Side Dish Ideas for a Perfect Summer BBQ or Picnic

Summer is the perfect time to gather with friends and family for a BBQ or picnic. But, let’s face it, the star of the show is often the main dish, such as burgers or hot dogs. However, a great side dish can really take your outdoor gathering to the next level. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some side dish ideas that will impress your guests.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is a classic summer side dish that never goes out of style. It’s easy to make and always delicious. Simply soak some corn in water for a few minutes before grilling them over medium heat until they’re tender and slightly charred. Brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper for extra flavor.

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon salad is a refreshing and healthy option that’s perfect for hot summer days. Simply cube some fresh watermelon, add some crumbled feta cheese, chopped mint leaves, and drizzle with balsamic glaze or honey mustard dressing.

Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is another classic side dish that’s perfect for potlucks or picnics because it can be made ahead of time and served cold. Cook your favorite pasta according to package instructions then add in chopped veggies like bell peppers, onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Mix in your favorite dressing like Italian or ranch.

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled vegetables are an easy way to add color and flavor to any summer BBQ or picnic spread. Cut up vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces then toss them with olive oil before placing them on skewers or directly onto the grill.

In conclusion

These four side dishes are sure to impress your guests at any summer BBQ or picnic. Whether you’re grilling up burgers or hot dogs, these sides will add some variety and extra flavor to your spread. So, fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy the great outdoors with some delicious food.

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