28 Easy BBQ Side Dishes For Summer

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Summer is all about barbecuing outside and enjoying the warm weather. The main dish is usually not a problem, but I tend to get stumped when thinking of good BBQ side dishes to serve. This is a list of my favorite go-to summer sides that go with just about any protein and are easy to whip up, yet super tasty.

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Corn and black bean pasta salad, smoker baked potatoes, and smoked vegetables.

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We’re outside almost every day in the summer cooking up something great for dinner, sharing an outdoor meal with friends and family, and just loving that we can cook on the grill once again.

If you’re looking for a great side dish to serve with your grilled tri tip steak or chicken tonight, this list will give you all the ideas you need.

Easy Summer BBQ Side Dishes

Traeger Baked Potatoes

Slow-baked potatoes with crispy skin and a fluffy interior are a perfect side dish to serve with a grilled BBQ main course. Traeger Baked Potatoes are not just easy to make but are loaded with nutrients and flavor. 
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Traeger smoked baked potatoes

BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad

This BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad is a great twist on a classic that combines tender macaroni with a medley of vegetables, tender chicken, and a tangy BBQ sauce and mayonnaise-based dressing.
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Bbq chicken macaroni salad

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

These delicious smoked sweet potatoes are cooked on the smoker to add intense smoky flavor and aroma.
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Smoked sweet potatoes

Grilled Bourbon Pineapple

Grilled Bourbon Pineapple combines the sweetness of fresh pineapple with the smoky flavors of bourbon to create a delicious grilled side dish for your meal.
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Grilled bourbon pineapple

Mediterranean Pasta Salad With Chickpeas

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Chickpeas combines tangy feta cheese, salty Kalamata olives, sweet grape tomatoes, and crunchy vegetables for a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
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Mediterranean pasta salad

Creamy & Spicy Chipotle Coleslaw

This creamy & spicy Chipotle Coleslaw will add some heat to your favorite summer side dish.
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Chipotle coleslaw

Fennel, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad

This Fennel, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad has all the makings of a perfect spring salad, with lots of crunch and zest.
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Fennel salad

Classic Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This classic wedge salad is a great accompaniment to any meal. It's refreshingly crispy and packed with flavor.
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Wedge salad

How to Make Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob is a delicious and popular summer dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish at any outdoor gathering.
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Grilled corn on the cob

Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

This pear and gorgonzola salad combines crispy lettuce leaves with the sweetness of pear and the acidity of cheese to reach the perfect bite.
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Pear salad

Easy Smoked Vegetables

These easy smoked vegetables are slow cooked on the smoker for about 45 minutes, until delicious smoky aroma and flavor is imparted.
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A grill pan full of smoked veggies

Bacon, Jalapeño, and Corn Salad

This easy-to-make bacon, jalapeño and corn salad is a great side dish, but it can also be served as a party appetizer or dip.
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Bacon corn salad

Classic Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

A classic Mexican street food, this corn on the cob is charred on the grill, then slathered in mayo, and topped with tangy Cotija cheese, chili powder and cilantro. 
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Mexican street corn

Corn & Black Bean Pasta Salad

This Corn & Black Bean Pasta Salad combines fusilli pasta with corn, black beans, bell pepper and cilantro for a Southwestern flair.
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Corn and black bean pasta

Broccoli Salad

This salad is packed with fresh broccoli, bacon, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and cheese. It's a huge hit at barbecues and parties.
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Broccoli salad

Smoked Pig Shots

These Smoked Pig Shots make an excellent appetizer when you're outside smoking some meat for a BBQ. They are sausages, wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese and green chilis.
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Smoked pig shots

Easy Instant Pot Potato Salad

This easy Instant Pot Potato Salad is the fastest, easiest way to make potato salad for your garden party or barbecue. It’s loaded with tender potatoes, eggs, and crunchy bits in a creamy dressing.
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Easy instant pot potato salad

Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad

Serve this Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad at your next outdoor barbecue to keep things light and refreshing, in a low-carb way that everyone will love.
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Easy Keto Greek Salad Recipe

This Keto Greek Salad is made with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese, with a tangy olive oil-based dressing. It’s a light and refreshing salad that you can serve any time.
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Easy keto greek salad recipe

BBQ Grilled Cauliflower Skewers

Make something different for dinner with these fun Grilled Cauliflower Skewers that can be served as an appetizer or vegetarian main dish.
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Bbq cauliflower

Easy Keto Grilled Radishes With Garlic & Dill Butter

These Grilled Radishes are the new hot thing this grilling season and a great side dish for your cookout. Toss aside the potatoes and get these little gems on the grill. You’re going to love them!
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Grilled radishes

Tasty Cajun Potato Wedges

Cajun Potato Wedges are a crispy, spicy way to enjoy potatoes, cooked either in the air fryer or in the oven. They make a great snack or finger food appetizer.
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Air fryer cajun potato wedges featured

Caprese Tortellini Skewers

Caprese Tortellini Skewers are made by threading seasoned cheese tortellini, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella balls onto a skewer. They are the perfect party appetizer!
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Caprese tortellini skewers featured

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Queso Fundido with Chorizo is a delicious Mexican appetizer using queso blanco, a melting cheese that bakes up into a bubbly treat and topped with delicious spicy chorizo.
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Queso fundido featured

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer

These bacon wrapped shrimp are crisped in the oven and tossed in a savory sweet sauce. They are a great appetizer to serve at parties or as a finger food side dish for any occasion. Everyone loves bacon, after all.
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Bacon wrapped shrimp w2

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5 thoughts on “28 Easy BBQ Side Dishes For Summer

  1. Jen says:

    This is the perfect list to work through all summer long. I’m starting with the bacon, jalapeno corn salad. Sounds amazing!

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