Hello everybody, welcome back to Cooking With Bae Day! The weather is excellent this week– one last warm front to enjoy before the deep cold of the winter settles in. This is probably your last chance to take advantage of the outdoors for cooking for the year. So today, we have an article for you on side dishes for BBQ, just to encourage you to do just that. Enjoy the warm weather while you can!-Amanda, Social Media Coordinator, EverydayDateNight.com
By Carl Hanson March 25, 2020
Main dishes always get the top billing at the barbecue, but let’s not ignore the side dishes. They’re the supporting players that contribute to the success of the whole production — and the best barbecue sides are the ones you can make ahead or right on the grill. Our most popular barbecue side dishes will complement any outdoor menu, whether you’re doing an easy family meal or bringing side dishes for picnics and potlucks.
1. Potato Salads
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Potato salads are the ultimate picnic and barbecue side dish. Most potato salad recipes can be made ahead of time and they travel easily. Get recipes for creamy potato salads, no-mayo potato salads, dairy-free potato salads, red potato salads, tangy German potato salads, and all the rest of our potato salads.
2. Pasta Salads
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Here’s another classic barbecue side dish. Like potato salads, pasta salads are simple to make in advance — and taste even better after a day or two in the fridge. Get more recipes for pasta salads, including macaroni salad, Italian pasta salad, chicken pasta salad, seafood pasta salad, tortellini pasta salad, and vegetarian pasta salad.
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It’ll take you all summer to try all the different coleslaw recipes we have, including broccoli coleslaw, apple coleslaw, Asian coleslaw, coleslaw with mayo, coleslaw without mayo — and then there are all of our coleslaw dressing recipes.
4. Bean Salads
Bean salads are always crowd-pleasers and come together quickly when you use convenient canned beans. Find your favorite bean salad recipes — including bean and corn salads, lentil salad, green bean salad, black bean salads, and more.
5. Grain Salads
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6. Fresh Vegetable Salads
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The warmer weather that invites us outside to barbecue and grill also brings a summer’s worth of fresh vegetables of every kind to fill your salad bowls with the brightest, most flavorful produce. Explore our collection of vegetable salad recipes that make the most of this bounty, including corn salad, avocado salad, tomato salad, broccoli salad, cucumber salad, and so much more.
7. Fruit Salads
The most refreshing salads of barbecue and grilling season have to be the ones made with the juiciest summer fruits you can find. Now’s the time to take your pick of our fruit salad recipes, including strawberry salads and watermelon salads.
8. Grilled Side Dishes
Then there are side dishes you prepare right on the grill or nestled into the coals. Most vegetables and fruits, from eggplant and corn on the cob to peaches and pineapple, are delicious when seasoned and cooked directly on the grill — or dotted with butter and herbs and wrapped in foil pouches to cook in the hot embers. For more on grilling veggies, see how to make the best grilled vegetables.
9. Bread and Cornbread
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