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20 BEST SIDE DISHES FOR BARBECUES

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In need of the perfect side dish to serve at your Summer BBQ? Look no further! These 20 tasty side dishes for barbeques are the perfect pairing for all your grilled favourites!

Hosting or going to a Summer BBQ? Whether you’re firing up the grill in your backyard or snagging an invite to a friend’s cookout, one thing’s for sure: the spread of BBQ side dishes is as essential as the sizzle of the grill itself. Am I right?! While the main event might be the juicy burgers, perfectly charred steaks or fall-off-the-bone ribs, let’s not forget about the unsung heroes that complete the feast – the side dishes!

From creamy coleslaw to grilled cabbage steaks, these accompaniments are the supporting cast that elevates your BBQ experience from good to downright legendary. So, loosen your belt, gather ’round the picnic table and get ready to indulge in a roundup of irresistible BBQ side dishes that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds!

20 TASTY SIDE DISHES FOR BARBECUES

bowl of creamy coleslaw, jar of dressing in the background

1. CREAMY GREEK YOGURT COLESLAW

Creamy Greek yogurt coleslaw offers a refreshing twist on the classic favourite, combining the crispness of cabbage and carrots with a homemade tangy Greek yogurt dressing. With its light yet flavourful profile, this coleslaw is the ideal accompaniment to smoky BBQ meats, adding a delightful contrast that will have guests reaching for seconds.

3 baked sweet potatoes on a plate with chives and butter

2. PERFECT BAKED SWEET POTATOES

Perfectly baked sweet potatoes are a BBQ side dish staple, offering a delectable combination of caramelized sweetness and fluffy texture. Seasoned to perfection and baked until tender, these delightful spuds are sure to steal the show at any summer gathering.

side view of a plate of kale caesar salad with roasted chickpeas and creamy dressing, 2 forks on the plate, bowl of roasted chickpeas and parmesan in the background with a halved lemon, another plate of salad in the background

4. KALE CAESAR SALAD

Elevate your BBQ spread with a Kale Caesar Salad, where crispy kale leaves are tossed in a creamy homemade Caesar dressing and crunchy chickpeas. This modern twist on a classic favourite brings a burst of flavour and a healthy dose of greens to your plate, making it a must-have side dish for any outdoor feast.

side view of grilled cabbage steaks garnished with fresh chopped parsley

5. EASY GRILLED CABBAGE STEAKS

Impress your guests with these Easy Grilled Cabbage Steaks, where thick slices of cabbage are seasoned with herbs and spices, then grilled to perfection for a smoky, charred flavour. This simple yet satisfying side dish offers a delightful alternative to traditional grilled veggies, adding a pop of color and flavour to your BBQ spread.

side view of a bowl of creamy potato salad with hard boiled egg, celery and herbs, halved lemon and fresh dill in the background

6. LIGHTENED UP POTATO SALAD

Indulge guilt-free with Lightened Up Potato Salad, featuring tender potatoes tossed in a tangy Greek yogurt dressing with crunchy celery and fresh herbs. This healthier twist on a classic BBQ favourite delivers all the creamy texture and savoury satisfaction without the extra calories, making it a crowd-pleasing side dish for summer gatherings.

sauteed spinach and garlic in a bowl, olive oil and whole garlic cloves in the background

7. QUICK SAUTÉED SPINACH

Add a touch of vibrant green to your BBQ spread with Quick Sautéed Spinach, where tender spinach leaves are lightly seasoned and sautéed until just wilted. This speedy side dish offers a burst of freshness and nutrients, complementing the heartier flavours of grilled meats with its delicate yet flavourful presence.

crispy baked potato wedges in a bowl served with ketchup and garnished with fresh chopped parsley

8. CRISPY BAKED POTATO WEDGES

Elevate your BBQ experience with Crispy Baked Potato Wedges, boasting golden-brown exteriors and fluffy interiors seasoned to perfection. These addictive wedges offer a healthier alternative to traditional fries without sacrificing flavour, making them the ultimate crowd-pleaser at any summer gathering.

baked foccacia with cherry tomatoes and herbs on a baking sheet, ramekin of olive oil and two plates in the background

9. NO KNEAD FOCACCIA BREAD

Impress your BBQ guests with No-Knead Focaccia Bread, boasting a crisp crust, airy interior and infused with aromatic rosemary and olive oil. This easy-to-make bread requires minimal effort but delivers maximum flavour, making it the perfect accompaniment to soak up every last bit of BBQ sauce and juices.

bowl of mashed potatoes next to a ramekin of salt and pepper

10. SIMPLE MASHED POTATOES

No BBQ is complete without Simple Mashed Potatoes, creamy and buttery, whipped to perfection for that comforting, nostalgic flavour. With just a few ingredients and a little love, these fluffy spuds are the ultimate sidekick to any grilled masterpiece, ensuring every bite is pure bliss.

hands holding a bowl of turmeric rice garnished with parsley and green onions

11. INSTANT POT TURMERIC RICE

Add a burst of colour and flavour to your BBQ feast with Instant Pot Turmeric Rice, where fragrant rice is infused with vibrant turmeric and aromatic spices. This quick and easy side dish is perfect for busy hosts, delivering fluffy, golden grains with a hint of warmth that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and veggies.

bowl of coleslaw with 2 forks, hand touching the forks, shredded cabbage and carrots and sliced lime in the background with another bowl of coleslaw

12. OIL AND VINEGAR COLESLAW

Refresh your palate with Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw, a tangy and crunchy side dish that cuts through the richness of BBQ meats with its zesty flavor. This simple yet vibrant coleslaw, dressed with a combination of oil, vinegar, and a hint of sweetness, is the perfect complement to any summer cookout, adding a burst of freshness to every bite.

cauliflower 'potato' salad in a bowl with a creamy sauce, celery pieces, bacon, onions and fresh chopped parsley, fork in the bowl, two stacked empty bowls in the background

13. CAULIFLOWER “POTATO” SALAD

Upgrade your BBQ spread with Cauliflower “Potato” Salad, a low-carb twist on the classic favourite featuring tender cauliflower florets tossed in a creamy dressing with crunchy celery and onions. This guilt-free alternative offers all the creamy texture and savory goodness of traditional potato salad, making it a deliciously satisfying side dish that everyone can enjoy.

half a bowl of cream cheese with corn with a spoon in it

14. THE BEST CREAMY CORN

Elevate your BBQ game with The Best Creamy Corn, where sweet kernels are bathed in a luscious blend of butter, cream cheese and honey for a decadent side dish that melts in your mouth. This indulgent twist on a classic favourite promises to be a crowd-pleaser, adding a touch of comfort and richness to your outdoor feast.

fork piercing into a generous slice of vegan mac and cheese baked with broccoli and breadcrumbs on a plate

15. BROCCOLI MAC AND CHEESE (VEGAN)

Indulge in comfort food bliss with Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese, where tender pasta is enveloped in a creamy, dairy-free cheese sauce and studded with nutritious broccoli florets. This plant-based twist on a beloved classic delivers all the cheesy goodness without any animal products, making it a satisfying side dish that even non-vegans will love.

side view of loaded mashed cauliflower topped with bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese

16. LOADED MASHED CAULIFLOWER

Delight your taste buds with Loaded Mashed Cauliflower, a lighter take on the classic mashed potatoes, topped with crispy bacon, gooey cheese, and vibrant green onions. This decadent yet guilt-free side dish offers all the savory satisfaction of traditional loaded potatoes, making it a flavorful addition to any BBQ spread.

piece of bruschetta on a plate

17. CLASSIC ITALIAN BRUSCHETTA

Elevate your BBQ appetizer game with Classic Bruschetta, featuring toasted bread topped with a vibrant mix of ripe tomatoes, garlic, basil and balsamic glaze. This timeless Italian favourite offers a burst of fresh flavours and makes for the perfect pre-BBQ snack to tantalize your guests’ taste buds.

loaded potato skins on a plate with sour cream

18. FULLY LOADED POTATO SKINS

Treat your taste buds to Fully Loaded Potato Skins, crispy and golden shells filled with creamy mashed potatoes, melted cheese, crispy bacon bits and tangy sour cream. These indulgent bites are the ultimate crowd-pleaser at any BBQ, offering a perfect balance of savory flavours and satisfying crunch.

side view of a bowl of orzo with mushrooms and fresh chopped parsley

19. MUSHROOM ORZO

Savor the rich flavors of Mushroom Orzo, where tender pasta is tossed with earthy mushrooms, garlic and aromatic herbs for a comforting and satisfying side dish. This hearty yet elegant addition to your BBQ spread promises to impress even the most discerning palates with its depth of flavoUr and delightful texture.

hand holding up a bowl of pasta salad with tuna and arugula, half a lemon and more greens in the background

20. TUNA AND ARUGULA PASTA SALAD

Elevate your BBQ spread with Tuna and Arugula Pasta Salad, featuring al dente pasta mixed with flaky tuna, peppery arugula, cherry tomatoes, and a zesty lemon dressing. This refreshing and protein-packed salad offers a satisfying combination of flavors and textures, making it a perfect light yet filling side dish for summer gatherings.

PIN FOR SIDE DISHES FOR BARBECUES

So there you have it – a lineup of mouthwatering BBQ side dishes that’ll take your summer cookouts to the next level. From creamy coleslaw to crispy potato wedges, there’s something for every craving and dietary preference. So fire up the grill, gather your friends and family, and get ready to enjoy good food, good company and the ultimate taste of summer. Happy grilling!

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