Healthy Summer BBQ Recipe Ideas | Gourmand and Gourmet

Sides you should bring to your next BBQ

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BBQ Ideas

Our side dishes bring all the boys to the yard, and they’re like, “Damn, this garlic parsley shrimp hits the spot – and is better than ours”.

If you’ve found yourself at a barbie and your only options are snags, bread, chops and bread, it’s time to shake things up and impress your mates with some seriously killer BBQ side dishes. These recipes are as tasty as they are healthy – so indulge all you want! (Portion control is not our strong suit).

Beetroot Cutlet with Spinach Gravy

You can never have enough patties. Never. Forget the leaning tower of Pisa, we’re all about the leaning tower of burger – and it’s always good to get some variety in your stack. These beetroot cutlets don’t just taste great, but can be used as patties and look just like meat (so if you’re a vego in hiding, no one will be the wiser).

Garlic Parsley Shrimp

Big flavours come from these little guys, and with a super simple recipe that won’t take you long to make, they’re the perfect dish to bring to your next get together However, be warned: you might find that they’re all gone before you can grab a plate.

Rainbow Persimmon Salad

Salad is a staple for BBQs, yet somehow, we find ourselves stuck with an iceberg lettuce, tomato and avo combo almost every time. Switch things up with a vibrant alternative, the Rainbow Persimmon Salad! Packed with spinach, cabbage, persimmons, feta and pomegranate, you might just find yourself itching for the Insta cam before you know it.

Healthy Fried Rice

Keep it fresh with snags and a side of fried rice. A healthy take on one of our fave meals, this fried rice recipe from Lorna Jane’s Active Living Program will make you leaf your regret at the door and keep your plate coming back for more.  

Simple Seedy Coleslaw

No mayo here, folks. You can grab seconds and thirds of this delish coleslaw – or even pack it into your BBQ chicken burgers for a quick and fresh creation that’ll impress your friends. Guaranteed.

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Words by Sophia Lunn
- The gourmand who tries to be a domestic goddess but is more of a domestic menace.