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Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer with picnics, barbecues and outdoor gatherings around the grill. I put together this list of delicious summertime easy side dish recipes to make all your summer gatherings a hit.
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Chicken Pasta Salad
A simple and delicious Chicken Pasta Salad makes a quick and easy side dish to bring along to picnics and potlucks this summer.
Slow Cooker Zesty Baked Beans
If you are looking for an easy side dish recipe to bring to all of your Summer gatherings or barbecues, these Slow Cooker Zesty Baked Beans are the perfect accompaniment.
Classic All American Potato Salad
No picnic or barbecue is complete with out a Classic All American Potato Salad!
Grilled pineapple is a creative alternative to a fruit salad for summertime get parties. Pineapples are in season and very affordable in the summer. These pineapple steaks are incredibly easy and unbelievably delicious, so you can have confidence in serving them to your guests!
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Garlic Butter
Have a special occasion or just feeling fancy. This amazing Grilled Rib-Eye with Roasted Garlic Herb Butter is sure to impress!
Healthy Homemade Coleslaw
This Healthy Homemade Coleslaw is a quick and easy side dish recipe for your next picnic or cookout. It’s a homemade coleslaw dressing recipe with the option to use prepackaged coleslaw veggies or shred your own! It is even Weight Watchers Freestyle program friendly! This particular healthy coleslaw recipe is only 1 Freestyle Smart Point for each 1/2 cup serving. It’s an excellent low point snack, side dish, and party food!
Chili Lime Black Bean Corn Farro Salad
Fresh corn on the cob is abundant this time of year and makes a great component to summertime salads. Combined with the creamy goodness of an avocado and the nutritious protein of black beans, this Chili Lime Black Bean Corn Farro Salad will be the perfect addition to your alfresco table this summer!
Vegan Buffalo Potato Salad
Potato salad is is must for summer BBQs and picnics. It is a classic side dish for any cookout. But the unexpected twist of a Vegan Buffalo Potato Salad adds an extra layer of flavor with out going too crazy spicy.
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Go-To Chicken Marinade
What not to love with these Grilled Chicken Skewer with Go-To Chicken Marinade Chicken and your choice of veggies with a marinade of honey, soy sauce and beer!
Sweet Broccoli Apple Salad with Pasta
This Sweet Broccoli Apple Salad with Pasta makes the perfect side dish for all your BBQ’s, potlucks and is always a crowd pleaser! A healthy, creamy side dish made with fresh sweet honey crisp apple, carrots, broccoli and raisins, all mixed with pasta. The side dish is served with a creamy yogurt dressing. Plus it’s vegetarian without trying, and can be made gluten free or dairy free pretty easily.
Watermelon Feta Cheese Salad
A refreshing summer Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese is a perfect option for your summer parties and BBQ.
Garlic and Sea Salt Grilled Shrimp
This Peel and Eat Grilled Shrimp is so delicious and so easy, you’ll make it over and over again!
I love a good history lesson and a tasty recipe! I’ve never heard of Salt Potatoes but you can’t go wrong in my book with potatoes! Salt potatoes are historically from the salt mines of Syracuse, NY. In the 1800’s the workers used to bring bags of potatoes to work and cook them in the salty brine.
Healthy Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Coleslaw
This healthy Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Coleslaw is a unique take on regular coleslaw and is Weight Watcher friendly too!
Creamy Pea Salad
This Creamy Pea Salad is such a lovely summertime side dish. It is cool, refreshing and satisfying. It is such a lovely summertime side dish. Plus it comes together so quickly and easily, with absolutely no cooking required.
Easy Macaroni Salad
Easy Macaroni Salad is great for picnics and gatherings. Or just a side dish for supper. This salad recipe just says summertime. With the smokey bacon, tomatoes, peas, and purple onion, the flavors blend for a delicious and easy to make salad.
Cowboy Caviar with Chili Lime Dressing
Cowboy Caviar with Chili Lime Dressing is a fresh and delicious bean dip that I think is more of a bean salad that is full of crunch and flavor.
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus is an easy to make alternative to just plain old hummus. This hummus can certainly stand on it’s own served with a simple assortment of veggies or pita.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of scrumptious summertime easy side dish recipes for Memorial Day or any of your summertime parties.
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