18 Fast, Easy and YUMMY Cookout Side Dish Recipes

18 Fast Easy and Delicious Cook Out Side Dishes - great recipes! Saving for picnics and pot lucks, too.Are family reunions, neighborhood gatherings and friendly cookouts on your summer calendar? The summer season is almost here and cookouts top my list of favorite activities. I aim to bring side dishes that are quick to prepare, easy to transport and a snap to serve up. Oh yeah, and they have to be tasty (even better if bacon or cheese is included). We’ve even skipped the mayo in this round-up – ’cause Salmonella spoils any celebration! Try one of these fantastic side dish recipes instead of a traditional pasta salad:

Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles…. serve as is or add some extra veggies. Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles

Mediterranean Orzo Salad – bring on the feta! Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad …yum! Caprese Pasta Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad Southwest Quinoa Salad

Make your antipasto easier to serve by creating these Antipasto Kabobs. Antipasto Kabobs

If you are a slaw lover, try this Oriental Coleslaw. Add canned mandarin oranges for some added sweetness. Oriental Coleslaw

Bring on the fruit! It’s the season for succulent strawberries and loads of other sweets from Mother Nature. So get out your time-saving and waste-avoiding strawberry huller (affiliate) and enjoy! Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon ChipsFruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

The sweet and saltiness of these dishes will make them disappear soon after you arrive. Watermelon Feta and Mint Skewers Watermelon Feta and Mint Skewers

If you haven’t tried prosciutto with melon together, we HIGHLY recommend it. Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Bites Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Bites

Don’t forget those 2.5 servings of vegetables everyone needs each day. Make one of these and guests will make room for seconds. Roasted Corn with Basil Shallot Vinaigrette Roasted Corn with Basil Shallot Vinaigrette

Skinny Broccoli Salad probably wont make you skinny but don’t let that prevent you from making it.Skinny Broccoli Salad

Zucchini Summer Squash Tomato Gratin

Spicy Asian Zucchini Spicy Asian Zucchini

Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad

Anyone from New England knows a cookout isn’t complete without baked beans. Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q Baked Beans Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q Baked Beans

If you’re up for a twist on potato salad that will tempt you to wear a dirndl, try German Potato Salad.

German Potato Salad

Lastly, enjoy watching guests pig out on a Watermelon and Cantaloupe Pig. Watermelon and Cantaloupe Pig


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