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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.

39 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple vegetarian side dish can be served with meat, fish and veggie mains alike

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Crunch and freshness are the order of the day with this zesty, healthy side salad with pulses and herbs

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Makes a great starter, accompaniment to grilled meats, or ciabatta filling

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These tender miniature new potatoes with a charred barbecue flavour make a deliciously simple side dish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This healthy potato salad is deliciously spiced and sweet, the perfect barbecue side to feed a crowd

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

This herby, tangy side dish of quinoa and spelt makes a delicious addition to a dinner party menu

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A British green salad with plenty of bite from crisp radishes, sugar snap peas, asparagus and Little Gem lettuce

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Quick, simple and packed with goodness, try these beans as part of a pick-and-mix Mexican supper

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this superhealthy BBQ veggie dish - full of vitamin C and folic acid

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try to use Jersey royals in this healthy take on a picnic classic then swap the mayo for honey mustard vinaigrette

18 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, vibrant salad of shaved courgette, citrus and basil. Serve as a gluten-free starter or side dish

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This a good source of vitamin C and packed full of veg. Take some to work

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A bright platter of grilled Mediterranean vegetables is a fantastic accompaniment to grilled or barbecued meat

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This light, healthy slaw, dressed with garlic, mustard and lemon, makes a great barbecue side dish

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this salad alongside grilled tuna or steak or tuck into it as a superhealthy lunch

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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