Homemade BBQ Ideas That Will Earn You Major Host Points
Hosting a BBQ soon? Looking for some mouth-watering dishes that will impress and make everyone ask for seconds? We have some delicious yet simple recipes that you can master, and everyone can enjoy.
We know that catering to different dietary requirements can be very stressful. A recent survey we conducted uncovered that one in five BBQ hosts would be stressed knowing that they have to serve vegan or vegetarian food, and four in ten meat-eaters wouldn’t really know what to serve. This is why one in five guests with special dietary requirements prefer to bring their own food to a barbecue rather than make any demands.
A perfect host will find this unacceptable, so we’ve put together a list of recommendations that includes a bit of everything for everyone.
BBQ Chicken Ideas
Chicken is another barbecue staple, so here are a couple of ideas that you can quickly whip together for guests who do not want to eat red meat or for the little ones. All you need to do in advance is stock your freezer with some delicious Birds Eye Frozen Chargrilled Chicken.
You can’t have a BBQ without corn on the cob, so pop some on the grill whilst the chicken is cooking in the oven. Once both are done, serve with a good spoonful of coleslaw.
This chicken sandwich will have a summery feel thanks to the mix of colours and flavours of the veggies. If you are pressed for time you can use store-bought pesto – the star of the show here are the Sweet & Sticky BBQ Chicken Chargrills.
You can’t have too many sides at a barbecue. Make sure you have larger quantities because everyone will keep dipping in and out of the sides section – you can’t risk running out of coleslaw or sauce.
Our coleslaw recipe comes with a lighter twist. We’ve figured that since mayo will be heavily used for other BBQ dishes, it’s best to swap it with low fat yoghurt to make the coleslaw – a much lighter, guilt-free option.
Have you ever tried making your own BBQ sauce? It’s easier than you think and once you do it you won’t return to store-bought again. You will also earn extra points for “BBQ host of the year” with this!
The typical roster of BBQ sides has to include a potato salad, but why not turn the side into a main event by adding warm mackerel fillets and some nutritious peas? It will be a great alternative for guests looking for something perhaps a bit lighter in calories.
A blend of all kinds of superfoods like quinoa, kale, this salad is easy to make in a big, big batch. It will go nicely with all types of grilled meats!