Healthy Chicken Burgers Recipe With Pickled Red Cabbage

Healthy BBQ recipes

Try our lighter versions of BBQ classics so you can enjoy your grill more often, from Thai-style chicken burgers to courgette lollipops and whole lemongrass and chilli sea bream

Looking for healthy BBQ recipes? Want lighter, vegetarian BBQ ideas? Try our recipes below. 


We have lighter burgers to try, such as Thai-style chicken burgers and punchy black bean burgers. Want some nutritious sides to serve with your meat? Check out our courgette lollipops and watermelon and rice noodles salad. Enjoy the benefits of fresh fish with our whole lemongrass and chilli sea bream.

Healthy BBQ recipes

Healthy chicken burgers with pickled red cabbage

These chicken burgers make a great, healthier alternative to the usual beef. Pickled red cabbage adds an extra kick. Serve on round lettuce leaves instead of buns to keep it really healthy.

Healthy Chicken Burgers Recipe With Pickled Red Cabbage

Ras el hanout and honey BBQ chicken thighs

Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken.

An oval platter topped with six BBQ chicken thighs with a red and blackened skin

BBQ chilli and lemongrass sea bream

Our recipe for delicately soft BBQ sea bream, with a fiery chilli and punchy lemongrass marinade, makes for a great summer BBQ. In Phu Quoc and coastal regions of Vietnam, huge tanks of live fish and shellfish are a common sight in markets. Customers barter for what they want, choose a marinade and dipping sauce, and it all gets cooked on a huge charcoal grill in minutes.

Whole chilli and lemongrass sea bream

Herb, watermelon and rice noodle salad

Try our refreshing Vietnamese-style herb salad packed with mint, Thai basil and coriander for a vibrant summer BBQ side dish.

Watermelon and Rice Noodle salad with mint and holy basil

Courgette lollipops

Check out these easy veggie skewers with courgettes soaked in a citrusy sweet marinade with a hint of chilli. Make these quick skewers as a healthier veggie BBQ side.

Courgette Vegetable Skewers Recipe

Lamb koftas with kale salad

Make your own lamb koftas in minutes then whack on the BBQ and serve with a super-green salad for a delicious low-carb dinner.

Vegan Cajun black bean burgers

Our quick and easy cajun black bean burgers are the perfect dish for a meat-free vegan BBQ. Packed full of veggies and plenty of flavour, these burgers are super healthy.

Vegan Bean Burgers: Cajun Black Bean Burgers with Dairy-Free Slaw

Marinated summer veg antipasti

The best vegetarian antipasti recipes use a colourful mix of summer veg. This easy one is an easy sharing plate of aubergines, peppers, courgette and mushrooms to serve instead of bread for a healthier BBQ.

Vegetarian Antipasti Recipe

Rainbow slaw with creamy lime and coriander dressing

The best recipe for homemade coleslaw. With cabbage, carrots and a creamy lime and coriander dressing, this side dish goes well with BBQ’d meats or roast chicken.

Falafel and halloumi burgers

A great low-calorie BBQ recipe for vegetarians. For a smoky flavour, try cooking these easy-to-make falafel on the BBQ and serving them in warm pitta with traditional pickled chillies.


Thai-style turkey burgers

Looking for a low-fat alternative to a beef burger? These flavour of these healthy turkey burgers is kicked up a notch with the Thai-inspired addition of ginger and chilli. Serve in ciabatta, or with salad.