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BBQ recipes for special diets

You needn't let ingredient intolerances or special diets ruin a barbecue. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or following a gluten or dairy-free diet, we've got recipes to cater for your cookout.

BBQ onion steaks
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BBQ onion steaks

Try a new veggie main on your summer BBQ. These thick onion steaks are skewered and coated in a honey mustard glaze that turns wonderfully sticky and sweet when grilled. Enjoy with coleslaw and potato salad, or serve up alongside burgers and hot dogs.

  1. Soak 4 wooden skewers in cold water for 30 mins. Meanwhile, make the glaze by mixing together the ketchup, vinegar, honey and mustard in a bowl. Stir through the chopped rosemary and set aside.
  2. Peel the onions, but keep them whole. Top and tail, then cut each onion into 1.5cm thick slices. Line up 3-4 of the slices flat on your chopping board then carefully insert a skewer through the centre of the slices (as you would a lollipop or kebab). Repeat with the remaining skewers and onion slices.
  3. Brush the bars of a preheated barbecue or griddle pan with oil. Coat the onion slices with a little of the glaze and place on the grill. Cook for 20-25 mins until charred and tender, turning the skewers and brushing with more glaze regularly. Garnish with the fresh rosemary sprigs and drizzle over any remaining glaze to serve.

Tip: Look out for medium-sized, sweet white onions for this recipe if you can, or try with brown or even red onions.

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp American or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp roughly chopped fresh rosemary leaves, plus sprigs to garnish
  • oil, for brushing
  • 4 onions