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20 healthy grilling recipes men will love

Fire up the grill! Here are 20 healthy grilling recipes that are perfect for barbecue season

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grilled steak and potatoes

Succulent Grilled Steak with Crispy Potatoes

In this recipe, slices of beef are marinated in a tangy green herb-based sauce, called chimichurri sauce, which hails from Argentina, making them succulent, tender and juicy. They are complemented nicely by crispy potatoes.

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grilled veggie burgers

Veggie Burgers

A few simple ingredients make really tasty meat-free burgers. If you want to barbecue them, the best method is to cook the veggie burgers in advance and just heat them up over the coals, as this prevents them from sticking to the grill.

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grilled pear prosciutto pizza

Pear and Prosciutto Grilled Pizza

When the weather is inviting, take the pizza-making outdoors. Pears and prosciutto make a creative topping that’s sure to please-or try substituting other fruits you have on hand.

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grilled romaine pancetta

Grilled Romaine with Aioli and Crispy Pancetta

This is an excellent dish either as a lead-in or as a great main course for four topped with grilled chicken, pork or fish.

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grilled beef sliders

Beef Sliders Stuffed with Walnuts and Gorgonzola

These itty-bitty burgers pack big taste with the combination of crunchy walnuts, tender beef and gooey Gorgonzola. Baby arugula provides a perfect peppery match for these mouth-watering sliders, which can be cooked on the BBQ, indoor grill or stovetop.

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grilled tuna with zucchini

Grilled Tuna with Zucchini Pasta and Artichoke Sauce

Make good use of excess summer zucchini by creating “pasta”, tossing with a flavourful artichoke and tomato sauce and serving alongside simple grilled tuna steaks. If you’re short on time, substitute store-bought olive tapenade.

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grilled lamb burgers fruity relish

Lamb Burgers with Fruity Relish

The advantage of making your own burgers is that you know exactly what’s in them. These lamb burgers look and taste better than the fast-food variety, while being a really healthy meal. A fruity relish of orange and raspberry adds a lovely fresh flavour.

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grilled chicken burgers salsa

Chicken Burgers with Tropical Fruit Salsa

There’s no need to give up burgers just because you’re on a heart-smart diet. These juicy chicken burgers, topped with a Caribbean-inspired tropical fruit salsa, are absolutely delicious. Complete the meal with oven-baked chips.

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grilled potato salad

Grilled Potato Salad with Gherkins and Mustard

The golden hue of the mini potatoes is accented with the warmth of olive oil, honey and mustard and topped with the softness of crumbled goat’s cheese.

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grilled garlic shrimp

Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Garlic Shrimp

The subtle use of garlic in mashed potatoes does not overpower shrimp.

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grilled pork and lentil salad

Lentil and Watercress Salad with Grilled Pork

The flavours of this recipe work well with almost any protein addition; chef Paul Finkelstein loves making it with either pork or lamb. While the recipe calls for watercress, it is sometimes hard to find; a great substitute is arugula, which will add a nice peppery bite.

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grilled portobello sliders

Portobello Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Walnut Sliders

This bite-size mushroom burger makes a tasty meat-free option at summer barbecues.

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grilled asparagus salad

Grilled Asparagus Vinaigrette

Chef Paul Finkelstein has paired this salad with smoked trout, but any fish will work. Brush any leftover vinaigrette on baguette slices and grill them.

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grilled burgers with pesto

Best Grilled Burgers with Dairy- and Nut-Free Pesto

Pesto is always a great topping for burgers and this allergy-friendly version is made without nuts or cheese.

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grilled pork and apple sliders

Pork, Apple and Walnut Sliders

These mini pork burgers combine a blend of sweet and spicy flavours and nutritious walnuts. Top with your favourite condiments or a generous mound of chutney or onion jam.

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Indian-style grilled chicken

Indian-Style Grilled Chicken Breasts

Tandoori dishes are often the healthiest option in Indian restaurants because they are cooked without fat added. At home, a hot broiler gives a similar result. These lean Indian-style grilled chicken breasts are served with creamy low-fat raita. All that is needed to complete the meal is rice or warm bread.

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grilled bison burgers

Bison Burgers with Gorgonzola Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Bring variety to burger night with these tasty burgers made with ground bison.

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grilled chicken wraps

Grilled Chicken, Aged Cheddar & Chutney Sandwich

This stuffed whole-wheat pita with grilled chicken, aged cheddar and chutney is an excellent addition to any summer picnic outing, as well as a great meal at home any time of year, hot off the panini press or out of the oven.

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grilled scallop kebabs

Scallops Grilled with Prosciutto

The subtle saltiness of prosciutto, Italian dried ham, combines perfectly with these marinated grilled scallops with their brilliant orange corals to make handsome brochettes that can be served on their skewers.

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grilled fish

Grilled Fish with Heirloom Tomato, Asparagus & Almond Salad

Colourful heirloom tomatoes and asparagus make a perfect accompaniment to a firm, hearty grilled fish. Make sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice; it makes a huge difference in the flavour.

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