13 crowd-pleasing BBQ sides

Steal the show with delicious sides like our famous Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw 

Cucumber Potato Salad

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Stephanie Dean

Cucumber Potato Salad

Give new life to American potato salad. For delicate, thin cucumber slices, use a mandoline--you'll find inexpensive, good quality ones at Asian markets.

Recipe: Cucumber Potato Salad

Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Stephanie Dean

Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Try this tasty salad instead of grilled corn on the cob. When cutting corn kernels from the cob, stand it in a bowl and slice down the cob's side; the bowl corrals the flying kernels.

Recipe: Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Stephanie Dean

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle

Take boring tomato salad up a notch. This salad is also good with grilled halloumi cheese tucked between the tomato slices.

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad

This dish was created specifically for potluck sharing. Its bright flavors make it the perfect side dish for anything grilled.

Recipe:   Mediterranean Rice Salad

Potato Salad

Andrea Gomez

Garlic Smashed-Potato Salad

This chunky potato salad is a cool summer version of everybody's favorite garlic mashed potatoes.

Recipe:  Garlic Smashed-Potato Salad

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw

Leigh Beisch

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw

If you're looking for that ultimate crowd pleaser try this refreshing, crunchy slaw. Shredded napa cabbage, crunchy almonds, sweet peas, and crisp radish slices are tossed with a creamy soy dressing in, arguably, our most requested recipe.

Recipe:  Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw

Artichoke, Fennel, and Tricolor Tomato Salad

James Carrier

Artichoke, Fennel, and Tricolor Tomato Salad

This colorful artichoke, fennel, and tricolor tomato salad adds a fresh, gourmet touch to the traditional barbecue and potluck favorites.

Recipe:   Artichoke, Fennel, and Tricolor Tomato Salad

Orzo Salad with Corn, Green Beans, and Tomatoes

Michael Weschler

Orzo Salad with Corn, Green Beans, and Tomatoes

This pasta salad combines the flavors of sweet corn, crisp green beans, and sweet cherry tomatoes with a tangy herbed dressing. 

Recipe:  Orzo Salad with Corn, Green Beans, and Tomatoes

Black bean-and-rice salad

Lara Hata

Black Bean, Rice, and Veggie Salad

This super fast vegetable-loaded salad can be made-ahead and its easily doubled for a particularly large crowd.

Recipe:  Black Bean, Rice, and Veggie Salad

Blueberry Cornbread

James Carrier

Blueberry Cornbread

Juicy sweet blueberries are tossed in the batter before baking, resulting in this unique cakelike cornbread.

Recipe:   Blueberry Cornbread

Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad

Andrea Gomez

Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad

Fresh, juicy, and colorful layered tomatoes, drizzled with sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar make for a refreshing salad on a hot summer day.

Recipe:  Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad

Avocado, Tomato, and Romaine Salad

James Carrier

Avocado, Tomato, and Romaine Salad

Simple and basic, this salad is a great complement to grilled chicken or steak.

Recipe:  Avocado, Tomato, and Romaine Salad

Classic Western Burger

James Carrier

Special Slaw

With a medley of flavors reminiscent of Thousand Island dressing, this slaw is just as good on its own as it is smothering the classic Western burger.

Recipe:  Special Slaw

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