Bobby's Best Cookout Sides & Salads

Start grilling like Bobby Flay with these classic recipes and new takes on cookout sides and salads.

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Photo By: Tara Donne

Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette and Shaved Romano and Toasted Pine Nuts

Zucchini sliced lengthwise grills up beautifully. Just toss it with some Romano cheese, crunchy pine nuts and a tangy vinaigrette to create a grill-master side dish.

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Grilled Sweet Potato and Scallion Salad

Bobby's sweet potatoes will cook faster on the grill if they're baked in the oven first. Toss them with grilled scallions and parsley.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Cotija Cheese

Bobby grills corn inside the husk after removing the silks and recovering the corn with the husk. Once the corn is cooked, brush it with garlic butter before topping with cotija cheese and squeeze of lime.

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Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Brush sweet potato wedges with olive oil, garlic, thyme and red chili flakes for fries that are ready to eat straight off of the grill.

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Grilled Corn Salad with Lime, Red Chili and Cotija

Grill corn until charred on all sides before cooling and then removing the kernels. Cook them with creme fraiche, ancho chili powder, cotija cheese and fresh lime juice.

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Crunchy Avocado Salad

This 15-minute salad comes together by tossing fun and flavorful ingredients like avocados, tomatoes, olives, chickpeas, parsley, cumin, paprika and more before topping with crumbled tortilla chips.

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Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Bobby's creamy potato salad gets a little Southwestern heat from chipotle pepper puree and a little cayenne.

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Creamy Cole Slaw

This is Bobby's basic, classic coleslaw, a sure crowd-pleaser that's on the table in 10 minutes.

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Texas-Style Potato Salad with Mustard and Pickled Red Onions

Homemade pickled red onions, along with their liquid, are Bobby's secret ingredient for this potato salad. He also adds lots of mustard to the dressing for a pop of flavor.

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Bobby's Summer Pasta Salad Alternatives

See how Bobby mixes up two cool summer salads for outdoor get-togethers.

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Asparagus and Tomato Skewers with Honey Mustard-Horseradish Sauce

For a great veggie side dish, Bobby skewers tomatoes to make them easy to grill and pairs them with asparagus. A mustard sauce pulls it all together.

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Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables

Here's a new take on summer salad, with grilled veggies mixed with couscous.

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German Potato Salad

German potato salad is dressed with a vinaigrette instead of mayo, and it usually has a little bacon added in. Bobby cooks the dressing for his potato salad in bacon drippings, then he dresses the cooked potatoes while they're hot so they soak in all the flavor.

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Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Black Olives

Instead of pasta salad, Bobby mixes up a cool simple salad of quinoa, grilled asparagus and aged goat cheese dressed with a red wine vinaigrette. Go ahead and make it ahead and serve at room temperature.

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Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous with Ratatouille, Mozzarella and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Israeli couscous has a bigger pearl, and it's cooked like pasta. Bobby tosses it with grilled vegetables, along with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, dressing it all with a balsamic vinaigrette.

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Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Feta, Green Beans and Olives

Bobby uses creamy, tender fingerling potatoes to make this grilled potato salad. They're par-boiled and then thrown right onto the grill.

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Grilled Warm Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic and Black Olive Dressing

Bobby grills new potatoes on the grill and then tosses the warm potatoes with roasted garlic vinaigrette for a standout side.

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Blue Cheese Cabbage Slaw

Give your standard slaw a makeover by adding a few unexpected ingredients: chipotle puree, blue cheese and crushed potato chips.

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