Easy Healthy Grill Recipes

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I’m so excited to share these 8 EASY Healthy Grill Recipes with you today! These recipes use very few ingredients, can be prepped ahead or in under 15 minutes and most importantly, are low carb and gluten free. These Healthy Grill Recipes are perfect for weeknight dinners, parties or even picnics.

Nothing is quite as American as grilling during the summer months. If you want to get the most out of your grill and want to eat healthier this Summer, then these easy Healthy Grill Recipes are for you.

Super Quick Recipes You Can Make on the Grill

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Fire up the coals or pull out the grill pan: These healthy grilling recipes bring you charred flavor in 30 minutes or less. Whether you’re having a summer cookout or enjoying the warm weather on a busy weeknight, these juicy, flavorful recipes will not disappoint. 

Grilled Steak and Tomatoes With Tofu Ranch Dressing

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Grilled Steak and Tomatoes With Tofu Ranch Dressing

This high-protein, low-carb meal is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but delicious enough to satisfy the family. There’s no need to pull out the food processor to make the breadcrumbs for this recipe. Just tear bread by hand into very small pieces; the rustic texture is perfect.

Smoky Beer-Poached Grilled Corn

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Smoky Beer-Poached Grilled Corn

We took a technique that’s typically used for bratwurst and applied it to corn—with amazing results. You can save the beer after poaching the corn and use it for poaching brats or for steaming peel-and-eat shrimp.

Olive Oil-Basted Grass-Fed Strip Steak

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Olive Oil-Basted Grass-Fed Strip Steak

Brushing healthy fat like olive oil onto sizzling grass-fed steak keeps the lean meat juicy and adds rich flavor. We developed this technique specifically for lean grass-fed steaks. Turn them frequently to cook evenly and prevent the exterior from toughening. Baste after every turn so the sizzling surface stays moist.

Shishito and Shrimp Skewers With Chimichurri

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Shishito and Shrimp Skewers With Chimichurri

Ridged shishito peppers are usually pleasantly bitter with mild to medium heat, but watch out: Every so often, you’ll get one that packs a fiery punch.

Grilled Corn and Bell Pepper Salad

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Grilled Corn and Bell Pepper Salad

Get the most out of your grill space by adding a little char to every element of this quick, fresh corn salad. Add all the vegetables at once; remove each as it finishes cooking.

Mini Pineapple Pizzas

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Mini Pineapple Pizzas

There is a longstanding argument surrounding the merits of pineapple on a pizza. Here at Cooking Light, not only do we believe in pineapple as a pizza topper, we believe it can be the base too. Look for peeled and cored pineapple in your supermarkets produce aisle for even slicing. Canadian bacon adds salty, savory depth, which cuts the sweetness of the fruit while lending hearty texture. Use any toppings you like – we look to briny black olives, sautéed red onion, and fresh basil for a delicious flavor trifecta. This easy recipe comes together in 20 minutes and is very kid-friendly. Not to mention a genius way to sneak in an extra serving of fruit.

Lobster Roll Bruschetta

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Lobster Roll Bruschetta

Though we love the sweet flavor of lobster in this appetizer, you can easily substitute 1/2 pound of shrimp with delicious results.

Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin Kebabs

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Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin Kebabs

Cubes of grass-fed sirloin can be a little tough and chewy—but thin slices stay tender and cook quickly. Feel free to prep the sauce and skewer the beef ahead of time.

Grilled Chile-Lime Flank Steak

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Grilled Chile-Lime Flank Steak

Garnish the steak with fresh red onion, cilantro, garlic, and lime for a great look and a bit of extra flavor in every bite.

Caesar-Crusted Chicken Salad

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Caesar-Crusted Chicken Salad

Deconstructing a familiar classic is always fun. Here, the anchovy and Parmesan dressing becomes a rub for grilled chicken and the crunch comes from a crisp panko crust instead of croutons. The anchovy adds a briny, savory depth to the chicken that isn’t fishy, but you can omit for a version that’s more kid-friendly. Instead of shredded lettuce, we grill romaine hearts whole for more of a centerpiece, knife-and-fork feel. Most grill pans are made of cast-iron and are oven-safe. If yours is not, or your pan is missing a handle, use a cast-iron skillet instead.

Healthy BBQ & Grilling Recipes

Find healthy, delicious BBQ and grilling recipes including burgers, seafood, chicken and vegetables. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri In this stunning, healthy cauliflower recipe, a head of cauliflower is cut into thick slabs then roasted until caramelized and served with chimichurri, a garlic-herb sauce. The cauliflower steaks make a fine accompaniment to actual steaks, or better still, serve them on their own as a vegetarian alternative to steak. Each head of cauliflower will provide 2 to 3 steaks from the center–the sides tend to crumble. For a truly show-stopping presentation, use the center portion of 2 heads and save the rest of the cauliflower for another recipe that calls for cauliflower florets.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing, toss with the grilled chicken and romaine and wrap it all together for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Steak & Potato Grill Packets with Blue Cheese & Rosemary Steak and potatoes are a classic combo on the grill. We have taken the concept one step further by adding green beans and rosemary, and wrapping everything in a packet to make a complete meal. A sprinkling of blue cheese just before serving is the perfect finish for this steak-house special.

Chicago-Style Carrot Dogs Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or none of the above, these plant-based “dogs” are magically delicious–period. This recipe makes these vegan hot dogs Chicago-style, but feel free to doctor them up any way you like. Break with convention and add shredded cabbage, sprouts and cilantro, for example.

Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower “Rice” Tabbouleh Chicken breasts on the grill have a smoky flavor that’s enhanced with an easy spice rub. We chose flat-leaf parsley in this salad because it has a stronger herbal taste than its sometimes-bitter curly counterpart.

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl comes together almost as quickly as at the restaurant, plus, you don’t have to wait in line. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthier dinner.

Grilled Red Snapper This simple grilled snapper has clean flavors and a nice char flavor from the grill. It’s well seasoned but not overly spicy. Serve along with grilled veggies or a fresh green salad to make it a meal.

Quinoa-Black Bean Salad Enjoy this quinoa and black bean salad as a delicious and quick vegetarian main dish or as a side for grilled chicken or steak. And don’t forget the leftovers! They make an easy lunch on the go.

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare–it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!

Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & TzatzikiCreamy tzatziki and crisp sliced cucumber add a refreshing twist to this easy burger recipe loaded with feta, spinach and Mediterranean spices. No tzatziki? No problem! Make your own at home by combining plain Greek yogurt with a squeeze of lemon, dill and finely chopped cucumber.

Avocado & Corn Salad In this fresh summer salad recipe, sweet corn and honey balance nicely with tomatoes, avocado and lime juice. Bring it along to your next summer picnic or pair it with grilled shrimp or chicken for an easy weeknight meal.

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad This riff on pasta salad is best served warm while the gnocchi are nice and

Healthy Grilled Recipes to Keep Your Summer Menu Fresh and Exciting

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Cucumber Relish

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Cucumber Relish

Grilled chicken is a quick, easy way to make a healthy dinner for the family. In this Mediterranean-inspired recipe, chicken breasts are drizzled with a refreshing lemon and cucumber sauce before topping with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Make a quick salad or whole-grain side to serve with your healthy grill meal.

Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup

Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup

Don’t save enjoying melt-in-your-mouth scallops for a fancy restaurant date. Gremolata, an herb condiment made from parsley, garlic, and lemon peel, is the base of our easy marinade. Be sure to stick to the recommended marinating time—leaving scallops in the sauce too long will ruin their soft, creamy texture.

Grilled Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Flank Steak Salad

Eat the rainbow with this easy healthy grill recipe. Flank steak is marinated in a homemade cilantro dressing before getting a quick run on the grill to get nice and tender. Served on a bed of arugula with grilled veggies, it’s a low-carb meal you’ll crave on hot summer days.

Mahi Mahi with Black Bean & Avocado Relish

Mahi Mahi with Black Bean & Avocado Relish

Each serving of this healthy grill recipe (ready in 30 minutes or less!) chimes in at just 255 calories with a whopping 29 grams of protein. Fresh or frozen mahi mahi get a zesty, slightly spicy coating of lime, garlic, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce. The black bean and avocado relish adds extra plant-based protein and fiber to your grill meal. Be sure to grease the grill rack or grill pan so the fish doesn’t stick.

Grilled Salmon & Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter

Grilled Salmon & Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter

Cooking this delicious grilled salmon recipe will make you feel like a pro chef. The healthy 5-ingredient dinner packs tons of flavor into the salmon with our quick herb- and mustard-infused butter. Quickly grilling the rosemary is an easy way to incorporate smoked flavor into every bite.

Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing

Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing

Here’s a healthy grilling recipe for summer that’s impressive, yet easy to tackle. Lamb rib chops get a simple marinade (allow it to sit a couple of hours for the best flavor) of herbs and green onion. Grilled radicchio and tomatoes take this healthy grill meal to the next level.

Grilled Cherry Tomato Turkey Burgers

Grilled Cherry Tomato Turkey Burgers

Who says you can’t enjoy a juicy burger while trying to eat healthy? Enter ground turkey to save the day. These delicious homemade turkey burgers with grilled tomatoes are less than 300 calories each. Top with fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon to really enhance the summer flavor.

Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

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Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

The more colors on your plate, the more nutrients. Toss a variety of oil-brushed veggies on the grill for a crisp, healthy addition to summer-favorite pasta salad. Swap in whole-grain noodles (or gluten-free noodles for those with allergies) for a bigger fix of fiber.

Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Pick your protein (shrimp, chicken breast, or pork) for these colorful stuffed peppers. The secret to their amazing savory flavor in this healthy grilled recipe? Corn bread mix and a bottle of Alfredo sauce! Swap in light Alfredo to cut calories and fat further.

Zucchini Steaks with Herb Garden Chimichurri

Zucchini Steaks with Herb Garden Chimichurri

Going plant-based? Give this healthy grilling idea a try. Summer-favorite zucchini gets wonderful barbecued flavor after a go on the grill. The herb garden chimichurri is customizable to whatever fresh herbs are overflowing in your yard, keeping this healthy grilled dish exciting every time you make it. To bulk up the protein make this a vegetarian main dish, try adding some grilled Halloumi or fresh mozzarella cheese.

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