BBQs are arguably the best part of the summer. You get to eat juicy ribs off the bone, grill up some steaks with the family, but unfortunately the price you pay for all that deliciousness is a ridiculously high amount of cholesterol – but you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to go healthier. Here are some clean but finger-lickin’ recipes you can throw on the grill instead!
1. Portobello Mushroom & Blu Cheese Burgers
If you thought this was your everyday boring ol’ Portobello burger, you’re sorely mistaken. Even the carnivores will be fighting 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. Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Grilled shrimp is so juicy, it’s perfect for retaining a whole bunch of flavor. And the perfect addition to a summer skewer, especially with pineapple. The marinade is a mouthwatering mix of coconut milk, soy sauce, Tabasco, and citrus juices (lime and orange.) Boom.
3. Miso-Glazed Chicken Burgers with Cabbage-Apple Slaw
These chicken burgers have a unique twist of a miso glaze and apple slaw, and they’re seriously addictive. You won’t even miss subbing a normal cheeseburger for one of them! The juiciness of the chicken next to the crunchy apple and cabbage will provide a bite you won’t forget.
4. Tabasco Grilled Veggie Skewers
Keep it spicy but simple with these tabasco grilled veggies. Apparently they’re so succulent even kids will be begging for their veggies. A healthy dose of olive oil Tabasco marinade plus the magic of the grill will take care of this super easy recipe for you.
5. Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos
What’s better than tacos? Instead of loading it up with unhealthy, fatty meats like pork or beef, grilled salmon is the highlight of this dish. Cilantro, chipotle sauce, salsa verde, and a dry rub knock this flavor-punch of a meal out of the park. Sure to be a guest favorite, and everyone gets their Omega-3s!
6. Grilled Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks with Asian Gremolata
Sorry, this probably tastes nothing like a real steak, but it’s just as satisfying, if you ask us! These cuties are done up teriyaki style, with the savory Asian sauce making it a worthy adversary for an entree rather than its usual side dish placement.
7. Smokey Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
These are pretty simple, but everyone craves fries in the summer, and these sweet potato wedges are a healthier way to indulge (especially if you make a kickass chipotle sauce to serve them with). They’re smoky and sweet, and the bizarre addition of a pork rub is what makes them so tasty!
8. Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowls
Bowls are the best – you just throw a bunch of ingredients together – minimal effort and maximum flavor, am I right? This one is Mediterranean style, filled with fresh grilled salmon, veggies, grains, and a healthy dollop of tzatziki and dill.