Kick off the official start of grilling season by treating your friends and family to a healthy yet delectable Memorial Day barbecue with these 10 Pinterest recipes that have us salivating. Start your meal with grilled romaine hearts with Caesar vinaigrette or veggie pizza on the grill. Then, move on to an antipasto grill of fresh veggies paired with an entrée like coconut cilantro grilled chicken, grilled fish tacos with lime cabbage slaw, or vegan- and gluten-free seven-veggie tacos. For dessert, it’s grilled peaches with honey and ice cream. Trust us—people will be talking about your barbecue for years!
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette: This summer-inspired take on the classic Caesar salad can be served as a pre-dinner salad, or as an entrée with the addition of your grilled protein-of-choice!
Antipasto Grill: Who doesn’t love a plate full of fresh, grilled veggies? This colorful dish, courtesy of Williams Sonoma, can be made with any vegetables of your choice, mixed with herbs, garlic, salt and pepper and a little olive oil and balsamic.
7 Ingredient Veggie Sliders
7 Ingredient Veggie Sliders: Perfect for your vegan and gluten-free friends, these veggie sliders are made out of quinoa, mushrooms, red onion, walnuts and kidney or black beans
Grilled Salmon Kebabs
Grilled Salmon Kebabs: Salmon brushed with an herb-infused olive oil, lemon juice and Worcestershire mixture and grilled on a skewer with lemon make for a tasty and healthy summer entrée.
Veggie Pizza on the Grill
Veggie Pizza on the Grill: This surprisingly simple recipe takes homemade or store-bought pizza dough, grilled veggies (leftovers from the Antipasto Grill would be perfect) and any cheese or toppings of your choice and transforms them into a healthy alternative to traditional pizza.
Coconut Cilantro Grilled Chicken
Coconut Cilantro Grilled Chicken: Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs can be used in this Thai-inspired dish, in which the meat is marinated in a coconut milk, lime juice and fresh cilantro.
Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage Slaw
Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage Slaw: These refreshingly tasty tacos can be made with tilapia, cod or mahi mahi fillets. Marinating the fish in canola, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper, tossing on the grill for about 6 minutes and placing in a corn tortilla with condiments like cabbage slaw and avocado slices, will have your guests begging for seconds.
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Grilled Beet Burgers
Grilled Beet Burgers: Perfect for vegetarians looking for a twist on the traditional veggie burgers, these patties are constructed out of grated, raw beet roots, onions, rolled oats, feta cheese, garlic, eggs, olive oil, basil and salt and pepper.
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp: In less than 40 minutes you can marinate shrimp in a mixture of lime juice and zest, oil, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic and salt and pepper, skewer and grill them, which makes for a low cal, low fat and gluten-free meal.
Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream
Grilled Peaches with Honey and Ice Cream: Make a healthy-ish desert on the grill, using fresh peaches, honey and vanilla ice cream.