Healthy and Tasty BBQ Recipes

July 5, 2024 3:31 pm Published by

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect season to host a barbecue or outdoor gathering with your neighbors! At The Colony, we cherish the sense of community that comes with shared meals and good company. Whether you’re planning a casual get-together or a festive outdoor party, we have some healthy and tasty BBQ recipes to make your gathering a hit.

Perfect Summer Dip: Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Whipped Feta

Kick off your BBQ with a fresh and vibrant dip, like a Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Whipped Feta. This light and refreshing dip is full of summer flavors. 

Prepare the whipped feta by combining feta, cream cheese, olive oil, and garlic in a food processor until smooth. Stream in cold water and lemon juice until the mixture is whipped, and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

While it chills, mix lemon zest, dried mint, pepper, olive oil, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and mint leaves in a bowl. Arrange the salad over the whipped feta and sprinkle with lemon zest. Serve with pita chips for a perfect summer appetizer.

BBQ Chicken Fajita Skewers

For a healthy and flavorful main course, try BBQ Chicken Fajita Skewers. Make a marinade with lime juice, oregano, spices, olive oil, and garlic. Dice the chicken and marinate it. Prepare the vegetables by cutting peppers and onions into chunks. Thread the chicken, peppers, and onions onto skewers. 

Prepare guacamole by mashing avocados with the remaining ingredients. Grill the skewers for 10-12 minutes until cooked through. Serve on heated tortillas with guacamole, sour cream, chopped coriander, lime wedges, and chili sauce. 

These skewers are perfect for a vibrant and festive BBQ, adding a touch of Mexican flair to your outdoor gathering. They are easy to make ahead, allowing you to enjoy the party with your guests.

Mini Pork Cheeseburgers

Mini Pork Cheeseburgers are a delicious addition to any BBQ! Start by caramelizing onions in butter until golden brown. Mix ground pork with garlic and parsley, then form into small patties. Grill until medium-rare. Serve on small rolls with chipotle gouda or pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, and your favorite toppings. 

These juicy, flavorful burgers are perfect for any type of gathering, offering a bite-sized taste of BBQ perfection that will delight your guests.

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Butter Sugar

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Butter Sugar is a simple and delightful BBQ dessert. Prepare a room-temperature unsalted butter, cinnamon, granulated sugar, and salt mixture. Brush halved and pitted peaches with canola oil and grill until golden brown and cooked through. Serve topped with the cinnamon butter-sugar mixture and garnish with mint leaves for a fresh finish. 

These grilled peaches are a sweet and elegant way to end your BBQ meal, offering a warm, caramelized flavor that pairs perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Grill and Chill at The Colony

Hosting a backyard gathering in your dream backyard at The Colony is a beautiful way to enjoy the summer season. These healthy and tasty BBQ recipes will impress your guests and create lasting memories. Contact us today and take the first step towards your dream home to join our thriving community at The Colony!

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman