Whether you’re hosting an al fresco dinner party, have family around for a summer barbecue, or are creating a romantic picnic for two, you’re going to want multiple summery side dishes. Avoid having to turn on the oven, or spend any more time standing by the hot grill with these cool, refreshing, seasonal side dishes. These eight recipes are perfect for those summer nights when it’s too warm to spend any more time than is absolutely necessary near anything that’s emanating heat.
Chilled Zucchini Salad With Mint and Feta
Paper-thin slices of zucchini are tossed lightly with olive oil, before being scattered with refreshing mint and salty feta.
Cucumber Salad With Vinegar-Soy Dressing
Corn, Cucumber, and Pomegranate Salad With Poppy Seeds
This pretty, colorful salad will brighten up every dinner table. It’s satisfyingly crisp, and has just a hint of sweetness thanks to the bursting pomegranate seeds.
Greek-Style Orzo Salad
Heirloom Tomatoes With Cilantro and Mint
Summer Squash Salad With Lemon Citronette
This delicate, zingy salad is perfect for every warm summer’s day. Use the smallest, freshest summer squash you can find for the sweetest salad.
Summer Strawberry Peach Salad With Goat Cheese
Ripe strawberries and peaches are tossed with leafy greens, sprinkled with feta, and drizzled with a sticky balsamic reduction.
For the Summer Strawberry Peach Salad With Goat Cheese recipe, click here.
Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub
Watermelon Radish Slaw