Top five salads to try at a braai

  • 30 August 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Braais are a South African culinary tradition that has been around for generations, with a good braai area making these outdoor occasions with friends and family extra special. At a braai, there’s usually plenty of food and drinks to enjoy, but to complete the meal, you need a side of salads.

Here are some of the best classic salads to make for the next braai you might be attending or hosting:

Creamy coleslaw

The coleslaw has made more public appearances in social gatherings than a pop artist on a world tour. The recipe is simple and straightforward to follow. It’s the ideal last-minute salad that will never let you down.

Greek salad

Another classic spring/summer side dish is the Greek salad. All it requires is a combination of the best fresh produce you can find, some vinegar- and olive oil-based vinaigrette to dress it and then it's good to go.

Broccoli salad

Add a healthy side dish that is flavourful with broccoli salad. This recipe is loaded with fruit and veggies such as apples, cashew nuts, onions, celery and some broccoli that has been chopped up into bite-sized pieces.

Macaroni salad

Adding some good old-fashioned macaroni salad to your menu will leave your guests asking for more. This side dish tantalises tastebuds everywhere, with crisp vegetables and boiled macaroni dressed with creamy mayonnaise. You can also add a bit of bacon to give it a meaty flavour.

Black bean and corn salad

Make your salad contribution to the next braai you attend the life of the meal with this tasty black bean and corn salad. It’s a colourful combination of black beans, corn kernels and red onions, sprinkled with some salt and pepper. This salad will take about 10 minutes to prepare and is a great side dish.

So, bring on the next braai and make it memorable with these stomach-pleasing recipes.