6 brilliant BBQ recipes (and 5 top swaps)
Fire up the barbecue!
When the sun comes out, so do our barbecues! Whether you're flipping burgers for a socially distanced gathering or grilling solo, there's nothing like a barbecue to get you feeling those summertime vibes.
If you're lucky enough to have a garden or patio, dining al fresco is a great way to escape your home's four walls and get a change of scenery. If not, these recipes can also be brought to life in your kitchen under the grill.
Time to kick back with a beer or glass of wine - it's barbecue time!
Scroll down for the full recipe - plus five more - and some clever BBQ swaps to save you some SmartPoints®.
Top swaps at the BBQ
Try these clever swaps to make your meal lighter and healthier, without losing any of the flavour.
1. Shop-bought barbecue sauce vs. WW BBQ sauce
Instantly ramp up the flavour factor of your barbecued meat and veggies with this delicious BBQ sauce from the online WW Shop. It's 0 SmartPoints® (compared to other brands which have SmartPoints values) and you can buy a pack of six sachets for just £1.50, which you can get delivered right to your door.
2. Tomato ketchup vs. homemade salsa
Ready-made ketchups often contain a lot of added sugar. Instead, toss together 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 diced red onion, 1 deseeded and diced red chilli, 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. Use it on burgers and hot dogs for plenty of flavour and 0 SmartPoints.
3. Burger bun vs. portobello mushroom caps
Swap burger buns for grilled portobello mushroom caps. Their meaty taste and texture make them a perfect match for juicy burgers, and they're a ZeroPoint™ food, so you'll have SmartPoints spare to spend on toppings instead.
4. Tortilla chips vs. veggie crudités
What would a barbecue be without dips? Serve them up with a selection of vegetable crudités such as pepper strips, baby sweetcorn and sliced radishes instead of regular crisps.
5. Butter vs. lime juice
It's tempting to brush a knob of butter over a grilled corn cob, but a good squeeze of lime juice and some sea salt will add plenty of flavour for no extra SmartPoints.