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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.