70 + Delicious & Healthy Summer Barbecue Recipes

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

This post was written by Nutritioulicious assistant and dietetic intern Kaleigh McMordie.

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 delicious and healthy summer barbecue recipes! 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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

Flank Steak with Creamy Chimichurri @ RDelicious Kitchen

Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa @jlevinsonrd

Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Nutritioulicious

Balsamic Chicken, Strawberry and Beet Kabobs @ My Menu Pal

Tofu Burgers with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce @ Runnin Srilankan

Summer Chicken Kebabs with Herb Sauce @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Nutritioulicious

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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 @ Nutritioulicious

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 @ Jessica Levinson

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

What are your favorite healthy summer barbecue recipes?

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39 Responses to 70 + Delicious & Healthy Summer Barbecue Recipes


  1. Can it be the weekend already!!! Geez- what a FABULOUS roundup! Thanks so much for including my chillers and burgers! Cheers to a great 4th!

    • Jessica says:

      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!

  2. So many fresh and delicious recipes! Thanks for including me! Have a wonderful holiday weekend 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      You’re most welcome! Have a great 4th!

  3. Such a comprehensive list! I’ve pinned for later. 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks for sharing Tara!

  4. Brittney says:

    Love it! Thanks for including my Coconut Pineapple Popsicles! 🙂
    -Brittney

    • Jessica says:

      You’re most welcome!

  5. Definitely something for everyone here! Great roundup – Happy 4th 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Anne! I totally agree! Happy 4th to you too!

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  7. Katie says:

    So colorful. I will be using this all summer long. Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Katie! Hope you find lots of recipes you love! Enjoy!

  8. These all looks so good! Thanks for including my peach caprese salad – I think I need that peach sangria to go with it!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Emily Kyle says:

    Thank you so much for including my Rainbow Veggie Kabobs – all of these recipes look amazing!!

    • Jessica says:

      You’re most welcome Emily!! Thanks for stopping by to take a look at the roundup!

  10. Chelsey says:

    Wow! This list is INCREDIBLE! Thanks for including my Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers…they’re a favorite of mine! 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Chelsea! I haven’t had a chance to make your burgers yet, but they’re on my list 😉

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  14. Jordan says:

    I LOVE your lists! This is like the end-all-be-all summer food guide. So many good things to try!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha…I’m such a lists person! To-do lists, recipe lists, menu plan lists…just come to me when you need a list! Hope you enjoy some of these this summer!

  15. These all look amazing! I wouldn’t even know which one to start with they all look so good!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Kristina! LMK if you make a decision 😉

  16. Sarah says:

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

    • Jessica says:

      Seriously – it’s not an easy choice! Can’t wait to find out what you try!

  17. Taylor Kiser says:

    This is an amazing roundup! Something for everyone and plenty of recipes to enjoy all summer long!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Taylor – that’s for sure!

  18. Lorie Yarro says:

    I honestly don’t even know where to start. These recipes are killer. That salmon ceviche looks unreal!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Lorie! Hope you give the ceviche a try – it’s so yummy!

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

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Julie! I know you’re not a meat eater, but this marinade is great on fish and tofu too!

  20. 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!

    • Jessica says:

      Agreed Amanda! I usually make my hubby grill if he’s home, but i’ve gotten more comfortable grilling myself over the past few summers. Have fun!

  21. Jenn says:

    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! 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      I tend to love all the sides too and can also make a meal out of them! And yes to summer drinks!

  22. What a delicious array. I love how many creative ways there are to use produce in this line up.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Alisa! Love summer produce and all the uses!

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