60 Summer Sides

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Summer is upon us which means it’s time for backyard BBQ’s, family get-togethers & church potluck dinners! And if your friends & family are anything like mine, you are always asked to bring a side dish to every meal! Well this summer, I’ve decided to make my life & hopefully yours a whole lot easier by rounding up 60 side dishes perfect for summer time! From coleslaw to beans, to bread and potatoes, we’ve got enough ideas to get you through every event these next 3 months can throw at you!


 60 Summer Sides

5-Minute Raspberry Jello Salad : Cupcake Diaries

Apple Bacon Coleslaw : Mom’s Test Kitchen

Bacon Potato Salad : In Good Taste

Baked Beans : My Catholic Kitchen

Balsamic Fruit Salad : Food Babbles

Balsamic Watermelon Salad : Mom’s Test Kitchen

Black Bean & Feta Cheese Ugly Dip : Flavor Mosaic

BLT Potato Salad : Pressure Cooking Today

Broccoli & Bacon Salad : Cook & Craft Me Crazy

Browned Butter Summer Vegetable Saute : Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Campfire Potatoes : Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Cauliflower Loaded Baked Potato Casserole : The Kitchen is My Playground

Charred Corn Salsa : Food Babbles

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole : Back for Seconds

Confetti Potato Salad : Farm Fresh Feasts

Corn Salad with Tomatillos : Food Faith Fitness

Corn, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette : Two Healthy Kitchens

Crazy Good Cole Slaw : Cook & Craft Me Crazy

Deviled Eggs : My Catholic Kitchen

Easy Chopped Vegetable Salad : Back for Seconds

Easy Grilled Mushrooms : Family Food & Travel

End of Summer Raw Vegetable Salad : Rhubarb and Honey

Four-Ingredient Grilled Corn Salad with Nonfat Chili-Lime Dressing : Two Healthy Kitchens

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup : Pass the Sushi

Fresh Tomato Pesto : Farm Fresh Feasts

Fritos Corn Salad : Mom’s Test Kitchen

Fruit Panzanella Salad : Food Babbles

Greek-Flavored Butter Bean Salad : An Edible Mosaic

Greek Orzo Salad : Simply Southern Baking

Green & Gold Basil Tomato Tart : Farm Fresh Feasts

Green Bean Cherry Tomato Salad : Lemons for Lulu

Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups : The View from Great Island

Grilled Broccoli Cauliflower Salad : Because I Like Chocolate

Grilled Corn on the Cob : My Catholic Kitchen

Herdez Mexican Cornbread : Flavor Mosaic

Homemade Ketchup & Yellow Mustard (with no corn syrup) : Chocolate Moosey

Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar : The View from Great Island

Layered Summer Veggie Appetizer : Farm Fresh Feasts

Lazy Baked Potato Poutine : Cook the Story

Mediterranean Confetti Quinoa Salad : Two Healthy Kitchens

New Potato & Sweet Pea Salad : The View from Great Island

New Potatoes with Cream & Lots & Lots & Lots of Dill : Cook the Story

No-Cook Fresh Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad : Two Healthy Kitchens

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas & Cherry Tomatoes : Kitchen Treaty

Oven Roasted Garlic Herb Parmesan Potatoes : Flavor Mosaic

Potato Salad with Sausage & Fennel : Cook the Story

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing : Two Peas & Their Pod

Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Dressing : Family Food and Travel

Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad : Food Babbles

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad : Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Strawberry Broccoli Summer Salad : Top Notch Mom

Strawberry Mango Salsa & Cinnamon Tortilla Chips : Barbara Bakes

 Strawberry Pretzel Salad : Cupcake Diaries

Sweet & Spicy Hot Pink Slaw : Rhubarb and Honey

Sweet Corn Muffins : Back for Seconds

Tahini Chickpea Salad : Because I Like Chocolate

Veggie Pizza : Mom’s Test Kitchen

White Acre Pea & Corn Salad : Simply Southern Baking

White Bean-Roasted Red Pepper Salad : An Edible Mosaic

Yogurt Broccoli Salad : Snappy Gourmet

For pasta salad options, check out our 30 Pasta Salads Roundup!

30 Pasta Salads | FamilyFoodandTravel.com


  1. I ALWAYS struggle with side dish ideas, so I love this roundup! Thanks for sharing my grilled corn salad!

  2. It’s so true – you’ve gotta have an arsenal of awesome summer side dishes ready for all those last-minute parties and picnics! You can’t show up empty-handed, but you also want your contribution to be awesome … the one that gets all the oooooohs and ahhhhhhhs! This list is fantastic – so many great ideas! Thanks a million for including so many of our recipes – we’re thrilled to be included among so many other superstar bloggers! Hope you’re having a terrific holiday weekend! :D
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  3. These sides all look so good! Will need to reference this for some ideas. Thanks!
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  4. Lori Bazan says:

    OMG< these are amazing recipes! I have bookmarked this page-Major Yum!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What a huge selection of marvellous recipes, thanks so much for going to all this trouble for us all. :-)

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