3 Quick & Easy Recipes To Try At Your Next Barbecue

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We all love the laid-back vibe of a summer barbecue! Keep your chill in the kitchen with these super easy recipes that you can prepare in less than half an hour 😉

Whether you’re hosting the party or bringing a side dish, you don’t want to spend your afternoon in a hot and stuffy kitchen (especially in summer!).

Don’t settle for the boring barbecue clichés of snags, steak and garden salad. These three recipes are not only quick and easy, but they’re delicious enough to wow guests with a single bite!

* Featured image shows the Coastal dinnerware range by Donna Hay for Royal Doulton.

Honey Mustard Chicken

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See here for original recipe from AllRecipes.

Serves 4

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1/3 cup dijon mustard

¼ cup honey

1 tsp. steak sauce

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

4 boneless chicken breast halves

Method

  1. Preheat your grill to a medium heat
  2. Combine the honey, mustard, mayonnaise and steak sauce in a mixing bowl. Set aside a small amount of sauce for basting.
  3. Coat the chicken in the sauce.
  4. Grill the chicken for 20 minutes or until the juices run clear. Baste as you go during the last 10 minutes of cooking and be careful not to burn it 😉

Caprese Salad

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See here for the original recipe from Jamie Oliver.

Serves 4

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

2 red capsicums

4 balls of mozzarella cheese

400g ripe cherry tomatoes

1 bunch fresh basil

Salt & pepper

Olive oil

Method

  1. Place capsicums directly onto a very hot barbecue grill or naked flame and turn until blackened and blistered all over. Put them into a bowl and cover in cling film.
  2. Leave the capsicums to steam in the bowl for 10 minutes then release the cling wrap and let them cool.
  3. When cool enough to handle, rub off the blackened skin and brush the seeds from the inside
  4. Tear the mozzarella into chunks and tear up the cooked capsicums. Place them on a platter.
  5. Cut cherry tomatoes into halves and scatter over the top.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle fresh basil leaves over the top before serving.

Caramelised Pineapple with Yoghurt

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See here for original recipe from Taste.

Makes 8

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 fresh pineapple

1/3 cup of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

1/3 cup demerara sugar

Fresh mint leaves to serve

Fresh yoghurt to serve

8 pre-soaked bamboo skewers

Method

  1. Cut the top and bottom from the pineapple and slice lengthways to remove the outer skin. Remove the core.
  2. Cut pineapple into quarters and thread onto prepared skewers lengthways.
  3. Combine the chopped mint and sugar in a bowl and sprinkle the mixture over the pineapple.
  4. Cook the pineapple on a barbecue plate on a medium-high heat, turning occasionally, for up to 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with fresh mint and yoghurt!

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Kyra Thomsen is a writer and editor from Sydney, NSW. She has experience in copywriting, blogging, journalism, and social media. After completing two degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature in 2013 she began work with the content team at Zanui. Kyra was the winner of the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and her work has been published in print and online for numerous sources, including Writer's Edit, Seizure, and Fairfax Media among others.