Of all the food-heavy holidays, the Fourth of July is arguably the easiest one to make Paleo.
All the outdoor grilling allows us to channel primal-style cooking with hunks of meat over an open flame. No substitutions necessary!
This list compiles all our favorite grill-kissed recipes that’ll please your whole Fourth of July gathering. From steaks and chicken to pork chops and fish, we’ll help you come up with skewers, burgers and fajitas to wow your guests this Independence Day!
Tortilla-Free Paleo Steak Wraps
Who needs tortillas when you can wrap your veggies in juicy steak?
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Tortilla-Free Paleo Steak Wraps
Mojo Pork Tenderloin
Mojo—a Cuban garlic-citrus sauce that’ll have you asking “What is this sorcery?!”—coats a thick, grill-blackened pork tenderloin. Marinating this hunk of meat is a couple day affair, so get started now.
Recipe: The Girl Who Ate Everything | Mojo Pork Tenderloin
Grilled Peaches with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Meat and veggies aren’t the only foods you can cook up on the grill! Give this delectable dessert a try with added coconut ice cream on top!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Grilles Peaches with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken
Compliment your chicken with sweet grilled pineapple on top for a tropical combination that’ll have you saying Aloha!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken
Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbeque Sauce
You could make a conventional fruit salad for the Fourth of July potluck, or you could make like Nom Nom Paleo and incorporate the fruit into giant hunks of skewered beef. We know which we’d choose.
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbeque Sauce
Balsamic Steak and Mushroom Kebobs
Tender steak and mushrooms get drizzled in balsamic vinegar and seasonings for a dish that’s sure to be a hit at any backyard barbecue.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Balsamic Steak and Mushroom Kebobs
Smoky Maple Glazed Chicken Legs
Satisfy those sweet and savory cravings with these crispy chicken legs you can grill up in just 35 minutes!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Smokey Maple Glazed Chicken Legs
Grilled Cauliflower with Turmeric
Experience cauliflower in a new way by adding it to the grill with turmeric and peppers!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Grilled Cauliflower with Turmeric
Spicy Turmeric Chicken
Pack your grilled chicken breasts with flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits with this turmeric-heavy recipe.
Recipe: The Iron You | Spicy Turmeric Chicken
Mahi Mahi with Mango Jalapeño Salsa
Dress your mahi mahi with sweet mangoes and spicy salsa for a mouthwatering dish that’ll blow your guests out of the water!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mahi Mahi with Mango Jalapeño Salsa
Guac-Stuffed Kali Burgers
Grill up an uber simple Paleo patty stuffed with creamy avocado to get your fill of both protein and essential vitamins!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Guac-Stuffed Kalit Burgers
Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Chive Aioli
Amp up your barbecue festivities with crispy sweet potato fries you can dip in a combination of Paleo mayo, chives, and garlic.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Chive Aioli
Low Carb Zucchini Salmon Pockets
Think beyond the bun with these zucchini pockets stuffed with fresh herbs and tender salmon fillets.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Low Carb Zucchini Salmon Pockets
Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Serve these salty and savory short ribs alongside umami and spicy kimchi.
Marinated Grilled Vegetables
Veggie lover rejoice! This recipe is bursting with infused tang coming from balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, and a dash of lemon juice.
Recipe: Real Simple Good | Marinated Grilled Vegetables
Bacon Wrapped Chili Chicken Skewers
These deceptively simple chicken skewers take 10 minutes to grill and incorporate bacon and Sriracha—need we say more?
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Bacon Wrapped Chili Chicken Skewers
Quick, Easy Tandoori Chicken with a Coconut Marinade
Check out this Indian-inspired dish you can easily marinate in coconut, turmeric, ground cumin, and more!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Quick, Easy Tandoori Chicken with a Coconut Marinade
Pancetta-Stuffed Chicken Breast
Take cues from the Italians this holiday and stuff chicken breasts with rich pancetta, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and garlic. Then blacken that chicken on the grill!
How to Make Juicy Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Find out how to grill the juiciest skirt steak with a sauce that includes garlic, cilantro, and red wine vinegar!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | How to Make Juicy Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
Feel free to stick with grill standbys like lemon pepper chicken—the Fourth of July is all about traditions, after all.
Recipe: The Recipe Critic | Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken
Grilled Pork Chops with a Dijon Balsamic Herb Glaze
Grill your pork chops with a mouthwatering glaze made with fresh herbs, honey, and tangy vinegar.
Recipe: Recipes, Food, and Cooking | Grilled Pork Chops with a Dijon Balsamic Herb Glaze
Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak with Grilled Peppers
Of course, feel free to experiment with your fajitas. This recipe incorporates Balsamic and Dijon mustard for a sweet and savory twist.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak with Grilled Peppers
Triple Protein Burgers
Hot dogs, the Fourth of July mainstay, make their first appearance on this list. This time, getting cozy with bacon and a burger patty in PaleOMG’s triple-protein burger, devised especially for the holiday.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Triple Protein Burgers
Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings
Kick up your chicken wings with a zesty lime and honey combo for a dish no one can resist!
Recipe: Casa de Crews | Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings
Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp
Get your seafood fix this summer with tender shrimp grilled in a spicy-sweet mixture of honey and garlic.
Recipe: Joyful Healthy Eats | Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops
Ditch the roasting pan and grill your lamb chops this holiday. The cumin-heavy spice blend functions both for flavor and texture, adding a nice crust to the meat once grilled.
Recipe: Paleo Magazine | Grilled Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops
Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce
Parsley-heavy, garlicky chimichurri coats these juicy chicken thighs for a bright and refreshing summer meal.
Recipe: Cook Eat Paleo | Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce
Stuffed Grilled Avocados with Shrimp and Mango Salsa
These grilled avocados pack in a southwest flavor with its zesty shrimp and mango salsa combination. They’re sure to please with their spicy-sweet kick.
Recipe: The Roasted Root | Stuffed Grilled Avocados with Shrimp and Mango Salsa(You’ll Also Love: The Cheat Sheet to Cuts of Beef)