Barbeque Salads, Sides & Sauces

Healthy sunny barbeques are one of the highlights of the

summer. The salads, sides and sauces below have been

developed to be healthy, tasty and family friendly with

lots of added vegetables and no added salts or sugars.

Where possible we have used low fat options and high

fibre varieties to highlight how easy it is to keep the same

fresh taste while still being healthy. So, get the coals on,

the meat prepared and start cooking…enjoy!


Potato Salad


800g new potatoes

2 red onions finely chopped

2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise

1 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)

3 tbsp chopped chives



Boil potatoes until soft. Meanwhile finely dice onions and

chives. Once potatoes are boiled, drain and add onions

and chives. Add mayonnaise and mustard and mix

until well combined.


Top Tip - By using low fat mayonnaise or even Greek

yoghurt instead of full fat mayonnaise you can greatly

reduce the amount of fat and calories. By keeping the

skins on the potatoes, you are increasing your fibre and

nutrient intake.


Halloumi, Beetroot and Quinoa, Warm Salad


100g low fat halloumi – cut into 2 cm chunks

1 large carrot grated

1 red onion sliced finely

Handful of chopped mint

Handful of chopped coriander

2 cooked beetroots chopped into 2 inch cubes

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

75g pomegranate seeds

25g sunflower seeds

25g pumpkin seeds

2 tsp of cumin seeds


Dry fry the seeds in a non-stick pan and set to the side.

Add the halloumi to the pan and fry gently for 5 minutes

until golden. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions.

Place all ingredients into a large serving bowl whilst

quinoa still hot and mix well.


Spicy Sweetcorn


6 corn on the cobs

4 tbsp of rapeseed oil

1½ tsps of cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp ground coriander

2 tablespoons of lemon juice


Add the oil, spices and lemon juice to a bowl and whisk

with a fork until blended. Place the corn cobs onto the

bbq to cook, turning occasionally (approx.10-15 mins).

Roll the corn in the dressing and serve hot.


Yoghurt, Cucumber and Mint Sauce

Perfect with a lamb burger or kebab.


150g low fat Greek yogurt

handful finely chopped mint leaves

½ grated cucumber

1 tbsp fresh juice from 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Finely chop mint leaves and grate the cucumber.

Add remaining ingredients and mix.

Top Tip - Using low fat yoghurt sauces instead of mayo

will reduce fat and calories.


Tomato Salsa

Amazing alongside some bbq steak or sausages


250g chopped cherry tomatoes

½ a finely sliced red onion

Handful of chopped coriander

½ a red chilli

Juice and zest of 1 lime


Mix all the ingredients together in bowl and top with

lime zest.


Chimichurri Sauce

Perfect smothered on top of bbq steak.


A large handful of coriander including stalks

A large handful of parsley including stalks

3 cloves of garlic

100ml olive oil

40ml red wine vinegar


Place all the ingredients into a food processor and

pulse for 30 seconds or until a smooth paste.


Garlic Sauce

A great sauce for wedges, burgers or kebabs.


150 ml low fat yogurt

Juice of 1 lemon

3 crushed garlic cloves

Garnish with dried mint leaves


Combine ingredients in a bowl and top with

chopped mint leaves.


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