Classic Summer Sides 2.0

Classic Side Dish Recipes

Classic Summer Sides 2.0 ~ your side dish game is about to get a big boost, these upgraded recipes are bright, bold, and just a whole lot better. You (and your sides) will be the belles of the bbq.

Classic Side Dish Recipes

Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw

Tender shredded broccoli stalks, impossibly crisp apples, sweet currants, and toasted almonds all combine with a creamy cider dressing to make one heck of a deliciously unexpected (and healthy!) summer salad. 


Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw with a Honeycrisp apple


Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

This yummy Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is an delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop. This easy summer side salad recipe will be your go to for barbecues this season!


Spicy Thai Salad



Mediterranean Bean Salad

My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it’s packed with protein!


This Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect spring and summer side dish!



Greek Lemon Potato Salad

This Greek Lemon Potato Salad bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavors. It’s a healthier alternative to classic potato salad ~ and no mayo means it’s perfect for outdoor noshing.


Greek Lemon Potato Salad in a white bowl



Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw

The famously mellow onions are sliced paper thin and tossed with a cool buttermilk dressing — it’s a little bit of heaven on a paper plate and instantly upgrades hot dogs, brats, and burgers.


Overhead photo of bowl of sweet vidalia onion slaw, and a sausage in a bun topped with sweet vidalia onion slaw.



Cowboy Caviar

Whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD! It’s a multi-tasker that’s always welcome at barbecues and potlucks, and it has Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and 4th of July written all over it.


A bowl of cowboy caviar.



Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing

This is  grandma’s potluck classic spiffed up and brought into the 21st century with a non-dairy vegan coconut lime dressing, and trust me, you won’t miss the marshmallows, the sweetened condensed milk, the instant pudding, or the Cool Whip one bit!


Pouring dressing on a creamy fruit salad


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  • Reply
    Allen Baran
    March 20, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Are you the one who likes Weck jars? If so, do you order the plastic lids or just the glass ones?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      March 20, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Yes! 🙂 The glass lids come with the jars, and I love to order the plastic lids as extras, they come in super handy.

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