31 Sensational Summer Sides Your Next Barbecue Needs

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A collection of pasta salads, potato salads, fruit salads, grilled veggies and potato dishes that will take your summer barbecues to the next level!

If you’re feeling like getting a little more creative with your barbecue sides, this is the place to be! I’ve rounded up some incredible recipes from friends that will take you through the summer without having to hunt for ways to get creative with your summer recipe planning.

You might even find something that’s perfect for Father’s Day, Canada Day or Independence Day!

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Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad

warm maple bacon potato salad in black bowl on wooden cutting board

Charred Corn Salad

charred corn salad with avocado and red onion in white bowl

Berry, Arugula and Quinoa Salad

berry arugula salad with quinoa on a white plate

Classic 4-Ingredient Potato Salad

four ingredient class potato salad in glass bowl with green onions

Fresh Tomato Basil Salad

fresh tomato basil salad in white bowl with cherry tomatoes

Ginger Grilled Oranges

ginger grilled oranges in peel with ice cream

Grilled Corn Salad

grilled corn salad with tomato and avocado in white bowl

Grilled Cucumbers with Pickled Feta Dip

grilled mini cucumbers on white plate on top of blue towel

Grilled Peach, Honey Goat Cheese and Spiced Pecan Salad

grilled peach honey goat cheese salad piled on a white plate on a rustic background

Potato Salad Bites

potato salad bites lined up on white plate topped with green onions

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon Vinaigrette

grilled sweet potato salad in white bowl with bacon and green onions

Foil Packet Grilled Vegetables

grilled vegetable foil packets with potatoes peppers and onions

Lighter Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

lighter chicken caesar pasta salad on white and blue plate with croutons

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

tortellini pasta salad in blue bowl with wooden spoon

Lemon Herb Quinoa Salad

lemon herb quinoa salad in blue bowl with slivered almonds

Pepperoni Bruschetta

pepperoni bruschetta on white plate with balsamic drizzle

Grilled Veggie Couscous Salad

grilled veggies couscous salad in white and blue bowl with dressing being poured on

Cheesy Jalapeno Hasselback Potatoes with Avocado Cream Sauce

cheesy jalapeno hasselback potatoes on white plate with fork pulling potato apart

Salt & Vinegar Grilled Potato Wedges

salt and vinegar grilled potato wedges in basket lined with parchment paper

Vegetable Kabobs

vegetable kabobs with mushroom squash tomato peppers and zucchini

Southwestern Pasta Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

southwestern pasta salad with bowtie pasta and lime wedge on the side

Sweet Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Lime

sweet corn salad with cherry tomatoes and lime topped with green onions

Quinoa Pilaf

quinoa pilaf in blue bowl with peppers and green onions on top

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I think a variety of sides are essential to a barbeque or holiday meal – they are what I go for first! We are grilling steak tonight and I’m doing a saute of asparagus, small yellow squash and onion, all from our garden.

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