Dust off the braai grid and try these 11 recipes to celebrate the arrival of spring

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring, and nothing brings South African friends and family together like a braai. With the weather warming up, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite recipes for you to try when you light that first spring braai!

Bacon, blue cheese and fig chilli poppers are perfect bite-sized snacks to serve to your guests as a starter. (Don’t forget to add more wood or coals to keep the fire going – there’s still plenty of food to go!)

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Straight on to mains… A braai wouldn’t be complete without a belly-bulging display of dishes from which to choose:

Smoky, succulent and tender, this marinated rib-eye steak is mouthwatering.

Spring braai round-up

These Greek chicken kebabs are guaranteed to hit all the right spots.

Spring braai round-up

This whole braaied snoek is the centrepiece of any table.

Boerewors on the braai will always be a popular choice, but try these bunless boeries for a low-carb twist on the classic. 

Spring braai round-up

Three sides to try:

Bring a smoky umami flavour to your braai with these butternut-and-miso parcels.

Spring braai round-up

What braai would be complete without a potato salad? This biltong and braaied potato salad is heavy on flavour and South African flair.

Spring braai round-up

And, of course, few things beat the sweet earthy pops of grilled sweetcorn.

Spring braai round-up

Braai pie duo alert! You’ll leave your guests impressed and satisfied even though they’re seriously to make (we won’t tell your guests if you don’t):

Boerewors braai pie.

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Three-cheese mushroom pie.

Spring braai round-up

Before you send your guests off packing, make these doughnuts with lemon curd, mascarpone and mixed berries

Spring braai round-up

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