Move away from packaged salad and blended coleslaw for your BBQ sides and try something more creative. It does not have to be time-consuming; you can make them in advance. Here are a few suggestions.
Roasted Corn on the Cob
Instead of grilling corn on the cob, how about roasting it in your oven? Make beautiful corn on the cob for your next barbecue by putting your trusted oven to work for you. It is fast and will not need a lot of attention.
This macaroni salad is stuffed with chopped vegetables and hard-boiled eggs in a rich, creamy sauce with notes of sweetness and tanginess. It is easy and perfect for all the BBQs you will host.
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Quarter one big juicy tomato. Slice up a mozzarella ball and drizzle extra virgin olive oil into the mix. Finally, add freshly picked thyme, sea salt, and black pepper for seasoning.
Slice the peppers, courgette, and red onion very thinly. Thread them onto metal skewers together with whole chestnut mushrooms.
Sprinkle with a peri-peri spice mix and drizzle with olive oil. Cook them on the grill for 15 minutes, or until the peppers sear and the onion is cooked through.
Halloumi is a universal favorite, so indulge and get two packets. Slice two packs of halloumi and combine with two tablespoons of tomato ketchup, two tablespoons of soy sauce, and one finely sliced red pepper in a bowl.
Cook directly on the grill bars and then flip after a few minutes. Take off and start eating as soon as both sides are scorched!
Boil one small bag of young potatoes for ten minutes or until they slip off a knife. Pour the drained liquid into a big basin. Get two thinly sliced spring onions and half a red onion. Add some chopped chives, sea salt, and black pepper for flavor.
Bacon and Peas Salad
This interesting stress-free salad requires mixing mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. Then use peas, chopped onion, celery, and bacon to make the salad. Stir in the dressing, and you have an invitingly flavorful salad.
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
These inventive bacon-wrapped brussel sprouts make an excellent side dish for your BBQ. Wrap the sprouts in bacon, drizzle them with maple sugar glaze, and bake them. You will impress your loved ones with this delicious, inventive side dish!
Bacon Avocado Potato Salad
This potato salad’s bacon/avocado combination will saturate your taste senses with a delightful, creamy flavor. Including eggs and avocados in a bacon potato salad results in a flavor explosion that is crunchy, salty, crispy, and zesty.
Stuffed Romano Peppers
Cook the peppers on the BBQ grill for five minutes or until they soften. After that, take them from the foil and throw them directly onto the grill bars to quickly blacken the outsides. Make stuffing using rice, olives, onion, chili, and mascarpone. Place them on the grill till the filling warms, and serve.
Purple Cabbage Slaw
Use red and green cabbage and carrots to make the slaw. Then use mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper to make the creamy, nutritious dressing.
Honey-Mustard Green Bean Potato Salad
This Honey-Mustard Green Bean Potato Salad is delicious and contains no mayo. Instead, it is drizzled with a tangy and sweet sauce made from honey mustard, vinegar, and olive oil.
Mix the green beans and potatoes in the sauce, then add salt and pepper to taste.
For the sweet-toothed guests, blend frozen raspberry, mango, peach, or pineapple with a simple syrup of water and sugar. Freeze the mixture until it is ready to enjoy.
Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad
Use red potatoes, green onion, bacon, and blue cheese. Prepare the dressing by mixing sour cream, mayo, onion powder, mustard, and lots of dill. It’ is a delicious side dish for anything grilled.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Mix store-bought rotisserie chicken with cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, hot sauce, and cheddar cheese. Cook the mixture until it bubbles, then serve hot or cool.
This is a must-have barbecue side dish that pairs well with grilled meats, making it a favorite in buffets. It calls for a cabbage, carrot, and mayonnaise base with pepper, lemon, and salt for the seasoning.
These bacon-topped baked beans offer the ideal balance of sweet and salty tastes. Instead of purchasing canned baked beans, make your own delicious brown sugar and bacon baked beans at home.
Old Fashioned Green Beans
These quick-to-prepare green beans require a few simple ingredients. Fresh green beans and crispy bacon combine to create a flavorful and savory snack. You should season them with the classic salt and pepper for a simple but impactful taste.
Imagine if cinnamon rolls were pizza. You need pizza dough lined with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. Roll as you would a cinnamon roll, then bake. Kids will love this side dish.
Summer Orzo Salad
Use orzo in your summer pasta salad instead of noodles. Include fresh in-season tastes from vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers. And for a creamy texture, do not forget to add some salty feta cheese.
Baked mac and cheeses
The cheese-filled, creamy baked mac and cheese has panko-parmesan crisp pieces. Combine panko, parmesan, butter, and paprika to create a gorgeous golden-brown bake.
You can top it with green beans and butter-roasted almonds. Also, sprinkle lemon juice and parsley on top of the buttered almonds for a yummy diverse taste.
Baked sweet potato fries
Simple baked sweet potato fries are vegetarian, gluten-free, and delicious. Prepare the sweet potatoes into fries, then bake them with a drizzle of olive oil. It is the ideal finger food for your barbecue.
If you have a barbecue party coming up and do not have the time to create complex meals, consider the above side dishes. A few of these dishes will fill your table and provide varied flavors that will cater to all your guests.