25 Best Salads and Side Dishes To Bring To a Barbecue

Because grilling season is among us, here are 25 BEST salads and side dishes to bring to a barbecue! With the Memorial Day weekend beginning in just minutes, how many of you are scrambling for what to make this weekend? Since I cook just about every single day of my life, I’m always signing up for the easiest thing I can bring (<—lazy), that’s why I pulled together some of my favorite easy and delicious salads and side dishes that work for any type of barbecue.

25 Best Salads and Side Dishes To Bring To A Barbecue l SimplyScratch.com

Whether it’s burgers or steaks, chicken or ribs there’s always some kind of meat grilling away, with it’s aroma tantalizing your tastebuds. Next to that a table that’s set up with a smorgasbord of salads and side dishes. Salads like pasta, potato, green and leafy, fruit and legume- just not necessarily together, or maybe? Side dishes like baked beans, slaws and vegetable trays. Always more side dish options than are probably be needed nor consumed. So I decided to put a round up of a few of my fab salads and side dish recipes that would be perfect at any family or friendly get together.

Some old. Some new. All delicious.

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Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad

Colorful veggies are tossed with bowtie pasta, Genoa salami, Parmesan cheese and a super simple Italian dressing for the ultimate Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad! This pasta salad calls for...

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3 Ways to Freeze Fresh Herbs with Pamperd Chef

I’ve partnered with Pampered Chef to show you 3 ways to freeze fresh herbs with the help from Pampered Chef products. Freezing fresh herbs has never been easier or more fun! This...

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad

At your next barbecue why not whip up a batch of bacon cheddar ranch potato salad? Homemade buttermilk ranch dresses roasted baby potatoes and tossed with crispy Applewood smoked bacon, sliced...

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Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken: Sweet, sour and fiery! I would describe this flavorful chicken stir-fry dish as sweet and sour chicken meets buffalo — thanks to Frank’s Red Hot and red...

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Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes + A Fair Trade Giveaway!

Your mother just called and she’s requesting these Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes for breakfast on Sunday. These pancakes are sweet and cinnamon-y, fluffy and crispy-edged, just what every mother and weekend morning deserves....

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Classic Mimosa Recipe

Whether it be Mother’s Day, your wedding day, a brunch with friends or plain ol’ Wednesday, there’s never a wrong time to sip a classic mimosa! Bubbly prosecco, a splash...

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Blueberry Margaritas

Spring meets Cinco de Mayo in these blueberry margaritas! Tart, fresh lime juice and tequila, sweetened with a simple syrup and topped with blueberry juice. The classic margarita just...

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Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Move over guacamole, this Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Dip is here to take your spot this Cinco de Mayo! Throw all the ingredients into your food processor and blend...

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Pancetta Asparagus Carbonara

30 minutes is all you need in order to make this comforting Pancetta Asparagus Carbonara pasta dish. Crispy fried pancetta and asparagus is tossed with cooked linguine in a 4-ingredient cheesy...