Memorial Day weekend has arrived, woo-hoo! It is officially summer. Here is a round-up of healthy and divine summer side dish recipes with lots of crunchy, creamy salads and fiery salsas and dips that are just begging for some chips.
From a swoon-worthy sweet corn and zucchini pie to a perfect pickle potato salad, these recipes celebrate summer ingredients and pack up picnic-ready no matter where this summer you roam.
I have decided that the side dishes are the unsung heroes of summer. Guacamole swoops in, time and again, to satisfy hungry guests while dinner is getting prepared. Mango salsa is that pow that wakes up taco night. Vegetarian Italian pasta salad is the perfect idea for what to bring to a picnic.
Side dishes always round out the menu and give it pizazz. What would barbeque be without coleslaw and potato salad? Side dishes are also the opportunity for fruits and vegetables to shine. And don’t I love it, when plants have their moment!
Cuban corn salad always steals the show. Salads with summer tomatoes never fail to wow guests. It is impossible not to marvel at the gorgeousness that is summer vegetables and fruits. You can just taste the sunshine and earth.
That is why I have given you in this compilation, a plethora of beautiful ways to serve up this bounty. These recipes really celebrate the flavors of corn, tomatoes, peaches, and fresh herbs. And they are combined with the ingredients that elevate and enhance their beauty. Sharp cheeses, toasted nuts, and exciting dressings all liven salads and dips to make them extra special. So, as we kick off this glorious season of frolic and fun, bookmark this list as a reference, and all throughout the season, you will have great side dishes to enhance your summer meals.
Let's get cooking!
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I hope you love these summer side dish recipes! If you've tried any of these recipes snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @abrapappa or use the hashtag #abraskitchen so I can feature your photo!
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