7 Recipes To Spruce Up Your Summer Barbecue

Reimagine summer tastiness with these dishes.

Anyone can toss a basic potato salad together. If you want to add a unique twist to your menu, check out these 7 recipes to spruce up your summer barbecue.

Summer is the best time to take advantage of fresh, whole foods that nourish your muscles, skin, hair, and health. The summer barbecue recipes below are clean eating dishes. What’s clean eating? It’s choosing unprocessed or minimally processed foods. This results in lower levels of sodium, salt, sugar, artificial sweeteners, fat, calories, and chemical preservatives.

These recipes for summer aren’t just healthier than processed fare: they’re also delicious. Without excess preservatives, sodium, sugar, and more, your taste buds can enjoy the full flavor of the ingredients. It’s a refreshing switch from the aftertaste you get from processed foods!

Dig into the dishes below and savor the pure flavors. It doesn’t matter whether you’re serving them for your own get-together or sharing them at a potluck picnic; you’ll discover summer barbecue recipes sure to please. Which one will you try?
1. Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Entrée Salad
Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Salad Recipe

You can grill so much more than burgers and chicken breasts. Add the unexpected to any summer menu with this flavorful dish. It can also be served as a side.
2. Mango and Arugula Salad with Cilantro Crema
Mango and Arugula Salad with Cilantro Crema Recipe1

Mix tropical tastes with healthy greens in this not-so-ordinary salad. It’s flavored with red pepper flakes, cumin, cilantro, and more irresistible flavors.
3. Grilled Apples, Pears, & Parmigiano Reggiano Skewers
Grilled Apples, Pears & Parmigiano Reggiano Skewers

Treat your taste buds with this twist on the typical skewer recipe. This sweet appetizer is simple to prepare and cooks in no time.
4. Grilled Spicy Mediterranean Eggplant with Tomato Salad
Grilled Spicy Mediterranean Eggplants with Tomato Salad

Eggplant is a versatile veggie that works perfectly here as a stage for flavorful spices like balsamic vinegar, chili, oregano, and more.
5. Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella, Basil, & Tomato
Recipe for Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato

Pizza on the grill? You bet. Dish this pizza out as an entrée or cut smaller slices for a delish appetizer.
6. Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Bites
Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Bites

Enjoy the rich, indulgent flavor of cheesecake without guilt. This dessert recipe takes less than 20 minutes to prep and exudes the flavor of summer.
7. Red, White, and Blueberry Lemonade
Red, White, and Blueberry Lemonade

Upgrade a classic with this summer barbecue recipe. It’s packed with fresh, whole ingredients—and no preservatives.

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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