7 Healthy, Crowd-Pleasing Sides For Memorial Day Weekend

These salads and sides are fresh, healthy and packed with seasonal produce.

Food Network Kitchen’s Beautiful Shaved Vegetable Salad.

Food Network Kitchen’s Beautiful Shaved Vegetable Salad.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Looking for a healthy side dish for your Memorial Day shindig? These seven spectacular sides and salads are guaranteed to please.

Our Shaved Vegetable Salad (above) is a vibrant, fresh show-stopper. Use a mandoline to give garden-fresh veggies the paper-thin treatment.

American Macaroni Salad: Food Network Kitchens

American Macaroni Salad: Food Network Kitchens

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

This American Macaroni Salad tastes like the classic, but is better for you since it calls for less mayo and lots of nutritious veggies.

Two strips of bacon are all you need to give this Broccoli Salad rich, smoky flavor without overdoing it on fat and calories.

Giada De Laurentiis's Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons for Reshoots, as seen on Food Network.

Giada De Laurentiis's Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons for Reshoots, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Stack up these pretty grilled eggplant, asparagus, fresh ricotta and basil to make Giada's Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons.

Potato salad in a light green bowl on a white washed tabletop

Potato salad in a light green bowl on a white washed tabletop

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Tara Donne, Food Network

A small amount of mayo goes a long way in adding creaminess to our lighter Garden Potato Salad. Fresh veggies including carrots, cucumbers, radishes and tomatoes amp up the nutrition.

Our Balsamic Grilled Vegetables deliver a double dose of bold flavor thanks to both a marinade and glaze made with tangy balsamic vinegar.

PESTO POTATO SALAD, Ellie Krieger, Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger/Cool Food, Food
Network, Small Red Potatoes, Yellow Pepper, Red Pepper, Basil Pesto, Pine Nuts, Basil
Leaves, Parmesan, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil

PESTO POTATO SALAD, Ellie Krieger, Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger/Cool Food, Food Network, Small Red Potatoes, Yellow Pepper, Red Pepper, Basil Pesto, Pine Nuts, Basil Leaves, Parmesan, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

For a twist on the classic, try our Pesto Potato Salad. Just toss boiled red potatoes with basil pesto sauce and throw in some chopped red and yellow peppers for added color and crunch.

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