Summer Side Dish Recipes

Round out your picnic or cookout with summer side dish recipes like pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and more.

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Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad

Kirby cucumbers are great for this salad since they don't have a lot seeds and have such a thin skin that you can just give them a wash instead of peeling them.

Get the Recipe: Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad

Mexican Grilled Corn

Tyler's Mexican-inspired grilled corn is smothered in a mayo, sour cream and cilantro dressing before being sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Grilled Corn

Broccoli Salad

Trisha packs a ton of flavors and textures into this one salad. Coating the broccoli in a mayonnaise-vinegar mixture allows the diced bacon, onion, raisins and sunflower seeds to adhere, so you get a bit of salt, crunch and sweetness in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Broccoli Salad

The Neelys' Old-Fashioned Macaroni Salad

The Neelys whip up a classic salad that goes great with barbecue ribs. Elbow macaroni and ham are mixed with hard-boiled eggs, celery, relish and mayo for a creamy taste of summer.

Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Smokin' Potato Salad

This easy potato salad is one of Guy's favorites. Give the dish a smoky finish by grilling the potatoes for 10 minutes on each side.

Get the Recipe: Smokin' Potato Salad

Rachael's Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Cook Rachael's quick and easy asparagus bundles on the grill for an impressive summer side.

Get the Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Garden Pasta With Bocconcini

This pasta salad is filled with some of summer's best produce: cherry tomatoes and zucchini.

Get the Recipe: Garden Pasta With Bocconcini

Bobby's Creamy Coleslaw

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

Get the Recipe: Creamy Cole Slaw

Giada's Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella

"I love my Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella," says Giada. "It is a great go-to recipe because I always have the ingredients in my pantry. All the colors and flavors of the tomatoes, artichokes, basil and olives make this a tasty and vibrant dish."

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Giada's Tri-Colore Orzo

Giada dresses up barbecue with this beautiful and delicious Italian take on pasta salad.

Get the Recipe: Tri-Colore Orzo

Ina's Zucchini Gratin

Follow Ina's lead this zucchini season and bake up a cheesy and crunchy summer casserole.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Gratin

Guy's Black Bean and Corn Salad

Guy whips up a hearty summer salad with grilled sweet corn, black beans and more veggies.

Get the Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Salad

Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

The secret to perfect firm-tender texture is parboiling the sweet potatoes before grilling, Bobby advises.

Get the Recipe: Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Three-Bean Salad

Crisp, blanched green beans add crunch to offset the tenderness of the kidney beans and cannellinis in this bright summer salad.

Get the Recipe: Three Bean Salad

Grilled Potato Salad

Prepare a vibrant summer salad for your next outdoor party by tossing grilled Yukon Golds with oranges, onions and arugula.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad

Sweet Corn Pudding

When scraping the kernels away from the cob to use in their corn pudding, the Neelys reserve the milky runoff to later incorporate as a natural thickener, along with the milk, heavy cream and cheddar cheese. 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Corn Pudding

Grilled Ratatouille

This classic French dish was meant for your grill. Summer vegetables are charred, chopped and dressed with olive oil, fresh herbs and garlic. Serve it as a side with grilled chicken or pork, or slather it on grilled bread.

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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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Garden Pasta Salad

This simple recipe takes just 10 minutes' prep time. Mix carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes and green onion together before adding cooled pasta then top with store-bought Italian-style salad dressing and Parmesan cheese.

Get the Recipe: Garden Pasta Salad

Baked Potato Salad

To avoid waterlogged potatoes, Alex recommends baking before using them in the salad. When adding the herbs, try leaving some of the stems attached — it gives great earthy flavor.

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Red Cabbage Slaw

Anne's red cabbage and fennel slaw is creamy and tart.

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Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad

When beautiful summer produce is available, sometimes the best way to cook it is, well, not to! This raw salad is crunchy, vibrant and fresh. Use a mandoline to give the vegetables the paper-thin treatment.

Get the Recipe: Shaved Vegetable Salad

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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette and Shaved Romano and Toasted Pine Nuts

Indian Street Corn Salad

One of the most beloved street foods in India is also one of the simplest: corn on the cob, slow-roasted over hot coals, and sprinkled with salt, cayenne and fresh lime juice. It bears a striking resemblance to Mexican elote, which adds some salty, creamy cotija to the mix. 

Get the Recipe: Indian Street Corn Salad

Magic Cornbread

Something very special happens in the oven while this twist on a Southern classic bakes. The result is a rich and custardy center. Serve the cornbread with barbecue — or as dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey.

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Creamy Potato and Prosciutto Salad

Sunny's tri-color potato salad gets a contrasting texture from crispy prosciutto combined with creamy mayo.

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Gingered Coleslaw with Golden Raisins

Geoffrey's take on this classic picnic side is flavored with ginger and garlic, giving it a slight Asian accent.

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Eggplant with Peanut Dressing

A simple peanut butter-based sauce adds a salty-sweet twist to grilled eggplant.

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Classic Southern Macaroni and Cheese

All you need for this mac and cheese casserole dish are five ingredients. Combine everything in a dish and bake until golden brown.

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Grilled Peach and Bacon Salad

Grilled peaches and bacon team up for an easy, sweet and savory side dish that you’ll be serving all summer long.

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Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad and deviled eggs belong together: Be voted most popular at the next BBQ or potluck with this creamy mash-up.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

Summer Squash Casserole

The squash, onions and zucchini for this casserole can be prepped in a steamer basket. If you want to speed up your prep time, place all of the vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl and zap them until tender (about 4 minutes).

Get the Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Corn, tomatillos, grilled peppers and red onion join forces over a bed of tender orecchiette in Bobby's 15-minute summer pasta salad. Toss it all together with smoky chipotle dressing for Southwestern flair.

Get the Recipe: Southwestern Pasta Salad

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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Summer Corn Salad

This simple salad relies on the great flavors of summer corn and tomatoes.

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Mesa Grill Potato Salad

Bobby's fan-favorite potato salad has bold, gutsy flavors like chili powder, lime juice and cilantro.

Get the Recipe: Mesa Grill Potato Salad

Radicchio-Pasta Salad

Rachael tosses orecchiette pasta with onions and radicchio before tossing the dish with sweet-tangy orange-oregano dressing.

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Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Feta

Toss orzo pasta with shrimp, lemon zest, feta and olives for a salad ready in just 25 minutes.

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String Bean and Potato Salad

The secret to Anne's potato salad is to add the garlic, salt, olive oil and vinegar to the potatoes while they are still warm, allowing them to absorb the seasoning all the way through. Once finished, let the salad sit for an hour to let the flavors develop further.

Get the Recipe: String Bean and Potato Salad

Grilled Lime Scallions

For a simple side, throw some scallions on the grill and simply dress them with lime juice and a little spice.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Transform the classic sandwich into a picnic-perfect pasta salad: Crispy bacon, ripe summer tomatoes and fresh lettuce pop against the creamy pasta spirals.

Get the Recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

The Neelys' Fried Green Tomatoes

The Neelys bread their green tomatoes with panko to make them extra crisp.

Get the Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

Bacon-and-Egg Potato Salad

The classic breakfast pairing shines in Robert's fuss-free side salad from Food Network Magazine, featuring crispy bacon, hard-boiled eggs, red onions and a mayonnaise-mustard dressing.

Get the Recipe: Bacon-and-Egg Potato Salad

Fresh Corn Salad

Ina loves to make this easy fresh corn salad when it's in season. Giving cooked corn an ice bath not only stops the cooking right away but it also keeps the beautiful yellow color for your salad.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Corn Salad

Sausage-and-Basil-Stuffed Tomatoes

Dress up tomatoes with a savory stuffing of sausage, herbs, bread cubes and bell pepper.

Get the Recipe: Sausage-and-Basil-Stuffed Tomatoes

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter and Cotija Cheese

This grilled corn — topped with cotija cheese, lime and chili powder in a classic Mexican style — takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter and Cotija Cheese

Bobby's 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.

Get the Recipe: German Potato Salad

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Making ranch dressing at home is so much easier than you think. Ree's buttermilk ranch features fresh herbs and cayenne pepper, and it tastes incredible on anything.

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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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Tomato and Grilled Corn Salad with Almond Vinaigrette

Showcase the two seasonal favorites, tomatoes and corn, by dressing them with an almond vinaigrette and topping with crumbled goat cheese.

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Lighter Asian Noodle Salad

Ree lightens up a flavorful Asian-inspired dish by using zucchini noodles.

Get the Recipe: Lighter Asian Noodle Salad

Macaroni Salad

Mustard and mayonaise are the classic combination for this summer side dish that comes together with just 10 minutes' prep time.

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Italian Pasta Salad

Smoked mozzarella and spicy pepperoni add multiple levels of flavor to this pasta salad.

Get the Recipe: Italian Pasta Salad

Guy's Grilled Romaine With Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

Throw romaine on the grill for a surprising superstar summer side dish.

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Aaron's Classic Potato Salad

Aaron adds boiled eggs to his potato salad and dresses it with a hot Worcestershire-mayo mixture for a creamy side dish with a kick.

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Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Rachael's easy-to-make pasta salad comes together in just 20 minutes with the help of store-bought pesto.

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Cole Slaw

Robert keeps it simple with just a handful of ingredients. Shredded cabbage and carrot are dressed in a classic, sweet-and-tangy, mayo-based dressing. Don’t skip the celery seeds in this recipe. They’re small — but add big flavor!

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Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Alex Guarnaschelli showcases how delicious strawberries can be when used outside of the dessert realm.

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Bobby's 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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Cauliflower Rice

Sneak in some extra veggies at the table with cauliflower rice, a light and simple side dish that’s super easy to make; just pulse cauliflower florets in the food processor and warm in a skillet. Ayesha’s version calls for scallions and almonds, but you can substitute with whatever mix-ins you have on hand.

Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Rice

Marcela's Chipotle Baby Potatoes

These potatoes are boiled until just al dente before taking a spin on a hot grill. Once tender on the inside and barely charred on the outside, they are tossed in cilantro and chipotle oil, imbuing them with zesty spice.

Get the Recipe: Chipotle Baby Potatoes

Smoky Corn On the Cob

Cooking corn on the grill is easy. Just remove the silk, then fold the husk back up and put the whole ear on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Smoky Corn On the Cob

Roasted-Pepper Pasta Salad

Fresh roasted bell peppers and cute bite-sized balls of mozzarella make this a standout summer salad.

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Asian Noodle Salad

Get the biggest platter you can find, because Ree's 5-star salad is absolutely packed with delicious vegetables and noodles. And even with chopping all the vegetables, you can have this eye-pleasing dish dressed in a homemade Asian-inspired sauce and on the table in just 30 minutes. 

Get the Recipe: Asian Noodle Salad

Crunchy Noodle Salad

Ina coats thin spaghetti in a sweet-pungent dressing made from rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ginger and peanut butter. Fresh vegetables add color and crunch — fitting for an outdoor gathering.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Giada's hearty, fresh grilled mushrooms could also work as a vegetarian main course.

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Grilled Cheesy Loaded Potatoes

When it's too hot to turn your oven on, this dish satisfies your craving for a fully loaded baked potato. It's got all your favorite fixings — but is cooked on the grill!

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Grilled Corn Salad with Lime, Red Chili and Cotija

Bobby grills corn in its own husks to protect it before taking the smoky kernels off the cob and tossing them with Cotija cheese, lime juice, lime zest, ancho chile powder and creme fraiche.

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Garden Bean Salad

Mix together garden-fresh beans with canned white beans for a hearty summer side flavored with fresh herbs and tangy apple cider vinegar.

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Cornbread Panzanella

Trisha’s Cornbread Panzanella combines crispy pieces of cornbread with ripe, juicy tomatoes —the perfect summer bite.

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Green Bean Oven Fries

Everyone at your cookout will want to eat their vegetables — these green bean oven fries from Valerie Bertinelli are golden, crispy and coated in fried onions and breadcrumbs.

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BBQ Potato Salad

Wow your crowd with this loaded potato salad. Ree uses pickled onion, bacon and a tangy barbecue sauce for a side dish fit to complement anything you throw on the grill.

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Three-Bean Salad

Green beans, wax beans and black beans combine with mustard, red onion and cilantro for a savory salad that’s great on its own or served over rice.

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Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Combine the enhanced flavor of romaine with smidgens of bacon and our irresistible blue cheese dressing, and that old-fashioned wedge of lettuce becomes a slice of heaven.

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Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Ina finds a lot of pasta salads boring but this version mixes in ingredients while it's still warm so all of the flavors really get fully absorbed.

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Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese

Romaine lettuce leaves are an unexpectedly delicious ingredient to grill. Alex cooks them for 3 minutes on each side until slightly warm and tender, then dresses them up with a vinaigrette and crumbled blue cheese.

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Asian Style Slaw

This easy coleslaw uses pre-shredded coleslaw mix from the grocery store. A few Asian ingredients give it a unique spin.

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Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles

Chinese egg noodles get treated to a creamy peanut sauce that includes a surprising ingredient: strong-brewed green tea. 

Get the Recipe: Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles

Melissa's Grilled Potato Salad

Cook the potatoes on the grill just long enough to achieve grill marks and a smoky flavor. Then gently toss them with Dijon mustard, parsley and bacon vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad With Bacon-Scallion Vinaigrette

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Peppers

Combine tender bow tie pasta combined with shredded rotisserie chicken, diced tomatoes and bell peppers to make a summery cookout side that can easily feed a crowd. A Dijon vinaigrette adds a tangy kick.

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Garden Potato Salad

This lightened-up version of classic potato salad is dressed with a light mayo-yogurt mixture, and is brimming with fresh cilantro and parsley. Carrots and cucumber add crunch to the mix.

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Grilled Corn Risotto

This summer risotto uses corn two ways: The cobs flavor the stock that Geoffrey uses to cook the rice, and grilled kernels are folded in at the end.

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Whole Grilled Zucchini with Basil Vinaigrette

Here's a simple, easy way to grill zucchini in the summer. Cook it whole, until it is tender all the way through, then slice, dress and serve. You get the wonderful smoky flavor of the grill without having to baby-sit your vegetables.

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Giada's Roman Summer Salad

Giada tops fresh summer tomatoes with briny olives and capers and then dresses the salad with a syrupy balsamic reduction.

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Super-Zesty Potato Salad

Anne's secrets to standout potato salad? Tender red bliss potatoes, garlic, bacon and homemade mayonnaise.

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Cucumber Salad

Cool down your summer cookout with this quick and easy side salad.

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Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Add a hearty touch to your usual grilled veggie salad by subbing in couscous and crumbled feta cheese.

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Snow Pea-Radish Slaw

Simple and easy, this crunchy salad is just thinly sliced snow peas, red onions and radishes tossed together with a light vinaigrette.

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Beer Batter Hushpuppies

Mix up your hushpuppy recipe by adding your favorite beer to the cornmeal batter. For consistent results, use an ice-cream scoop to drop the starchy batter into hot oil. 

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Guacamole Salad

Ina turns a favorite dip into a salad — it's like guacamole you can eat with a fork.

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Bobby's Texas-Style Potato Salad

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.

Get the Recipe: Texas-Style Potato Salad with Mustard and Pickled Red Onions

Bobby's 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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Bobby's Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous

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.

Get the Recipe: Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous with Ratatouille, Mozzarella and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Lemon-Parsley Asparagus

For a simple summer side, quickly boil asparagus and top it with a tangy lemon-parsley mixture.

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Greek Salad

Make a restaurant-style salad at home; Rachael Ray loads her version with classic ingredients: kalamata olives, tomatoes, peppers and feta cheese.

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Grilled Panzanella Salad

Serve this grilled bread and veggie salad as a main dish for four or as a side dish for a larger group.

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Grilled Summer Squash

Get summer squash while it's in season and grill it up with parsley and mint. A sprinkle of shaved ricotta gives a hint of salt.

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Grilled Bok Choy

You'll need only six ingredients for this easy side dish that is great on the grill.

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Deconstructed Mexican-Style Corn

This recipe takes all of the ingredients from traditional Mexican corn on the cob, or elote, and fashions them into an easy-to-eat summer salad.

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Horseradish Potato Salad

A dash of horseradish adds a spicy kick to Valerie’s five-star potato salad.

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Elotes

Amp your grilled corn up a notch by transforming it into elote (also known as Mexican street corn). Simply slather mayonnaise on each cob and sprinkle on Cotija cheese and chili powder.

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Grilled Fruit Skewers with Chili and Lime

Thread your favorite summer fruits like watermelon, pineapple and mango onto skewers and dust them with chili powder and lime zest.

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Spiced Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple

Broil spicy, bacon-wrapped pineapple slices for a mouth-watering summer side dish.

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Grilled Fennel and Asparagus Salad

For a fresh spin on a vegetable salad, Guy’s combines grilled asparagus and fennel with currants, olives, toasted pine nuts, arugula and a garlicy vinaigrette.

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Asparagus Pasta Salad

Not only is Rachael’s asparagus pasta salad loaded with veggies, but this tasty side dish also comes together in just 30 minutes.

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Anne Burrell's Ratatouille

The 5-star reviews for this recipe say it all! Food Network fans rave that this dish is "simple and delicious," the "best ratatouille ever" and "a burst of summer in your mouth." One even writes that it she's "not a fan of eggplant" but loved it in this dish.

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Food Network Kitchen's Creamy Cucumber Salad

Fresh dill and sour cream turn the summer staple into something cool, creamy and refreshing. Try this classic Midwestern salad with black bread and smoked salmon, or as a simple side for chicken or fish.

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Summer Squash Casserole

Yellow squash is easily overlooked (cauliflower gets all the attention), but with the addition of cheese and a buttery cracker topping, you can transform it into a summer casserole perfect for a barbecue or potluck.

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