With warm weather around the corner, it’s time to start planning for all the cookouts you will be hosting and attending this summer. Since you already know how to cook hotdogs, hamburgers, and the perfect steak it’s time to start thinking about what tasty side dishes to serve at your next barbecue. From coleslaw to potato salad, and of course baked beans, we have got you covered this grilling season.
No matter what the occasion might be, a summer barbecue always seems to be a joyous affair. Hanging outside, gathering around a roaring fire, and drinking cold beer is truly a beautiful equation. It doesn’t get much better than being able to cook, eat, and enjoy great company in an alfresco environment. Although you can grill just about anything, we have curated our favorite side dishes that are perfect for these special gatherings. So next time you are thinking of having friends over this season, check out
Cornbread is always a hit, but it’s especially popular in the warmer months. This dish has both a crispy exterior and a moist interior. Cook and serve this recipe in your favorite cast iron for a rustic presentation.
Nothing says summer like fresh corn and figs! Both of these elements are grilled to add a smoky/sweet dimension to this steak-worthy side dish.
Ramps mean that spring is finally here and it’s time to fire up that grill. If you are lucky enough to find these beauties at the farmers market, grab as many as you can! With just a little salt and olive oil, you will have a delicious side to accompany any main.
This lighter take on potato salad is ideal if you like following the Mediterranean diet this summer. A fresh pesto made from parsley, pine nuts, and garlic gives this dish a great depth of flavor.
Perfectly balanced, this pasta salad is spiked with apple vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Fresh dill adds a nice herby note that rounds out the whole dish.
Harissa and Greek yogurt are the tasty ingredients that make this potato salad so special. Make sure to bring this to the next outdoor cookout you’re invited to and be prepared to receive complements.
Coleslaw is the quintessential side to any barbecue and this recipe tops them all. The combination of rice vinegar and agave add a subtle sweetness that will have you quickly reaching for seconds.
If you love watermelon, then this recipe is for you. The balance of sweet and salty makes this dish an instant winner at any backyard barbecue. So keep these recipes in mind the next time you are thinking about the 25 best foods to bring to a party.
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