Fast & Fresh summer sides

Savor these easy slaws, grilled veggie salads, and more, all ready in 30 minutes or less

Rachel's Farro Salad

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Amy Machnak

Rachel's Farro Salad

Dress up farro with a few things you may have growing in your garden this summer.

Recipe: Rachel's Farro Salad

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Grilling eggplant is a fun way to get this summer staple onto the table in a tasty way.

Recipe:  Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Fire-Roasted Vegetable Salad

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Amy Machnak

Fire-Roasted Vegetable Salad

Grilling sliced vegetables is an easy way to celebrate the peak of summer produce. Serve alongside a grilled steak and some grilled ciabatta bread for an all-grilled meal.

Recipe: Fire-Roasted Vegetable Salad 

Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Amy Machnak

Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

The spicy poblano and the creamy avocado are a natural match in this grilled corn salad.

Recipe: Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Cucumber Potato Salad

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Amy Machnak

Cucumber Potato Salad

The yogurt makes this salad creamy while the dill adds bursts of fresh summer flavor.

Recipe:  Cucumber Potato Salad

Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Photo by Jennifer Martiné; written by Amy Machnak

Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Take this salad to your next potluck and drizzle the dressing on at the last minute.

Recipe:  Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Peach and Mint Caprese Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Peach and Mint Caprese Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

We love this twist on the traditional Caprese salad. Ripe, sweet, summer peaches are a fun way to celebrate the bounty of the season.

Recipe: Peach and Mint Caprese Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Amy Machnak

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle

When summer tomatoes are arriving by the truckload, this is fun twist on the classic Caprese.

Recipe:  Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle

Santa Fe Slaw

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Santa Fe Slaw

The chipotle chiles warm this summer slaw. We suggest a cold beer on the side.

Recipe: Santa Fe Slaw

Creamy Lime Slaw

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Amy Machnak

Creamy Lime Slaw

Lime zest gives this slaw its zingy flavor. Using Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise is a great way to lower the fat without cutting the flavor.

Recipe:  Creamy Lime Slaw

Spicy Hoisin Sesame Glazed Corn

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Amy Machnak

Spicy Hoisin Sesame Glazed Corn

Skip the usual butter and try this sweet and spicy Asian-inspired grilled corn recipe.

Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Sesame Glazed Corn

Fresh Corn Cakes

Annabelle Breakey

Fresh Corn Cakes

Tired of corn on the cob? Try these quick and easy corn cakes for an interesting twist on the classic summer side dish.

Recipe: Fresh Corn Cakes 

Melon Salsa

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Melon Salsa

The cool melon is a nice contrast to the spicy chile. Serve with any grilled chicken dish you like.

Recipe: Melon Salsa

Fruit Cocktail with Margarita Dressing

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Fruit Cocktail with Margarita Dressing

Take a little inspiration from Mexican fruit stands by putting a fruit salad into individual cups. It's finger food at it's best, and the tequila-lime dressing gives it just the right amount of kick.

Recipe: Fruit Cocktail with Margarita Dressing

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