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10 Recipes For A Hipster-Approved Australia Day Barbecue

We understand it takes all types to make an inclusive Australia Day barbecue.

10 Recipes For A Hipster-Approved Australia Day Barbecue
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Snags, steak and a three-ingredient salad (onion, lettuce and tomato) are usually all you would expect from an Australia Day barbecue but to make sure all teenagers and young adults feel included, we've knocked up a few hipster-friendly additions. 

Which you may ask them to bring the indgredients for.

Should they wish to eat.

Maybe. 'Cause, you know - YOLO.

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1. Oysters
1. Oysters
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Besides being low in calories and filled with vitamins (A, C, E, and B12, to be specific), oysters also act as aphrodisiacs.

Their amino acids trigger the production of sex hormones.

Just follow these steps to prepare and grill your perfect oysters.

2. Caesar salad
2. Caesar salad
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We're not just talking about the grilled chicken (even though adding it does help you lose more weight). 

The easy trick of throwing a big hunk of romaine lettuce on the grill will elevate this common salad.

3. Tofu
3. Tofu
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The first step to grilling tofu is to learn how to correctly prepare it. The second is to try this Grilled Szechwan Tofu recipe.

4. Pineapple
4. Pineapple
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Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that reduces inflammation and pain.

Grilling this tropical fruit makes it even more juicy and delicious without losing its pain-relieving properties. 

5. Peaches
5. Peaches
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Smoke and peaches go hand-in-hand, and their high amounts of potassium and antioxidants make peaches one of the healthiest fruits for your body.

6. Asparagus
6. Asparagus
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Asparagus caramelized on the grill is one of the best side dishes out there. 

7. Sweet potato
7. Sweet potato
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Skip the traditional white potatoes and grill up some sweet potatoes (not to be mistaken with yams) for a healthy potato salad recipe.

8. Salsa
8. Salsa
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Liven up your salsa by grilling it for a smoky flavor.

9. Exotic fruit
9. Exotic fruit
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There are scientific reasons why we should eat dessert every day, but that doesn't mean you should stick with the usual chocolate or ice cream.

For a unique dessert, grill up an assortment of saffron-spiced tropical fruit and serve with low-fat ice cream or frozen yoghurt.

10. Cheese
10. Cheese
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Haloumi cheese is a traditional Greek cheese that doesn't lose its shape when grilled.

Toss it on the fire for a great vegetarian option topped with a delicious tomato dressing.

11. Polenta
11. Polenta
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Cooked and cooled polenta can be cut into shapes and grilled to make an excellent base for a savoury topping.



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