56 Ultimate Summer Sides & Salads

Don't let the burgers and dogs steal the show at your next cookout. From salad to slaw, these summer sides will make sure your whole meal sizzles.

Part of: Summer Grilling: Sides and Salads

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Potato Salad

"This is the secret to perfect potato salad. It is delicious."

-Bev

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Taco Salad

"I made this for dinner the other night and my family gobbled it up in no time."

-mommyoffour

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Greek Pasta Salad

"This is a great pasta salad. It has become an entertainment staple in our house."

-dawn_sanders

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Classic Tuna Salad

"This is the best tuna salad ever! I didn't want anything exotic, just restaurant-style tuna salad. It has depth and is well-rounded."

-miamiunv_2036617

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Broccoli Salad

"I love this salad. I have been searching for the perfect summer recipe, and this is it, folks."

-JuneDawg

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Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips

"I'd give these more stars if I could. We love them and make them regularly. They take a little time to prepare, but well worth the effort!"

-one_of_t2

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Marinated Cucumbers & Tomato

"This salad is easy to make and has a fantastic flavor. I already want to make it again soon."

-lauralie41

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Cold Potato Vichyssoise

"This soup is excellent. I used homemade vegetable broth and added a little thyme. Super yum!"

-SharonChen

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Greek Salad Dressing

"This is delicious! It's just the right amount of tart and sweet. I had this with salad greens and loved it! "

-Sharon123

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White Cucumber Gazpacho

Served cold, this refreshing soup can be served as a light lunch on a hot day or as a first course for a special summertime dinner party.

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Egg Salad

"Simple is certainly sometimes the best. This salad is easy to make and very tasty."

-Chef Dudo

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Homemade French Fries

"What a great way to cook fries. These turned out soft and delicious on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside."

-LoverlyLady

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Rainbow Salad

"This has everything I look for in a summer salad. It’s fresh, crunchy and colorful — with flavor, flavor and more flavor."

-Inge 1505

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Broccoli Slaw

"I absolutely love this recipe. Every time I take this slaw to a party, it gets rave reviews."

-loriwhited

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Tabbouleh

"This is a really tasty tabbouleh. The peas and feta make for a perfectly sweet and salty contrast."

-Lalaloula

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Orzo & Grape Salad

"I loved this salad. It had a great blend of flavors."

-DDW

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Lentil, Bean & Parsley Salad

This green salad is fresh and crunchy with plenty of protein and fiber.

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Creamy Broccoli Pasta Salad

"I was wondering when I would find a tasty, low-calorie and wonderful-tasting pasta salad. I finally found it."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Egg Salad with Bacon & Horseradish

"This is a fantastic, flavorful egg salad. My husband and I both loved it."

-GaylaJ

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Grilled Vegetable Salad

"I really loved this. Even the leftovers had a wonderful grilled flavor."

-JackieOhNo!

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Barley Salad with Tomatoes & Corn

"This is one of my favorite summer side dishes because of its flexibility and seasonality."

-Kathleen R.

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Marinated Vegetable Salad

"This is a great salad. It looks beautiful and tastes delicious."

-Lucky in Bayview

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Barley & Tuna Salad

"This is an excellent recipe. The dressing is nice and light with a lemon-dill flavor."

-linrinblue

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Rotisserie Chicken Salad

"I loved this salad. Rotisserie chicken allows for a quick dinner with many flavor options, too."

-Mommy Diva

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Tuna & Pea Salad in Shells

"These shells were delicious, and everyone loved them. They were fast and easy to prepare and looked so pretty on the platter."

-Mrs.Jack

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Macaroni Salad

"This is the best macaroni salad I have ever made, without a doubt. We had a big family get-together and it was the most-popular dish I served."

-ratherbeswimmin'

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Greek Orzo Salad

"This was very good, and a huge hit at the potluck I prepared it for."

-Chef Romano-Clarke

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Egg Salads with Capers & Olives

"This salad was full of flavor. I loved the capers in it."

-French Tart

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Tomato & Basil Salad

"There can't possibly be a better way to enjoy fresh, garden tomatoes and basil."

-Cookin-jo

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Spiced Carrot Salad

"This little salad has a bold flavor. I loved the cinnamon in it."

-cookiedog

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KFC Copycat Coleslaw

"This is by far the best coleslaw I've made in a long time."

-MizzNezz

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Greek Village Salad

"This salad hit the spot on a hot summer’s day. It was refreshing and so attractive."

-ladyfingers

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Southwestern Pasta Salad

"I took this to a Labor Day cookout, and everyone loved it. It was the first time I’ve ever used buttermilk, and I was quite impressed."

-Auntie Jan

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Hummus

"Never mind air, I have my hummus. I loved this dish."

-gailanng

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Grilled Tomatoes & Asparagus

"This is really good. It makes a really nice addition to any BBQ."

-Caryn Gale

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Lemon Couscous

"This is a light and easy summer salad. It has a really nice taste."

-Arichka

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Potatoes with Garlic & Mint

"These were very good potatoes. I especially loved the garlic in them."

-CulinaryExplorer

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Carb-Free Spinach Bread

"This is a great low-carb treat. I used it for a delicious sandwich that made me feel like I wasn’t cheating on my diet."

-~Leslie~

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Black Bean & Corn Salad

"This salad is so delicious and easy to make. It's a great dish for whipping up quickly."

-Recipe Reader

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Southern Sweet Potato Salad

"What a delightful change of pace. We really thought the pecans brought a great layer of flavor and texture to this salad."

-Debbwl

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Copycat Applebee's Chicken Salad

"This tastes just like the restaurant version. Now I never have to go out to eat."

-ChefLiLMama

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Ginger & Lime Coleslaw

"This is an awesome slaw recipe. It is easy to prepare and over-the-top good."

-Meekocu2

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Watermelon Salad

"I really enjoyed this salad. I love watermelon, and this is a special way to enjoy it."

-Baby Kato

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Cucumber Salad

"This was a really great recipe. I love the dill and garlic together."

-Poker

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Mexican Pasta Salad

"This is a very yummy twist on pasta salad. The beans, corn and bell pepper go great together, and the cheese is a nice addition, too."

-Lalaloula

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Black Bean & Couscous Salad

"This salad is great. It has a wonderful mix of color and flavor."

-Kate in Ontario

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Heirloom-Tomato Panzanella

"This has an excellent combination of flavors, and I love the added texture of the crispy bread."

-Columbus Foodie

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Baked Potatoes

"I made these last night with steak, and they were so good. The salted skin made the potato."

-chef mommy pepitone

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Ramen Noodle Salad

"This is a nice salad recipe. It’s been a hit at every social gathering this summer."

-Rand0mH3r0

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BLT Salad

"What an easy and yummy salad. It’s a great way to use my homegrown summer tomatoes."

-*Parsley*

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Spinach & Ham Pasta Bake

"My husband is a fanatical pasta critic, and even he approved of this recipe."

-kiwidutch

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Caprese Pasta Salad

"This is always a hit. I love that it’s a pasta salad without the mayo."

-La Dilettante

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Watermelon & Feta Salad

"This is a great summer recipe. It’s my best friend's favorite, and she eats a lot of salads."

-Pinot Grigio

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2-Pasta Salad

"My family went absolutely crazy over this pasta salad. It’s so amazing, I wouldn't change a single thing about it."

-Juenessa

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Strawberry Salad with Chocolate Dressing

"This was delicious and so very easy to make."

-MsRobbyn

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Zucchini Ribbons with Basil Butter

"This recipe is fantastic, easy and healthy."

-Garlic Chick

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