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We've pulled together over 45 of the best summer side dishes so you can enjoy summer's fresh flavors all season long. You'll find summer dip recipes, seasonal vegetables, salads, and more!
Bring on the season of fresh vegetables, greens, fruit, and herbs!
And, whether you eat seasonally or not, you know that summer is the best season for healthy, delicious produce. Everything tastes better when it’s in season and local. The fewer the miles between the farm and your table, the better the food tastes.
We have pages of healthy summer recipes. To get them all into one easy to find place, we've made a big list of our favorite summer side dishes. You'll find summer salads, fresh dips, seasonal vegetable recipes, tasty pasta salads, and more. Most of these recipes are healthy summer side dishes since we tend to cook on the healthier side and many of them are lighter recipes that are perfect for those hot summer days.
Even though this summer isn’t full of the traditional BBQs we're used to, these recipes are perfect for smaller get-togethers and family meals that still give us that summer BBQ feel. The summer may look different but it will still taste amazing.
Here are the 45+ Best Summer Side Dishes:
- Chunky Grilled Guacamole (pictured)
- Lightened Up Mexican Corn Dip with Avocado and Jalapeno
- Easy Guacamole Recipe
- Summer Peach Salsa
- Smoky Chipotle Guacamole
- Dairy-Free Pesto
- Spicy Harissa Hummus Platter
- Asian Salad Recipe with Sesame Ginger Dressing (pictured)
- Cauliflower Salad with Avocado Pesto Dressing
- Mexican Pasta Salad with Creamy Chipotle Lime Dressing
- Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad
- Summer Tomato and Grilled Corn Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Avocado Cucumber Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Grilled Zucchini Salad with Creamy Sunflower Dressing
- Carrot, Beet and Apple Salad
- Summer Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Almonds
- The Best Greek Salad
- Grilled Smashed Potato Salad with Chive Lemon Yogurt
- Blue Cheese Coleslaw (pictured)
- Classic Broccoli Coleslaw with Lemon Buttermilk Dressing
- Broccoli, Cauliflower, Blueberry Coleslaw
- Easy Asian Coleslaw with Orange Sesame Dressing
- Shaved Fennel and Apple Coleslaw
Fresh Summer Salads
- Arugula and Fresh Cherry Salad (pictured)
- Grilled Peach Salad with Curry Pecans and Honey Vinaigrette
- Grilled Broccoli Caesar Salad
- Grilled Vegetable Salad with Hot Croutons
- Broccoli and Kale Salad with Blueberries and Coconut
- Thai Chopped Salad with Sweet Sesame Mango Dressing
Summer Vegetable Side Dishes
- Honey Garlic Corn on the Cob (pictured)
- Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic
- Chili Lime Corn on the Cob
- Spicy Buffalo Corn on the Cob
- Pesto Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes
- Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Beets
- Veggie Rainbow Wraps
- Orange Balsamic Roasted Okra