BBQ Salad Recipes - Easy Ideas for Fresh Salads

Fresh salads are a great accompaniment for any barbecue meal. This section offers tasty BBQ salad recipes, from crisp green salads to pasta salads to cool, colorful mixed veggies.

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  • Homemade salad dressing can be prepared in advance and refrigerated.

  • Leftover barbecued meat like chicken or salmon can be used as a delicious topping to a salad, for an easy and convenient light lunch.

  • Pasta salads and mixed veggie salads (with dressing) are best prepared ahead of time, so that the flavors have time to blend.

  • Salads with 'creamy' dressings like ranch dressing or those that include cheeses, mayonnaise, etc... shouldn't be left out in the hot sun. Keep them in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

  • Green salads are best made just before serving so that they stay nice and crisp.

  • If you want to keep your lettuce looking and tasting crisp, put a bunch of ice cubes in the bottom of a big bowl. Fill with cold water and then submerge your (washed) lettuce in the bowl. Leave for about 20 minutes. Then remove the lettuce, shake off the excess water, and put on paper towels to absorb any remaining water (if you have a salad spinner, you can use that instead).


Try one of these barbecue salad recipes:


These BBQ salad recipes are just the beginning. These are just recipe ideas ... there's lots of room to experiment and customize to make your own individualized creations! Salad recipes are very forgiving and you can add all sorts of stuff in many yummy combinations.



This website offers tips on how to BBQ as well as some of our favorite barbecue recipes. We barbecue with a charcoal grill in an outdoor kamado-style cooker called The Big Green Egg. We love food and we love the grill, and hope you enjoy our recipes!