20 Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

Is anyone else as stoked about barbecue season as I am?! While it’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, I’ve got you covered with my favorite, healthy recipes from yours truly and some of my dear friends (who’s recipes ROCK), in this barbeque recipe roundup. 

Healthy Barbecue

In my opinion, eating well shouldn’t mean that you feel like you’re missing out on anything, as that’s what makes a healthy lifestyle truly sustainable. I often bring my own recipes to barbecues and summer parties, and they’re always the first to disappear from the table! No one ever knows that they’re paleo or even gluten-free! 

I hope you enjoy some barbecues this summer with your friends and family, and that these 20 Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend inspires you to create some amazing meals!

Grilled Chicken + Steak Fajitas 

Grilled Chicken + Steak Fajitas

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan a barbecue get together with friends! May always marks the start of grilling season for me, and I love being able to grab everything that I needed at Whole Foods Market 365 to make these Grilled Chicken + Steak Fajitas!

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Grilled Fruit Kebab + Honey-Mint Glaze

Summer + Grill + Fruit seemed like a perfect Unique Summer Grilling combo to me! I needed to take this up a notch and really bring out the flavors so I created a honey glaze using honey (duh) and some champagne vinegar to balance out the flavors and topped it with some fresh mint. All of those flavors combined with some char from the grill really did the trick. 

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BBQ Ribs (Whole 30 and Paleo)

Just look at those bad boys! Slathered in Paleofied BBQ sauce… Yum!

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Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These barbecue chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are insanely delicious! I’ve been eating them every day for the past week and I’m not even close to getting tired of them, and I just know you’re going to love them too!

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BBQ Beet Chips

I have now made these BBQ Beet chips twice and they are DELISH.  The BBQ seasoning is perfection and seriously tastes like a BBQ Lays Potato chip. I use a chipotle powder in these and you can use chili powder instead but I highly recommend trying to track down this chipotle powder!!

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Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce

This super simple Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce contains no refined sugars, is paleo friendly and takes under 20 minutes to put together!

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

bacon wrapped chicken thighs & barbecue sauce

I can’t even begin to tell you how good this recipe for bacon wrapped chicken thighs & barbecue sauce is, I know you’ll love it! This barbecue sauce has a bit of heat to it, so if you aren’t into spicy foods I also have a sweet barbecue sauce recipe! Both barbecue sauces in my eBook also happen to be Whole 30 friendly, as they’re only sweetened with dates. 

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Paleo Pizza Crust: BBQ Chicken Pizza

This Paleo Pizza Crust, BBQ Chicken style, is one of our favorites! The crust is the perfect all-purpose gluten-free and grain-free crust that everyone will love! The homemade BBQ sauce will be a favorite all season long.

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Thai Basil Beef Kebabs

May’s got a day for margaritas (Cinco de Mayo), a day for Moms, Memorial Day, the first hints of summer start showing and it’s the unofficial start of BBQ season. What’s NOT to love? These Thai Basil Beef Kebabs are just what you want and will totally wow your family and friends. 

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Bowls 

These bowls were inspired by Hawaiian BBQ flavors and a takeout place near us that makes awesome salads and bowls.  I decided to take my Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce (it’s easy I swear) and put it to work in the slow cooker with some chunks of chicken & veggies and some pineapple for a little tropical flair.  Over some cauli rice, it’s that awesome savory-sweet that is so satisfying, especially with some crispy bacon & fresh green onion on top.
 
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Grilled Pork Chop & Grape Chutney With Parsnip Puree

I hope you make this and love it as much as we did. It’s definitely a dish you can wow your friends with at your summer BBQs’!

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Grilled Mahi Mahi 

Here’s my recipe for a simple Mahi Mahi that’s lightly seasoned & grilled to perfection … Enjoy!
 
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Smoky BBQ Dip/Aioli

I’m also going to venture to say this dip would be amazing with ANYTHING sweet potato, roasted, baked, etc. You can also thin it out with a bit of almond milk to make a dressing!

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BBQ Chicken Meatloaf (Whole30)

Once I started making things healthier in my life I realized what really made a good meatloaf. A – it has to be moist, a dry meatloaf is no friend of mine. B – it has to be packed with flavor. And C – it MUST be smothered with something saucy on top. Insert this BBQ Chicken Meatloaf!  
 
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Indonesian Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

If you’re looking to take your summer grilling to the next level, this is the recipe for you. These chicken skewers are packed with Indonesian flavor, making them delicious on their own (and who doesn’t love eating off a stick?). But when paired with this dairy-free peanut sauce, I’ll guarantee you’ll be making these more than once this summer. 

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Oven Baked Coffee Barbecue Pork Ribs (Keto and Paleo)

These Oven Baked Coffee Barbecue Pork Ribs are the perfect main dish to cook up on a lazy weekend afternoon! They are marinated in a dry coffee BBQ rub that takes minutes to put together and then cooked low and slow in the oven for completely unattended cooking. They’re Paleo and Keto friendly for perfect melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs.

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Cuban Grilled Zucchini

One of my favorite summer dishes was always good grilled corn on the cob. Something about how it got just the right amount of char on it and was hand-held really did it for me. But now that we’re avoiding corn I needed to adapt these attributes to something a little more paleo friendly. And thus, Cuban Grilled Zucchini was born!

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Buns (Instant Pot and Whole 30)

Pulled pork sandwiches are one of my favorite things ever! They are great any time of year and thank goodness for the instant pot because now they are also super easy to make. If you are a pulled pork lover, you know that every good sandwich needs a creamy coleslaw to go on it so I made a super simple bacon coleslaw that pairs with this perfectly!

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Paleo BBQ Sauce

A refined-sugar free barbecue sauce that tastes delicious and is super quick!

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Pineapple BBQ Shrimp Skewers

It’s officially grilling season and these Pineapple BBQ Shrimp Skewers are READY! Now I don’t know if it’s technically the official grilling season yet but when it’s May, in the 70s and sunny… it’s grilling season at our house!

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PIn this for later: 20 Barbecue Recipes for

Memorial Day Weekend

Is anyone else as stoked about barbecue season as I am?! I’ve got you covered with my favorite, healthy recipes to prep for Memorial Day weekend. #livinglovingpaleo #barbecuerecipes #memorialdayweekend

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