5 Superb Salads to Serve with a Barbecue

Planning a barbecue? Make sure your feast is complete with one of our superb salad recipes. From a dramatically charred vegetable dish to a crowd-pleasing Greek favourite, we've got a salad recipe for everyone. And if you're looking for even more barbecue inspiration, check out our 3 Cracking BBQ Recipes to Try This Weekend

best salads for a barbecue

1. Freekeh Salad by Rick Stein

Freekeh, which is similar to couscous and bulgar, is very popular in the Middle East and North Africa. So if your barbecue is going to be full of Middle Eastern flavours, make this salad from Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul a staple side dish. 

ultimate feta salad for a barbecue

2. Big Fat Greek Salad with Jassy's Fried Feta by Rachel de Thample

We love a classic Greek salad. You could enjoy this recipe from FIVE as a simple supper, but we love it alongside a barbecue, too. The pairing of rich, lightly charred meat with salty feta and sweet tomatoes is quite irresistible! 

grilled summer salad for barbecue

3. Salad of Chilli and Honey Peaches, Leaves and Pecans by Levi Roots

This recipe from Grill it with Levi is one of our favourite barbecue sides. Laden with sweet, grilled peaches, nutty pecans and punchy watercress, it makes the perfect starter or side dish. And as it's screaming of summer, it's the perfect dish to celebrate the sunshine. 

ottolenghi salad for a barbecue

4. Tomato and Pomegranate Salad by Yotam Ottolenghi

This recipe from Plenty More celebrates seasonal Summer ingredients. With a simple dressing, the real stars of this salad are the plump, ripes tomatoes and jewelled pomegranate seeds. 

best grilled vegetable salad for a barbecue

5. Last-minute Grilled Salad by Neil Rankin

This dramatic and delicious recipe from Low and Slow can be customised to whatever seasonal veg is available to you. So fire up the barbecue and get creative with your veggies!

Happy grilling!

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