50 summer side dishes to complete your next barbecue

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July 1, 2022
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50 summer side dishes to complete your next barbecue

Summer and barbecues go hand in hand. When the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, your grill is just begging to get used. Barbecues are a wonderful way to get family and friends together outside for fun, games, and good conversation, but let’s face it, the focal point of any barbecue is the food. You may have your signature rib recipe and you may be a burger and hot dog master, but no good meal is complete without the right sides.

Of course, there are your standards—baked beans, macaroni or potato salad, macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, watermelon, and coleslaw—but it’s always fun to mix things up a little. Maybe offer a healthier option, like some grilled or chilled veggies. Or up your pasta salad game with some add-ins or new spices you’ve never used before. Summer’s the perfect time to whip up a side dish you’ve always wanted to try.

Stacker compiled a list of summer side dish recipes from Allrecipes that will keep your menu fresh. With 50 different recipes to choose from, you can try something new all summer long. Take a look below.

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Easy Apple Cabbage Slaw

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Marinated Green Beans with Olives, Tomatoes, and Feta

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 10
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Asian-Style Zucchini

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Vegetable Orzo

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Potato Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Tortellini Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quick and Easy Thai Style Coleslaw

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Southern Baked Yellow Squash

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 35 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Potato Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Yellow Squash

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zucchini Ribbons With Goat Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Corn and Kale Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baby Carrots with Dill Butter

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Corn Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 35 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Smashed Cucumber Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sauteed Summer Squash Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Asparagus Side Dish

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Total: 17 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cauliflower Side Dish

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quinoa Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ultimate Side Dish

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chayote Squash Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hungarian Noodle Side Dish

- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Lentils Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sarah's Spinach Side Dish

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Pineapple Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dawn's Kale Side Dish

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Elegant Thanksgiving Squash Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Zucchini-Tomato Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Italian Baked Zucchini Side Dish

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Squash and Green Bean Saute Side Dish

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zucchini and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Couscous

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Sandwich

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Lasagna

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Sausage

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Additional: 3 days
- Total: 3 days 8 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 40
- Yield: 40 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Side of the Trail Cookies

- Servings: 36
- Yield: 6 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kale and Mushroom Side

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sangria On The Light Side

- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Green Bean Salad with Feta Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheddar and Macaroni Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 day
- Total: 1 day 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zucchini and Potato Bake

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma Z's Crunch Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Best Soup This Side Of The Mississippi

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Additional: 6 hrs 15 mins
- Total: 9 hrs
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zucchini and Blue Cheese Side

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Colorful Spinach and Prosciutto Side

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chilled Mango and Pineapple Soup

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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