8 Go-To Summer Side Dishes

quick and easy summer side dishes, tomato, basil and mozzarella salad

We’re all obsessed with the main event. Will it be grilled chicken, burgers, ribs, or steak? But what BBQ or summer party would be complete without a few killer sides to compliment your main meal? We’re sharing 8 of our favourite fast, fresh and healthy side dishes you should add to your repertoire this summer.

8 Awesome Summer Side Dishes

summer side, roasted tomatoes, balsamic vinegar

1. Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Drizzled with balsamic and sprinkled with sea salt, these roasted tomatoes are a quick, easy, and delicious side dish.

summer side kale salad

2. Kale, Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Here we’ve used kale as the base in this fabulous summer salad. Quick and easy to make, but loaded with seasonal summer ingredients like corn, vine tomatoes, and avocado, once you make it, you’ll make it again and again and again. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you!

summer sides smashed potatoes

3. Smashed Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon & Thyme

Roasted potatoes are too been there, done that, and mashed potatoes are a winter staple we’d rather not think about until next winter. Enter our most delicious potato side dish, perfect for any summer bbq or party. Simply boil buttery fingerling potatoes in salted water and drain well. While still warm, drizzle with olive oil and add lots of sea salt, fresh thyme, and lemon zest. Smash potatoes roughly with a large fork or masher, until broken apart but still chunky. Turn into a casserole dish and sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake for a few minutes in a hot oven until top is golden. Serve immediately.

Summer Sides Tomato Caprese Salad

4. Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

The prettiest – and arguably the simplest – salad you will make this summer, it’ll go perfectly with any grilled fish, chicken, pork or steak.

Summer Sides Roasted Potatoes

4. Best Roasted Potatoes

Fresh and flavour-packed, these lemon and herb roasted potatoes are your new go-to summer side!

Summer Sides Grilled Corn

5. Grilled Corn with Herbed Butter

This grilled corn with herbed butter is the easiest and tastiest side you’ll make this summer!

Summer Sides Panzanella Tomato Bread Salad

6. Rustic Panzanella Salad

Crusty toasted bread (that soaks up all the lemony vinaigrette,) fresh juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and pepper, silky buffalo mozzarella and fragrant basil leaves, all come together beautifully in this fast and fresh salad. Our tip? Let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving to let all the flavours mingle. Perfect served with some grilled fish or chicken.

7. Sesame Soba Noodle and Kale Salad

Looking for a healthy alternative to pasta? This sesame + kale soba noodle salad is delicious as a meal on its own but is set to become your new favourite side dish as well.

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