Skewered barbecue sardines on a board by a plate of chermoula sauce

Quick barbecue recipes

38 Recipes

Serve up a barbecue feast in a flash. These recipes only need 20 minutes or less with everything from chargrilled meats and fish to speedy salads and sides.

BBQ sardines with chermoula sauce

4.5

(2 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

Barbecued fajita steak

4.27778

(9 ratings)

If you have time the day before, marinate the meat overnight, then, when you're ready, light the barbie and get cooking...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy

Cheeseburgers

4.25

(3 ratings)

These diner-style sliders have gooey melted cheese and all the fixings - the ultimate American beef burgers for a barbecue feast
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Tzatziki

5

(1 rating)

This fresh and simple Greek dip is perfect served with toasted pitta bread for a party platter or served with slow roast lamb
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Barbecued mussels

4

(1 rating)

Serve this rustic take on moules marinière in its foil package fresh from the barbecue. Partner the mussels with crusty bread to mop up the creamy sauce
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cabbage koshimbir

5

(1 rating)

Try a healthy accompaniment to tandoori dishes or barbecued meats. Koshimbir is an Indian slaw or crunchy cabbage salad where the chilli is optional
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sesame grilled asparagus rafts

4.8

(5 ratings)

Griddling or barbecuing asparagus individually can be fiddly, but it’s much easier cooking them like this – plus it looks impressive
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

4.6875

(16 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

Marshmallow & strawberry kebabs

5

(1 rating)

Have some residual heat left over on your campfire or barbecue? Toast up these sweet skewers with salted caramel drizzle
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Prawn bruschetta skewers

5

(2 ratings)

Enjoy a lazy lunch in the garden with these low-fat, prepare-ahead skewers - perfect for sharing
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Peppered pinto beans

0

(0 ratings)

This Southern side is simple to make and uses everyday store cupboard ingredients to make a low fat peppery addition to any barbecue
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Paprika chicken ciabattas

4.9

(10 ratings)

Turn an open sandwich into a filling and easy meal, with this fast and flavoursome recipe
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Green Gem salad

0

(0 ratings)

This fresh salad is very low in fat, a perfect accompaniment to heavy BBQ food
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Courgette & halloumi skewers

3.86111

(9 ratings)

Marinade cheese with mint, lemon and olive oil, thread onto kebab skewers with veg and chargrill
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Falafel burgers

4.166665

(18 ratings)

Whizz up chickpeas with garlic, spices and herbs to make delicious vegetarian patties for lunch or dinner
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quinoa, pea & avocado salad

3.75

(1 rating)

This super-healthy, herby side dish is a lovely light accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish or a BBQ spread
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Speedy Tex-Mex rice

3.833335

(6 ratings)

Ditch the boring burger buns and try this easy side dish with burgers or chicken at your next barbecue
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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