Check out our top tips for making your best-ever versions of these classic side dishes.

Roasted potato salad

roasted potato salad
Speed up the roasting process by parboiling the potatoes for a couple of minutes, then draining and allowing to steam dry in the pan before roasting. Make the salad dressing in a jar instead of a bowl and you can simply close the lid and shake instead of whisking. Omit the bacon for an equally tasty vegetarian side dish.

Corn-on-the-cob with chilli garlic butter

corn on the cob
If you don’t get the weather for a barbecue, simply cook the corn on a griddle pan instead.

Asparagus and feta orzo salad

asparagus and feta orzo salad
If you’re cooking for kids as well as adults, it may be best to leave out the olives. Goat’s cheese will work well here in place of the feta, if preferred.

Granny Smith’s slaw

Granny Smiths coleslaw
Use red or white cabbage according to your preference. Place the sliced apple in a bowl of water with a little lemon juice to stop it from going brown.


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