10 crowd-pleasing sides

Steal the show with tasty appetizers, desserts, and sides (try our famous Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw)

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw
Photo: Leigh Beisch

From cool, crisp salads to garlicky potato salad you'll probably have trouble deciding which fresh and easy dish you want to bring ― and whether you're willing to share.

1.  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.

2.  Mediterranean Rice Salad
This dish was created specifically for potluck sharing and its bright flavors make it the perfect side dish for anything grilled.

3.  Garlic Smashed-Potato Salad
This chunky potato salad is a cool summer version of everybody's favorite garlic mashed potatoes.

4.  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.

5.  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.

6.  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.

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

8.  Avocado, Tomato, and Romaine Salad
Simple and basic, this salad is a great complement to grilled chicken or steak.

9.  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.

10.  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.

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