Easy Orange, Beetroot & Chicory BBQ Side Salad (Vegan)

by Freya
A serving tray filled with a vibrant orange, beetroot and kale bbq side salad

A fresh side salad perfect for your next BBQ

This vegan side salad will be your next go to recipe for a BBQ or picnic. It’s fresh, vibrant and full of flavour, we think you’ll love it!

BBQ season is just around the corner, so we’re already thinking of all the delicious things we’re going to cook up next time we have a lovely sunny day. A lot of the focus when it comes to barbequing is usually on what goes on the BBQ itself, and rightly so, it is the main event after all! However, people often tend to forget all about the dishes that go on the side. We absolutely love letting veggies shine, and we think a deliciously fresh, vibrant side salad is the best way to do this. This side salad is bursting with colour and flavour. It’s so vibrant and fresh, meaning it’s great to balance out those smokey more ‘meaty’ flavours from your barbequed food. It’s got juicy orange, sweet beets, crunchy carrots, kale, chicory and some little chickpeas for added protein. We’ve also added a delicious orange vinaigrette dressing and some chopped pistachios to finish off the dish.

An easy no-cook side salad ready in 20 minutes

What’s great about this salad is that it doesn’t require any cooking time. It’s all in the preparation and the final stage of bringing all the ingredients together. We’ve suggested that you use pre-cooked beetroot for ultimate ease, however, if you want to buy raw beetroot, you will need to cook it for this recipe. The whole recipe should only take about 15-20 minutes from start to finish, making it a super easy and simple vegan recipe.

This vegan BBQ salad is:

  • an easy vegan recipe
  • super quick, ready in under 20 minutes
  • vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free
  • fresh and vibrant
  • full of delicious veggies

For your next BBQ, why not try these recipes too:

A blue plate with a vibrant orange, beetroot and kale bbq side salad
A vibrant orange, beetroot and kale bbq side salad

Easy Orange, Beetroot & Chicory BBQ Side Salad (Vegan)

A deliciously fresh & vibrant side salad, perfect for your next BBQ. It's an easy vegan recipe, that's ready to go in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 as a side
Calories: 115kcal



  • 1 large handful of kale hard stems removed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 250 g cooked beetroot cut into cubes
  • 1 + 1/2 oranges peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 2 heads of chicory
  • 1/2 400g can chickpeas drained
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped


  • juice of half an orange
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • Add the kale to a bowl, sprinkle in the salt and squeeze in the lemon juice. Using your hands, massage the salt and lemon into the kale. This helps to soften the leaves.
  • Toss all the salad ingredients together in a bowl (kale, beetroot, orange, carrot, chicory and chickpeas).
  • Make the dressing by mixing orange juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and maple syrup.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and top with chopped pistachios. Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional info:

  • 4.1g protein
  • 18.8g carbs
  • 3.3g fat
*calories and nutritional information are estimated per serving

You may also like


Easy Sweet Orange Vinaigrette Salad Dressing - Lovely Jubley May 4, 2021 - 3:42 pm

[…] Snacks and Sides […]

Co-op Food: Vegan GRO Range Review - Good or Bad? May 6, 2021 - 4:03 pm

[…] Snacks and Sides […]

30+ Vegan BBQ & Grill Side Dishes | The Vegan Larder June 5, 2021 - 3:00 pm

[…] Chargrilled Chopped Corn, Tomato & Herb Salad One of the most delicious ways to eat fresh Sweet Corn and Juicy Tomatoes. The perfect salad for late Summer or early Autumn Check out this recipe Mango & Avocado Noodle Salad with Puffed Black Rice A refreshing rice noodle salad with mango and avocado, crunchy puffed black rice and a tangy lime and miso dressing.Recipe by Quite Good Food Check out this recipe Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Arugula Salad With Lemon Garlic Dressing You are going to love this vegan salad filled with fresh arugula, crispy chickpeas, avocado, quinoa, and chopped veggies. Recipe by Short Girl Tall Order Check out this recipe Watermelon Salad with Mint and Cucumber This vegan watermelon salad is such a fantastic summer dish. Made with cucumber, vegan feta cheese, mint and lemon, it makes for a zesty refreshing salad that's perfect to rehydrate on a hot day. Recipe by Plant Based Jess Check out this recipe Roast Cauliflower Salad with Sweet Pepper Salsa A simple roast cauliflower salad with a jolly sweet pepper salsa. Full of texture and fresh flavours it makes a fabulous side at any summer BBQ!Recipe by Thinly Spread Check out this recipe Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad This Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad is everything you love about grilled Mexican street corn without the mess! Fresh, grilled corn on the cob (elotes), sliced off the cob (esquites), and paired with a cool, creamy, and tangy gluten-free, allergy-free mayo-based sauce with cilantro, lime, and a dash of spice! An easy summer side dish recipe!Recipe by Strength and Sunshine Check out this recipe Kohlrabi, Carrot & Orange Salad A fresh crunchy salad that's the perfect addition to outdoor eating.  Check out this recipe Easy Vegan Coleslaw This crunchy, tangy vegan coleslaw is the perfect partner for sandwiches and wraps. Make it for picnics, potlucks, and summer gatherings.Recipe by Clean Green Simple Check out this recipe Easy Orange, Chicory and Beetroot Salad A deliciously fresh & vibrant side salad, perfect for your next BBQ. It's an easy vegan recipe, that's ready to go in less than 20 minutes.Recipe by Lovely Jubley Check out this recipe […]


Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More