5 Healthy Barbecue Recipe Ideas

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Summertime is the perfect opportunity to fire up the grill and enjoy a healthy, delicious barbecue. But if you’re trying to eat healthy, you might be wondering what to cook.

Here are five healthy barbecue recipe ideas that are sure to please everyone at your next cookout:

Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

This healthy, flavorful salmon dish is perfect for your next barbecue. The mango salsa adds a fresh, tropical twist to the classic grilled salmon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. Season salmon with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Serve grilled salmon with mango salsa on the side.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

These healthy, flavorful burgers are perfect for your next barbecue. The portobello mushrooms add a meaty texture and flavor to the burgers.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add portobello mushrooms and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Grill portobello mushrooms for about 10 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Serve grilled portobello mushroom burgers on toasted hamburger buns with avocado, tomato and lettuce.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

These healthy, flavorful kabobs are perfect for your next barbecue. The mix of vegetables makes for a colorful and nutritious dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound small new potatoes
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-10 wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, green bell pepper and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Thread vegetables onto skewers. Grill for about 10-12 minutes, or until vegetables are slightly charred and tender.
  4. Serve grilled vegetable kabobs with your favorite dipping sauce.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

This healthy, flavorful corn on the cob is perfect for your next barbecue. The grilled corn is smoky and slightly sweetened from the grill.

Ingredients:

  • 6 ears of corn, husks and silks removed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together butter, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Grill corn for about 10-12 minutes, or until slightly charred and tender.
  4. Baste grilled corn with butter mixture. Serve immediately.

Grilled Fruit Skewers

These healthy, flavorful skewers are perfect for your next barbecue dessert. The grilled fruit is slightly caramelized and makes for a sweet and healthy treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together honey and salt. Set aside.
  3. thread fruit onto skewers. Grill for about 5-7 minutes, or until slightly charred and tender.
  4. Brush grilled fruit skewers with honey mixture. Serve immediately with ice cream or yogurt (optional).

These healthy, flavorful barbecues recipes are perfect for your next barbecue. The mix of vegetables and fruits make for a colorful and nutritious dish. And if you are looking for easy and comfortable digestion, try Bitters Extra by Vitanica. This supplement is made with healthy ingredients like ginger, dandelion root and milk thistle. Bitters Extra can help support healthy digestion and can be taken before or after meals.

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