Easy braai sides

Braai Day may be done, but the braaing certainly isn’t.

With summer on its way, we’ll all be tempted to do more cooking outdoors. Every braai master knows what to do with the meat, but sometimes we need to change things up a bit with the usual mielie, salad and boiled potato sides.

Gives these easy options a bash:

 

Baby mielies on the braai

Rinse a punnet of baby mielies in water then place them in a bowl. Chuck in 3 T dried thyme, 1 T chopped chilli, a little oil and some pepper. Arrange on a small grid and braai until the mielies are brighter in colour and cooked through. Serve on a platter with lemon wedges. If you have the time, finely chop and sauté red onion or leeks which you can then sprinkle on top.

Pesto potatoes
Chop baby potatoes in half (keep the skin on for added fibre and colour) and roast them in the oven. Fifteen minutes before they are done, mix a little basil pesto with the potatoes, then return them to the oven and continue to roast until done. Add some sliced-in-half baby tomatoes for colour.

Broccoli and sundried tomato salad
Chop broccoli into small pieces and dip in hot water until bright green. Remove and rinse under cold water. Place in a bowl and mix in some sundried tomatoes with a little of the juice in the bottle, a generous squeeze of lemon juice, feta and freshly ground black pepper. If you want to make it a bit more substantial, add finely grated mushrooms.

 

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