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7 Easy BBQ Salads, Plus A BBQ Giveaway

Watermelon, feta and tomato salad

It’s great to get some veggies into a BBQ, but the last thing I want with a burger is the traditional BBQ fare of a heavy pasta or potato salad, neither do I want to just empty a token bag of salad into a bowl, that no one eats. BBQ salads can be really easy as well as complimenting, and even over shadowing the food on the BBQ, here are some ideas to get your mouth watering.

Greek Salad

Because it takes you places and feels like holidays.

7 Easy BBQ Salads - Greek Salad

Courgette Ribbons, feta and pea

Deliciously light with proper English garden vegetables, peas and radishes take me back to childhood, courgette ribbons look great and feta adds some zing. Just use a vegetable peeler to turn a courgette into ribbons.

7 Easy BBQ Salads - courgette ribbons, feta, radish and pea salad

Avocado Caesar Salad

Apart from being incredibly popular right now, avocado also goes well with lots of things you might BBQ, slip some in a burger or add meat to the salad for a bread free meal. This is a really easy one to throw together, a pile or bag of salad leaves, sprinkled with avocado, shaved parmesan, croutons, which can be bought bagged too.

7 Easy BBQ Salads - Caesar salad recipe

Green Bean Salad

I often make a Jaime Oliver green bean salad, steaming the beans and mixing while still warm with some vinaigrette, salt, pepper and chopped shallots. I love the tomatoes and parmesan added here for more colour.

7 Easy BBQ Salads - Green bean salad

Tomato salad

A salad that just gets better in the sunshine as the tomatoes warm up and release more flavour. Try mixing different sizes and colours of tomatoes, you can add feta, cucumber and red onion too, but I really love the idea of a simple tomato salad.

7 Easy BBQ Salads - tomato salad

Watermelon and feta and tomato

Watermelon is such a fun addition to a BBQ. Use a melon baller to make balls for this salad, mixed with cherry tomato and crumbled feta  and then slice the rest up for pudding or use it to make Watermelon Daiquiris by freezing the watermelon and whizzing up with white rum, icing sugar and lime. Amazing!

7 Easy BBQ Salads - watermelon, feta, tomato salad

Asparagus Salad

Crumble some goats cheese over salad leaves and tomatoes. Have the salad waiting and add the asparagus straight from the BBQ.

7 Easy BBQ Salads - Asparagus Salad



I am really excited to have a Deluxe Charcoal BBQ from Royal Craft at Wayfair UK to win today. To enter simply comment below telling me your favourite veggie or salad to have on the BBQ and complete the rafflecopter to unlock extra entries.


The Master cook Deluxe Kettle BBQ brings a whole new dimension to the humble charcoal barbecue. With three sturdy powder coated legs for a durable stable work surface complete with two wheels for easy movability it is perfect for the charcoal chef. Manufactured from black porcelain enamel with a cooking area and chrome plated cooking rack complete with bowl below which accumulates all the ash remnants so they don’t blow out over the outdoor space. You can also control the air flow whilst cooking by adjusting the central air intake on the lid of the barbeque and you can close it to reduce the use of coal. The Master cook Deluxe Kettle BBQ takes away a lot of the undesirable points of a barbecue to allow for maximum use and enjoyment with minimum fuss.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&Cs There is one prize of a set of one Deluxe Charcoal BBQ from Wayfair UK, as specified in the blog post. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Wayfair and A Residence.
Closing date for entries is 26/06/2016 12 AM
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The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries
The winner will be informed within one week of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen
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This is a joint promotion between Wayfair and A Residence.
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