Braai Salads


Whenever I am invited to a family braai I am always asked to bring my potato salad along. This salad can be eaten warm or cold.

You probably thinking potato salad is potato salad! But this ain’t just any ordinary salad – it’s creamy with bits of crunchiness, full of flavor and soft potatoes yumminess that makes you just want to indulge more than you want to.

And the secret ingredient is cinnamon! Yes, cinnamon!

6 large potatoes

4 eggs boiled and grated

1 small onion – chopped into tiny cubes

1 small green pepper – chopped into tiny cubes

Half bunch fresh coriander chopped

1 green chilli – thinly sliced (optional)

1/2 tsp mixed herbs/ italian herbs


Salt and pepper to taste

2 pinches of cinnamon powder

1-2 tsp butter

Boil/microwave potatoes until soft. Peel and cut into chunks and leave butter to melt into potatoes, add salt and pepper. Toss lightly.

Mix together rest of ingredients (except cinnamon) together with half bottle of mayonnaise. Then add to potatoes and mix well.  Add more mayonnaise if the salad is not creamy enough. Add cinnamon powder and mix into potato salad.

Serve at a braai or with your favourite roast.



A very popular salad at most braais. Served cold. Most people just add chilli, onion and tomato but the green pepper and fresh coriander makes all the difference.

1 tin baked beans

1/2 green pepper, cubed

1/2 onion, cubed

1 tomato, cubed

1/2 bunch coriander, chopped

1 green chilli, chopped



Dried herbs

Pour baked beans into a casserole. Add rest of ingredients and mix.



You probably noticed by now that when it comes to salads for a braai it’s the some common vegetables that go into all of the salads (onion, coriander, green pepper) however, the taste brings out a different flavor for each salad.

500g pasta shells

Half bottle mayonnaise

1 small pineapple, cubed

1/4 cucumber, seeds scraped out,cubed

1/2 onion, cubed

1/2 green pepper, cubed

1 tomato, cubed

1/2 bunch coriander, chopped

Mixed herbs



Boil pasta and drain well. Add half the amount of mayonnaise whilst hot then the rest of the ingredients and other half of the mayonnaise when the pasta is cold. Mix well and serve.


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