Easy BBQ sauces and sides

Add extra flavour to your BBQ by making some delicious sauces and marinades - your chicken, lamb, pork or beef will never taste better. Fill our your BBQ table with our easy sides including dips, wedges, sweetcorn and of course a bowl of coleslaw...

Sweet chilli corn
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Add extra flavour to your BBQ by making some delicious sauces and marinades - your chicken, lamb, pork or beef will never taste better. Fill our your BBQ table with our easy sides including dips, wedges, sweetcorn and of course a bowl of coleslaw...

These BBQ sauces and sides will make your BBQ spread better than all the rest. We've got lots of easy BBQ side dishes and homemade sauces for you to make. Add extra flavour to your BBQ by making some delicious sauces and marinades - your chicken, lamb, pork or beef will never taste better.

Fill our your BBQ table with our easy BBQ sides recipes including dips, wedges, sweetcorn and of course a bowl of coleslaw. Our sauces range from spicy and fiery to refreshing and minty, you'll want to try them all!

No BBQ is complete without some delicious sauces and sides so make sure you've got as many as you can for the big day. Our favourite recipes include corn on the cob and of course, piri piri sauce.

Click through to see all of our BBQ sauces and side recipes...

First up is a BBQ classic, coleslaw. The summery flavours of this classic dish work wonders with beef burgers or spicy chicken breasts. Get the recipe: Coleslaw (opens in new tab)

Sweet chilli corn

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If you love corn-on-the-cob, you'll love this corn recipe. All you need is some sweet chilli sauce and you're ready to transform your corn into a sweet, mouth-watering BBQ side.

Get the recipe: Sweet chilli corn (opens in new tab)

Paprika wedges

Paprika wedges

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Jazz up your potatoes with this wedges

recipe. A great way to add some spice to your potatoes. They are simple

to make and only take 25 mins to cook - perfect!

Get the recipe: Paprika wedges (opens in new tab)

Mint sauce

Mint sauce

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It doesn't take much to make this sharp and moreish mint sauce. Only 20

mins and 3 ingredients later you have the perfect sauce for your BBQ

chicken or lamb.

Get the recipe: Mint sauce (opens in new tab)

Chorizo and bean salad

Chorizo and bean salad

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This delicious bean salad is bursting with summer flavour. The spicy chorizo adds a Mediterranean taste to the sun-blush tomatoes and peppers.

Get the recipe: Chorizo and bean salad (opens in new tab)

Cloudy lemonade

Cloudy lemonade

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The kids will love this homemade lemon and limeade. Make this in 15 mins

and leave in the fridge to cool until guests arrive. A sweet and

refreshing drink to serve at your BBQ.

Get the recipe: Cloudy lemon and limeade (opens in new tab)

Greek salad with honey and mint dressing

Greek salad with honey and mint dressing

If you fancy making a salad with style then this Greek salad is perfect! Fresh vegetables, feta cheese and Greek-style honey yogurt dressing, this salad is certainly full of flavour.

Get the recipe: Greek salad with honey and mint dressing (opens in new tab)

Classic vinaigrette

Classic vinaigrette

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This easy to make vingairette goes well with any salad. It only takes 5

mins to make and the flavours of the vinegar and spicy dijon mustard

marry well together to make the perfect vingairette.

Get the recipe: Classic vingairette (opens in new tab)

Strawberryade

Strawberryade

Make this refreshing and fruity strawberryade

for your BBQ this summer. Packed full of delicious strawberries and a

citrus lemon flavour, this refreshing beverage will be a hit with the

kids.

Get the recipe: Strawberryade (opens in new tab)

Quick tzatziki

Quick tzatziki

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Bring Greece home this summer with this easy and tzatziki. This juicy

cucumber and mint dip is cool and refreshing and only takes 10 mins to

make.

Get the recipe:Quick tzatziki (opens in new tab)

Guacamole

Guacamole

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This chunky guacamole is quick and easy to make and is full of fresh veg. Serve with warm pitta bread or crisps.

Get the recipe: Guacamole

Roast pepper, olive and feta pasta salad

Roast pepper, olive and feta pasta salad

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This Greek-style pasta salad is ideal for vegetarians. Packed full of juicy veg and tangy feta cheese this salad is perfect for a BBQ.

Get the recipe: Roast pepper, olive and feta pasta salad (opens in new tab)

Slow-roasted tomato salad with feta

Slow-roasted tomato salad with feta

This slow roasted tomato salad is ideal for sharing with friends at your BBQ. With baby plum tomatoes,

fragrant thyme leaves and low-fat Feta cheese, this side is a low-cal

must-have.

Get the recipe: Slow roasted tomato salad with feta (opens in new tab)

Piri-piri sauce

Piri-piri sauce

If you're a fan of spice you'll love this homemade piri-piri sauce.

Great for smothering over chicken or succulent pork. The main ingredient

for this sauce is of course fresh red chillies but it's up to you how

many you put in!

Get the recipe: Piri-piri sauce

Rosemary garlic chips

Rosemary garlic chips

Add some flavour to your chips with a few sprigs of fresh rosemary and a bulb of garlic. They're perfect for enjoying in the summer sunshine.

Get the recipe: Rosemary garlic chips

Fruity salsa

Fruity salsa

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This vibrant and chunky salsa is a colourful and crunchy side dish. The

sweet fruit combo would really compliment grilled prawns or meat.

Get the recipe: Fruity salsa

Very berry Pimms

Very berry Pimms

Barbecues are the perfect time for a glass of Pimms. This Pimms punch is refreshingly delicious and packed full of juicy strawberries and raspberries.

Get the recipe: Very berry Pimms

Summer white bean salad

Summer white bean salad

This salad is perfect for enjoying in the summer sunshine. It also makes a delicious topping for burgers or chicken. The whole family are going to love tucking into this garlic-infused side.

Get the recipe: Summer white bean salad (opens in new tab)

Beef, mint and mango tabbouleh

Beef, mint and mango tabbouleh

Make this healthy tabbouleh. This side only takes 15 mins to make and updates the traditional tabbouleh dish with added beef and mango - delicious!

Get the recipe: Beef, mint and mango tabbouleh (opens in new tab)

Barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce

What better way to spice up your BBQ meat than with this delicious

sauce? The combination of onion, white wine vinegar, tomato ketchup

makes the

sauce tangy. Add in the brown sugar and you've got a sweet

sauce packed full of flavour.

Get the recipe: Barbecue sauce (opens in new tab)

BBQ marinades

BBQ marinades

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These quick and easy BBQ marinades are the perfect way to bring extra

flavour to your meat. Choose between sweet herb, soy, honey and ginger,

pesto and spiced marinades.

Get the recipe: BBQ marinades (opens in new tab)

Chicken Caesar salad

Chicken Caesar salad

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This classic salad is easy to make and ideal to serve at your BBQ. This hearty recipe adds eggs and bacon to the traditional recipe for extra flavour.

Get the recipe: Chicken Caesar salad (opens in new tab)

Slow-roasted balsamic tomatoes

Slow-roasted balsamic tomatoes

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These slow-roasted tomatoes are simple and delicious. All you need is a

pack of tomatoes, thyme leaves, balsamic vinegar and olive oil to create

this flavoursome side. The sweet and sharp taste of the tomatoes and

balsamic vinegar will be a hit at your BBQ.

Get the recipe: Slow-roasted balsamic tomatoes (opens in new tab)

Pickled cucumber

Pickled cucumber

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Make your own homemade pickled cucumber for a tangy burger topping. This

is a great way to use up leftover cucumber and is always a tasty

ingredient to have around the house.

Get the recipe: Pickled cucumber (opens in new tab)

Avocado couscous salad

Avocado couscous salad

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If you fancy something light and fruity with your BBQ banquet you'll love this versatile couscous salad. You can add dried apricots, sultanas or even sweet chopped apple if you fancy.

Get the recipe: Avocado couscous salad (opens in new tab)

Pitta bread

Pitta bread

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Impress your friends by making your very own pitta bread. This recipe is easy to follow and leads to a very tasty result. Lovely with kebabs or as a change for your burgers.

Get the recipe: Pitta bread (opens in new tab)

Sangria

Sangria

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Try making your very own fruity sangria. The perfect way to enjoy a bit of Spain in your garden. All you need

is tangy citrus fruits like orange and lemon and a bottle of red wine.

The summer flavours will burst in your mouth.

Get the recipe: Sangria (opens in new tab)

Satay sauce

Satay sauce

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This quick and easy sauce only takes 10 mins to make and is great way to add a nutty infusion to

your BBQ chicken. Use crunchy peanut butter for an extra nutty taste!

Get the recipe: Satay sauce (opens in new tab)

Cheesy cornbread

Cheesy cornbread

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This cornbread is a super-easy recipe to follow and only takes 45 mins to prepare and

cook. The deliciously cheesy goodness will put a smile on your guests'

faces.

Get the recipe: Cheesy cornbread (opens in new tab)

Soft brown rolls

Soft brown rolls

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Get the kids to help you make these brown rolls for the BBQ. A healthy alternative to sesame seed burger buns. The

softness of the bread and sweetness of the honey will leave you wanting

more.

Get the recipe: Soft brown rolls (opens in new tab)

Where to next?

- 20 classic BBQ recipes

- 10 top tips for barbecuing chicken (opens in new tab)

- Healthy BBQ recipes (opens in new tab)

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