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Fire up the grill with our 50 Best Grill Recipes from around the world. Many of these BBQ ideas are fast and easy enough for weeknight dinners, many are vegetarian, vegan or vegan-adaptable. (Be sure to go to the post directly to see how to adapt them!)
Apparently, we like to bbq a lot, and hope you do too! Whether you’re looking for grilled chicken recipes, grilled vegetables, vegan & vegetarian grill recipes, grilled salad recipes (perfect for summer dinners), or grilled flank steak or lamb recipes, you’ll find some fun inspiration here! Scroll to the bottom for our favorite grilling resources, tips and gifts- or jump to the recipe card for our favorite All-Purpose Dry Rub Recipe!
And now… Our Top bbq recipes!
Table of Contents
Dinner-Worthy, Grilled Salads!
Grilled Salmon Salad
This Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it’s bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.
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Grilled Romaine Salad with Maitake Mushrooms
Grilled Romaine with Maitake Mushrooms with Furikake Caesar Dressing -a Japanese-Inspired Caesar salad that comes together in 20 minutes! Keto and yummy.
Grilled Nicoise Salad- always tasty!
French-Style Grilled Nicoise Salad w/ grilled salmon, tuna or white fish, baby potatoes, olives, marinated white beans and peppers, french beans & a delicious Nicoise Salad Dressing. Gluten-free and Healthy!
Grilled Greek Salad with Halloumi
Grilled Halloumi, Eggplant and Tomato Salad with Mint Dressing – a delicious side or main course salad! If you’ve never tried grilling greek-style halloumi cheese- here’s the perfect opportunity! It stays incredibly firm on the grill. I promise. 🙂 So easy, so tasty!
Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad with Arugula, Quinoa and Corn.
Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Arugula, over a bed of optional quinoa with grilled scallions, avocado and a simple Chipotle Lime Dressing. Sub MEXICAN TOFU for the Chicken for a vegan version!
Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Salsa
Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Cucumber Salsa served over greens with a tangy Cilantro Lime Dressing …can be made in 20 minutes. A delicious, healthy low-carb meal.
Grilled Tuscan Grilled Salad
Delicious Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad with colorful sweet bell peppers, artichoke hearts and white beans tossed in a flavorful white balsamic dressing. Make it on the barbecue for an easy outdoor summer meal with your favorite grilled protein! Vegan!
Burger in a Bowl- keto and low carb.
BURGER IN A BOWL!– Grill your favorite burger (veggie burger, beef, lamb, ground turkey or chicken) and serve it over a bed of healthy greens and veggies – a fast, low-carb way to serve up our favorite summertime meal!
Grilled Romaine Salad with lots of goodies!
Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn and Avocado – a light and refreshing meal. Keep it vegan or add grilled shrimp for added protein. Either way, it’s sure to be your new favorite salad. Don’t have access to fresh Fava beans? No worries, sub edamame!
Grilled Chicken Recipes!
Perfect Grilled Chicken (With the Best Chicken marinade)
How to make the Best Grilled Chicken– with the most flavorful chicken marinade- turns out perfect and juicy every single time! A simple, easy recipe that can be made ahead for mid-week meals, or fast enough for weeknight dinners! We love this over Classic Caesar Salad, Classic Greek Salad, or with this Grilled Romaine Salad!
Grilled Peruvian Chicken
This Grilled Peruvian Chicken (or Portobellos) with Peruvian Green Sauce and Avocado Tomato Salad – is perfect for summer grilling. It is full of amazing South American flavors, that everyone will love! Vegan-Adaptable and GF!
Grilled Chicken Shawarma (skewers or whole pieces)
Japanese Farm-Style Teriyaki
Grilled Japanese “Farm-Style” Teriyaki – this can be made with grilled chicken breasts or thighs, or grilled portobellos (or both for mixed households) with shiitake mushrooms, avocado, sweet brown rice, and a refreshing cucumber ribbon salad. Vegan adaptable!
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
One of my personal favorites…Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Vietnamese flavors including a secret ingredient! Use this in Vietnamese Rice Noodle bowls (Bun Ga Nuong) or on its own over rice. One of our most popular catering recipes.
Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Smoky, spicy and delicious, this Mexican Grilled Chipotle Chicken is bathed in the most flavorful marinade. Grill the chipotle chicken ahead and reheat on busy weeknights, or store it in the flavorful chipotle marinade, then fire up the grill after work. Feel free to use chicken breasts, or chicken thighs. Use in healthy bowls, salads, tacos, or pasta. So EASY and oh so tasty!
More Tasty Grilled Chicken Recipes from Around the World!
Must-Try Grilled Vegetables!
Grilled Bok Choy!
Succulent Grilled Bok Choy with flavorful Ponzu Sauce is tender and juicy with toasty savory flavor. An easy side dish that is delicious and healthy!
Grilled Baba Ganoush!
Simple, flavorful, Authentic Baba Ganoush recipe made with smoky grilled eggplant, tahini, garlic and lemon. A healthy, delicious Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip that is full of complexity and depth. Gluten-free, low-carb, vegan.
How to make The Best Grilled Asparagus– one of the easiest, fastest and tastiest ways to cook asparagus in under 15 minutes! A delicious healthy vegan side dish, everyone will love.
Grilled Summer Veggies
Grilled Veggies are the quintessential summer side dish. Here is a simple basic method for grilling veggies on the BBQ. Smoky and carmelized they are delicious as is or ready for most any sauce and protein paring.
These Grilled Beets are perfectly tender with a rich caramelized flavor. Top with pesto for over-the-top deliciousness. Perfect as a side dish, or add to salads, toasts and bowls.
Grilled Fava Beans
Grilled Fava Beans- with Mint, Lemon & Sumac, a simple, easy way to prepare fresh fava beans on the grill with Middle Eastern flavors. Young Fava beans work best here- eat them like edamame! Delicious!
Grilled Indian Masala Street Corn
This Masala Street Corn hails from India and is grilled and seasoned with ghee and garam masala spice! A simple easy summer grilling recipe to add to your next Indian feast!
More Grilled Veggies!
Grilled Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes!
Grilled Eggplant with Greek Tomato Chickpea Relish
Perfectly tender smoky Grilled Eggplant with fresh Greek relish and creamy polenta. An easy and healthy meatless dinner. Vegan adaptable and gluten-free.
Grilled Veggie Kabobs (Tofu or Tempeh) and Harissa Yogurt
Grilled Veggie Kabobs and Harissa Yogurt – are made with your choice of protein (tempeh, tofu,or chicken)! A delicious summer meal that packs a big punch of flavor! Perfect for summer bbqs and gatherings! Vegan-adaptable.
Grilled Eggplant with Freekah
Grilled Eggplant Salad with Freekeh, fresh herbs, and a tangy yogurt dressing. A delicious grilled Middle Eastern salad that can be made ahead. Freekeh has a wonderful smoky quality that is worth seeking out and trying! So delicious!
Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Zucchini
Summer Pasta Salad w/ Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Cilantro Pesto is made with gluten-free rice noodles and loaded up with healthy summer veggies, then tossed in the most flavorful Cilantro Pesto…. deliciously addicting! Vegan and Gluten-free!
Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad
This flavorful Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad is simple, light, and refreshing with a tangy, umami dressing made from fresh lime juice and fish sauce. Healthy and tasty, this Thai Salad comes together in 35 minutes! (Vegan-adaptable) Serve it with jasmine rice and make it a meal.
Grillable Sprouted Lentil Burgers with Beet Slaw
These flavorful vegan lentil burgers will not only totally hold their shape on the grill…they are full of amazing flavor and nutrients! Vegan! GF.
Drool-worthy Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes
Grilled Whole Fish -Branzino!
Grilled whole Branzino topped with the most flavorful Preserved Lemon Gremolata, (Zesty Herb Sauce) in about 30 minutes flat! A simple easy, healthy Mediterranean dinner!
Grilled Scallops with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette
Grilled Scallops, marinated with olive oil, orange zest, coriander, salt and pepper, topped with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette. A delicious summer dinner that is fast, easy, light, refreshing and elegant!
Kerala-Style Grilled Fish
Here’s a simple yet super flavorful recipe for Kerala-Style Fish, made with a flavorful paste that is either grilled or roasted in the oven. Curry leaves and Tamarind give this Indian Recipe its unique flavor. Serve this with Indian Lemon Rice.
Grilled Salmon Souvlaki
Simple and healthy Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowls– a fast and easy weeknight dinner loaded up with yummy grilled veggies, quinoa, tzatziki and grilled salmon! This one is a keeper! Vegans can leave the salmon off and double up on Eggplant!
Grilled Chipotle Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa
Grilled Chipotle Fish Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa – spicy, smoky, light and healthy, full of delicious summertime flavor!
Grilled Whole Salmon with Pickled Huckleberry Relish
Grilled Salmon with Pickled Huckleberry Relish- Hands down one of my favorite salmon recipes ever. The first time I made this Grilled Huckleberry Salmon, Brian wittily called it –a bear’s dream. Wild salmon is grilled until the skin becomes crispy. Then it’s served with a flavorful & quick, Pickled Huckleberry -Shallot Relish. One of our most raved about recipes in catering. 😉
Our Favorite Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw
These are on repeat weekly here. Quick and EASY Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw. Fast and delicious! Healthy too! Vegan adaptable ( make with grilled, spice-rubbed tofu) and GF!
Caribbean Shrimp Tacos
Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Mango Cabbage Slaw and Cuban Black beans. A winner.
Grilled Bread and Grilled Pizza!
Grilled & Stuffed Naan Bread- THE BEST!
Grilled Indian Naan Bread stuffed with flavorful Garlic Scape Chutney and Melty Cheese. Utterly decadent and divine! Perfect for spring!
Grilled Fig Pizza with Caramelized onions and Gorgonzola
In this Grilled Pizza recipe, thin pizza crust is grilled for extra flavor – either directly on a grill or on a grill-pan on the stove. It’s surprisingly easy and quick! Once both sides are grilled, the crust is topped with cheese- gorgonzola and mozzarella, fresh figs, caramelized balsamic onions and either placed back on the grill (on a pan) or in the oven to finish.
Grilled Burgers for Every Diet!
Grilled Portobello Burgers (VEGAN)
Grilled Spicy Miso Portobello Mushroom Burgers are full of delicious umami flavor! They are slathered with Asian-style Guacamole, topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. Healthy, delicious and really satisfying. AND totally vegan!
Chimichurri Poblano Turkey Burger
Going Keto? This juicy, flavorful Turkey Burger Recipe with jalapeño, cilantro, lime zest, scallions, roasted poblano peppers and Chimichurri Mayo can be served on a bun or in a lettuce wrap!
Bison Burgers with Smoky Mayo
How to make the most delicious Grilled Bison Burger- a healthy alternative to beef because they are lower in fat and calories, and full of minerals and micronutrients. A lighter, leaner burger, that tastes amazing!
Thai Turkey Burgers with Asian Slaw
Grilled Thai Turkey Burgers with Asian Slaw, Cucumber Ribbons & Spicy Chili Aioli. Light, healthy, oh sooooooo delicious! Easy to make.
More Burger Recipes:
Juicy & Flavorful Grilled Beef, Lamb & Pork Recipes
Grilled Carne Asada Tacos
Grilled Carne Asada Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce – a delicious, epic meal bursting with flavor. One of the most popular recipes on the blog to date! Vegan adaptable!
Grilled Lamb Chops
Grilled Lamb “Lolly Pops”with Salsa Verde. These grilled lamb chops are topped with the most flavorful Italian Herb Caper Sauce, called Salsa Verde. Serve them as a light meal with a salad, or as a quick, easy appetizer. Fast, flavorful and oh so delicious!
Grilled Flank Steak
Grilled Flank Steak with Grilled Corn & Radish Salad comes together quickly and easily. Fresh sweet corn, lightly grilled, then cut off the cob, drizzled with lime juice and tossed with radishes, red onion and parsley complement the flavors of the grilled beef, which is rubbed with smoked paprika, cumin and salt.
Grilled Chilean Beef Skewers with Chimichurri
Grilled Chilean Beef Skewers with Smoky Chimichurri Sauce and Cilantro Rice. An easy flavorful weeknight meal. Substitute cremini mushrooms and veggies for the beef and for a delicious vegan alternative. Paleo, GF and vegan adaptable!
Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Herb Salad
This Grilled Lamb Kebab Recipe is delicious, paleo-friendly recipe bursting with amazing Middle Eastern flavors. You can also make these with ground turkey! Seriously good.
More grilled meat recipes:
Grilling Tips, Resources & Gifts.
- For weeknight dinners, I often use this grill. It is small (so it heats up faster), portable, quick, efficient, and perfect for 2-4 people. Many have been skeptical but end up telling me how much they love it. Just sayin’. 😘
- A charcoal grill is great on the weekends, and during the winter, I’ll use a cast-iron grill pan, on my stovetop.
- This GRILL BASKET is great for grilling smaller veggies. Spray olive oil makes greasing the grill faster & easier. Metal tongs and a metal spatula are easier for my hands to hold (vs great big grilling sets that are hard to wash). A wooden, grooved-edge, Cutting Board (to catch any juices) is also handy. I also like the look of this Grilling Apron.
- A good source of wild salmon, organic, free-range meat (chicken and grass-fed meats with no antibiotics) is Butcher Box! You can customize your box and the delivery timing – use this link Butcher Box for a free, sign-up gift – yes, an affiliate link.
Have a lovely weekend friends. Enjoy it!!!
50+ Best BBQ Ideas!
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 15
- Yield: ⅓ cup 1x
- Category: Spice Blend
- Method: stirred
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
Our Top 50 bbq recipes for summer. Here’s our favorite All-Purpose Dry Rub to use on grilled tri-tip, grilled Flank steak, grilled chicken recipes, grilled salmon, grilled Tofu Steaks, or Portobello steaks!
All-Purpose Dry Rub
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika (or chili powder)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (or allspice)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an air-tight container.
For an excellent Beef Rub: Add 2 tablespoons ground coffee, increase salt by ½ tablespoon
- Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
- Calories: 12
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 932.4 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.8 g
- Fiber: 0.5 g
- Protein: 0.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Incredible recipes! Very different from Brazil, but I’ll put them on my menu!
Thank you. These recipes
thanks so much!
Thanks so much for putting these recipes together Sylvia , they are excellent!! Over the past few months I made about 25 of the meals from this list and I couldn’t be happier that I did :). They are a nice balance between flavor, complexity, and time to complete. A few of my favorites were Peruvian Chicken, Japanese Farm-Style Chicken, Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa, and Mexican Grilled Chipotle Chicken (I used Portobellos).
Thanks Paul- glad you are enjoying them!
Very nice and mouth watering recipes
Am very happy to learn new recipe, keep up good work.
I will have to try the grilled eggplant on my new electric grill. Thanks for all the ideas.
I bought my electric grill thanks to the website https://www.sweetesthome.ca/ if anyone is thinking of getting one.
Fish tacos with peach salsa was to die for 😋 !! Thank you
I have made three of the recipes, 3 nights in a row. I am thrilled with all three so far: Peruvian chicken, Thai turkey burgers, and grilled pork tenderloin with strawberries and rosemary. No more grilling rut this summer! Thank you so much for sharing. What a treasure chest of amazing recipes! 😁
so inspired to dust off the grill – thanks!
Thanks for all the great recipes, tired the coffee rub and it was delicious on flank steak.
Just made the Lemongrass Chicken and Eggplant and Freekah Salad…both are so good!
Wow! these look amazing and I love all the vegan options!
Thank you sooo much. Your recepies are the best. !!!
This is THE best collection I have ever seen. I am cooking for the family for 2 weeks at a cottage and plan to make a lot of these. Thank you
Thanks Katherine, please let me know if you have any favorites!
Sylvia, these all look sooooo amazing! I can’t wait to make them this summer! Thank you for such a lovely variety of tasty recipes from around the world! It’s like you’re taking us on a culinary journey in our own backyard! (:
Aww thanks Suwanee. Everything on your blog is making my mouth water!
Waouw !!! Thank you for all these ideas !! I see a lot of recipes that I want to try 🙂
Awesome! you are so welcome!
WOW!!! Thanks for this and inspiring us to get out our grills. beautiful food as always! Deborah
So many wonderful grilling recipes! I’m so glad to have all summer to try them out! Thank you for creating and sharing them.
Thanks Ann! Appreciate you!
WOW! That is a fantastic selection of bbq meals! I’ve pinned a ton of them! The Japanese farm style grilled chicken has been a fave for a few years (sometimes I swap out rice for rice noodles; once I did ahi tuna instead of chicken!) Just a note, the link to the grilled salmon tzatziki bowls goes to an image rather than a recipe. Of course I can just search on your site for it
Thanks Erin I will fix! Appreciate you letting me know~
Wow Sylvia! These recipes look amazing!!! Kudos to you! Cant wait to get grilling
The links to the grilled halloumi and the grilled zucchini recipes do not work. Looking forward to trying some of these! 😀
Sorry fixing them now!