Main course who? With flavors this delicious, our vegetable side dish recipes are sure to be the star of the show at your next barbecue. These recipes are perfect to bring along to any summer party or barbecue. Make the most of summer’s bountiful produce and dive into one of these recipes, guaranteed to satisfy and impress.
Best vegetable side dish recipes for a BBQ
When you think of a barbecue, a vegetable side dish might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But a barbecue is actually a great opportunity to introduce some veggies to your diet. Vegetable side dishes provide a refreshing break from heavy and flavorful smoked meats. Keep your tastebuds just as entertained with a vegetable side dish whose flavor profile can keep up.
German-style Fauxtato Salad
Still want to enjoy a classic potato salad without all the carbs? Try Fauxtato salad instead! Ok, so cauliflower is not really a replacement for potatoes, but what makes a potato salad is really the flavor and texture anyway. This German-style fauxtato salad from Iowa Girl Eats increases the flavor profile even more with the addition of vinaigrette when the cauliflower is still warm.
Coleslaw provides the perfect counterpoint to smoked meats. Bright and crunchy, it is a textural as well as flavorful way to prepare a number of vegetables. This recipe for carrot apple slaw from Five Heart Home incorporates both fruits and vegetables, satisfying both savory and sweet palates.
This salad incorporates one of summer’s most loved fruits–watermelon! Accompanied by feta and spicy arugula, this summer salad is far from boring! Get the recipe here from MyRecipes.
Sweet Potato Fries
What good is a burger without fries? This recipe for sweet potato fries is the perfect accompaniment to foods fresh off the grill. Check out this sweet potato fry recipe from Inspired Taste.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Bypass the complicated canning process with these quick refrigerator pickles! Assembly only takes about 5 minutes of your time (plus a day or two to cure in the fridge) and crunchy pickles will be available for your next barbecue. Bonus: these pickles are fresher than storebought! Try these easy refrigerator pickles from Gimme Some Oven.
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