Are you itching to fire up the grill and officially welcome summer with a cookout?
It’s finally time to move the cooking outdoors, play yard games, and enjoy the heat!
Whether you want to keep it simple with burgers and hot dogs… or spice things up with grilled kebabs and veggies, we’ve gotcha covered with these nourishing grill and barbecue dishes, drinks, and desserts!
Breads & Buns
Can’t have grains or nuts? No problem! These Autoimmune Paleo Sandwich Rounds will work for you! Via DeliciousObsessions.com.
When you need a hamburger bun that can handle whatever you fill it with, there’s no better vehicle than a nourishing sourdough English muffin. It’s sturdy enough to hold up to all the mayo and mustard you want without becoming soggy! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
These are so easy to make ahead of time, especially for hungry kids to grab while the meat is still on the grill! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
A classic hamburger bun, complete with sesame seeds on top — but with the nourishment of sourdough! Beautiful! Via ButterForAll.com.
Use this recipe and your sourdough starter to make hamburger buns OR hot dog buns! Via NourishingJoy.com.
Bacon just makes everything better… including this Paleo burger that uses portobello mushrooms as the “bun”! Via DrAnthonyGustin.com.
If short ribs intimidated you before, no more! With a sticky-sweet cherry sauce, your barbecue just went from boring to finger-lickin’ good!
The extra fat in ground pork means your burgers won’t be dry! Via PureAndSimpleNourishment.com.
Throwing lamb on the grill is sure to impress — especially with a flavorful, smoky cumin spice crust! Via PaleoFlourishMagazine.com.
Drumsticks are an inexpensive choice for a crowd — even organic! It’s just too easy to play yard games while eating! A chicken leg in one hand and a ball or horseshoe in the other! Via SavoryLotus.com.
Here’s some healthy grilling fare! A tangy balsamic grilled chicken sits atop a fresh caprese salad — and no one feels heavy afterward!
Need beef in your life? These juicy kabobs are jazzed up with a lively chimichurri sauce! Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
Pizza for a barbecue is a little off the beaten path… yet think of having pizza WITHOUT heating up the house. Sold! Via StudioBotanica.com.
Take summer berries and combine them with crispy-sweet pecans and grilled chicken. Add candlelight and soft music. Eat outside. And you’ve got the makings of a lovely at-home date night with someone special! Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
Spicy and lime-y? Juicy pork tenderloin? Yes, please! And just look at that sauce! Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
Want to give your barbecue some Asian flair? Try this grilled pork with zesty lemongrass! Via IHeartUmami.com.
Spicy Cajun shrimp pairs perfectly with a citrus vinaigrette for a light, but festive, grilled meal. Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
Skip the cobbler and use those fresh summer peaches for a salsa to top moist tenderloin! Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
Sweet-sour pomegranate BBQ sauce and caramelized onions? Barbecue just got better! Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
If you’re grilling all summer long, change things up with curry! Via WhatGreatGrandmaAte.com.
Grill the main dish and veggies, set it all out on a big platter, and let your party guests dig in! Now, that’s low-maintenance! Via GetInspiredEveryDay.com.
Or perhaps you want to lend an Italian flair? Once again, grill it all and lay out a platter for your guests to help themselves! Via GetInspiredEveryday.com.
Spatchcock (or “butterfly”) cuts the cooking time way down — less than an hour, actually. So if you need BBQ and you need it NOW, this is the recipe for you! Via RaisingGenerationNourished.com.
Takes beef. Stuffs it with cheddar. Grills it. Now you’re speaking our love language. Via DeliciousObsessions.com.
Because why not add some Omega-3s to your next barbecue? 😉 Via Nutritioulicious.com.
Clams, corn, peppers — all on the grill? No need to turn on the oven or make separate side dishes? Sold! Via LearningAndYearning.com.
Whether you’re serving a few or a crowd, grilled chicken fajitas with all the fixings is a perennial favorite! Via LearningAndYearning.com.
You can’t have a barbecue without the chicken wings, now can you? 😉 Via RaiasRecipes.com.
Maybe you don’t own a grill or can’t use one because of where you live. That doesn’t mean a life without barbecue! Via RaiasRecipes.com.
What makes a burger Irish? Irish cheddar, of course! Also topped with a tangy slaw and a slightly spicy mustard, this burger recipe will be your new go-to. Via FoodHuntersGuide.com.
With just 6 ingredients, you’re well on your way to delicious wings! This recipe works just as well for a football party as it does for a backyard barbecue!
Just 3 tasty ingredients is all you need to create a yummy, sticky sauce for these wings! Via BackToTheBookNutrition.com.
Salads and Sides
Just a simple cole slaw with spring radishes — but not lacking in nutrition or flavor AT ALL! Via RaisingGenerationNourished.com.
Here’s a show-stopping side dish to go with any grilled meat or fish! Via PaleoPaparazzi.com.
This pasta salad has a creamy basil dressing and is a crowd favorite! Via GetInspiredEveryday.com.
Skip the carbs and have this pasta-alternative instead! Spaghetti squash stands in for noodles in this easy pasta salad! Via WholeNewMom.com.
Red potatoes, green beans, and fresh herbs… This is NOT your typical potato salad! Via TheOrganicKitchen.com.
You don’t need a lot of time to whip up this easy Greek Salad and homemade dressing! Via TheRisingSpoon.com.
Classic coleslaw gets dressed up (or is it dressed down?)! This is everything you want in coleslaw and nothing you don’t!
When everyone gets their own grilled avocado stuffed with sweet and crunchy corn and black bean salsa, everyone is full and happy! Via Nutritioulicious.com.
No, you’re not actually putting the sink on the grill! 😉 But the sky is the limit when it comes to all the veggies you can grill! Via FlabsToFitness.com.
Simple is what summer food is all about. Spend more time playing and less time in the kitchen with this simple salad! Via DeliciousObsessions.com.
Fresh and mildly sweet golden beets tossed in a delicious, creamy dressing make for a cool, crisp kid-pleasing side! Via RaisingGenerationNourished.com.
What’s a burger without the onion rings?! These grain-free onion rings are baked, not fried! Via HealyEatsReal.com.
Coleslaw gets an upgrade with sweet apples! Via PistachioProject.com.
Grilled peaches… What more do you need to finish off a perfect summer meal? Via StudioBotanica.com.
This easy recipe makes such great use of summer peas! You’ll find yourself grilling your pea pods over and over again! Via StudioBotanica.com.
Have you ever heard of a barbecue WITHOUT potato salad??? Yeah, neither have we. And this is the ONLY potato salad recipe you need!
Burgers and fries… errrrr, carrot fries for those of us who can’t or don’t want to have potatoes! Via HealyEatsReal.com.
Because bacon makes everything better, we know you’re going to believe that this TRULY is the BEST broccoli salad ever!
There are no rules when it comes to what can and can’t be served at a barbecue. We think these dolmas are perfect alongside kebabs or grilled lamb! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Soaked beans means your guests won’t leave with bloated tummies or gas! Win! Via TheNourishingHome.com.
Classic sweet baked beans with a nourishing twist! Via NourishingSimplicity.org.
Spreads, Sauces, & Condiments
A good BBQ suace is a must-have for any summer grilled meal! Ribs, burgers, wings… this sauce has you covered! Via DeliciousObsessions.com.
If you’re tired of avoiding BBQ sauce because of the high fructose corn syrup, MSG, and preservatives, avoid no more! Via RaisingGenerationNourished.com.
Satisfy the mustard-lovers with not 1, but 3 types of mustard for their burgers! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Add a probiotic kick to your burgers and fries with a lacto-fermented ketchup! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Don’t like sweet barbecue sauce? Here’s a savory version to satisfy! Via FlabsToFitness.com.
For chips or veggies, this taco dip makes a great side or appetizer! Via GrassFedSalsa.com.
Sorghum syrup and rhubarb take barbecue sauce to a whole new level! Via ReformationAcres.com.
Spicy jalapeno relish is what your burgers and brats have been missing! Via ReformationAcres.com.
Smoky, fruity, and a little bit spicy, this sauce begs to be paired with pork ribs and roast! Via NittyGrittyLife.com.
When you need a unique dip, a caramelized onion and shallot dip for veggies or chips is the best! Via BackToTheBookNutrition.com.
In just 5 minutes, you can whip up a ranch dip to stand in for the tubs of store-bought dip! Via BackToTheBookNutrition.com.
Bust out the blue corn chips! The guac is here, and it’s fermented to boot! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Serve this fermented salsa alongside your guac and no other appetizers are necessary! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
We love these peppers on burgers, however they’re great on hot dogs or even on top of a salad for a spicy kick! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Sweet, sour, and delightfully floral, this herbal twist on lemonade is sweetened only with stevia. So everyone at the BBQ can enjoy it without a sugar high! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
An effervescent treat, water kefir makes a fantastic soda replacement. Put your jars straight into the cooler and pull them out when thirst strikes! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
These non-alcoholic mocktails are full of summer blackberry flavor and are so refreshing! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Can’t decide on just 1 flavor? Then take 2! Via TraditonalCookingSchool.com.
Hibiscus has a very distinct, delightful taste… tart, lemony, and fruity. It’s heavenly paired with sweet, juicy strawberries. Via RecipesToNourish.com.
Ginger, lemon, and apple cider vinegar — the star players in this easy-peasy beverage — rock my world. They’re such small, simple ingredients, but each one of them packs a powerful punch to nourish, hydrate, and detoxify your body. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Make your gut happy with this homemade, no-churn, probiotic kefir ice cream with fermented blueberry sauce! No ice cream maker required — the kids can do all the “churning” for you! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Use those summer peaches for a creamy, cold gelato, and dessert for your next outdoor get-together is taken care of! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Isn’t strawberry shortcake the quintessential summer dessert? This version is grain- and gluten-free! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Capture the goodness of summer herbs and flowers with citrus in this light ice cream! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Can’t have dairy? You CAN have this ice cream! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
No ice cream machine? No problem! This delicious strawberry ice cream doesn’t require one! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Full of probiotics from the crème fraîche and flavor from roasted strawberries, balsamic vinegar also adds a punch of flavor!
No Southern barbecue is complete without a homemade pie to round off the meal. This Paleo pie may be the healthiest, best-tasting pie you’ll ever make! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
If you’re grilling anyway, why not cook dessert on the grill too? A mixed berry cobbler in a cast iron skillet rounds out a backyard barbecue!
Cold and silky-smooth, this pie is for the chocolate-lovers! Via ReformationAcres.com.
Give the kids an activity and dessert! These frozen melon kebabs will keep little hands out of trouble AND provide everyone with a cold, healthy dessert later! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
A nourishing sourdough cobbler reminds us of days gone by and is the perfect use for summer berries! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Still looking for healthy, cool summertime desserts? Try these 100+ Cold Desserts For Summer (Paleo, GAPS, Keto options).
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