Rini Desarin/Healing Tomato
Summer may be coming to an end, but depending on where you live, barbecue season can last through the fall. One thing that every barbecue needs is a fun and easy side dish.
With so many recipes for BBQ side dishes, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with easy BBQ side recipes, and here are some of the highlights:
• Rini of Healing Tomato’s Blog shared with us her vegetarian potato stacks, thinly sliced potatoes dipped in a Parmesan batter and baked in muffin tins to keep the stacks in place.
• Theresa of Food Hunter’s Guide shared with us her apple and zucchini slaw, a fresh take on a classic BBQ side.
• The winner this week is Carrie Vibert of Poet in the Pantry. This meaty side dish is made in the slow cooker, leaving you free to man the grill.
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Veggie Kebabs Recipe
(Credit: Jim Love/Be Mindful Be Human)
Start marinating the vegetables for these kebabs the night before you want to make them for a quick and easy side. Click here to see the Veggie Kebab Recipe.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Basil Pesto Recipe
(Credit: Anna Voloshyna/Divine Cuisine)
Use up the last of summer’s favorite herb paste, pesto, with this healthy side dish. Click here to see the Roasted Sweet Potato with Basil Pesto Recipe.
Originally published 8/22/14