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Accompany your barbecue with a lovely selection of sides. Serve up a spread of fresh salads, potato dishes, sharing breads and punchy sauces.


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  • Courgette, feta & mint salad

    Courgette, feta & mint salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Four ingredients and ten minutes is all you need to make this stunningly simple Med-style green salad

  • Healthy coleslaw

    Healthy coleslaw

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.71 ratings

    Get the kids cooking with this simple coleslaw - they'll be keen to eat it if they've helped out

  • Homemade ketchup

    Homemade ketchup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    Homemade ketchup is a great way to use up excess tomatoes from the garden

  • A plate serving three BBQ corn cobs with comté & herb butter

    BBQ corn cobs with comté & herb butter

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make corn on the cobs extra special with a slathering of butter mixed with comté cheese, herbs and chilli, cooked on the barbecue. A lovely summer side dish

  • Avocado & leaf salad

    Avocado & leaf salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.16 ratings

    This light summery salad makes the perfect side to beefburgers or spare ribs

  • Salt-baked potatoes

    Salt-baked potatoes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Give jacket potatoes a new lease of life with this simple side dish, great with a summer roast

  • Spicy buttered corn

    Spicy buttered corn

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.4 ratings

    John Torode serves his corn on the cob with plenty of melted Mexican 'ancho' chilli and coriander butter

  • Mexican red rice

    Mexican red rice

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Stir fresh tomato salsa into your cooked basmati to create John Torode's fresh South American side

  • Mixed tomato salad on a plate

    Simple tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    A colourful and quick side salad of mixed tomatoes with sweet honey mustard dressing

  • Thai carrot slaw

    Thai carrot slaw

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Shred some carrots, peppers and onions, skip the mayo and mix with Asian flavours for a healthy coleslaw

  • Cheesy garlic bread

    Cheesy garlic bread

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.95 ratings

    This goes with so many family dishes, such as chilli con carne, soups, salads and barbecues

  • Pea, pancetta & potato salad

    Pea, pancetta & potato salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    A little pancetta goes a long way in this vibrant, summer side dish

  • Mediterranean fig & mozzarella salad

    Mediterranean fig & mozzarella salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 ratings

    If you want to make this more substantial, you could serve some prosciutto or Serrano ham with it

  • Bowl of new potato and sundried tomato salad

    Italian potato salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Skip the mayo and go for an Italian-style olive oil dressing for warm new potatoes. Jazz them up with basil, Parmesan and sundried tomatoes

  • Chimichurri sauce in bowl with spoon

    Chimichurri sauce

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    This classic South American herb sauce balances a rich steak perfectly, but it works with lots of other grilled foods too

  • Creamy Aji green sauce

    Creamy Aji green sauce

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    A mayonnaise-based Brazilian dip with coriander, jalapeños, spring onions, garlic and cumin. Blitz it up and serve on a barbecue spread

  • tomato salsa in white bowl

    Smoky tomato pepper salsa

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    This Brazilian salsa finished with sweet paprika makes a great accompaniment for grilled meat and fish

  • Parsley & caper salad in a salad bowl

    Parsley & caper salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Serve this easy salad as a side dish to summer barbecues. Parsley, shallot and capers make it more than an average salad and it pairs well with cooked meats

  • Corn relish

    Corn relish

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    This simple condiment is great with hot dogs, burgers and salad

  • Garlic bread pizzas

    Garlic bread pizzas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.11 ratings

    A fresh, easy-to-prepare snack

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