Delicious BBQ sides and our collaborators’ top picks
BBQ season is in full swing . . . and our favourite grilled dishes deserve to be paired with some star sides! Read on to discover some simple and succulent side ideas, as well as our collaborators’ top picks.
Whether you prefer grilled meat, fish, seafood, or tofu, veggie sides are filling patio tables everywhere. We have loads of great recipes to share with you, starting with fresh summer salads.
Starting with your favourite lettuce and vegetables, you can build a yummy salad to pair with all your summer meals.
A great example is this recipe for grilled corn salad. Everyone loves barbecued corn! Here we’ve combined it with quinoa, peppers, Brussels sprouts, and feta! The lime and honey dressing adds the perfect touch of sweetness to this festive salad.
You can also choose to add grilled fruit to your salad, like in this grilled peach and halloumi salad, drizzled with a light dressing made with lemon juice, fresh thyme, and honey. Everyone knows the sweet-and-salty combo is a winner! Or opt for this warm grilled plum and nectarine salad, made with baby spinach and feta—as colourful as it is delicious.
You can even transform your salads into . . . skewers! You’ll love this recipe for grilled Candi-To and Zima tomato and cheese brochettes on a bed of arugula. The Candi-To’s round shape and the Zima’s more oval one are perfect for skewering!
Peppers, mushrooms, zucchinis, asparagus . . . some vegetables just go hand-in-hand with the BBQ. We’ve come up with some new culinary creations for you to try with the abundance of in-season vegetables available in your grocery store.
Start with this delicious recipe for grilled multi-coloured radishes. When cooked, a radish loses some of its spiciness. Plus, the subtle lemon juice and maple vinaigrette used in this recipe is divine!
One vegetable that’s gaining in BBQ popularity is the cauliflower . . . and we couldn’t be more thrilled! It can be grilled whole, like in this barbecued cauliflower recipe! Simply brush a mixture of olive oil, steak spices, minced garlic, mustard, maple syrup, and citrus juice on your cauliflower and set on the grill to cook! Or try this delicious recipe for sliced cauliflower steak. Topped with almonds, Kalamata olives, parsley, capers, and chili peppers, it’s the ideal dish to serve at your next BBQ party with family and friends!
Fennel is yet another great vegetable for grilling. Slice it lengthwise, keeping the heart intact to prevent the bulb from falling apart. . . it’s as simple as that! Try our yummy recipe for grilled fennel with dill and pink pepper-infused oil. A dish that’s pretty and delish!
Some grill masters even go so far as to grill avocados on the BBQ! For a dish sure to impress your guests, try making these grilled avocados with cilantro-jalapeno vinaigrette.