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
Toss or arrange on a platter. Sprinkle with black poppy seeds and serve with balsamic vinegar , olive oil and fresh ground salt and pepper.
Arrange the following on to a platter:
Falafel ( I use the Meditereanean brand )
Mezze With A Difference
Slices of seed bread drizzled with olive oil
Olives in olive oil
Greek yoghurt topped generously with Zaatar or dukkah powder.
Beetroot and Haloumi Salad
Boiled and grated Beetroot
Grated red cabbage
For the dressing:
Greek yoghurt mixed with olive oil, salt, pepper, chopped mint, lemon juice and crushed garlic.