6 BBQ Bowls Perfect for Summer Cookouts

BBQ Bowls
Courtesy Anna Prazmowski
We love this fresh twist on traditional cookout food: Skip the bun, grab a bowl, and pile on the veggies. Check out these combos for some delicious #inspo.

Buddha Bowl

Go green with this gorgeous, summery bowl. Start with grilled chicken breast and add avocado, cucumber, zucchini, pea puree, lemon, and thyme. It’s healthy, delicious, and totally Instagram-worthy.

Mexican Bowl

You don’t have to travel beyond your backyard to get a taste of this Latin-inspired recipe. All you need is shredded barbecue chicken, black bean chili, avocado, sweet plantains, pico de gallo, red pickled onions, and seasoned rice. 

Very Veggie Bowl

Who says a BBQ bowl needs to have chicken, beef, or pork? Top a crunchy, colorful salad with rice, beans, avocado, ranch, and barbecue sauce for a smoky, meatless meal.

Rainbow Bowl

This vibrant rainbow of a bowl is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth, and  packed with superfoods to boot. Chicken packs protein power, while roasted sweet potato chunks, shredded purple cabbage, sliced red bell peppers, and avocado add mega flavor and nutrition. 

Paleo Bowl

This farmer’s market find is gluten-free, dairy-free, and 100% delicious. An herby dressing ties together chicken, cauliflower, kale, squash, and carrots. Feel free to swap in any of your family’s favorite veggies, and your favorite dressing—whether homemade or store-bought.

Dinosaur Bowl

Even restaurants like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que are on board with the bowl trend. This mouth-watering meal gets bonus points for including tender shredded pork, snappy pickles, and a killer deviled egg. #yum

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