10 Recipes to Try at Your Next BBQ that Aren’t Burgers

10 Recipes to Try at Your Next BBQ that Aren’t Burgers

1. Joe Wicks’ Mighty Meatball Sub

Joe uses turkey meatballs for a leaner sub, but packs it with tomatoes, jalapeños, peppers, onions and herbs for that delicious Italian taste. Joe suggests cooking in a frying pan but we’ll be browning these off on the BBQ grill. As with all BBQ meat, you may want to blast them in the oven for 10 minutes to make sure they’re cooked through.
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2. Kayla Itsines’ Lamb Koftas with Quinoa Tabouli and Tzatziki

This is one for the lamb-lovers at your BBQ. Lamb koftas are a delicious treat to grill, and you can do all the prep in advance so that they’re quick and easy to cook up when your guests arrive. Kayla serves hers with a quinoa tabouli – a light and summery salad that goes perfectly with grilled meat – and a lovely light tzatziki that is also perfect for a BBQ. Again, you may want to pop your koftas in the oven to ensure they’re cooked through before serving.
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3. Cajun Spiced Salmon

If you’ve never tried salmon at a barbecue before then prepare for a serious awakening at your next one with this cajun spiced salmon recipe. Practically effortless to make, you simply rub the salmon in your spice mix, brush it with oil and grill for a few minutes on each side. Delicious!
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4. Sam Murphy’s Loaded Vegan Hot Dogs

We know that vegetarians and vegans aren’t always the most popular guests at traditional barbecues, but they’re really not as difficult to cater for as people think.
Sam Murphy’s cookbook is all about recreating her favourite indulgent treats for vegans, and her loaded vegan hot dogs are so good that we bet a few meat-eaters will be eyeing them up too.
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5. Diana Henry’s Turkish-Spiced Chicken with Hot Green Relish

Boneless chicken has a bit of a poor rep at barbecues, usually overshadowed by wings and drumsticks, but Diana Henry’s recipe for turkish-spiced chicken is packed full of flavour that will earn its place at every BBQ going forward. After grilling for two minutes on each side Diana lowers the heat on her griddle to prevent the chicken from burning. Obviously lowering the heat on a barbecue isn’t usually an option so we’d grill them until you’re happy with the char lines and then stick them in the oven to cook them through.
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6. Aine Carlin’s Jerk-Style Cauliflower Steaks

Here’s another option for the veggies, but this one also works brilliantly as a side dish for everyone. Aine Carlin brushes cauliflower steaks with a fiery jerk-style marinade that really packs a punch and complements grilled meat beautifully. You’ll need to roast the cauliflower in foil before you finish them off on the grill.
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7. Madeleine Shaw’s Grilled Nectarine, Parma Ham and Runner Bean Salad

We know not everyone’s a fan of the green stuff, but every decent barbecue needs a salad. Madeleine Shaw’s recipe is full of wonderfully sweet and salty flavours to deliver a beautiful summery feel. Nectarines, feta cheese, parma ham and crisp runner beans liven up this dish and will make sure that the salad bowl isn’t looking woefully neglected by the end of the day.
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8. Cath Kidston’s Berry Cheesecake Jars

Desserts can be tricky at barbecues, but Cath Kidston’s berry cheesecake jars remove the need for balancing a slice of cake on those annoying paper plates and have a lovely summer, rustic look. They stay fresh for up to a day so you can whip these up in the morning and simply serve once everyone’s recovered from their mains.
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9. Wolfgang Puck’s Jackie Collins Cocktail

If you’re looking for something a little special for the over 18’s to drink, then why not whip up Wolfgang Puck’s ‘Jackie Collins’ cocktail. Fresh and summery with sharp raspberry notes and a hint of mint, this is perfect for sipping out in the garden during the summer.
Simply miss out the alcohol if you’re making for minors, designated-drivers and the sensible!
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10. Flora Shedden’s Strawberry and Hibiscus Victoria Sponge

Nothing impresses more at a British summer barbecue than ending the feast with a beautifully light victoria sponge, piled high with strawberries and cream. Flora from The Great British Bake Off adds Pimm’s and dried hibiscus flowers to her recipe to create a real showstopper. Well it’d be be rude not to!
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