Elevate Your BBQ Game with Flavourful Sides

A sizzling BBQ is incomplete without a variety of delicious side dishes that complement the smoky flavours of grilled meats and veggies. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to a range of mouthwatering sides that will take your BBQ spread to the next level. With the help of your Vitamix blender, you can easily create these delectable dishes, from salads to an array of delightful dips there are plenty of recipe options to tempt your tastebuds. Get ready to impress your guests with a symphony of flavours!

Dinner setup of red cabbage coleslaw, with vegetable skewers and glass of Prosecco
  1. Slaw:
    Add a vibrant and tangy twist to your BBQ with this red cabbage recipe. Finely shred a head of red cabbage and toss it in a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Use your Vitamix UK blender to quickly blend the dressing ingredients until well combined. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and let it marinate for at least an hour before serving. Alternatively, make this Pickled Vegetable Slaw Recipe to add some extra zing to your BBQ. This colourful and zesty side dish will provide a refreshing contrast to the smoky flavours of your BBQ.
  2. Potato Salad:
    Upgrade the classic potato salad with a warm and tangy balsamic twist, with this Warm Balsamic Potato Salad. Boil baby potatoes until tender and cut them into halves or quarters. In your Vitamix UK blender, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, salt, and pepper to create a flavorful dressing. Toss the potatoes in the dressing along with diced red onions, chopped fresh herbs, and crumbled feta cheese. Serve this warm and savoury salad alongside your grilled delights.
  3. Salad:
    Make the most of seasonal corn with this vibrant and refreshing Grilled Corn Salad with Coriander Lime Vinaigrette. Grill fresh corn on the cob until charred and golden. Cut the kernels off the cob and toss them with diced tomatoes, red onions, black beans, and chopped coriander. In your Vitamix UK blender, blend lime juice, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt, pepper, and coriander until smooth to create a zesty vinaigrette. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix well. This vibrant and flavorful salad will be a hit at your BBQ party.
  4. Assorted Dips:
    No BBQ is complete without an assortment of delicious dips to accompany your grilled treats. With your Vitamix UK blender, whip up creamy guacamole using ripe avocados, lime juice, garlic, onion, and a pinch of salt. For a tropical twist, create a refreshing tropical avocado salsa by blending avocados, pineapple chunks, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, and a hint of jalapeño. For a classic dip, blend together eggs, Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oil to create a creamy mayonnaise. Lastly, whip up a flavorful hummus by blending chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and cumin. These dips will add a burst of flavour to your BBQ spread and keep your guests coming back for more.

The addition of fresh fruits, your classic salads, crisps and dips and grilled vegetables are all great side dishes to enjoy alongside your next BBQ. Enjoy the warm weather and make the most of eating outdoors with these recipe suggestions — are you feeling inspired yet?

With these flavourful sides and dips, your sizzling BBQ will reach new heights of culinary excellence. Whether it’s the red cabbage slaw, warm balsamic potato salad, refreshing Grilled Corn Salad with Coriander Lime Vinaigrette, or a selection of delightful dips like guacamole, tropical avocado salsa, mayonnaise or hummus there are plenty of delicious recipes to please all your guests.