Food & nutrition

6 brilliant BBQ recipes (and 5 top swaps)

These recipes will get all up in your grill - for all the right reasons!
Published 3 July, 2020

Fire up the BBQ!

With the sun shining and and most people in the holiday mood, BBQ season is in full suzzle! Whether you're playing host to a group of friends or simply fancy an al fresco dinner with the family, we've got an unbeatable collection of recipes that are low in Points and high in flavour.

Plus, check out our clever swaps to help you stay within Budget while living your best life this summer!

Top swaps at the BBQ

Try these clever swaps to make your meal lighter and healthier, without losing any of the flavour.

1. Swap tomato ketchup for tomato 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 fresh and zingy flavour.

2. Swap a burger bun for 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 Points spare to spend on toppings instead.

3. Swap tortilla chips for 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.

4. Swap BBQ sauce for a BBQ spice pot

Get all the BBQ flavour with none of the added calories or sugar with this handy BBQ Spice Kit. Rub it on burgers, steaks and veg for an extra delicious kick.

5. Swap butter for 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 Points.