Easy BBQ recipes

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Now that summer's in full swing it's time to dust of the BBQ. We've got a collection of recipes to cook on a barbecue plus side dishes. From pulled pork to corn on the cob, you'll find our best recipes here

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Bread recipes
Paneer recipes
Halloumi recipes
Fish recipes
Salad and slaw recipes
Vegetable recipes
Lamb recipes
Chicken recipes
Pork recipes
Beef recipes
Hotdog recipes
Burger and bun recipes
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Bread recipes

Mozzarella and basil bread: Our favourite garlic bread recipe. Stuff baguettes with mozzarella, basil and garlic, then BBQ or bake for a delicious twist on this family favourite.

Mozzarella and basil bread

Our favourite garlic bread recipe. Stuff baguettes with mozzarella, basil and garlic, then BBQ or bake for a delicious twist on this family favourite.

Paneer recipes

This recipe for turmeric and coconut paneer with charred naans will make your summer BBQ much more interesting. Use an old baking tray to cook the naans as it wont be fit for using in the oven fterwards. Alternatively, cook them in a heavy-based frying pan on the hob until golden and puffed on both sides.

Turmeric and coconut paneer with charred naans

Try our coconut paneer with naan bread recipe. This quick and easy paneer recipe with coconut is a quick and easy veg paneer recipe for a vegetarian bbq

Halloumi recipes

Quick idea for a vegetarian sandwich: pittas stuffed with grilled halloumi, humous, mushrooms and peppers with rocket. Ready quickly in 15 minutes.

Stuffed mushroom and halloumi pittas

Quick idea for a vegetarian sandwich: pittas stuffed with grilled halloumi, humous, mushrooms and peppers with rocket. Ready quickly in 15 minutes.

Halloumi, tomato and aubergine skewers: Make an easy marinade for BBQ vegetarian halloumi skewers. Add tomatoes and aubergine and grill on the barbecue. Piled on to crusty bread these will be a hit.

Halloumi, tomato and aubergine skewers

Make an easy marinade for BBQ vegetarian halloumi skewers. Add tomatoes and aubergine and grill on the barbecue. Piled on to crusty bread these will be a hit.

Halloumi with caper, lemon and chilli dressing: This halloumi salad makes a great midweek meal, and, thanks to the mixed grains, is filling too. Plus, it's on the table in just 10 minutes.

Halloumi with caper, lemon and chilli dressing

This halloumi salad with caper, lemon and chilli dressing makes a great midweek meal, and, thanks to the mixed grains, is filling too. Plus, it's on the table in just 10 minutes.

Fish recipes

Believe it or not, prawns and gooseberries are made for each other. Try them together in this super simple BBQ recipe

Grilled prawns with roasted gooseberry salsa

Believe it or not, prawns and gooseberries are made for each other. Try them together in this super simple BBQ recipe

BBQ Scallops in Shell Recipe Check out our easy barbecue scallop recipe, perfect for a quick yet impressive dinner party starter. You’ll need to get scallops in shells from a fishmonger – ask them to clean them for you and keep the shells for cooking. If you’re grilling, use little beds of coarse salt to keep the scallops level

BBQ scallops

Try our bbq scallops in shell recipe. This easy scallops recipe is an easy grilled scallop recipe. Make this easy barbecue scallop recipe with easy marinade

Spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce  This recipe for spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce is a great new way to use squid and makes a great quick and easy starter for 2

Spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce

This recipe for spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce is a great new way to use squid and makes a great quick and easy starter for 2

Sardines with chermoula: This fresh, flavour-packed chermoula is a perfect match for sardines with with spicy harissa (which is now available from most larger supermarkets). Chermoula is a marinade used a lot in Moroccan cooking.

Sardines with chermoula

This fresh, flavour-packed chermoula is a perfect match for sardines.

Salad and slaw recipes

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Vegetable recipes

Creamed corn with chilli and smoky paprika from Q Grill barbecue restaurant and bar: A simple, side that uses fresh corn on the cob. Chilli gives it a kick of heat. Goes well with grilled chicken or fish or as part of a vegetarian meal.

Creamed corn with chilli and smoky paprika

A simple, side that uses fresh corn on the cob. Chilli gives it a kick of heat. Goes well with grilled chicken or fish or as part of a vegetarian meal. The recipe was inspired by Q Grill barbecue restaurant and bar.

Pepper and feta parcels: Sweet peppers and tangy feta make for a great combination. This is a great BBQ dish for vegetarians as the foil keeps the peppers separate from meat and fish while cooking.

Pepper and feta parcels

This is a great BBQ dish for vegetarians as the foil keeps the peppers separate from meat and fish while cooking. This recipe has been triple tested

Roasted red peppers with mozzarella, chilli and pine nuts: This recipe makes an easy antipasti, or light meal. BBQ, griddle or grill to get the best charred flavour.

Peppers with mozzarella, chilli and pine nuts

Roasted red peppers filled with mozzarella, chilli and pine nuts makes an easy antipasti, or light meal. BBQ, griddle or grill to get the best charred flavour.

Lamb recipes

This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb

Crispy lamb breast with malt vinegar sauce

This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb

These Turkish-style kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next barbecue

Adana kebabs

These Turkish-style kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next barbecue

Chicken recipes

Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken

Ras el hanout and honey BBQ chicken thighs

Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken. Easy BBQ chicken recipe for a summer barbecue

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano. Crisp up on the BBQ and serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde

Chilli, yogurt and oregano chicken wings

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano. Crisp up on the BBQ and serve with a yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde

Pork recipes

If peanut butter caramel sounds like something you’re more likely to drizzle over ice cream, think again. This elevates BBQ pork ribs to a whole new level – they’re best simply served with a citrussy slaw and rice

Caramelised peanut pork ribs

Take BBQ pork ribs to a whole new level with peanut butter caramel– they’re best simply served with a citrussy slaw and rice

Cook this beer this weekend. Fruit beers tend to have sweet and sour profiles. Cherry beer adds tang, fruitiness and maltiness to this sauce – great on pulled pork, bacon sarnies or these slow-cooked, fall-apart ribs

Beer-B-Q ribs

Try our beer bbq ribs recipe. This bbq ribs recipe is an easy BBQ pork recipe with a simple beer marinade for ribs. Make our slow cook baby back ribs recipe

Beef recipes

These kebabs are simple to make and cook fast on a barbecue. Rather than serve them in a wrap, make these a little different, plating them up on a slick of hummus – and then top the meat with a really zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley

Hole-in-the-wall beef skewers

Try our beef skewers recipe. This easy meat skewer recipe is an easy beef kebab recipe for an easy Middle Eastern feast. Make these easy bbq meat skewers

Pan-fried homemade beef patties topped with oozy cheddar and a simple beetroot relish make for a quick midweek meal

Beetroot and horseradish beef burger

Try our beetroot burger recipe with horseradish. This beef burger recipe with beetroot is a beets beef burger with beetroot relish and horseradish

Hotdog recipes

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Burger and bun recipes

Jackfruit pulls apart just like slow-roasted pork and is wonderful at soaking up this BBQ sauce, which is spicy, smoky and slightly sharp with a deep, dark sweetness

Pulled BBQ jackfruit sliders with mustard slaw

Try our jackfruit pulled pork recipe with vegan slaw. This barbecue jackfruit is an easy jackfruit recipe using green jackfruit served with vegan coleslaw

Don’t be daunted by the long ingredient list or the prep time for this vegan burger: it’s actually a super simple process and the results are delicious – this recipe uses added chunky shiitake mushrooms to replicate the texture of mince and to give an umami boost

Shiitake seitan burger with kimchi mayo

Try our vegan burger recipe with juicy seitan, shiitake mushrooms and kimchi mayo. Follow our simple instructions for perfecting these plant-based burgers.

Carne asada tacos with pickled jalapeño and coriander salsa: The best recipe for a Mexican meal. Carne asada, or beef tacos are made with grilled steak and served with guacamole, pickled chillies and a fresh coriander salsa. Assemble on the table and let everyone dig in.

Carne asada tacos with pickled jalapeño and coriander salsa

Try our Carne asada tacos recipe with pickled jalapeño and coriander salsa. This carne asada recipe with tacos is an easy Mexican recipe for easy beef tacos

Bombay burgers: Burgers just got more exciting with this recipe. Rump steak burgers are flavoured with chillis, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Served with warm chapati with red onion salsa and raita. Recipe by reader Simon Small.

Beetroot burgers with herb feta sauce

Make our easy veggie burger recipe for beetroot burgers with feta sauce. Under 300 calories - they are perfect for a vegetarian midweek meal

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Believe it or not, prawns and gooseberries are made for each other. Try them together in this super simple BBQ recipe

Grilled prawns with roasted gooseberry salsa

Believe it or not, prawns and gooseberries are made for each other. Try them together in this super simple BBQ recipe

Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken

Ras el hanout and honey BBQ chicken thighs

Marinade chicken thighs in warming ras el hanout and sweet honey for a fragrant twist on classic BBQ chicken. Easy BBQ chicken recipe for a summer barbecue

This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb

Crispy lamb breast with malt vinegar sauce

This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb

These Turkish-style kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next barbecue

Adana kebabs

These Turkish-style kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next barbecue

This multi-tasking sauce can be served with burgers and bangers or used to glaze ribs and chicken

Ultimate BBQ sauce

This multi-tasking sauce can be served with burgers and bangers or used to glaze ribs and chicken. Try our BBQ sauce at your next summer barbecue

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano. Crisp up on the BBQ and serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde

Chilli, yogurt and oregano chicken wings

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano. Crisp up on the BBQ and serve with a yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde

Jackfruit pulls apart just like slow-roasted pork and is wonderful at soaking up this BBQ sauce, which is spicy, smoky and slightly sharp with a deep, dark sweetness

Pulled BBQ jackfruit sliders with mustard slaw

Try our jackfruit pulled pork recipe with vegan slaw. This barbecue jackfruit is an easy jackfruit recipe using green jackfruit served with vegan coleslaw

Don’t be daunted by the long ingredient list or the prep time for this vegan burger: it’s actually a super simple process and the results are delicious – this recipe uses added chunky shiitake mushrooms to replicate the texture of mince and to give an umami boost

Shiitake seitan burger with kimchi mayo

Try our vegan burger recipe with juicy seitan, shiitake mushrooms and kimchi mayo. Follow our simple instructions for perfecting these plant-based burgers.

If peanut butter caramel sounds like something you’re more likely to drizzle over ice cream, think again. This elevates BBQ pork ribs to a whole new level – they’re best simply served with a citrussy slaw and rice

Caramelised peanut pork ribs

Take BBQ pork ribs to a whole new level with peanut butter caramel– they’re best simply served with a citrussy slaw and rice

These kebabs are simple to make and cook fast on a barbecue. Rather than serve them in a wrap, make these a little different, plating them up on a slick of hummus – and then top the meat with a really zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley

Hole-in-the-wall beef skewers

Try our beef skewers recipe. This easy meat skewer recipe is an easy beef kebab recipe for an easy Middle Eastern feast. Make these easy bbq meat skewers

Pan-fried homemade beef patties topped with oozy cheddar and a simple beetroot relish make for a quick midweek meal

Beetroot and horseradish beef burger

Try our beetroot burger recipe with horseradish. This beef burger recipe with beetroot is a beets beef burger with beetroot relish and horseradish

Cook this beer this weekend. Fruit beers tend to have sweet and sour profiles. Cherry beer adds tang, fruitiness and maltiness to this sauce – great on pulled pork, bacon sarnies or these slow-cooked, fall-apart ribs

Beer-B-Q ribs

Try our beer bbq ribs recipe. This bbq ribs recipe is an easy BBQ pork recipe with a simple beer marinade for ribs. Make our slow cook baby back ribs recipe

BBQ Scallops in Shell Recipe Check out our easy barbecue scallop recipe, perfect for a quick yet impressive dinner party starter. You’ll need to get scallops in shells from a fishmonger – ask them to clean them for you and keep the shells for cooking. If you’re grilling, use little beds of coarse salt to keep the scallops level

BBQ scallops

Try our bbq scallops in shell recipe. This easy scallops recipe is an easy grilled scallop recipe. Make this easy barbecue scallop recipe with easy marinade

Mozzarella and basil bread: Our favourite garlic bread recipe. Stuff baguettes with mozzarella, basil and garlic, then BBQ or bake for a delicious twist on this family favourite.

Mozzarella and basil bread

Our favourite garlic bread recipe. Stuff baguettes with mozzarella, basil and garlic, then BBQ or bake for a delicious twist on this family favourite.

This recipe for turmeric and coconut paneer with charred naans will make your summer BBQ much more interesting. Use an old baking tray to cook the naans as it wont be fit for using in the oven fterwards. Alternatively, cook them in a heavy-based frying pan on the hob until golden and puffed on both sides.

Turmeric and coconut paneer with charred naans

Try our coconut paneer with naan bread recipe. This quick and easy paneer recipe with coconut is a quick and easy veg paneer recipe for a vegetarian bbq

Quick idea for a vegetarian sandwich: pittas stuffed with grilled halloumi, humous, mushrooms and peppers with rocket. Ready quickly in 15 minutes.

Stuffed mushroom and halloumi pittas

Quick idea for a vegetarian sandwich: pittas stuffed with grilled halloumi, humous, mushrooms and peppers with rocket. Ready quickly in 15 minutes.