A braai is only as good as the sum of its parts. The secret is always to strike the balance between traditional sides and something new. These side dishes all fit that description and have been tried and tested by our food bloggers.
1. Braai tart
An amazingly tasty recipe with bacon, mushrooms and cheese. Serve with your braai and get the thumbs up all around.
2. German potato salad with beer dressing
Bacon bits and n absolutely delicious dressing made with beer makes this a very special potato salad.
3. Panzanella salad
Ripe ripe ripe tomatoes and good bread are the secrets to this popular Italian salad.
4. Potato and corn braai bake - place this creamy potato bake in amongst the coals for an awesome hot side.
The only recipe you will ever need for a pot bread.
5. Crunchy cabbage salad
A very tasty take on an old favourite using 2 Minute Noodles, almonds and sesame seeds.
6. Honeyed sweet potatoes on the braai
A Low-GI alternative but equally delicious.
8. Brown rice salad with aubergine, ginger and almonds
A beautifully fragrant and delicious rice salad with crunchy almonds and lemon zest.
Someone I know adds chili and garlic sauce to these babies and it is pretty good!
10. BBQ Bourbon bananas
A super easy dessert on the braai with bananas, bourbon or brandy, sugar, nuts and cream. Yum!
- Aletta Lintvelt