52 healthy grilling recipes from around the web! From side dishes to main entrees and dessert, these mouth-watering recipes are timeless for all your barbecues!
52 Clean and Healthy Grilling Recipes with gluten-free, paleo, keto, whole30, low-carb options
Do you ever window shop the inter web? I do! See what’s here, see what’s there…dabble in this and that without committing to really…anything?
I do this all the time. For me recently, it’s been patio furniture, breakfast tables and beautiful grilling recipes.
While I cook and shoot food regularly, I absolutely love seeing what other creators come up with.
What you see here is a collection of delicious healthy grilling recipes that can be made any time of year. Once the weather begins heating up, I crave fresh-off-the-grill food. 
The good news is, if you’ve been window shopping for some BBQ, I have collected some of the internet’s finest. From side dishes like the perfect grilled potatoes and squash to ribs, fish, chicken, pork, and even fruit, it’s all right here!
I have broken the recipes out by protein type, including Fish & Seafood, Lamb, Poultry, Beef, Vegetarian, etc so that you can go to the appropriate section depending on what you’re looking for.
Plus, there are plenty of options that fall under the gluten-free, paleo, keto, whole30 or low-carb category, and all are marvelous for any type of eater. So basically, this may just be the only post you need all grilling season long!
Let me know what you make!

52 Amazing Healthy Grilling Recipes:



Grilled Honey Mustard Salmon with Avocado Basil Sauce from Halfbaked HarvestSpice rubbed grilled salmon drizzled with sweet and tangy honey mustard. Serve alongside a deliciously addicting avocado basil sauce and top with sweet basily cherry tomatoes.

Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon with Avocado Basil Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa from The Roasted RootGrilled salmon arugula salad with strawberry salsa, avocado, and strawberry balsamic vinaigrette – a healthful and vibrant meal.

Grilled salmon arugula salad with strawberry salsa, avocado, and strawberry balsamic vinaigrette - a healthful and vibrant meal | TheRoastedRoot.net #dinner #recipe #paleo

Fish Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce from Kitchen Confidante  – Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce make taco night even better! The fish tacos sauce with creamy avocado, sour cream and cilantro make it tasty!

Fish Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp from Joyful Healthy EatsHoney Sriracha Grilled Shrimp these are hands down the BEST grilled shrimp you’ll ever have and the Honey Sriracha Glaze is totally swoon worthy!

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp from Lexi’s Clean KitchenThis Grilled Caesar With Blackened Shrimp is the perfect meal to impress with this Summer. Smoky and flavorful shrimp, perfectly grilled romaine lettuce, and fresh tomatoes drizzled with my go-to dairy-free caesar salad dressing.

Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp


Grilled Asian Marinated Flat Iron Steak from Table for TwoWhen you’ve got flat iron steaks and are looking for a different way to prepare them, this grilled Asian marinated flat iron steak is the one to make! It’s full of flavor from the Asian marinade and takes little to no time to put together!

Asian-Marinated Flat Iron Steaks

Steak Fajita Skewers from Muy Bueno CookbookSizzling fajitas on a stick! Steak Fajita Skewers are perfect for summer grilling — tender pieces of steak, colorful bell peppers, and bright red onion grilled to perfection. Healthy grilling never looked so good!


Marinated Beef Kabobs from Blackberry BabeMarinated beef kabobs that are flavorful, tender, and easy to customize. Learn the best type of beef for your kabobs, how long to grill and a great beef marinade!

Marinated Beef Kabobs

Best Low-Carb Grilled Steak from All Day I Dream About FoodIt’s easy to grill your own steakhouse-quality steaks at home. High heat, salt and pepper, and you are good to go! Add a pat of compound butter for a delicious low carb meal.

Perfect Steakhouse Style Grilled Steak

Herb Garlic Rolled Steak Medallions from Rock RecipesHerb and Garlic Rolled Steak Medallions. An economical way to serve grilled steak which includes a delicious method for infusing herb and garlic flavors into the meat.

Herb and Garlic Rolled Steak Medallions

Grilled Thai Beef Salad from Food Faith FitnessThis Thai Steak Salad is an easy, 15 minute dinner that even picky eaters will love! Spicy, sweet and packed with protein and fiber to keep you full!

Grilled Thai Steak Salad


Grilled Lamb Chops with Harissa Yogurt from Feasting At Home –  Grilled Lamb Chops with Harissa Yogurt,  grilled summer veggies and fresh mint- a simple, easy meal perfect for outdoor entertaining! If you’ve never tried grilling lamb chops, this easy recipe will show you how easy it is! 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Harissa Yogurt

Grilled Lamb Chops with Pistachio Mint Pesto from Nutmeg Nanny – These grilled lamb chops with pistachio mint pesto are a fun way to jazz up your Easter dinner. The whole dish is ready in just 20 minutes and is packed full of springtime flavor. Lightly seasoned lamb drizzled with a homemade pesto that is sure to impress even your pickiest of eaters.

Grilled Lamb with Mint Pistachio Pesto

Grilled Lamb Kabobs Recipe from Recipes from a PantryThese grilled Lamb Kabobs are marinated in an aromatic and easy Mediterranean marinade before being grilled or BBQ-ed or cooked over a campfire and served with fresh cut veggies for a light and healthy meal.


Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa from The View From Great IslandGrilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly.  But more importantly, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly. But more importantly, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken from The Roasted RootOrange Ginger Grilled Chicken is zesty, crispy, and packed with flavor! This easy-to-prepare recipe requires only a few basic ingredients and hardly any time to make!

Orange Ginger Marinated Grilled Chicken - Orange-ginger marinade is amazing for any animal protein, whether you're baking or grilling it! This easy recipe requires few ingredients and hardly any time. | TheRoastedRoot.net

Grilled Tandoori Skewers with Cucumber Mint Raita from Feasting at HomeGrilled Tandoori Chicken- a simple flavorful Indian recipe using chicken thighs that can be made on the grill.  Served with naan bread and Raita Sauce. A easy delicious dinner idea!

Grilled Tandoori Chicken with Naan and Raita

Grilled Honey Chicken from Halfbaked HarvestThis grilled honey chicken and sweet potatoes is a mix of sweet and spicy. It’s super quick, easy, and SO DELICIOUS. The perfect recipe for warm days when turning on the oven is just not something you want to do.

Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa

BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs from Nutmeg NannyThese BBQ Hawaiian chicken kebabs are packed full of flavor and the perfect grilling recipe. Chunks of chicken breast paired with bell pepper, red onion, pineapple and glazed with tangy BBQ sauce – what’s not to love? 

BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons from Joyful Healthy EatsThe ultimate Easy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad on your dinner table in 30 minutes! This Classic Caesar Salad is full of chargrilled chicken, homemade croutons, shaved parmesan and a light homemade caesar dressing. 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Easy Grilled Jerk Chicken from Dinner then DessertEasy Grilled Jerk Chicken made with a marinade that takes just a few seconds to make is the most flavorful authentic Jamaican chicken you’ll grill all summer!

Easy Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings from Bev Cooks – Quick, easy pleasy classic buffalo grilled chicken wings made with basic spices and hot sauce.

Easy Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings

The Best Lemon Grilled Chicken from Allergy Awesomeness – Tested and tried for the last three summers, this bright and lemony chicken is going to be your grill’s best friend. Especially if your grill also happens to have any food allergies as this recipe is free of the top eight allergens. It’s also Whole30 & Paleo approved!

Grilled Lemon Chicken - free of the top 8 allergens

Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Black Bean Salsa from The Roasted RootBalsamic-marinated grilled chicken with strawberry and black bean salsa makes for a fresh and vibrant meal any night of the week.

Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Black Bean Salsa - a fresh and vibrant meal perfect for weeknight dinners

Grilled Turkey Burgers from Flavor the Moments – Learn how to make the best juicy grilled turkey burgers with a secret ingredient and no breadcrumbs.  This healthy turkey burger recipe is gluten-freeketo and paleo!

Grilled Turkey Burgers - gluten-free, paleo, keto

Pineapple Grilled Chicken Kebabs from Will Cook For SmilesPineapple Grilled Chicken Kebabs is a delicious sweet and salty combination of marinated chicken and fresh pineapple chunks cooked on a grill. Pineapple marinade has only a few easy ingredients and is absolute magic when chicken is marinated for a few hours. 

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Mediterranean Grilled Stuffed Peppers from Food Faith FitnessThese grilled stuffed peppers have bright, Mediterranean flavors and are an easy, healthy and gluten free dinner that everyone will love!

Grilled Stuffed Mediterranean Bell Peppers with ground chicken

Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Drumsticks from Table for Two Portugese-inspired Peri Peri Grilled Chicken Drumsticks are easy to prepare and finger-lickin’ good!

Portugese-Inspired Peri Peri Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Keto Marinade for Grilled Chicken from Food Faith FitnessThis Keto Chicken Marinade is the easiest and most versatile marinade for grilled chicken ever! Simple, made from pantry ingredients and gluten free/paleo!

Keto Chicken Marinade

Cheesy Grilled Peach Jalapeno Turkey Burgers from Nutmeg Nanny – This cheesy grilled peach jalapeno turkey burger is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Fresh summer peaches grilled to bring out their sweetness and paired with a herb, cheese and jalapeno packed turkey burger and topped with sharp cheddar cheese and a sprinkling of cilantro. If you’re a fan of sweet and heat this burger is for you! Swap the bun for a gluten-free bun or a lettuce bun if desired!

Cheesy Grilled Peach Jalapeno Turkey Burgers


Grilled Sweet Potatoes Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Pesto and Feta from The Roasted RootGrilled Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash with Pesto and Feta is an easy flavorful healthful side dish perfect for grilling season! 

Grilled Sweet Potato, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash with Pesto Sauce and Feta Cheese | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #vegetarian #side_dish #bbq

Grilled Potatoes Recipe from Sunday Supper MovementThis is the best Grilled Potatoes recipe you will ever try! Seasoned potatoes grilled until golden-brown and deliciously crispy make the perfect side dish for BBQ and more.

Grilled Potatoes Recipe

Grilled Shishito Peppers from The View From Great IslandGrilled Shishito Peppers are possibly the fastest and most interesting appetizer out there.  These simple Japanese peppers are flash cooked, or blistered, on a screaming hot grill pan for just a minute or so, and then served with a shower of salt or a small dish of soy sauce for a crazy delicious treat.  Just grab a pepper by the stem and gobble it down!

Grilled Shishito Peppers

Perfect Grilled Broccoli from Everyday MavenAll the tips and tricks you need to make Perfect Grilled Broccoli every single time! This easy vegan recipe is perfect as a side dish or with grilled meats!

Grilled Broccoli

Cowboy Caviar from Muy Bueno CookbookThis Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas Caviar is a budget-minded salad that is chock-full of colorful veggies and black beans in a tangy and spicy homemade dressing perfect for a side dish or an appetizer served with tortilla chips.

Texas Caviar

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon Vinaigrette from Flavor the MomentsGrilled Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon Vinaigrette is smoky grilled sweet potato with crumbled bacon and fresh veggies tossed in a maple bacon dressing!

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon Vinaigrette

Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen If you are looking for a hearty vegetarian Summer dish perfect for a Summer BBQ this is it! This grilled eggplant topped with a meatless umami flavored nut “meat” and a creamy sauce will be the hit of any party. This interesting dish will be loved by meat eaters and non-eaters alike.

Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce

Grilled Corn on the Cob from Will Cook for SmilesGrilled corn on the cob is a summer staple at everyone’s cookout. You can’t beat the delicious combination of sweet corn infused with smoky flavors of the grill and garlic herb butter slathered all over it. 

Perfect Grilled Corn on the Cob

Balsamic Ginger Grilled Portobello Mushrooms from The Roasted RootGrilled portobello mushrooms marinated in balsamic vinegar and fresh ginger make for a flavor-blasted meatless side dish or appetizer. Use these grilled portobellos to serve guests alongside your favorite main course, or turn them into a grilled portobello burger entree!

Balsamic-Ginger Grilled Portobello Mushrooms - a healthy side dish or appetizer | TheRoastedRoot.net #vegetarian #recipe #vegan #healthy

Grilled Vegetable Avocado Quesadillas from The Roasted RootGrilled vegetable and avocado quesadillas with chipotle cashew cream is a unique take on the classic quesadilla!  This fresh, delicious vegan quesadilla recipe is fun, nutritious, and quite the crowd pleaser!

Grilled Vegetable Avocado Quesadillas (vegan)

Grilled Artichokes from Running to the KitchenLooking for a new way to enjoy eating artichokes? Try grilling them with this simple recipe! The smoky grilled charred flavor goes perfectly with a bright tahini lemon dipping sauce.

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Grilled Vegetable Summer Salad with Mozzarella from Making Thyme for HealthGrilled Vegetable Summer Salad- marinated and grilled portobello caps give this salad a delicious meaty texture that even carnivores will love! 

Grilled Vegetable Summer Salad with Mozzarella

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Fajitas from Making Thyme for Health – Grilled Portabello Mushroom Fajitas- marinated portabello mushrooms give these plant-based fajitas delicious meaty texture. Easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes! 

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Fajitas


Grilled Pork Tenderloin from Fit Foodie Finds  – Rubbed with a delicious spice blend and then soaked in a grilled pork tenderloin marinade, this piece of pork is charred to perfection.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin


Honey Soy Grilled Pork Ribs from The Blond CookThe rub used for this recipe is a very simple mixture of garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, salt and pepper.  The honey soy sauce is brushed on during the last 30 minutes of grilling for an easy mouth-watering delicious rack of ribs! Replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos to make this soy-free!

Honey Soy Grilled Pork Ribs

Harissa Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops from Running to the KitchenHarissa rubbed grilled pork chops are a simple, spicy summer meal perfectly paired with a ripe peach and tomato salad and glass of sweet red wine.

Harissa Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops


Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Brown Sugar from Pumpkin n SpiceThese Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar are a delicious, healthier dessert. Fresh peaches are lightly grilled and then topped with a cinnamon and brown sugar mixture that caramelizes to perfection. Replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar to make these refined sugar-free and paleo-friendly!

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Stuffed Grilled Avocados from The Roasted RootStuffed grilled avocados with grilled shrimp and delicious mango salsa. These stuffed avocados are perfect for sharing with friends and family all grilling season long.

Stuffed Grilled Avocados with Grilled Shrimp and Mango Salsa - a healthy paleo appetizer perfect for grilling season

Grilled Fruit Skewers with Easy Yogurt Sauce from Yummy Healthy EasyFruit Skewers are grilled with a sweet cinnamon glaze and dipped in a delicious easy yogurt dip! You will go crazy for these grilled fruit skewers!

grilled fruit skewers with yogurt dip

Grilled Fruit Salad Kabobs from Real Simple Good Have you tried grilling your fruit yet? It is seriously so delicious, and food is better on a stick, so you might as well make them on kabobs. Plus, you can bring the most unique side dish to your cookouts this summer to by turning your kabobs into a delicious grilled fruit salad! 

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Caramelized Grilled Pineapple from The Recipe CriticThese grilled pineapple spears are coated in a buttery brown sugar cinnamon glaze that is caramelized with 3 simple ingredients and then grilled to perfection.  This will be one of the most amazing sides that you grill this summer! Swap the butter for coconut oil and/or the brown sugar for coconut sugar if desired!

Caramelized Grilled Pineapple

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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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    1. My pleasure! I had a great time hunting for recipes 😀 Hope you make and enjoy some of them!! xoxo