Barbecues are perhaps the best part of summer. You can eat juicy boneless ribs, cook steaks with the family, but unfortunately the price you pay for all that deliciousness is ridiculously high cholesterol – but you don’t have to sacrifice taste to be healthy. Here are some clean, but finger-licking recipes that you can put on the grill instead!
1. Burgers with mushrooms and Portobello cheese
If you thought this was your everyday boring Portobello burger, you were sorely mistaken. Even carnivores will fight for a taste of one of these babies. It’s actually made with vegan blue cheese, and the result is a creamy, tangy burger that’s unforgettable.
2. Shrimp kebab with coconut and pineapple
Grilled prawns are so juicy that they retain all the flavor perfectly. And the perfect addition to a summer barbecue, especially with pineapple. The marinade is a delicious mixture of coconut milk, soy sauce, tabasco and citrus juices (lime and orange). Boom.
3. Chicken hamburgers in a bowl with cabbage and apple
These chicken burgers have a unique twist of miso glaze and apple slaw, and they’re seriously addictive. You won’t even miss swapping your regular cheeseburger for one of these! Juiciness of chicken next to crispy apple and cabbage will provide an unforgettable snack.
4. Grilled tabasco vegetable skewers
These Tabasco Grilled Veggies are spicy but simple. Apparently, they are so juicy that even children will beg for their vegetables. A healthy dose of olive oil in a Tabasco marinade and the magic of the grill will help you whip up this super easy recipe.
5. Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos
What’s the best taco? Instead of loading it up with unhealthy, fatty meats like pork or beef, the highlight of this dish is grilled salmon. Cilantro, chipotle sauce, salsa verde, and dry rub knock this flavor dish out of the park. Sure to be a guest favorite and everyone gets their Omega-3s!
6. Grilled Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks with Asian Gremalata
Sorry, it probably doesn’t taste anything like a real steak, but it’s just as filling if you ask us! These cuties are made teriyaki-style, with a spicy Asian sauce, making it a worthy contender for a first course rather than a regular side dish.
7. Smoky-grilled sweet potato slices
They’re super simple, but everyone wants fries in the summer, and these sweet potato wedges are a healthier way to snack (especially if you make a delicious chipotle dip to go with them). They’re smoky and sweet, and the quirky addition of pork is what makes them so delicious!
8. Grilled salmon tzatziki bowls
Bowls are the best – you just throw a bunch of ingredients together – minimum effort and maximum flavor, right? It’s Mediterranean style, filled with fresh grilled salmon, vegetables, grains and a healthy dose of tzatziki and dill.