SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - APRIL 30: A barbecue platter from Heritage Barbecue in San Juan Capistrano on Friday, April 30, 2021 that includes, clockwise from bottom, smoked Jidori Chicken, jalapeño cornbread, brisket beans, queso, pulled pork, sausage links, pork spare ribs, brisket with a salad, center. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
Food - Drink
Side Dish Recipes For Your Summer Cookout - Part 1
French Potato Salad
This salad gets French flair from Champagne vinegar and a burst of brightness and color from chopped parsley, dill, and scallions. It's perfect for picnics and barbecues and can last a bit longer at room temperature than mayo-based salads.
Lemon Garlic Green Beans
This simple blanch-and-saute recipe requires six ingredients: green beans, butter, fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. This fast, easy dish perfectly accompanies various cookout foods when served with fresh lemon wedges.
Vegan Taco Salad
This salad substitutes delicious chipotle-seasoned walnuts and lentils for ground beef. With chopped romaine lettuce, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn kernels, sliced avocados, and vegan sour cream, this dish is perfect for a vegan-friendly cookout.
Baked Feta Dip
For this delicious appetizer, a block of feta cheese is placed in a small baking dish along with tomatoes, red bell pepper, red onions, and garlic. The ingredients are baked in the oven and then stirred into a creamy dip that's perfect with pita bread, crudités, or crackers.
Heirloom Tomato Panzanella
Heirloom tomatoes come in a stunning variety of colors and textures, all of which take center stage in this Italian-style salad. This simple recipe calls for chopped tomatoes with toasted ciabatta, cucumber, shallots, fresh dill and basil, and an oil and vinegar dressing.