Australia Day BBQ Healthy Recipe Ideas

Australia Day BBQ recipes from Holly, Kerry, Lauren, Joe, Jess, Kristute and Jackie

January 16 – 28, 2012

There is nothing more Australian than a BBQ to celebrate all things Aussie.  Try these fresh, healthy, easy and in season BBQ recipes at your celebration.

BBQ chicken with mango & cucumber salsa

Serves 4

1 large mango, peeled and cut into 1.5cm cubes

1 telegraph cucumber, cut into 1.5 cm cubes

1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

½ red onion, finely chopped

½ cup chopped coriander leaves

2 tblsp lime juice

4 x 100-150g chicken breast or thigh pieces

  1. Combine mango, cucumber, chilli, onion and coriander.  Add half the lime jucie and toss to combine.
  2. Preheat the BBQ on medium to high heat.  Combine lime juice and chicken pieces in a bowl.  Season to taste.
  3. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  4. Serve with mango salsa, extra lime wedges and salad leaves.


Aussie Kangaroo & Macadamia salad

Serves 4

½ tsp lemon myrtle seasoning

2 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tblsp macadamia nut oil

2 tblsp Aussie spice blend or BBQ seasoning mix

600g kangaroo loin fillets

4 cups of salad leaves (rocket/spinach/red oak)

1 red onion, thinly slices

1 red capsicum, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, quartered, thinly sliced

1/3 cup roasted macadmia nuts, broken into small pieces


2 tsp seeded mustard

2 tsp bush honey

2 tblsp white vinegar

1 tblsp macadamia nut oil

  1. Combine lemon myrtle, spice mix, rosemary, garlic and macadamia oil.  Coat the kangaroo fillets and marinate, refrigerated for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Heat BBQ to high.  Add the kangaroo and cook for 2-3 mins each side or until cooked medium rare (or to your liking).  Transfer to a plate and rest, covered with foil for 5 mins to rest.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the mustard, vinegar and oil in a bowl until combined.
  4. Combine the leaves, onion, capsicum and macadmias.  Slice kangaroo in 1cm slices and arrange on top.  Pour over dressing and serve immediately.

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