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Delicious Organic Recipes for a Healthy Summer BBQ at Home

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Summer is the perfect time for outdoor gatherings, and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a BBQ? But BBQs don’t have to be synonymous with greasy burgers and heavy sides.

With organic ingredients, you can create a menu that is not only delicious but also healthy and environmentally friendly. Here are some fantastic organic recipes for your next summer BBQ.


1. Grilled Organic Veggie Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 organic yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 organic zucchini, sliced
  • 1 organic red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 pint organic cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 2 tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh organic herbs (such as basil and oregano) for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Thread the vegetables onto skewers, alternating types for color variety.
  4. Brush the veggie skewers with the olive oil mixture.
  5. Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred.
  6. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

2. Organic Grass-Fed Beef Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb organic grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 small organic onion, finely chopped
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 tsp organic Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Organic whole-grain buns
  • Organic lettuce, tomato, and avocado for toppings

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix well and form into patties.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the patties for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired doneness.
  5. Serve on whole-grain buns with organic lettuce, tomato, and avocado.

3. Organic Grilled Corn on the Cob

Ingredients:

  • 6 ears of organic corn, husked
  • 2 tbsp organic butter, melted
  • 1 tsp organic paprika
  • 1 tsp organic garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh organic cilantro, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush the corn with melted butter and sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Wrap each ear of corn in aluminum foil.
  4. Grill for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender.
  5. Unwrap and sprinkle with fresh cilantro before serving.

4. Organic Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 organic cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup organic red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup organic feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 1 tbsp organic lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh organic parsley, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water.
  2. In a pot, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to combine.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

5. Organic Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup organic blueberries
  • 1 cup organic kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup organic mango, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tbsp organic lime juice
  • Fresh organic mint leaves for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and mango.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and lime juice.
  3. Drizzle the honey-lime dressing over the fruit and toss gently to combine.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint leaves before serving.

These organic recipes will not only make your BBQ delicious but also healthy and eco-friendly. Enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavors of summer while taking care of your body and the planet. Happy grilling!