Move over plain baked potatoes and boring mielies, here are 15 recipes bursting with fresh flavour! Whether you’re entertaining vegetarian friends or just trying to freshen up your regular braai repertoire, there’s something to please your palate.
We give the humble mielie an Insta-worthy makeover! These are perfect for stretching mielies a little further if you’re cooking for a crowd.
Bury the brinjals among medium coals and let them slow cook until warm and tender. The piri-piri sauce brings some heat, while natural yoghurt and cucumbers help if you prefer it a little less spicy.
Grill these peppers, marrows, red onions, and butternut over the coals for a smoky touch to this Mediterranean-style grain salad.
Cauliflower on the braai? Yes, and it’s delish! These kebabs are sticky and sweet, great as a braai side or as a vegetarian main.
With a little fancy knifework, you can take these roasted sweet potatoes from average to showstopping in no time. Fill these tender and soft sweet potatoes with herb butter, a sprinkle of cheese and wrap up in foil for an easy veggie side.
Toss these mini peppers on the braai grill and cook until they soften and catch a little bit of char. Don’t worry, the char is the tasty bit! Serve these as a side, or over couscous for a full vegetarian dish that will impress.
Fans of mielies, listen up! Jazz up your favourite braai veg with this ultra-posh parmesan and lemon butter. Chef tip: this butter works great on baked potatoes too!
Introducing your new favourite sandwich! A true foodie knows the trick to an amazing open sandwich: toast the bread for just a few seconds over the coals to get an extra smoky kick.
These soft and juicy brinjals are packed with North African flavours: cumin, cinnamon, and segments of fresh orange. Wrap them up, and roast slowly over medium coals.
Cook up something a little different at your next braai with these sticky-sweet Asian tofu tacos – they’re packed with flavour and bursting with fresh, summery colours.
Let’s take pumpkin and make it Mexican! With some jalapeno and ricotta cheese, these delicious quesadillas remind us of our favourite chilli poppers – how can you resist?
Sweet, sticky and dark: these brinjal wedges are packed with big braai energy! Ditch the noodles and serve with salad on braai day for a lip-smacking veg side treat.
Nothing says ‘spring’ quite like asparagus with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Here we’ve paired them with salty and rich halloumi for a spectacular braai starter.
Try something different with your braai mielies this Heritage Day. We’ve got three new ways to cook them: chakalaka, parmesan-herb or avo and chilli. Which one will be your new favourite?
Soy sauce, garlic and sriracha sauce bring bold Asian flavours to this roasted vegetable feast. Serve with fresh crusty bread for a hands-on veggie platter of your dreams!