Healthy Grilled Recipes to Keep Your Summer Menu Fresh and Exciting
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Cucumber Relish
Grilled chicken is a quick, easy way to make a healthy dinner for the family. In this Mediterranean-inspired recipe, chicken breasts are drizzled with a refreshing lemon and cucumber sauce before topping with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Make a quick salad or whole-grain side to serve with your healthy grill meal.
Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup
Don't save enjoying melt-in-your-mouth scallops for a fancy restaurant date. Gremolata, an herb condiment made from parsley, garlic, and lemon peel, is the base of our easy marinade. Be sure to stick to the recommended marinating time—leaving scallops in the sauce too long will ruin their soft, creamy texture.
Grilled Flank Steak Salad
Eat the rainbow with this easy healthy grill recipe. Flank steak is marinated in a homemade cilantro dressing before getting a quick run on the grill to get nice and tender. Served on a bed of arugula with grilled veggies, it's a low-carb meal you'll crave on hot summer days.
Test Kitchen Tip: No thermometer nearby? Use our grilling temperature guide.
Mahi Mahi with Black Bean & Avocado Relish
Each serving of this healthy grill recipe (ready in 30 minutes or less!) chimes in at just 255 calories with a whopping 29 grams of protein. Fresh or frozen mahi mahi get a zesty, slightly spicy coating of lime, garlic, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce. The black bean and avocado relish adds extra plant-based protein and fiber to your grill meal. Be sure to grease the grill rack or grill pan so the fish doesn't stick.
Grilled Salmon & Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter
Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing
Here's a healthy grilling recipe for summer that's impressive, yet easy to tackle. Lamb rib chops get a simple marinade (allow it to sit a couple of hours for the best flavor) of herbs and green onion. Grilled radicchio and tomatoes take this healthy grill meal to the next level.
Grilled Cherry Tomato Turkey Burgers
Who says you can't enjoy a juicy burger while trying to eat healthy? Enter ground turkey to save the day. These delicious homemade turkey burgers with grilled tomatoes are less than 300 calories each. Top with fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon to really enhance the summer flavor.
Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad
Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers
Zucchini Steaks with Herb Garden Chimichurri
Going plant-based? Give this healthy grilling idea a try. Summer-favorite zucchini gets wonderful barbecued flavor after a go on the grill. The herb garden chimichurri is customizable to whatever fresh herbs are overflowing in your yard, keeping this healthy grilled dish exciting every time you make it. To bulk up the protein make this a vegetarian main dish, try adding some grilled Halloumi or fresh mozzarella cheese.
Grilled Shrimp Panzanella
This healthy grilled shrimp recipe is going to have you allowing your bread go stale all summer. To freshen up this traditional Italian salad, we added bell peppers and zucchini to its usual mix of bread and fresh tomatoes. Grilled shrimp adds protein while keeping this dish low-calorie.
Citrus-Marinated Fish Tacos
Take taco night outside this summer. This grilled fish recipe boasts bold flavor when seasoned with orange juice, honey, chopped jalapeño, and garlic. Use your favorite white fish here (we love cod, halibut, or sea bass). Serve on tortillas or simply enjoy it on lettuce to keep the calorie count even lower.
Chops and Pineapple with Chili Slaw
If you haven't grilled your fruit before, this is the time to start. Pork chops and pineapple both get a bit of heat from the addition of chili powder for the seasoning. Oh, and did we mention this stunning healthy grilled meal comes together in 20 minutes flat?
Sesame-Ginger Barbecued Chicken
Try our step-by-step instructions for this finger-licking-good healthy grilled chicken recipe. Even when smothered in a homemade barbecue sauce, these delicious chicken breasts (or thighs) have less than 200 calories per serving. Complete your quick grilled meal with a healthy summer side dish.
Summer Squash Souvlaki
In Greece, souvlaki (which means skewer) is often served as a sandwich. Here, we've taken out the skewer and served grilled summer squash, zucchini, and mushrooms in a warm toasted pita. With the Greek yogurt tzatziki, the plant-based meal has 12 grams of protein. Serve with a summery salad or veggie chips to round out the meal.
Skewered Shrimp Scampi
Healthy pasta, here we come! Create this restaurant-worthy healthy grill recipe and watch the whole family eat with joy. Add a smoky bite to this classic scampi dish by serving grilled shrimp. Whole wheat pasta ups the fiber in this simple, yet showstopping dinner.
Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa
Plant-based burgers are taking residence in most grocery store meat departments these days. Put them to delicious use in this quick grill recipe. The cumin-infused burgers are topped with a homemade pineapple salsa to bring the heat (and the sweet!) to any backyard cookout.
Planked Sesame-Ginger Tuna Steaks
For a zesty, hot-off-the-grill fish dinner, try this tuna steak recipe. Cooking the fish on a wood plank allows even cooking, less sticking, and infuses the tuna with unbeatable flavor. Each tuna steak is only 292 calories, so a side of rice (like this aromatic rice pilaf) would be an excellent meal addition.
Ribeye Steaks & Peaches
Just look at the colors of this healthy grilled meal! Ribeyes or T-bone steaks achieve a lovely flavor from a homemade rub of paprika, garlic, lemon-pepper, and cumin. The grilled peaches are tossed in a quick balsamic vinaigrette that will have your taste buds begging for more.