Best ever healthy BBQ recipes

BBQs are the British social occasions of the summer – use our recipes to help you make healthy and delicious BBQ dishes, with lighter versions of the classics

Malay-grilled aubergine with ketjap manis, lime and spring onion

This simple recipe for a warm aubergine salad is delicious. Perfect with grilled meats or as a vegetarian dish, the sweet soy-chilli sauce is quick to make as a dressing.


BBQ corn with garlic and chilli butter

Spicy garlic butter gives a modern twist to this classic BBQ side dish of charred sweetcorn. It’s the best accompaniment to grilled meats or fish.

Lamb koftas with kale salad

So easy to put together, lamb koftas make the best weeknight supper. Here we’re serving them with a super-healthy brussels sprouts and kale winter salad for a delicious low-carb dinner.

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 barbecued meats or roast chicken.

Falafel and halloumi burgers

A great low-calorie recipe for vegetarians. A hearty chickpea burger stuffed into a pitta pocket. 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 coconut fish parcels

The Asian-inspired flavours of these Thai coconut fish parcels ensure that you can eat inspiring food even when you’re short of time or watching your weight. They’re ready in under 30 minutes and less than 300 calories. 

Chargrilled new potato salad 

This is a fantastic twist on a classic potato salad, with sunkissed tomatoes, zesty lemon and a chilli kick, it’s perfect for a summer barbecue. Eat it with grilled meat or fish. 

Romano rellenos with chipotle salsa

Stuffed peppers with a twist. These sweet Romano peppers are perfect for filling with a spicy rice mix and mozzarella. Served with a chipotle chilli salsa, they make a great quick midweek meal or weekend starter.

Thai-style turkey burgers

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

Valentine Warner’s griddled courgettes with parmesan and basil

The fresh flavours of Valentine Warner’s griddled courgettes with parmesan and basil are perfect for a lighter lunch, starter, or side dish. The zing of the lemon and the crunch of pine nuts make it sing. 

Asian chicken burgers with pickled red cabbage

These Asian-inspired 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.

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