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Here at Gran Luchito we definitely get very excited by the start of BBQ season! Our range of sauces and seasonings pair beautifully with grilled meat and veg. Our Easy BBQ Recipes provide plenty of inspiration for the main event, but what about the BBQ Sides? There’s definitely scope to bring bags of flavour to the sides! We are sharing our top BBQ side dishes from reinvented staples such as salads and coleslaw to authentic Mexican sides.


1. Mexican Salad

We love a good salad at Gran Luchito and we really believe that they never have to be boring. This Mexican Salad recipe is proof of that and it can be served as a perfect Mexican BBQ side dish, with any protein you might be already cooking for your loved ones. It’s fresh, colourful, satisfying and a tiny bit spicy (but just the right amount!). Our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste has many uses, but it’s also a great ingredient to make dressings, so for this recipe we’ve popped in a spoonful of this to make a quick and spicy dressing.


2. Mexican Corn

First up on our top BBQ Sides is this seriously tasty Mexican corn salad recipe plucked straight from the streets of Mexico City. Known as Esquites in Mexico, we like to call it Mexican Street Corn. The secret ingredient is Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo. If you prefer your corn on the cob, be sure to check out our recipe for Baked Mexican Elotes as well as BBQ Corn.


3. Mexican Coleslaw

Take your coleslaw up a notch with a dressing made with Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo and zingy lime.


4. BBQ Corn

Eating barbequed corn on the cob in Mexico is a popular thing! We like to serve it with a good amount of Chipotle Butter prepared with Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, a squeeze of lime juice, freshly chopped coriander and a sprinkle of Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix on top. Make sure to keep the chipotle butter nearby just in case you need to add some more!


5. Mexican Bean Salad

This gorgeous Mexican Bean Salad would be a delight to serve at any BBQ. The recipe is bright, colourful, not to mention healthy as hell and of course tasty too! We’ve combined onions, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, coriander, avocados with Gran Luchito black Cantina Beans, and a dressing consisting of olive oil, lime juice, Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo and Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste!


6. Guacamole

Is it even a BBQ without Chips and Dips?! Our Guacamole is the perfect addition and couldn’t be easier thanks to the fresh flavour Gran Luchito Tomatillo Salsa adds.


7. Cowboy Beans

This cowboy beans recipe is how it’s prepared in Mexico, cooked with any delicious meat you can find, bacon, sausage, chorizo, sometimes pork etc. Served like a soup or stew, and simply garnished with finely diced onion, coriander and lime juice. Yum!


8. Courgette Salad 

Next on our list of BBQ Sides is this delicious courgette salad which is best served slightly warm. It combines the beautiful fresh flavours of fragrant basil, creamy ricotta, Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste and crunchy toasted pine nuts. 


9. Punchy Panzanella Salad

With a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste in the dressing, in addition to loads of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, this Panzanella Salad is certainly lovely and fresh.


10. Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Salad

Next up is this Goat’s Cheese and Tomato salad bursting with freshness and a hint of smoky sweetness from Gran Luchito Chipotle Honey. Always look for the freshest and most vibrant tomatoes for this recipe, as it will make a difference in the end result of the dish!


11. Grilled Avocado With Chipotle Prawns

Finally, a showstopper that’s quick and easy to make and perfect for the avocado obsessed! The prawns are marinated in Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste and lime zest, and finished with lime juice and coriander for plenty of fresh flavour.


We hope we’ve inspired you to inject some Mexican flavour into your Mexican BBQ Sides. We would love to hear from you, so be sure to leave us your review at the end of this blog or under any of our recipes! 

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