Let side dishes shine this barbecue season. Load up everyday baked potatoes with a colourful salsa made from tomato, yellow pepper and avocado. For a smaller gathering, cook fewer potatoes and serve any leftover salsa with tortilla chips or toss into green salads for extra zing.
If you’re in a rush, prick whole potatoes with a fork, then microwave on medium-high, turning halfway through, until fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Continue with recipe as above.