Here in the northwest, Memorial Day Weekend kicks off our grilling season and I couldn’t be more excited to be able to cook outside once again. Brian and I have a system for this- I do the prepping and seasoning and he does the grilling. Divide and conquer. It turns out, when we’re not catering, cooking together is surprisingly fun. 🙂 Here are a few of my favorite healthy delicious grilling recipes for you to start perusing and I will update them as the season progresses. Many are paleo, many are vegan adaptable and gluten-free. These are perfect for mixed households with meat-eaters and vegans living under the same roof. Pick a few and give them a whirl- and make sure rate them and let us know how you adapted them!
Grilled Japanese “Farm-Style” Teriyaki Bowl – this healthy bowl can be made with grilled chicken or grilled portobellos ( or both for mixed households) with a refreshing cucumber ribbon salad, shiitakes, avocado and sweet brown rice. Vegan adaptable!
Healthy delicious, Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn, Fava Beans and Avocado – a light and refreshing summer 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!
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. Use in healthy bowls, salads, tacos, or pasta. So EASY and oh so tasty!
Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with basil and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette -a simple tasty recipe using fresh seasonal peaches!
Grilled Lamb Kebabs with a tangy Herb Salad and Dilled Yogurt Sauce– a delicious, paleo friendly recipe bursting with amazing Middle Eastern flavors. You can also make these with ground turkey! Seriously good.
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!
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!
This Japanese -style, grilled, vegan portobello mushroom burger is full of delicious umami flavor! It’s lathered with Asian-style Guacamole, topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. Healthy, delicious and really satisfying. AND totally vegan!
Grilled Zucchini with Zaatar, garlic, lemon, summer tomatoes and labneh – a perfect side dish to many Mediterranean style mains.
BURGER BOWLS!– served over a bed of healthy greens and veggies – a fast, low carb way to serve up our favorite summertime meal! Make this with veggie burgers, beef, lamb, turkey or chicken! Paleo, low carb, vegan adaptable!
Summer 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 Fig and Balsamic Onion Pizza – In this 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) to finish. Ok perhaps not super healthy with all the cheese, but just wanted to point out that you can grill pizza!
Grilled Lamb Kofta Wraps are light and delicious, and BURSTING with Middle Eastern Flavor! Served with Tzatziki, these are paleo, low carb and high in protein.
Grilled Mexican Rubbed Salmon 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 Balsamic Pork Loin with strawberries and rosemary is bursting with summertime flavor. It’s a snap to make, light and delicious…. and an easy way to cook strawberries in a savory dish!
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 compliments the flavors of the grilled beef, which is rubbed with smoked paprika, cumin and salt.
Grilled Naan Bread with Garlic Scape Chutney and Melty Cheese. Utterly decadent and divine.
Grilled Lamb “Lollipops”with Salsa Verde. This grilled single lamb chops are topped with the most flavorful Italian Herb Caper Sauce, called Salsa Verde. Serve as a light meal with a salad or a quick, easy appetizer. Fast, flavorful and so delicious!
Grilled Artichokes with vegan adaptable Basil Aioli and herb oil – a delicious way to serve artichokes!
Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce – a delicious, epic meal full of great flavors.
Grilled Chipotle Fish Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa – spicy, smoky, light and healthy !
Grilled Thai Turkey Burgers with Asian Slaw , Cucumber Ribbons & Spicy Chili Aioli. Light, healthy, Delicious! Easy to make.
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. He’s clever that way. Wild salmon is grilled until the skin becomes crispy. Then it’s served with a flavorful & quick, Pickled Huckleberry -Shallot Relish. A feast fit for a bear.
Indonesian Style Grilled Sambal Chicken- Here is a delicious recipe for Indonesian Style, Grilled Sambal Chicken- full of great flavor with a little bit of heat, sooooo juicy and tender, fast and simple to make, it comes together in less than 30 minutes!
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!
Grilled Peruvian Chicken (or Portobellos) with Spicy Green Sauce and Avocado Tomato Salad – total yum! You must try this one! Vegan Adaptable and GF.
Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Mango Cabbage Slaw and Cuban Black beans. A winner.
Grilled Greek Souvlaki Bowl with Cauliflower Rice- Make this with grilled chicken or keep it vegan with portobellos, served up with low carb cauliflower rice and flavorful Tzatziki! Tasty, healthy, easy! Vegan Adaptable and GF!
Have a lovely weekend friends.