Here in Austin, “barbecue season” is a definite thing. However, as a vegetarian, I am usually on my own at poolside gatherings. I either bring my own vegetarian burgers or eat coleslaw, fruit salad, and other grill side dishes. I’m here to tell you that a little variety on the table will take your grilling game to the next level and make all of your guests extremely happy (not just us vegetarians, promise!).
Having a solid selection of barbecue sites available at your next meeting is an absolute game changer. You could even steal the show. It’s also refreshing to break up the monotony that can result from making your usual BBQ side dishes. If you’ve been a long-time baked bean person, you can switch him over to a fresh new salad. Options abound and each is more delicious than the other.
We have everything from charred broccoli salad to grilled avocados to some upscale classics. Their burgers are on the verge of a big bang for your buck as they were the most talked about food at the party. Read on for all of the BBQ side dishes we can’t wait for this summer.
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This flavorful variant of street corn is always a good choice for any grill.
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The key to this delicious potato salad lies in the Italian marinade, which makes it creamy and yet remains aromatic, light and refreshing.
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Pasta salad – an iconic grill side dish! Step up the game with this healthy and flavorful dish from Love and Lemons.
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Spice up your next macaroni and cheese with this absolutely decadent and delicious recipe. It’s rich, creamy, and full of flavor.
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We can’t get enough of the deep umami flavor in this delicious sweet potato recipe. And don’t you love a skewer for a grill side dish?
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You will fall head over heels for this creamy twist on a quinoa salad.
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Keep it fresh and light with this bright, tasty jicama coleslaw. It couldn’t be easier to throw together and is a surefire hit.
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You can’t go wrong with a caprese salad. Put it on some skewers and you have a real grill side winner.
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Make your guacamole even better with either of these two delicious recipes. There is nothing like fries and guac on a hot day while you light the grill.
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Looking for a new quinoa recipe? Look no further than this southwest-inspired salad from Foodie Crush.
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With this delicious pasta salad you will feel like you are in the Aegean Sea. It has all the flavors you love from a Greek salad.
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Get your veggies on with this lovely healthy salad. It’s as easy to conjure up as it is a really tasty treat.
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Okay, we may be entering the dessert area here, but how could we not include those incredibly indulgent watermelon pops?
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This salad is the epitome of summer. The freshness of the melons, basil and tomatoes goes perfectly with the creaminess of the burrata and the salty ham. Yum!
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When was the last time you saw such beautiful colors in a single insert? It just can’t be missed.
This post was originally published on June 26, 2020 and has been updated since then.