harissa turkey burgers

    Harissa turkey burgers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Discover the lighter way to make burgers for the barbecue with this harissa turkey version, which uses lean turkey breast, beetroot and mixed grains

  • A bowl of herby potato salad

    Healthy potato salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try this healthy potato salad at a barbecue for a different take on a classic summer salad. This delicious recipe instead features basil, parsley and garlic

  • Mint chutney, barbecued lamb & potato salad

    Mint chutney, barbecued lamb & potato salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    This beautiful barbecued lamb with a fresh minty chutney makes a great sharing dish for friends. Serve with our new potato and spring onion salad

  • Four barbecued bananas served with ice-cream

    BBQ rum & caramel bananas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 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

  • A sprig of elderflower alongside a glass of elderflower gin

    Elderflower gin

    A star rating of 2.9 out of 5.7 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


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