Kitchen Tips

Summery Asian Salads to Serve with Grilled Meats

Have you been asked to bring a salad to a barbecue this weekend? Leave the iceberg lettuce in the crisper and instead make one of these summery Asian salads that work a treat with grilled meats and seafood.

Balinese green bean salad

Green beans are at their best during spring and summer, when they are sweet, crunchy and affordable. Serve this Balinese green bean salad with roasted peanut dressing as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or fish.

Balinese Green Bean Salad Recipe

Nasi ulam

A favourite in Malaysia and Indonesia, nasi ulam is a vibrant rice salad loaded with zingy fresh herbs and toasted coconut. It travels well, so make a big batch of nasi ulam to take to your next barbecue or picnic.

Nasi Ulam

Thai beef salad

Make your salad the star of the show by whipping up this authentic Thai beef salad. If you’re taking the salad to a friends place, have the greens prepped and the beef marinating, then quickly grill the meat before tossing it through the other ingredients.

10 of the Best Salads for Spring

Easy soba salad with wakame

A delicate combination of soba noodles, seaweed, cucumber, carrot and ginger, this easy soba salad with wakame works a treat with grilled salmon or seared tuna steaks, with a dash of soy and wasabi on the side.


Pineapple rice salad

Introduce a taste of the tropics with this pineapple rice salad. If you really want to go all out, try the retro presentation of hollowing out a pineapple to use as a serving dish.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

For more Asian barbecue inspiration, try Japanese teppanyaki at home, or make our flame-grilled favourites to go with your salad.

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