When it comes to grilling, the main dish usually gets all the attention. But what about the sides? A great grilling side dish can elevate your meal to a whole new level of flavor and satisfaction. Whether you’re grilling burgers, steaks, chicken or fish, you need some delicious and easy grilling side dishes to complement your main course. And what better way to add some freshness and color to your plate than with grilled vegetables?
Grilling vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and adds a touch of savory smokiness, making them even more irresistible! Plus, because their flavor is enhanced by the magic of grilling, there’s very little prep work needed to grill up something everyone will love. Some of the best side dishes are simple to make, leaving you with more time to enjoy the summer with your family and friends.
If you’re looking to raise your grilling game this summer, you need to go beyond the main dish and cook up some sides full of fresh produce. That’s why we have some awesome grilling side dish recipes for you to enjoy this summer.
The Best Grilling Side Dish Recipes Featuring Pure Flavor® –
Tomato Halloumi Skewers
These skewers are a fun and tasty way to enjoy grilled tomatoes and cheese. They are made with Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes and halloumi, a firm cheese that can be grilled without melting. The tomatoes and cheese are marinated in a garlic-oregano vinaigrette that adds a zesty flavor to this side dish, which works just as well as an appetizer. The tomatoes, handpicked for absolute perfection in every pack, are a tiny taste of heaven® with a fruity sweetness that perfectly complements savory beef and cheese.
Grilled Pineapple and Cucumber Salad
This salad combines refreshing Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers, juicy Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes, and grilled pineapple with a creamy peanut dressing for a sweet and smoky side salad. To make it, blend peanut butter, vinegar, lime, garlic, chili, and soy sauce for the dressing. Grill the pineapple slices and chop them into small pieces. Toss them with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, chilis, peanuts, coriander, and mint in a large bowl. Serve on a plate with more roasted peanuts and peanut dressing on top.
Green Grilled Tomatoes
This dish is a fresh and healthy delight with grilled Green Beefsteak Tomatoes and homemade green juice. The tomatoes are firm, juicy, and slightly tart, and the green juice is made from Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers, romaine lettuce, kale, and cilantro with fresh lime juice. To bring it all together, it’s topped with a mixture of jalapenos, scallions, almonds, and mozzarella. Not only is this recipe a breeze to make for your next dinner party this summer, but it’s also very nutritious thanks to a combination of fresh, green veggies!
Grilled Mini Peppers with Goat Cheese
These stuffed and grilled mini peppers are a simple and satisfying grilling side dish that can also double as an appetizer. They are made with Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, which are stuffed with creamy goat cheese and sprinkled with thyme, salt, and pepper.
The Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers are ideal for this recipe because they are sweet, crunchy, and colorful. They are grilled until the peppers are charred and the cheese is golden, creating a delicious contrast of flavors and textures that goes well with any grilled main course, from ribs to chicken wings, salmon, and more.
Spiced Grilled Solara®
This Spiced Grilled Solara® recipe is a sweet and refreshing dessert that will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. While it may not be a side dish per se, we couldn’t resist including this refreshing grilled dessert! It’s made with Solara® Mini Melons, which are personal-sized so you don’t have to share with anyone! These tropical melons are ideal for this recipe because they have a rich, sweet flavor that’s only enhanced when grilled.
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These recipes will elevate any main dish for any summer occasion, from weeknight home meals on the patio to weekend parties with family and friends. They will add some freshness and color to your plate, as well as some amazing flavors and textures. We know these grilling recipes will make your summer meals unforgettable and satisfying.
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