6 Flavorful Summer BBQ Side Dishes

6 Flavorful Summer BBQ Side Dishes | thegoodstuff

Grilling out is a summer staple, but I personally believe it’s the side dishes that make a good barbecue great! I love to liven up a traditional summer meal of hamburgers and hot dogs or grilled chicken with some fun and flavorful new side dishes. These six sides are all sure to help make your next barbecue extra special.

1. Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad


Source: peas & crayons

With fresh tortellini and loads of basil, this pasta salad is the perfect summer dish. It’s ready in less than 20 minutes, making it easy to whip up at the last minute.

2. Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Source: Food Faith Fitness

This sweet potato salad starts on the grill and ends up tossed with cauliflower rice and and almond butter vinaigrette. It’s both vegan and paleo friendly, too.

3. Salad Kebobs

Source: Miss in the Kitchen

Want your kids to eat their veggies? Try serving them on a stick! They’ll be dipping their salad in their favorite dressing in no time.

4. Chipotle Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers

Source: Mariah’s Pleasing Plates

Classic jalapeño poppers have always been a crowd favorite, but this recipe takes them up a notch by baking them with both bacon and shrimp. Can you handle the heat?

5. Southern Style Creamed Corn

Source: Buns in My Oven

That gloppy creamed corn that comes from a can doesn’t even compare to the real stuff! Start with fresh corn on the cob, a little heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. You’ll have a decadent side dish that you’ll never forget.

6. Grilled Vegetables

Source: KitchMe

Grilling vegetables saves both time and calories! This simple recipe packs a flavorful punch with a simple homemade dressing that gets drizzled over the finished dish.