Take your BBQ to the next level with these sensational side dishes

Don't sideline the sides!

Take your BBQ to the next level with these sensational side dishes

A summer barbecue simply isn't complete without a selection of side dishes, and this year why not push the boat out and try something new and exciting?

Add some jerk seasoning to your slaw and make loaded potato skins instead of serving whole jackets. Instead of a green salad serve up a zesty Mexican tomato and avocado salad. And pasta salad fans, why not wow your friends with our on trend mac 'n cheese salad. 

Here is our selection of sides to make your BBQ 2017 the best, and most talked about of the summer...

Perfect potatoes

Loaded potato skins

Go stateside with your tatties. This loaded potato skins recipe crammed full of soured cream and cheese and topped with crispy streaky bacon is a classic American side dish that's great for parties or barbecues.

Chimichurri Jersey Royals

Give your potato salad a sharp, fresh and summery edge full of zesty lime, hot chillies, punchy garlic and herby parsley, with a homemade South American style Chimichurri topping. 

Charlotte potato salad

Soft, buttery potatoes tumbled in a luxurious double cream and chive dressing is what makes this Extra Special Charlotte Potato Salad. Made with free range eggs, it will suit even the fussiest of guests, and is a great staple to save in the fridge for emergencies like unexpected guests, or big appetites.


Super slaws

Apple coleslaw

For a fruity version of the family favourite, apples are combined with cabbage, carrots, celery and onion in this apple slaw recipe. It would pair amazingly well with pork sausages.

Jamaican jerk coleslaw

Jerk seasoning isn’t just for meat recipes – this zesty Jamaican jerk coleslaw recipe adds a tongue-tingling twist to a staple barbecue side dish. Serve this with marinated chicken drumsticks or sticky chicken thighs. 

Cheat's coleslaw

Don't have the time (or patience) to chop lots of cabbage and carrots? Grab a few of these ready-made Extra Special coleslaw tubs and empty them into a big salad bowl. Voila!


Sensational salads

Mediterranean roasted vegetable salad

This hearty Mediterranean roasted vegetable salad with courgettes, peppers and red onion is taken to the next level by adding chickpeas and almonds to give a nutty flavour.

Tangy tomato and avocado salad

This dazzling Mexican-style tangy tomato and avocado salad is a fiesta of flavours. It's best made as fresh as possible so your avocados don't get brown or mushy.

Tabbouleh salad

Create a salad that your guests will want to make at their own parties. This Middle Eastern Tabbouleh is made with generous amounts of parsley and mint, so the fresh herb flavours really shine through. It’s delicious served with grilled meat, fish or halloumi.

Mac 'n' cheese salad

Yep, you read that right. A bang on trend salad to convert salad haters, this mac ’n’ cheese salad is essentially chilled mac 'n' cheese with a tomato, chive and bacon topping – and it's irresistible.


Versatile veggies

Corn on the cob

You just have to have some proper corn on the cob for a BBQ. This Mexican baked corn with melted Parmesan and chives elevates barbecued corn and makes it even more irresistible. 

Bacon-wrapped onion rings

What could be better than onion rings? Bacon-wrapped onion rings of course. Trust us, these onions, which are brushed with mustard and sprinkled with thyme leaves before being wrapped in bacon and baked are immense!

Moroccan-style vegetable kebabs

Cook up these Moroccan-style vegetable kebabs on the grill and serve them with a yogurty dip or Tzatziki.

Stuffed baby peppers

Even confirmed meat eaters will snap up these delicious vegetarian stuffed baby peppers. They're crammed full of soft cheese, spring onion, sweetcorn, sweet chilli sauce, Cheddar and chopped coriander. They’re great served as a snack, starter or side dish.

Stock up on everything you need to make incredible BBQ sides online or pop into your local Asda store