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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 5.155 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 5.38 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.

  • Pulled pork with white bread rolls

    Pulled pork

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.102 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 tikka skewers

    Chicken tikka skewers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.77 ratings

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

  • Ginger beer served in a bottle and a glass

    Homemade ginger beer

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 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

  • 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 out of 5.4 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 4.6 out of 5.7 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

  • Three harissa turkey burgers

    Harissa turkey burgers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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 3.2 out of 5.6 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

  • Indian spiced barbecued lamb

    Indian spiced barbecued lamb

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Texas BBQ Sauce

    Texas BBQ Sauce

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • Beef & red pepper burgers

    Beef & red pepper burgers

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

    Pack your patties with extra vegetables - carrot and roasted pepper - to boost flavour and up your veggie intake

  • Watermelon & strawberry slushie

    Watermelon & strawberry slushie

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer's day? Drinking our iced fruit slushie!

  • A lobster cut in half, topped with seaweed butter, by a T-bone steak

    Barbecued surf & turf

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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?

  • Barbecued chicken fajita skewers

    Barbecued chicken fajita skewers

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.12 ratings

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

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