70 + Healthy & Delicious Summer Barbecue Recipes

June 29, 2016

A delicious roundup of healthy summer barbecue recipes to keep you fit and your taste buds happy all season long!

A delicious roundup of healthy summer barbecue recipes to keep you fit and your taste buds happy all season long! @jlevinsonrd

Who has plans for Independence Day, aka- my favorite holiday? Are you cooking out? I hope so. I sure am! Last week I shared some healthy eating tips with you on how to navigate backyard barbecues while still enjoying yourself. This week, you can put those tips to good use with lots of healthy and delicious recipe ideas! Whether you are hosting or attending a cookout, try some of these nourishing dishes to make it a fun and healthy meal!

Appetizers

Fresh Salmon Ceviche with Cucumbers and Radishes @jlevinsonrd

Fresh Salmon Ceviche with Cucumbers and Radishes @ Small Bites by Jessica

Avocado Hummus @ Lively Table

Watermelon Jicama Pico de Gallo @ Kiss in the Kitchen

Peach Basil and Feta Toast @ Marisa Moore Nutrition

Wild Blueberry Pistachio No Bake Brie @ Amy Gorin Nutrition

Raspberry Gazpacho @ Delish Knowledge

Raspberry Gazpacho @ Delish Knowledge

Tuna Stuffed Jalapenos @ Runnin Srilankan

Grilled Zucchini Rollups @The Lean Green Bean

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers @ Small Bites by Jessica

Cilantro Black Bean Hummus @ The Pretty Bee

Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes @ My Cape Cod Kitchen

Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes @ My Cape Cod Kitchen

Spicy Mango Avocado Crab Cakes @ Athletic Avocado

Roasted Tomato Guacamole @ Delish Knowledge

Watermelon & Lemon Mint Ricotta Stacks @ Small Bites by Jessica

Bite Sized Peach Caprese Salad @ Sprint 2 The Table

Roasted Poblano and Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Cakes @ Lively Table

Main Dishes

Gluten Free Beer Can Chicken @ Abbey's Kitchen

Gluten Free Beer Can Chicken with Asian Glaze @ Abbey’s Kitchen

Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers @ C It Nutritionally

Grilled Caribbean Jerk Turkey Kabobs @ Snacking in Sneakers

Grilled Fresh Salmon Burgers @ Small Bites by Jessica

Flank Steak with Creamy Chimichurri @ RDelicious Kitchen

Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa @jlevinsonrd

Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa @ Small Bites by Jessica

Grilled Lamb Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce @ Delish Plan

Cheesy Habanero Stuffed Turkey Burgers @Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Quick Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Peach Pico de Gallo @ Homemade Nutrition

Tequila Citrus Shrimp @ Homemade Interest

Smoky Beet Burgers with Goat Cheese Yogurt Spread @ The Foodie Physician

Smoky Beet Burgers with Goat Cheese Yogurt Spread @ The Foodie Physician

Corn and Basil Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce @ Small Bites by Jessica

Balsamic Chicken, Strawberry and Beet Kabobs @ My Menu Pal

Tofu Burgers with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce @ Runnin Srilankan

Summer Chicken Kebabs with Herb Sauce @ Small Bites by Jessica

Side Dishes

Southern Vinegar Slaw @ Amee's Savory Dish

Southern Vinegar Slaw @ Amee’s Savory Dish

Grilled Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Avocados @ Real Living Nutrition

Caprese Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto @ The Foodie Dietitian

Mustard Greens Summer Salad @ Bucket List Tummy

Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn and Black Bean Salsa @ Small Bites by Jessica

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad is a sweet and savory dish hearty enough for a light lunch and perfect as a side dish next to your favorite entrée. Get the vegan and nut-free recipe @jlevinsonrd.

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad @ Small Bites by Jessica

Healthy Broccoli Salad @ Lively Table

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Zucchini Salsa Verde @ Nourish Breathe Thrive

Pumped Up Potato Salad @ Best Little Nest

Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Salad @ Small Bites by Jessica

Asparagus and Zucchini Noodles with Spinach Pesto @ Food Confidence

Summer Panzanella Salad @ Dishing Out Health

Summer Panzanella Salad @ Dishing Out Health

Mayo Free Potato Salad @ Jessi Haggerty

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Avocado Crema @ Lively Table

Red Cabbage Slaw @ Small Bites by Jessica

Tri Colored Pepper Potato Salad @ Nutrition Starring You

Easy Summer Watermelon Salad Platter @ Homemade Nutrition

Easy Summer Watermelon Salad Platter @ Homemade Nutrition

Grilled Pineapple, Black Bean and Jicama Salad @ Lively Table

Rainbow Grilled Veggie Kabobs @ Emily Kyle Nutrition

Sweet Potato Salad @ Small Bites by Jessica

Grilled Potato and Zucchini Caprese Salad @ Teaspoon of Spice

Desserts

Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce | Sweet and juicy stone fruits get caramelized on the grill, making for a naturally delicious, low-calorie, and gluten-free end to your summer BBQ. Serve with a creamy sweet and tangy Greek yogurt sauce. @jlevinsonrd

Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce @ Small Bites by Jessica

No Churn Dark Chocolate Avocado Frozen Yogurt @ Lively Table

Wild Blueberry, Pomegranate and Lemon Popsicles @ Abbey’s Kitchen

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Cinnamon Whipped Cream @ Treble in the Kitchen

Tangy Fruit Salad @Food, Pleasure, and Health

Coconut Pineapple Popsicles @ Exploring Healthy Foods

Coconut Pineapple Popsicles @ Exploring Healthy Foods

Red, White and Blue Vegan Watermelon Cake @ Abbey’s Kitchen

Summer Grilled Peaches @ Real You Nutrition

Lemon Berry Sorbet @ Be Truly Nourished

Roasted Blueberry, Coconut and Lime Popsicles @ Delish Knowledge

Red, White, and Blueberry Shortcakes @ Lively Table

Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes @ Lively Table

Mango Chia Popsicles @ Jelly Toast

Drinks

Berry Peach Sangria @ Living Well Kitchen

Berry Peach Sangria @ Living Well Kitchen

No-Sugar-Added Watermelon Mojitos @ Small Bites by Jessica

Blueberry Lemonade Chiller @ Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Cucumber Mint Chia Fresca @ Food Pleasure and Health

Elderflower Iced Tea @ Kitchen Nostalgia

Refreshing Infused Waters @ Be Truly Nourished

Refreshing Infused Waters @ Be Truly Nourished

Ginger Mint Sun Tea @ My Wife Can Cook

Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas @ Delish Knowledge

Prosecco and Blackberries Cocktail @ Dine & Dash

Antioxidant Sangria @ Lively Table

Watermelon Slushie @ Real Food Real Deals

Watermelon Slushie @ Real Food Real Deals

Infused Iced Tea @ Prep Dish

Spicy Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita @ Small Bites by Jessica

There you have it – over 70 delicious and healthy summer barbecue recipes that will get you through July 4th Weekend and maybe even Labor Day! (P.S. If that’s not enough choices for you, get more seasonal summer recipes in our Memorial Day Recipe Roundup and Summer Cocktails & Mocktails Recipe Roundup!)

A delicious roundup of healthy summer barbecue recipes to keep you fit and your taste buds happy all season long! @jlevinsonrd

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    1. I know! I wish it was the weekend too! Thanks so much for allowing me to include your great recipes! Have a great – and safe – 4th!

  1. […] It may seem counterintuitive to eat before you go to a party, but it’s one of the best ways to avoid overeating and noshing on the most calorie-laden foods at the barbecue. […]

  2. So many options how can one decide? Pinned for later because we all have those moments we need some summer BBQ inspo.

  3. What a gorgeous combination of flavors here!! These are all the components for a perfect cookout.

  4. Nothing says summer like that time at the grill!! I am working on my grill skills this year so I don’t always rely in D!

  5. So many delicious recipes for the perfect summer BBQ! I usually make a meal out of all the sides!! And wash it down with all the drinks! 🙂