7 Best Easiest BBQ Sides for Summer
If you’re looking for delicious & easy BBQ sides to make this summer, you’re in the right place!
These 7 simple side dish recipes will help you make the most of summer produce & pair perfectly with anything grilled.
Hey, feel good fam! Things are heating up here in Portland & backyard barbeque season is officially here.
In the summer, I love spending as much time enjoying the sunshine as possible. For me that means leaning into recipes that have minimal steps, simple ingredients, and quick clean up. Less stress, more joy! I have a hunch that you might feel the same way.
these simple recipes are made for busy weeks
I’ve gathered a few of my all-time favorite recipes for you to help you make the most of summer produce. Including my favorite vegetable side dish recipes plus some easy potato salads, pasta salads, dips, refreshing slaws and more.
You can consider this your capsule collection of recipes that you can lean on when you don’t know what to make or bring to a potluck.
Many of these recipes can be made-ahead of time. Perfect for bringing along to a picnic, day at the beach or anytime you need to feed a crowd!
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Creating vegetarian & vegan friendly dishes doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious.
These recipes all have simple, quick prep steps. And use simple, real food ingredients that are easy to find in the store or online.
I’ve added easy adaptations and tips to each recipe, like ingredient swaps and ideas for how to make them kid-friendly.
I hope you’ll make these soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see. Now let’s start making some of the best easiest bbq sides for summer!
7 Best Easiest BBQ Sides for Summer
Real Food 7-Layer Dip (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
Need another easy dip that can feed a crowd? Look no further than this slow cooker spinach artichoke dip recipe (it's a family favorite)!
Red, White and Blue Potato Salad (No-Mayo)
Looking for more festive make-ahead dishes? You've gotta try these naturally red white and blue popsicles. They're refined sugar free and dye free too!
Purple Cabbage Slaw
Ingredients: red and green cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise (traditional, vegan mayo or Greek yogurt), honey (optional), lime juice, and salt.
Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad
Obsessed with all-things avocado? You won't wanna miss my recipe for the easiest 4-ingredient guacamole! Delicious on tacos or just straight out of the bowl.
Honey-Mustard Green Bean Potato Salad
Looking for a hot dish instead? Try this warm german potato salad recipe. It's paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, and mayo-free – making it the perfect thing to bring to a potluck.
Healthy Macaroni Salad
Ingredients: cooked pasta (whole wheat or gluten-free), carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery, parsley, red onion, Italian seasoning, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, olive oil, and salt.
7 Best Easiest BBQ Sides for Summer, Plus Creamy Cabbage Slaw
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
- 6 cups very thinly sliced cabbage, green, purple, or a combination
- 2 large carrots, grated (optional)
- In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, honey, salt and mayonnaise or yogurt, stirring until well combined.
- Add the cabbage and carrots if using, stirring until the cabbage is well coated.
- Let sit at least 5 minutes for the flavors to combine. Toss again and serve.
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