Braai Time Sides

Us South Africans love a good braai- or BBQ as the Americans call it and Barby as the Aussies would say. Braai time usually means beautifully marinated meat as well as delicious sides. Oh the sides, these days they seem to be the main attraction. So today I’ve decided to post a few recipes as well as ideas on what makes quick, easy and yummy sides for braai time.

Creamy Potato Salad

Potatoes cubed, boil in lightly salted water 

Once boiled, drain and leave in a bowl to cool.

In a seperate bowl add in the following:

1/4 cup Mayonnaise 

2 – 3 tbls Greek yoghurt

2 – 3 tbls Creamy salad dressing of your choice

Salt to taste

Cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp mixed herbs

1/2 tsp crushed garlic

Mix well then combine with the potato and top with chopped parsley and coriander.

 Salad with a difference

Lettuce leaves





Cherry tomatoes


Fresh figs

Toss or arrange on a platter. Sprinkle with black poppy seeds and serve with balsamic vinegar , olive oil and fresh ground salt and pepper.

Mezze Platter

Arrange the following on to a platter:

Mini pitas

Falafel ( I use the Meditereanean brand )







Mezze With A Difference

Slices of seed bread drizzled with olive oil

Sliced avocado

Fresh figs

Olives in olive oil

Greek yoghurt topped generously with Zaatar or dukkah powder.

Beetroot and Haloumi Salad

Boiled and grated Beetroot

Sliced cucumber

Grated red cabbage

Grilled Haloumi

For the dressing:

Greek yoghurt mixed with olive oil, salt, pepper, chopped mint, lemon juice and crushed garlic. 

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