15 No-Fuss Recipes For Backyard BBQ Sides
Once your barbecue bacon burgers and hot dogs are fired up, and you've figured out how to make homemade barbecue sauce, it's time to get to work on those side dishes. After all, chips and salsa just aren't going to cut it at every summer cookout and BBQ. With these 15 recipes, you're going to want seconds...or thirds.
If you're making a Tex-Mex meal, pair it with this bean and corn side salad. It has a sweet and spicy flavor from a honey and cayenne pepper dressing. (via Bowl of Delicious)
If you like your corn on the cob smothered, try this light, Mexican version. Instead of traditional crema, this cob is topped with Greek yogurt and parmesan cheese. (via The Cookie Rookie)
You can make this eggplant, zucchini and grape tomato salad without ever leaving the grill. You'll love the fire-roasted flavor of the veggies paired with a fresh Greek vinaigrette. (via Little Broken)
These mushrooms can be a side or a main depending on your mood. Grill the portobellos and top them with marinara and mozzarella for a carb-free pizza. (via Cafe Delites)
Throw your avocados on the grill, then stuff 'em with a sweet corn and black bean salsa for a fresh and healthy side. (via A Southern Fairytale)
The only thing not grilled on this salad is the dijon vinaigrette. The dressing tops tasty charred potatoes, peppers and onions. (via Crumb)
Watch out, you've just upped the coleslaw game with this recipe. It adds bacon and ranch dressing to the classic cabbage side. (via Plain Chicken)
If you haven't figured it out by now, corn is at its sweetest and freshest in the summer, making it a BBQ staple. Try it in a salad with salty feta and refreshing mint. (via Sweet Peas + Saffron)
Baked beans have their merits, but giving the savory side dish a healthy dose of a citrusy pineapple flavor has changed the bean game for us forever. (via Shared Appetite)
Get a dose of greens with this grill-top salad. You'll crave the broccoli crunch and oniony leek flavor after trying it once. (via Seven Grams)
Break tradition and make your summer pasta salad with orzo instead of noodles. Add in fresh, seasonal flavors from produce like tomatoes and cucumbers. And don't forget some salty feta cheese for a creamy texture. (via Whisking Mama)
Get ready to swoon over this take on BBQ beans. Pintos meet their match with peppers, corn and onion, all mixed in a sweet and tangy dressing. (via Fountain Avenue Kitchen)
Who said veggies should have all the fun? Marinating fresh watermelon in lime juice, throwing it on the grill and topping it with fresh cilantro brings out all the best flavors. (via The Stay At Home Chef)
Having pasta salad as a BBQ side dish is always a good idea. The elote dressing adds a whole new flavor profile that we can't get enough of. (via Brit + Co)
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This post has been updated.
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