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Six Lekker Braai Side Dishes For Your Next Braai Day

Six Lekker Braai Side Dishes For Your Next Braai Day

Heritage Day, also fondly known by South Africans as National Braai Day (24th September) is a great time to fire up the flames and rustle up some quick and easy braai side dishes to share with family and friends. Savour the goodness of our unique food heritage by dialling up the braai menu and special family times, this Braai Day. Rhodes Quality has a range of ideal braai sides like corn, chakalaka, beetroot, gherkins and beans that that will have you making the tastiest braai recipes with ease.

Not to mention sticky finger-licking jam marinades and refreshing Rhodes Quality juices to compliment any braai. With the goodness of mother nature sealed into every product you can create nourishing and satisfying meals for your family prepared with love.

Gather your family around the patio table and make memorable mealtimes. From a crunchy mixed bean salad, to the ultimate chakalaka and cheddar cheese braai broodjies, a beetroot and red cabbage salad with feta, and much more this braai day.

Braai Side Dish #1 – Crunchy Mixed Bean Salad:

braai day three bean salad

An easy salad, as a side dish with your favourite meat or perfectly filling on its own.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 1 x 400 g can Rhodes Quality Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 400 g can Rhodes Quality Whole Kernel Corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x orange pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 x red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 x small red onion, finely chopped
  • 65 ml (¼ cup) flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Baked Beans
  • 10-15 ml (2-3 tsp) fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  • Place the Rhodes Quality Black Beans and the Rhodes Quality Whole Kernel Corn into a large bowl and toss to mix.
  • Add the peppers, onion and parsley and mix again.
  • Stir in the Rhodes Quality Baked Beans.
  • Season to taste with the lemon juice and salt and pepper.

Chill until serving.

Braai Side Dish #2 – Beetroot & Red Cabbage Salad with Feta:

This beetroot and red cabbage salad with feta is quick and easy to prepare. Try this crunchy and colourful salad at your next braai.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • Rhodes Quality Sliced Beetroot
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 5 ml Dijon Mustard
  • 90 ml olive oil
  • Cabbage
  • Apple sliced
  • Feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, finely crushed
  • 5 ml sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Whisk all the dressing ingredients together until well blended.
  • Season the dressing with the salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and set aside.
  • In a large bowl toss the cabbage and the apple slices together.
  • Pour enough of the dressing over the salad to lightly coat the cabbage and apple.
  • Add the Rhodes Quality Sliced Beetroot and toss gently to mix.
  • Crumble the feta cheese over the top of the salad.
  • Serving suggestion: Sprinkle over some fresh parsley and nuts over the salad and serve.

Braai Side Dish #3 – Chakalaka and Cheddar Cheese Braai Broodjies:

A twist on the traditional broodjie, with added Rhodes Quality Chakalaka, you’re sure to win your family over with these lekker braai broodjies.

Ingredients: (Makes 6)

  • 1 x 400 g can Rhodes Quality Mild & Spicy Chakalaka
  • 1 farm style loaf
  • Butter for spreading
  • 200 g (2 C) grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Remove the crusts and slice the loaf lengthwise into 4 even slices.
  • Butter two slices of bread on 1 side and place buttered side down on a board.
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly over both slices.
  • Spread a generous layer of the Rhodes Quality Mild & Spicy Chakalaka down the centre of each slice.
  • Cover with the 2 remaining slices of bread and butter the tops.
  • Place the sandwiches inside a braai grid and slowly toast them over warm coals until golden brown.

Serve hot off the fire.

Braai Side Dish #4 – Boerewors Pita Pizzas:

Need pizza in a hurry? Using leftover braaied boerewors, these South African Pita Pizzas can be on the table in under 15 minutes.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 4 pita breads
  • 1 x 400g can Rhodes Quality Tomato Braai Relish
  • 200 g cooked boerewors, sliced
  • 65 ml (¼ cup) fruit chutney
  • 250 ml (1 cup) mozzarella cheese, grated


  • Place the pita breads on a baking tray.
  • Spread the pitas with a generous helping of Rhodes Quality Tomato Braai Relish.
  • Toss the sliced boerewors in the chutney and arrange on top of the relish.
  • Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 190°C for 4-5 minutes, or until the pitas are crisp and the cheese is melted.

Slice and serve.

Braai Side #4 – Apple and Kiwifruit Salad Dressing:

This quick and easy dressing is packed with a Vitamin C punch and is a tasty additional to a fresh leaf salad.

Ingredients: (Makes dressing for 1 medium sized salad)

  • 125 ml (½ cup) Rhodes Quality Apple Fruit Juice Blend
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) apple cider vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) water
  • 3 ripe Kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper

To serve: fresh salad greens, sliced cucumbers, sliced avocado, sliced spring onions.


  • Place the Rhodes Quality Apple juice into a blender along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Process until smooth and well blended.
  • Season to taste.
  • Chill until serving.
  • Mix together all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Pour over the desired amount of dressing.

Toss lightly to mix.

Braai Side #5 – Orange Tahini Dressing:

This salad dressing it packed with Vitamin C and makes for a fresh addition to your side salad or vegetables.

Ingredients: (Makes dressing for 1 medium sized salad)

  • 65 ml tahini
  • 125 ml Rhodes Quality Orange 100 % Fruit Juice Blend
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) apple cider vinegar
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) honey


  • Place all the tahini paste, Rhodes Quality Orange 100 % Fruit Juice Blend and vinegar into a blender.
  • Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Add honey.
  • Process for 1-2 minutes until well blended and creamy.
  • Thin with a little water if desired.

Serve chilled over salad or vegetables.

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