We’ve said it before, braaing is just awesome! The smell of meat sizzling on that braai grill while you sit around the fire bonding with family and friends really creates an enjoyable atmosphere that we’re sure almost all South Africans love.

Even though braaing is not just about the food, we have to admit that our food cravings can often get the best of us. So if you are planning on entertaining family and friends with a braai and looking for some snack recipes to accompany your lekker vleis, then continue reading this blog. Your favourite patio installation company has the braai guide too; so we’re sharing some delicious recipes for braai snacks.

Spicy Noodle Salad

  • Cook any pasta noodles until al dante’
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of mayonnaise; 1 can of chakalaka, ½ pineapple (chopped); ¼ cup sweet chili sauce and 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Gradually add noodles into the mixture and combine until well coated.
  • If you require more sauce for the noodles, then gradually add more mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce.

Coriander Corn Salad

  • Prepare corn in boiling water, cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a frying pan, add chopped fresh coriander; grated fresh ginger; 1 chopped bell pepper (green, yellow or red) and ½ pineapple grated. Cook and stir for 10 minutes over medium heat.

Add corn into frying pan and cook for another 5 minutes.

The Traditional Braai Sandwich with a Twist

  • Depending on the number of people, apply garlic butter to 10 slices of white bread.
  • Sprinkle rosemary and mixed herbs over the buttered side of the bread.
  • Add a layer of cheese (cheddar or mozzarella works best) on 5 slices.
  • Then add 1 slice of tomato, onion and bell peppers to the same 5 slices.
  • Place the remaining 5 slices on top and tie with some cotton.

Place on braai and brush with some more garlic butter. Turn regularly and braai until golden brown.