With summer in full swing, we've found the 15 Best Healthy Side Dishes for Your Summer BBQs and get-togethers. Fresh ingredients and quick meals will help you eat healthy all summer long.
Summer means warmer temperatures, easier times, grilling, and BBQs. Along with summer, we have gardens and farmer’s markets in full bloom so we have fresh ingredients for our weeknight meals and weekend BBQs.
Most of us let our kitchens cool off during the high heat of summer but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still eat well and healthy. When we went in search of the best healthy side dishes for your summer BBQs, we also kept in mind total cooking time and the time you would be spending in the kitchen. Summer is all about easy living and so are our cooking goals this season.
Easy summer living and a full social calendar don’t automatically equal an unhealthy lifestyle. In fact, one of the best ways to guarantee that you can eat healthy at parties this summer is to bring a healthy dish. These summer side dishes are fresh, easy, and will save you some calories to go towards margaritas or ice cream (or both!).
This simple Mexican cucumber salad is inspired by our favorite street food, Mexican street corn. With crunchy cucumbers, sweet corn, cotija cheese, and a creamy dressing, it's an easy side dish with a bit of kick to complement any Mexican-style meal. Buen provecho!
When corn makes its short seasonal appearance, you'll find us in our backyard making this chili lime grilled corn on the cob on repeat. It's smoky and sweet, with a little heat, and dripping with the flavors of chili-infused butter, fresh lime, and cilantro. It's easy, delicious, and takes only 20 minutes to make!
This Thai Chopped Salad with sweet sesame mango dressing and crispy won tons is THE BEST! It's about to become your favorite salad recipe. Turn it into a dinner salad by topping it with your favorite protein. You're going to love this recipe!
This grilled corn salad with farmer's sausage is an easy and summer delicious side dish. It's fresh crunchy veggies, grilled corn, smoky sausage, and creamy avocado all tossed in a tangy dressing. It's perfect for BBQ parties and picnics, and it's ready in just 20 minutes!
Grilled peach salad is the ultimate summer side dish recipe. The peaches are grilled until smoky and extra sweet and served with arugula, blueberries, candied curry pecans, and a honey vinaigrette. Add some goat cheese or diced avocado and you've just made the best salad ever.
This classic (and healthy!) broccoli coleslaw recipe is made with fresh chopped broccoli and loaded with cranberries and slivered almonds and dotted with red onions. The lightly sweet and tangy lemon buttermilk dressing is easy to make and crazy delicious. You definitely want to make this!
Thanks for featuring my grilled artichoke recipe! Love your blog- looking forward to checking out more posts 🙂 Great roundup!
Yummy dishes! Being a food lover man, I cannot wait to taste some of them!