Chicken gyros kebabs with flatbread and salad

Easy barbecue recipes

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

113 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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32 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
73 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

8 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
71 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
31 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A veggie treat for your barbecue

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star 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 hr and 50 mins
More effort
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
6 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
46 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Some like it hot, so sizzle your ribs with BBQ sauce

35 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook these lemony chicken skewers on a barbecue to get that fabulous charred taste. Serve with our colourful tomato salad for a lovely light summer supper

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

5 hrs
Easy
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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?

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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