25 Of Our Best Cookout Recipes

The time has come to dust off your grill and dine al fresco. These clean cookout favorites promise all the flavor with a fraction of the calories and double the nutrition!

Sirloin Steak with Horseradish Sour Cream

An abundantly healthy, well-rounded meal in the time it would take you to call for takeout, this simple steak is balanced by a pungent, fresh horseradish cream for dipping.

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Chicken Bruschetta Burger Recipe

Chicken Bruschetta Burger

Looking for a chicken burger to throw on the grill. Try this Italian version topped with creamy mozzarella.

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Red, White & Blue Cheese Cobb Salad

Cobb salad is an American favorite, but clean eaters usually steer clear of its heavy, fatty dressing. Our version has all the same great taste of a traditional chopped salad, but with a lightened-up dressing that won’t disappoint!

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Potato Rounds with Fresh Lemon

Fingerling potatoes make perfectly poppable tater coins – and we keep this 28-minute side light by lacing it with lemony zest!

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Smoked Salmon Burger with Lemon Aioli

Ditch the meat and try out the last salmon burger recipe you’ll ever need! We take the flavors that typically accompany smoked salmon – red onion, lemon, cream, tomato, lettuce, dill – and turn them into a summer favorite!

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Quick Sweet Potato Fries

Find an extra dose of fiber by using sweet potatoes, baked with a hint of rosemary to an irresistibly crispy state – perfect alongside burgers and fish sandwiches!

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Turkey Tenderloin with Apricot-Ginger Relish

Offer a healthier option than the usual burgers and dogs by taking this smoky turkey tenderloin to the barbecue. The Apricot-Ginger Relish doubles as a unique topping for sausages and other grilled fare!

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Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries

If you’re tossing steaks or chops on the barbecue, pair them with these chunky, lightened-up steak fries. We promise you won’t end up in a steak house-style food coma!

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Jerk Chicken

Get up, stand up… and make our Jerk Chicken this holiday weekend! Guests will fall hard for this tangy treasure, a hodgepodge of heady flavors such as chile, garlic, lime, Sucanat, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and thyme!

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Seven Citrus Salad with Mint

When you combine seven exotic citrus fruits with the snap of mint you wind up with one of the freshest salads around, courtesy of Tosca Reno’s latest publication, The Eat-Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook!

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Cajun Jambalaya

Mess-free foil packets are a preferred cooking method for good reason: cleanup is a breeze (crumple and toss foil!) and you're guaranteed a tender, flavorful Cajun Jambalaya!

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Summery Green Bean Casserole

Why not let a winter favorite soak up some summer sun? We’ve got the beans, the mushroom sauce and the crunchy bits, and a few extra additions to boot!

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Golden White Bean Burgers with Beet Tzatziki

Try this unique twist on the veggie burger right on the grill. Vibrant magenta tzatziki sauce adds rich and sweet notes to this light Greek-inspired entrée.

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Roasted Vegetables & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

While this cheesy, veggie-laden pasta salad can be a meal all on its own, we suggest pairing it with grilled tofu or chicken (and keeping leftovers for lunch the next day!).
TIP: Use whatever vegetables are lying around in your fridge!

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Sweet Tomato Barbecue Chicken

DIY barbecue sauce to save on fat and preservatives? Yes, please! Tomato paste, balsamic, maple syrup, Worcestershire, garlic and red pepper flakes give big flavor to this chicken dish – it’s a sauce that’s sure to become a staple!

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Grilled Portobello Burgers with Blue Cheese & Creamy Dijon

Offer the vegetarians at your barbecue something different. Whole portobello mushroom caps are meaty and satisfying, especially when paired with our creamy Dijon sauce (and a 14-minute count from start to finish doesn’t hurt, either!).

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Spice-Rubbed Tofu Steaks

The smoky flavors of the grill – plus a rub comprised of maple sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chile powder, onion powder, sea salt and cayenne – impart ample flavor to oft-tasteless tofu!

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Oven-Fried Squash Spears

While your oven gets to work crisping up these 80-calorie, bread crumb-coated spears of zucchini and summer squash, you can whip up a garlicky dip and work the barbecue!

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Baby Potato Salad with Peas, Mint & Ricotta

Creamy potato salad is a must-have at summer cookouts, and your guests won’t believe ours has just 1 gram of fat per serving (thanks to yogurt and ricotta!).

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Baked Parmesan Fries

Don’t give up on the crispy coating just because you’re giving up the deep fryer! Our baked fries are golden brown and get some of their salty flavor from perky Parmesan.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Technically, these aren't prepared on the grill, but these tangy pulled pork sandwiches are a crowd pleaser at any barbecue.

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Grilled Calamari Salad with Red Chile Vinaigrette

Tender, fresh calamari makes for a lighter grilled dish, a salad that gets a dose of spice from our chile-laced vinaigrette! With so much flavor, it’s hard to believe all it’ll cost you is 246 calories…

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Big Stack Burger

Want a burger to make your friends and family go wild? Our Big Stack Burger wins for the most mouthwateringly delicious patty, sauce and toppings!

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Little Link Sliders with Pineapple-Ginger Relish

Whether you’re using chicken breakfast links or full-size chicken dogs, our Pineapple-Ginger Relish with radish and mint is sure to take these sliders to the next level!

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Chocolate Banana Freezer Pie

This pie is reminiscent of the chocolate peanut novelty cones doled out by ice cream trucks every summer and those chilly, chocolate-robed frozen bananas of childhood. Sweetened only by the bananas themselves, the thick custard-like filling sits in a peanutty crust for a cold indulgence on a hot night.

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