Healthy Summer BBQ Recipes: Grill Your Way to Flavor

Summer is here, and it’s time to fire up the grill! From juicy burgers, sauces, marinades, side dishes, and everything in between, these healthy BBQ recipes are mouth-watering and perfect for any cookout. Get ready to impress your guests and make this summer unforgettable with these irresistible BBQ dishes.

Chili Lime Chicken

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Spicy and tangy, this chicken marinade is perfect for summer grilling. It is also super versatile, and you can use it for lots of different proteins – you will love it with shrimp, too! Get the recipe: Chili Lime Chicken

Spring Onion Potato Salad

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Who doesn’t love a potato salad with their burgers? This creamy and flavorful potato salad uses spring onions and dill to add balance and freshness. Get the recipe: Spring Onion Potato Salad

Grilled Greek Chicken Burgers

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Who doesn’t love a potato salad with their burgers? This creamy and flavorful potato salad uses spring onions and dill to add balance and freshness. Get the recipe: Grilled Greek Chicken Burgers

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

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We’ve all had the usual tomato-based BBQ sauce, but don’t sleep on this version! Creamy with a bite from horseradish, you will be smothering this sauce on everything. Get the recipe: Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Cowboy Caviar Salad

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Invite a cowboy to the party! This spin on Texas caviar transforms the dip into a delicious side dish. Everyone who BBQs will ask for this recipe. Get the recipe: Cowboy Caviar Salad

Grilled Cabbage Steaks

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This tender grilled cabbage’s charred and smokey flavors make it a perfect quick and easy side dish that’s ready in 10 minutes. Dress it up with toppings for a savory low-carb entree. Get the recipe: Grilled Cabbage Steaks

Grilled BBQ Tofu

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Serve this easy grilled tofu with corn on the cob, potato salad, and fresh fruit. Or toss it into a bowl of mixed greens for a hearty and healthy salad-for-dinner meal! Get the recipe: Grilled BBQ Tofu

Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers

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Step up your burger game with these tender and juicy Jamaican jerk turkey burgers! They’re ready in under 25 minutes and are delicious year-round. Get the recipe: Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers

Grilled Italian Zucchini

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This easy recipe for grilled Italian zucchini is a fresh and delicious vegetarian side dish. Seasoned with Italian flavors and cooked perfectly on the grill, this dish takes just 20 minutes to complete! Get the recipe: Grilled Italian Zucchini

Homemade Cherry BBQ Sauce

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Sweet, tangy, and super easy to make, this homemade Cherry BBQ Sauce is everything you want in a BBQ sauce. With just a handful of ingredients, it’s the perfect mix of sweet cherries and smoky goodness.  Get the recipe: Homemade Cherry BBQ Sauce

Mexican Street Corn

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This authentic-tasting Mexican Street Corn recipe is a hit at every BBQ. Crunchy charred corn kernels tossed in a creamy, tangy dressing with a kick. Get the recipe: Mexican Street Corn

Black Bean Lentil Burgers

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If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy vegan burger, look no further than these Black Bean Lentil Burgers! These burgers are perfect for a summer picnic or cookout. Get the recipe: Black Bean Lentil Burgers

Mango Corn Salsa

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A flavorful, fresh, and healthy salsa that is the perfect combination of sweet and savory with a little kick. Use it as a dip with tortilla chips, a topping for tacos and grilled meats, or a side dish.  Get the recipe: Mango Corn Salsa

If you’ve tried any of these healthy BBQ recipes, please let us know how it turned out by leaving a comment below. I’m always interested in feedback!

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