11 Tasty BBQ Side Dishes (Slideshow)

The weather may be cooling down but barbecue season is still heating up
Rini Desarin/Healing Tomato

Veggie Kebabs Recipe

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

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.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Rini Desarin/Healing Tomato

Stack thinly sliced potatoes and bake in a muffin pan for a BBQ side that looks fancier than it really is. Click here to see the Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Greek Pasta Salad

Karen/Baking in a Tornado

No barbecue is complete without a pasta salad; take yours to the next level with a Mediterranean twist. Click here to see the Greek Pasta Salad Recipe.

Apple and Zucchini Slaw

Theresa/The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

Switch up your usual contribution to the barbecue and swap out carrots and cabbage for apples and zucchini tossed in a simple Dijon mustard vinaigrette. Click here to see the Apple and Zucchini Slaw Recipe.

Fire and Ice Pickles

Kimberly Henricks/Rhubarb and Honey

Upgrade store-bought pickles with a hot and sweet marinade overnight for a new barbecue favorite. Click here to see the Fire and Ice Pickles Recipe.

Grilled Corn

Peter Block/Feed Your Soul Too

The trick to perfect grilled corn is soaking ears of corn (with husks) in water for a few minutes before tossing on the grill. Click here to see the Grilled Corn Recipe.

Homemade Italian Dressing and Marinade

Heather Carter/My Sweet Mission

So much tastier than the bottled variety, homemade dressing is easy to make and can be used on everything from salad to grilled chicken. Click here to see the Homemade Italian Dressing and Marinade Recipe.

Buffalo Beans with Cherrywood Smoked Bacon

Carrie Vibert/Poet in the Pantry

Bison meat and bacon beef up and add tons of flavor to traditional baked beans. If you can’t find ground bison, substitute with ground beef. Click here to see the Buffalo Beans with Cherrywood Smoked Bacon Recipe.

Vegetable Risotto

Diane Balch/Simple Living and Eating

Make this summer risotto in a pan on the grill instead of on the stovetop. It will keep your house cool and you’ll be able to keep an eye on what you’re grilling. Click here to see the Vegetable Risotto Recipe.


Pesto Pasta Salad

Michelle Sandstrom/Feed Me I'm Hungry

Pasta salad is an easy summer side that will please even the pickiest of eaters. Click here to see the Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe.