With the unofficial start to summer underway, you may be enjoying more time outside and of course, grilling and enjoying delicious food with friends and family. I know, I am which is what inspired me to create these 5 paleo summer BBQ recipes.

I understand just how stressful summer barbeques can be when you are following a paleo diet or even just trying to limit your sugar intake and eat healthier. Following a clean diet can make family gatherings stressful, as you know, there are always food temptations that are hard to turn down. This is why I wanted to put together my top five paleo summer BBQ recipes for you today. These are recipes you can enjoy all summer long!

These recipes are perfect for summer and something you can take to a BBQ or summer party. I promise that the whole family will enjoy them and you won’t feel guilty about enjoying any of these recipes.

Paleo BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 cups no sugar added tomato puree
  • ½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a stockpot over low/medium heat and stir.
  2. Cook for 1-2 hours, stirring frequently or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

BBQ Chicken Thighs

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. of organic chicken thighs
  • 1 cup of Paleo homemade BBQ sauce
  • Extra salt & pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Start by adding the homemade BBQ sauce to a mixing bowl and add the chicken thighs. Be sure to cover both sides of the thighs thoroughly. Allow them to marinate for 30 minutes. Season with a pinch of extra salt and pepper if desired. 

  2. Heat a gridded skillet over medium heat with coconut oil and cook the chicken thighs on both sides until browned and cooked through.

  3. Serve with a side of homemade sweet potato fries or steamed vegetables.

 

BLT Sliders

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of grass-fed beef
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Homemade paleo mayo for serving See link below
  • Cooked bacon tomato, and lettuce leaves for serving
  • Coconut oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Start by adding the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. Form into 4 burger patties and preheat a large skillet over medium heat with coconut oil.
  3. Cook the burgers on both sides until browned and cooked to your liking.
  4. Serve with lettuce leaves as the “bun” and top with cooked bacon, tomato, and paleo mayo.

Recipe Notes

Paleo Mayo

 

Adobo Pork Chops

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 Tbsp. Paleo adobo seasoning I like Primal Palate
  • Olive or for marinating
  • Avocado or coconut oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Start by covering the pork chops with olive oil and seasoning with adobo seasoning.
  2. Next, preheat a gridded skillet over medium heat with avocado or coconut oil.
  3. Cook the pork chops for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can cook these on the grill.
  4. Enjoy.

 

Strawberry Cream Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of full fat unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Popsicle molds

Instructions

  1. Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to popsicle molds and freeze until set.
  3. Enjoy.