I absolutely love grilling. There’s just something about the sizzle of the meat, the smoky aroma that fills the air, and the mouthwatering flavors that make it an experience like no other.
And when it comes to healthy eating, there’s no better way to enjoy delicious food than with these 24 paleo grill recipes. From juicy chicken kabobs to tangy pineapple salsa, each recipe is packed with flavor and nutrition.
1. Grilled Asian Style Chicken Kabobs
Let’s start by marinating the chicken in a mixture of orange juice, coconut aminos, sesame seeds, and garlic for these delicious Grilled Asian Style Chicken Kabobs.
Marinating is key to infusing the chicken with flavor and ensuring it stays moist on the grill.
The combination of orange juice and coconut aminos adds a tangy and slightly sweet taste, while the sesame seeds provide a nutty crunch.
Garlic enhances the overall savory profile of this dish.
2. Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Grilled pineapple caramelizes beautifully and adds a unique twist to traditional salsa. It brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit and adds a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with savory ingredients.
To make grilled pineapple salsa, simply chop up grilled pineapple and mix it with diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.
The result is a refreshing and flavorful salsa that will elevate any dish.
3. Marinated Grilled Chicken
The marinade for the chicken is a combination of soy sauce (or coconut aminos for a Paleo adaptation), garlic, ginger, and honey or maple syrup as sweetener alternatives.
This marinade not only adds flavor to the chicken but also helps to tenderize it.
The soy sauce or coconut aminos provide a savory umami taste, while the garlic and ginger add depth and complexity.
The honey or maple syrup balances out the flavors with a touch of sweetness.
Overall, this marinated grilled chicken recipe is both delicious and healthy, making it perfect for those following a paleo diet.
4. Sweet and Spicy Paleo BBQ Sauce
To make the sweet and spicy Paleo BBQ sauce, combine the Paleo-friendly ketchup, honey, molasses, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, peaches, raspberries, and other ingredients.
This homemade sauce is a healthier alternative to store-bought options.
The combination of smoky paprika and cayenne pepper adds a delightful kick to your grilled dishes.
The sweetness from the peaches and raspberries balances out the spice perfectly.
It’s a versatile sauce that can be used for marinating meats or as a dipping sauce.
5. Grilled Chicken Drumsticks With Spicy Garlic Harissa Marinade
For an explosion of flavor, slather the chicken drumsticks in a spicy garlic harissa marinade. This Moroccan-inspired meal is packed with 15 cloves of garlic, sumac, ground nutmeg, red onion, and Harissa paste.
Not only does it deliver lots of deliciousness, but it also adds heat and spice to your paleo grill recipes.
6. Grilled Tandoori Chicken Legs
Slather those chicken legs in a tantalizing blend of coconut milk, lime, cilantro, garlic, and spices for an explosion of flavor reminiscent of traditional tandoor cooking.
This healthy paleo grill recipe provides a delicious alternative to the traditional tandoor-cooked chicken legs. The seasoning mixture includes coconut milk, which adds richness and creaminess, along with aromatic spices like ground ginger, cinnamon, paprika, and turmeric.
Grilling these marinated chicken legs not only enhances their flavor but also makes them a healthier option for your barbecue gatherings.
7. Traditional Beef Fajitas
Marinated in a flavorful blend of onion, lime juice, garlic, and olive oil, the beef for these traditional fajitas is grilled to perfection.
The combination of these ingredients creates a mouthwatering taste that will satisfy any craving.
The charred onions and peppers add a smoky sweetness to the dish, making it even more delicious.
These fajitas are not only tasty but also healthy as they are packed with protein and essential nutrients.
8. Green Goddess Turkey Burgers
Now, let’s talk about a delicious and healthy option for your grill: Green Goddess Turkey Burgers.
These burgers are packed with flavor and nutrients. Made with ground turkey, basil, scallions, parsley, anchovy, paleo mayonnaise, sea salt, and ground black pepper, they offer a leaner alternative to traditional beef burgers.
Simply grill them to perfection and add your favorite toppings for a satisfying meal that fits into your paleo lifestyle.
9. Easy Marinated Grilled Steak Tacos
For a quick and flavorful meal, grill your choice of skirt or flank steak and serve it in romaine lettuce wraps or paleo tortillas with your favorite toppings for delicious steak tacos.
Skirt and flank steaks are lean cuts that are perfect for grilling. Season them with sea salt, black pepper, lime juice, and cumin for a burst of flavor.
The romaine lettuce wraps provide a refreshing crunch while the paleo tortillas offer a heartier option. Top your tacos with avocado, salsa, and cilantro for added taste.
Enjoy these easy marinated grilled steak tacos as a healthy and satisfying meal option!
10. Herb Crusted BBQ Leg of Lamb
The herb crusted BBQ leg of lamb is a delectable option for a flavorful and indulgent dinner. Marinated in olive oil, white wine, garlic, oregano, lemon, peppercorns, and Dijon mustard, this dish is packed with delicious flavors that will satisfy your taste buds.
It’s perfect for date night or a relaxing dinner at home. Plus, it fits well into a healthy paleo diet. So why not treat yourself to this mouthwatering meal? You deserve it!
11. Rainbow Salad With Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Walnut Dressing
Let’s start by grilling the chicken for our rainbow salad and tossing it with a delicious raspberry walnut dressing.
Grilled chicken is a healthy and tasty protein option that adds a smoky flavor to this colorful dish.
The rainbow salad is packed with various fruits and vegetables, providing essential nutrients and vibrant flavors.
The raspberry walnut dressing adds a tangy sweetness and crunch.
This recipe is perfect for both kids and adults, making it a great choice for family meals or summer gatherings.
12. Grilled BBQ Chicken Nuggets
You can enjoy tender and flavorful grilled BBQ chicken nuggets by marinating the chicken breast in your favorite paleo-friendly BBQ sauce and then grilling it to perfection.
The marinade infuses the chicken with delicious smoky flavors, while grilling ensures a juicy and charred exterior.
Serve these nuggets with purple or red onion slices and chopped cilantro for an extra burst of freshness.
This recipe is perfect for those following a paleo diet who still crave that classic BBQ taste.
13. Grilled Apricot and Endive Salad With Apricot Mint Vinaigrette
For a refreshing twist, try grilling apricots and endive to create a vibrant salad with a zesty apricot mint vinaigrette.
Grilling fruits and vegetables not only enhances their flavors but also adds a delightful smoky taste.
Apricots are rich in vitamins A and C, while endive is packed with fiber and antioxidants.
The combination of these ingredients creates a nutritious and delicious salad that will satisfy your cravings for something light yet satisfying.
14. Quick Southwestern Grilled Chicken With Peach Pico de Gallo
Once marinated, the chicken can be quickly grilled and served with a flavorful peach pico de gallo for a delicious southwestern twist.
This healthy paleo grill recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something quick and satisfying.
By prepping the chicken the day before, it allows the flavors to fully absorb into the meat, resulting in a juicy and tender dish.
The combination of smoky grilled chicken and tangy peach pico de gallo creates a mouthwatering flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more.
15. Raw Harissa
To make the raw harissa sauce, blend together fresh red chili peppers, ground cumin, coriander, caraway, sea salt, garlic, coriander leaves, lemon juice, and olive oil for a spicy and flavorful addition to your grilled dishes.
Harissa is a versatile condiment that originates from North African cuisine. It adds a fiery kick to meats and vegetables when used as a marinade or dipping sauce.
The combination of chili peppers and spices creates complex flavors that will elevate any dish.
16. NY Steak With Cilantro Onion Dredge
This recipe combines the juicy tenderness of perfectly grilled steak with a flavorful sauce made from yellow onion, garlic, olive oil, and freshly chopped cilantro.
It’s a simple yet satisfying dish that will make you feel like a grill master while staying true to your healthy eating goals on the paleo diet.
17. Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
These skewers are perfect for parties or as appetizers when hosting company.
Made with butter, hot red chili pepper, garlic, chicken sausage, shrimp, salt, and pepper, they are both delicious and easy to make.
Get ready to impress your guests with this healthy paleo grill recipe!
18. Coriander Garlic Grilled Chicken and Green Goddess Sauce
Let’s start by marinating the grilled garlic chicken with black pepper and fenugreek.
Then whip up a batch of tangy green goddess sauce using tahini, coconut milk, lime juice, zest, garlic, onion powder, and black pepper.
This combination of flavors creates a healthy paleo dish that is both delicious and nutritious.
The grilled chicken provides lean protein while the green goddess sauce adds a creamy and zesty element to the meal.
19. Mediterranean Grilled Chicken
The Mediterranean grilled chicken is marinated with a flavorful blend of cloves, paprika, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, olive oil, and lemon for a deliciously tangy taste.
This combination of spices not only adds depth to the dish but also provides numerous health benefits.
Cloves are rich in antioxidants while paprika contains vitamin C.
Allspice has anti-inflammatory properties and nutmeg aids digestion.
Cardamom promotes heart health and olive oil is known for its anti-inflammatory effects.
With this recipe, you can enjoy a tasty meal that nourishes your body as well.
20. Grilled Broccoli With Chile and Garlic
To make grilled broccoli with chile and garlic, you’ll need to toss the broccoli florets in olive oil, minced garlic, chopped red chili, sea salt, and black pepper before grilling them on a panini press or indoor grilling appliance.
This dish is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Broccoli is a great source of vitamins C and K, while garlic has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
The combination of flavors from the chile and garlic adds a spicy kick that will leave you wanting more. Serve it with toasted sliced almonds and thinly sliced lemon for added crunch and freshness.
It’s perfect for a take-to-work lunch that will keep you satisfied throughout the day.
21. Simple Smoked Chicken
For this simple smoked chicken recipe, you’ll need chicken thighs, coarse sea salt, and wood chips for smoking.
Smoking your chicken adds a delicious smoky flavor that enhances the taste of the meat. The choice of wood chips can also influence the flavor profile of your dish.
For a milder taste, go for fruitwood like apple or cherry. If you prefer a stronger smoky flavor, try using hickory or mesquite wood chips.
Experiment with different wood chip varieties to find your favorite combination!
22. Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork
After enjoying the simplicity of smoked chicken, I wanted to try something with bold flavors. That’s when I stumbled upon a recipe for Vietnamese Restaurant-Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork.
Made with garlic, shallots, lemongrass, coconut aminos, honey, fish sauce, and lime juice, this dish promises to be both healthy and delicious.
23. Bruschetta Salad With Grilled Chicken
Let’s start by gathering all the ingredients for the bruschetta salad with grilled chicken. You’ll need some salad greens, red onion slices, grilled chicken, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, crushed garlic, salt, and pepper.
If you eat dairy, you can also add shredded asiago cheese.
This grain-free alternative to bruschetta is a healthy option for those following a paleo diet. It’s packed with nutrients from the fresh vegetables and lean protein from the grilled chicken. Plus, it’s easy to make and delicious!
24. Grilled Watermelon Tapas
When making grilled watermelon tapas, you can choose to top them with hazelnuts and a dill drizzle for a burst of flavor.
Grilling the watermelon caramelizes its natural sugars and adds a smoky undertone to its juicy sweetness.
The hazelnuts provide a satisfying crunch, while the dill drizzle adds a refreshing hint of herbaceousness.
This combination of flavors creates an appetizer that is both delicious and healthy, perfect for those following a paleo diet.