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Revolutionize your BBQ with these exquisite grilled salad recipes

These barbecue salads are sure bets
These barbecue salads are sure bets
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2:43 PM EDT, May 2, 2024

Grilled salads can be just as delightful as the main grill highlights. Beyond the traditional lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions, a variety of vegetables garnished with herbs, spices, and sauce can excellently complement your grill menu.

Featuring fresh, roasted, or marinated vegetables is a must during grilling. They add a vibrant touch to your feast, and they're packed with fiber, which aids in digesting those grilled treats. Additionally, these veggies can help you feel fuller, encouraging you to consume less fatty, heavier foods and making them an excellent addition to your barbecue spread. Let's explore some of the best-grilled salad recipes.

Grilled salad for sausage and pork neck: A recipe for potatoes with fava beans

A mix of strong spices in meats like sausage and pork neck demands a salad that matches the flavors. For those particular about their palate or looking for a taste adventure, a grilled salad of potatoes with fava beans dressed in a yogurt-herb sauce is a perfect choice.

Ingredients:

SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons of mint,
  • Salt, pepper,
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt,
  • 1/3 cup of cream,
  • Juice from 1 lemon,
  • Parsley,
  • 1 clove of garlic.

SALAD

Grilled salad with broad beans and potatoes
Grilled salad with broad beans and potatoes© Delicacies | archiwum
  • 2.2 pounds of salad potatoes,
  • About 10.6 ounces of green peas,
  • About 7 ounces of cooked and peeled fava beans,
  • 2-3 sprigs of mint,
  • Salt and pepper.
Preparation:
  1. Clean and slice the potatoes. Boil them in water seasoned with salt and mint for about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the mint, add the peas, and continue boiling for 8 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, cream, lemon juice, parsley, mint, and garlic. Season to taste and mix well.
  4. Combine the potatoes, peas, fava beans, and sauce. Stir thoroughly.

Grilled salad for fish and poultry: Recipe for crunchy vegetables in a light sauce with mozzarella

The subtle flavors of fish and chicken pair beautifully with a salad that matches their gentleness. Consider a mix of crunchy vegetables, a light sauce, and roasted seeds for tender meats. The variety of textures elevates the dish, making the following recipe a great choice for your next grill.

Ingredients:

SALAD

  • 2 carrots,
  • 2 greenhouse cucumbers,
  • 1 small zucchini,
  • About 3.5 ounces of cherry tomatoes,
  • 2 radishes,
  • About 4.4 ounces of mini mozzarella,
  • 1 handful of sprouts,
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.

SAUCE

Grilled salad with crispy vegetables
Grilled salad with crispy vegetables© Delicacies | archiwum
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil,
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar,
  • Juice from half a lemon,
  • Salt and pepper.
Preparation:
  1. Peel the carrots into ribbons. Slice the cucumbers and zucchini. Do not peel these vegetables.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange the vegetable ribbons on a plate. Add radishes, mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Drizzle with the sauce and sprinkle with sprouts and roasted seeds.

Grilled salad: Recipe for salad with pickled cucumbers

Pickled cucumbers are not just a solo act; they can star in a grilled salad. This recipe is remarkably versatile and simple, yet it offers a taste that's sure to impress.
Grilled salad with pickled cucumbers and onion
Grilled salad with pickled cucumbers and onion© Adobe Stock
Ingredients:
  • 6 pickled cucumbers,
  • 1 small red onion,
  • Salt and pepper,
  • 1 tablespoon of oil or olive oil,
  • Dill,
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional).
Preparation:
  1. Slice the cucumbers and chop the onion.
  2. In a bowl, mix cucumbers, onion, oil, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic if using.
  3. Stir well to combine.
These recipes showcase the versatility and appeal of grilled salads, showing that they can hold their own against the traditional barbecue staples.
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