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Healthy BBQ side recipes

60 Recipes

Accompany your barbecue with a light and healthy range of delicious sides. Choose from fresh salads, potato dishes, grilled vegetables, beans, dips and more.

Epic summer salad

4.916665

(12 ratings)

Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Herby potato salad

4.8

(5 ratings)

Try this potato salad at a barbecue for a different take on a classic summer salad. This delicious recipe instead features basil, parsley and garlic
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky corn & avocado salsa

4.2

(5 ratings)

Char some peppers and use them in this light and crunchy side dish to serve with meat or fish- it's great with barbecued food
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Foil-wrapped baby potatoes

4.5

(2 ratings)

These tender miniature new potatoes with a charred barbecue flavour make a deliciously simple side dish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Burnt aubergine raita

5

(3 ratings)

Make this aubergine raita as a side dish for a summer barbecue. With yogurt, spring onions and mint, it's a refreshing accompaniment to meat dishes...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet mustard potato salad

4.666665

(3 ratings)

This healthy potato salad is deliciously spiced and sweet, the perfect barbecue side to feed a crowd
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Easy BBQ beans

3.75

(4 ratings)

Quick, simple and packed with goodness, try these beans as part of a pick-and-mix Mexican supper
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

New potato & green bean salad

4.5

(4 ratings)

Try to use Jersey royals in this healthy take on a picnic classic then swap the mayo for honey mustard vinaigrette
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Charred sweetcorn salsa

5

(2 ratings)

Griddle corn on the cobs then toss with lime juice, avocado and red onion for a sweet and smoky side dish
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted vegetables

5

(4 ratings)

Add feta and basil to roasted vegetables for a perfect summer side dish. The trick is to cut all the veg the same size so they cook in the same amount of time
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Charred spring onions

0

(0 ratings)

This incredibly easy and healthy side dish makes a delicious addition to a barbecue feast, with plenty of smoky flavour
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Iceberg with yogurt dressing

5

(1 rating)

Classic iceberg lettuce makes for a crisp and chunky side salad - great for sharing round at a barbecue or buffet
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Warm lemony courgette salad

4.333335

(6 ratings)

A healthy, vibrant salad of shaved courgette, citrus and basil. Serve as a gluten-free starter or side dish
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Hot pasta salad

3.8

(5 ratings)

This a good source of vitamin C and packed full of veg. Take some to work
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Aubergine & pepper salad

3.666665

(3 ratings)

A bright platter of grilled Mediterranean vegetables is a fantastic accompaniment to grilled or barbecued meat
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Summer fruit quinoa salad

4

(2 ratings)

Jazz up this good-for-you grain with some stone fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines- add a little mint and parsley for colour and flavour
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Runner bean & fennel slaw

0

(0 ratings)

This light, healthy slaw, dressed with garlic, mustard and lemon, makes a great barbecue side dish
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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