The 106 Best Summer Side Dishes

 

Coleslaw, potato salad, grilled veggies and more — find a new summer side for your next cookout.

 

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter

Tyler Florence's kicked-up take on Mexican corn calls for cobs to be coated in a lime-scented and herbed butter, rolled in traditional queso fresco, then sprinkled with a homemade eight-spice chile rub.

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Fried Zucchini

Substitute Giada De Laurentiis' fried zucchini for french fries at your next burger bash. The crispy, Parmesan-studded breadcrumbs make the dish.

Get the Recipe: Fried Zucchini

Tangy Coleslaw with Smoked Corn

Use your stovetop smoker to infuse corn kernels with the rich aroma of oak sawdust chips. Mixed with a colorful array of cabbage, red pepper and jalapeno, corn becomes an unusual slaw with sweet-tangy honey-lime vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Tangy Coleslaw with Smoked Corn and Lime Dressing

Plum Caprese Salad

If you're bored of tomatoes and basil, try Tiffani Thiessen's plum rendition of the classic caprese salad while the stone fruit is still in season.

Get the Recipe: Plum Caprese Salad

Smashed Grill-Roasted Potatoes with Creme Fraiche

While you're grilling up meat, throw some potatoes on the side. For extra surface area for toppings, smash 'em before dolloping on creme fraiche.

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Arugula Salad with White Truffle Oil, Marcona Almonds and Shaved Parmesan

This easy salad only takes five minutes to throw together, but it tastes fancy and complex thanks to truffle oil and decadent Marcona almonds.

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Georgia Caviar

Kimberly Schlapman's Southern-style "caviar" is mostly black-eyed peas, but it gets pops of color (and flavor) from mixed bell peppers, onions and corn. Champagne on the side is totally optional.

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Zucchini Carpaccio

Beautiful ribbons of fresh zucchini are delicious and Instagram ready for your next party.

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Orzo Salad with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

You probably have corn up to your ears and garden-fresh tomatoes on hand, so throw them together with orzo pasta for an easy side dish. A shaving of Parmesan cheese is the ultimate finishing touch.

Get the Recipe: Orzo Salad with Corn, Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes

Beer-Battered Fries

Combine two of your favorite things: french fries and beer. The rice flour-and-cornstarch batter helps get the taters super crispy.

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Zucchini Paneer

Homemade paneer cheese and chunks of masala-flavored zucchini make a great side dish or main dish.

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Grilled Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Croutons

Make the most out of fresh corn by shucking ears and grilling them to a charred, slightly crisp finish before mixing the kernels with tomatoes, greens and a tart white-wine vinaigrette.

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Colorful Corn Salad

Taste the rainbow with Tiffani's colorful vegetable salad. Jicama, red onion, red bell pepper, corn, black beans and avocado are tossed in a simple cilantro-cumin dressing.

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Cool Cucumber Salad

Stay cool as a cucumber with this easy marinated vegetable recipe. Make a few jars' worth and eat it on its own, on top of sandwiches or even tossed in salads.

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Watermelon with Feta, Mint and Chile

Tiffani's refreshing salad combines salty feta cheese and spicy chile-lime powder.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon with Feta, Mint and Chile

Artichoke Pasta Salad

With its ribbonlike pleats, farfalle — better known as bow tie pasta — is the ideal vehicle for scooping up chopped artichokes, roasted chicken and grape tomatoes.

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Pimento Cheese Spread with Crusty Bread

This spin on a classic Southern favorite has two kinds of cheese — sharp cheddar and Asiago — so it's twice as delicious.

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Wedge Salad

Tiffani Thiessen's creamy ranch dressing gets a quadruple dose of garlicky flavor from garlic, scallions, garlic powder and chives. Spoon it over wedges of iceberg adorned with crunchy bacon for an indulgent salad.

Get the Recipe: Wedge Salad

Creamy Dijon-Dill Potato Salad

You can make this tangy, dill-laced potato salad a couple of hours ahead and let it sit at room temperature as you finish the rest of your picnic prep. Putting the spuds in the fridge actually ruins their rich, smooth texture.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Dijon-Dill Potato Salad

Smoky Panzanella with Market Vegetables

Kelsey's panzanella gets its moniker from the smoky mozzarella chunks that are mixed with vibrant veggies, toasted bread and a tangy Dijon-vinegar dressing. It's the most iconic picnic salad, since the longer the salad sits, the more the flavors meld.

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Grilled Mixed Vegetables

Gabriele Corcos grills eggplant, zucchini and endive with acciugata, an anchovy-based sauce, to transform them into Tuscan vegetables.

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Fried Okra

Deep-fried, buttermilk-battered okra with spicy Sriracha mayonnaise is the ideal side for your next Southern summer dinner.

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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Spend more time in the sunshine (and less time in the kitchen) by prepping this beautiful, no-cook heirloom tomato salad. The colorful mixture needs little more enhancement than shreds of basil, dollops of melt-in-your-mouth burrata and a sprinkling of sea salt to magnify all the flavors therein.

Get the Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Tortellini Salad with Fresh Herb and Tomato Vinaigrette

Stuffed with various meats, veggies or cheeses, tortellini should be dressed with light ingredients, such as the chopped tomatoes, arugula and fresh herbs found in Michael Chiarello's warm-weather dish.

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Tarragon Potato Salad

Add a little French flair to your barbecue with Laura Calder's potato salad dressed with tangy Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.

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Tricolore Penne Pasta with Chicken

With its long, cylindrical shape and sturdy texture, penne is the pasta of choice for salads with coarsely chopped ingredients. This recipe's chunks of chicken, greens and shards of Parmesan won't overpower the ridged tubes.

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Grilled Corn Skewers with Chipotle-Cilantro Butter

Bobby Flay's playful corn skewers — slathered in a chipotle-infused butter and garnished with fresh cilantro — are the perfect size for cookout nibbling.

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Red Cabbage Slaw

Bright citrus notes, pretty purple color and well-balanced flavors will make this your new go-to slaw recipe.

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Chuck's Peach and Blue Cheese Salad

Crisped and crumbled prosciutto acts as fancy bacon bits in Chuck's sweet-salty peach and blue cheese summer salad.

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Mexican Street Corn

Sunny coats smoky ears of corn with a chili-infused mayo and a spritz of lime to make her version of elote, or Mexican street corn.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Street Corn

Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Mint and basil add summer freshness to this grilled eggplant salad, while goat cheese adds a creamy, tangy pop of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Lemon-Basil Potatoes

Giada boils potatoes in chicken stock to give the spuds added flavor before tossing them with lemon zest and chopped basil.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Basil Potatoes

Refreshing Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad

This savory and sweet salad is the perfect side to make when both tomatoes and watermelon are at their peak.

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Garden Pasta Salad

Make the most of your garden — or greenmarket — bounty with this simple pasta salad starring carrots, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes and green onions.

Get the Recipe: Garden Pasta Salad

Fresh Pesto

Vibrant basil, pine nut and Parmesan pesto is one of the season's most versatile sauces. There are so many ways to use it — as a sandwich spread, a marinade or a pasta sauce — that you'll need more than one batch to make it through the summer.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Pesto

Tomato Cheese Tart

Chuck's beautiful summer tart is topped with Swiss cheese, thin slices of ruby-red tomatoes and a variety of fresh herbs.

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Greek Feta and Cucumber Salad

Feta cheese adds just the right amount of saltiness to Michael Symon's light and refreshing cucumber salad, and since it only takes 10 minutes to pull together, you can spend more time soaking up that vitamin D.

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New Macaroni Salad

We've got a macaroni salad for the new millennium, with creamy yogurt and tangy feta stepping in to replace the heavy mayo-based salads of yore.

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Marinated Zucchini and Summer Squash

Marinating mild zucchini and yellow squash in a vinegar, lemon, garlic and thyme mixture overnight allows the sturdy vegetables to soak up its flavors. After being grilled, the slices possess even smokier, deeper flavor.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter

If you're grilling corn with husks on, remember to soak the ears in water first — this will keep them from drying up before the kernels are cooked. Bobby Flay tops his with a fiery habanero-garlic butter, a squeeze of lime and Cotija cheese for a more savory take on Mexican-style corn.

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

Italian Soba Noodle Salad

Featuring a blend of Mediterranean and Asian ingredients like Kalamata olives and shiitake mushrooms, Ching's salad — which ditches starchy pasta for nutty Japanese soba noodles — is the perfect all-in-one meal for warm-weather gatherings.

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Grilled Twice-Baked Potatoes

Transform a boring baked potato into a grilled, bacon-and-cheese-stuffed sensation with these twice-baked beauties.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic

When grilled, portobello mushrooms transform into juicy, meat-like mains. A garlicky balsamic dressing adds even more savory flavor.

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Baked Potato Salad

Alex roasts potatoes in the oven instead of boiling them, to ensure the skin turns crispy. She then mixes them with a chunky basil-parsley puree and tangy ingredients like red wine vinegar, mustard, capers and gherkin pickles.

Get the Recipe: Baked Potato Salad

Fregola Salad with Fresh Citrus and Red Onion

This beady Sardinian pasta boasts a toothsome bite and nutty flavor that Giada balances with bright summer herbs like basil and mint and slivers of orange and grapefruit.

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Charred Corn Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Charred sweet corn is a welcome side at any backyard gathering, but when dressed with a rich basil vinaigrette and tossed with tomatoes, it's a standout side exploding with summer flavors.

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Quick Coleslaw

Try Kelsey’s essential, quick coleslaw the next time you need a picnic salad fast.

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Three Bean Salad with Jalapeno-Cilantro Vinaigrette

We love coriander and try to work it into as many different dishes as we can. In this case, the coriander adds more depth to a very light and fresh summer salad.

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Cold-Fashioned Potato Salad

Alton Brown's creamy potato salad benefits from an hour (or more) in the refrigerator, which lets the flavors meld. It's a great make-ahead side dish for your summer get-together.

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Black Bean Salad with Mango, Cilantro and Lime

Kelsey's black bean salad balances sweet, tangy and spicy flavors and is quite filling, thanks to the protein-packed beans. Serve it in tacos as a veggie-friendly main, or alongside any meat or fresh summer salad.

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Tyler's Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

This cool, refreshing salad packs some heat with small bits of Thai chili mixed in.

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Orecchiette with Mixed Greens and Goat Cheese

Dome-shaped orecchiette are the perfect vehicle for the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese in Giada's Mediterranean-accented pasta.

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Roasted Peanut Slaw

Peanut butter in the dressing gives this light and tangy coleslaw just the right amount of nutty flavor. Garnish with roasted peanuts before serving.

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Grilled Romaine with Charred Grapefruit Dressing

Sturdy slivers of romaine lettuce can stand up to the heat of the grill, taking on a smoky char that pairs wonderfully with this tart grapefruit dressing.

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Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Cheese

One bite of Giada's Italian-accented corn, dusted with Parmesan and garlic, and you'll feel like you're sitting seaside in Capri.

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Wasabi Potato Salad

A few tablespoons of nose-tingling wasabi give this Asian-inspired potato salad a generous kick.

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Grilled Vegetables

Giada's colorful assortment of vegetables is grilled and then dressed with an oil, vinegar and herb mixture. Use whichever fresh veggies you can find at your market.

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Giada's Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella

Giada’s panzanella is easy to throw together with ingredients you probably already have on hand; just add some artichoke hearts, tomatoes and fresh basil and you’re set to enjoy this hearty bread salad!

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Grilled Picnic Corn

Kelsey's salty, tangy, spicy grilled or broiled corn recipe will become your backyard barbecue staple.

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Pasta Primavera

Giada roasts a rainbow of summer vegetables with dried herbs and then tosses them with pasta, oil and Parmesan for a simple salad that lets the fresh produce shine.

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Asian Style Slaw

Dress a simple slaw with a variety of Asian ingredients to liven up the standard summer side.

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Cucumber Salad with Red Onions and Feta

Kelsey's simple summer salad lets fresh, crunchy cucumber shine amidst onions, mild feta and a sprinkling of dill.

Get the Recipe: Pickled Cucumber Salad with Red Onions and Feta

Creamy Latin Pasta Salad

The diced ham, bell peppers, peas and jicama in this Latin-inspired salad easily hug the grooves found in rotini, the shorter and more tightly wound cousin of fusilli.

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Spinach Salad with Pecans and Gorgonzola

Sweet spinach and candy-like pecans are balanced by the sharpness of Gorgonzola cheese and a sherry-shallot vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

Spinach-Ricotta Pesto Pasta with Crisp Prosciutto and Asparagus

Thick sauces like this creamy spinach-ricotta dip nest inside the pocket of each orecchiette noodle, making this dish as satisfying as a bowl of miniature dumplings.

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Peach Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil Vinaigrette

A tangy-sweet honey-Dijon dressing pairs nicely with juicy peaches and mild, salty feta.

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Mexican Grilled Corn

Slather freshly grilled corn with a mayo, sour cream and cilantro mixture and top with lime juice, Parmesan and chili powder for a popular summer side inspired by Mexican street food.

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Tri-Colore Orzo

Turn a typical summer BBQ into a fancier affair with Giada's Tri-Colore Orzo salad.

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Spicy Smoked Sweet Potato Salad

Kelsey smokes sweet potatoes on the stovetop for her chipotle-and-adobo spiced potato salad, but feel free to take it outside and cook them on your outdoor grill instead.

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Roman Summer Salad

Eat like the Romans with a rich, salty salad not for those with milder tastes: Green and black olives are paired with capers, anchovies and a healthy portion of balsamic vinegar.

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Tyler's Quick Sweet Pickles

Tyler’s sweet pickles make a cooling side.

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Greek Salad

Jamie's lively Greek salad includes not-often-used green peppers for crunch, plus dill, mint and oregano for fresh herbal flavor.

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Grilled Corn Salsa

Grilling corn on the cob without the husks creates golden, toasted and charred corn — great for salsa.

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Pasta Salad with Green Onion Dressing

Roger adds his own Everyday Exotic twist to pasta salad by adding in coconut.

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Beet and Carrot Slaw

This is a gorgeous and refreshing summer slaw. A box grater or food processor shredding attachment are good, time-saving alternatives if you don't want to cut the beets and carrots by hand.

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San Francisco Pilaf

Broken bits of vermicelli — a noodle that's thinner than spaghetti but thicker than angel hair — are browned in butter to give this fluffy pilaf sweet flavor and slightly crunchy texture.

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Pickled Corn-Bacon Relish

Chef Edward Lee's tangy corn-and-bacon relish requires two days in the fridge for all of the ingredients to fully meld and pickle, but the wait is well worth it. Add the condiment to sandwiches, salads or appetizers — like deviled eggs and bruschetta — to give them an extra punch of flavor.

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Watermelon Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

In this salad, cubes of refreshing summer fruits and veggies –– watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes –– are mixed with a variety of seasonal herbs and feta cheese for the ideal salty-sweet combo. Dress the lot with a tangy pomegranate vinaigrette to round out the dish's flavors.

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David Rocco's Insalata Caprese

You can't go wrong with a classic like this simple caprese salad, with layers of tomato, mozzarella and basil.

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Charred Corn Salad with Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

The simple summer medley of sweet corn, red onions and avocado gets a spicy Latin kick with Kelsey's creamy tomatillo dressing.

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Green Papaya Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Bathe crisp, sweet strips of green papaya in a salty-spicy dressing for a unique, fruity appetizer.

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Grilled Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Aioli (Patatas Bravas)

Enough with the French and their fries –– prepare your potatoes the Spanish way by throwing them on the grill and dipping them in a garlicky and spicy tomato aioli.

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Pan-Roasted Corn and Tomato Salad

With bacon, avocado, onions and chiles, this flavorful salad is a surprising, juicy main with just the right amount of heat and a hint of smoke.

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Classic Macaroni Salad

It's not a summer party until a bowl of macaroni salad is on the table. Try Kelsey's take on the classic for a new spin.

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Cucumber Lychee Salad

Though sweet, juicy lychees and watery cucumbers hardly evoke thoughts of throats on fire, a sprinkling of diced red Thai chiles gives this summery dish some serious heat.

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Herbed Potato Salad

Blanched asparagus or string beans make great additions to this salad. Tuna works well, too, and turns this side salad into a no-fuss summertime meal.

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Tomato and Chorizo Salad

Smoky chorizo and sweet tomatoes are paired in this colorful summer salad.

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Peach and Arugula Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Gorgonzola

Crumbles of pancetta add an additional savory layer to this popular sweet-salty summer salad. To further enhance this meal's palate-bending flavors, spread sweet fig preserves with more Gorgonzola on grilled ciabatta rounds.

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Chuck's Warm Potato Salad

Chuck riffs on a classic, dressing up potato salad by using fingerling potatoes and mixing in hard-boiled eggs and green beans.

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Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad

Everything tastes better when cooked in bacon fat. Siba Mtongana first fries the bits of pork, then adds in all the vegetables, plus a dash of soy sauce and grated ginger, to make this super-savory take on corn.

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Roger Mooking's Pine Nut Bread Salad

Pine nuts add a rich nuttiness to panzanella salad.

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Creamy Cobb Potato Salad

Taking its cue from the legendary salad created from leftovers in a late-night Hollywood kitchen, our potato-studded version is a star of its own.

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Orzo Salad

A pesto containing broccoli, not basil, is more subtle and savory than its basil counterpart. Mix with fluffy orzo and top with more broccoli florets for a substantial pasta dish.

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Spicy Kale Caesar Salad

Spice up a standard salad by spiking Caesar dressing with homemade hot sauce and brushing it over toasted bread cubes for a fiery set of croutons.

Spicy Kale Caesar Salad

Cucumber Salad with Fresh Coconut

Bal dresses up mild cucumbers with cashews, chiles and coconut, adding sweet-salty-spicy flavor.

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Herby Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Get Kelsey's essential recipe for a robust potato salad coated in homemade bacon vinaigrette.

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Kohlrabi and Chinese Sausage Slaw

The crisp freshness of raw kohlrabi contrasts well with the richness of the Chinese sausage in this sweet and spicy Southeast Asian-style slaw.

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Quick Pickles

Need pickles in a hurry? Kelsey shows you how to skip the waiting and turn cukes into tangy pickles in less than an hour.

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David Rocco's Orecchiette con Ricotta e Pomodorini: Orecchiette Pasta with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes

Serve David's Italian-style pasta salad at your next cookout.

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Grilled Corn

Topped with diced jalapenos and Cotija cheese, Kevin's recipe possesses all the heat and authentic flavor of Mexican grilled corn.

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Potato, Tomato, Corn and Basil Salad

This light summer side dish takes advantage of summer's best produce.

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Your Classic Bread-and-Butter Pickles

This recipe for straight-up pickles will become your staple for picnic sandwich accompaniment and cookouts.

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Ham Hock Collards

To complement any barbecue this summer, make a big pot of collard greens. Ham hocks lend an unmistakable smoky, salty flavor that will have you going back for seconds and thirds.

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Red Onion, Tomato and Herb Salad

When you're in a pinch, slice up some tomatoes and onions for a super-easy salad. The secret ingredient is white balsamic, which lends a smoother bite than traditional white vinegar.

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Grilled Twice-Baked Potatoes

While you're charring meat on the grill, throw your twice-baked potatoes on too. These bad boys are endlessly customizable, so think outside the box when it comes to your stuffings.

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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Mayo

Add a fiery kick to summer corn with Sriracha-spiked butter, and feel free to drizzle it on your steaks or grilled chicken while you're at it.

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