It's grilling season and that means backyard BBQ's, summer potlucks and summer cookouts! In light of this, I've put together my best bbq side dishes, all in one place, so they are easy to find! These 15 Summer BBQ Side Dishes include a variety of summer salads, with everything from pasta salad to potato salad to Caesar salad, along with grilled corn and baked potatoes for the grill. There are lighter side dishes, including Weight Watchers friendly, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.
Whether you are barbecuing at home or simply want to take along a healthy side dish and/or WW friendly side dish to a backyard BBQ or summer cookout, there are lots of easy bbq summer sides, with something for everyone! These delicious bbq sides are popular on Memorial Day, Father's Day, the first of July, and Labor Day or anytime you want a summer barbecue!
If you don't want to have to bug the host for salad servers, you'll love this salad bowl with its own removeable utensils built into the lid (affiliate link)! It's perfect for bringing along to family gatherings, potlucks and bbq's!
👪 Serving Sizes
These sides dish recipes for summer BBQ's serve anywhere from 4-10 people. However, all my recipes have adjustable serving sizes. You can cut the recipe in half (if you have a smaller group) or double or triple it for a larger group. Simply click on the blue serving size in the recipe card, select the number of servings and the recipe amounts will adjust accordingly.
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
🍖BBQ Main Courses
And if you're looking for a main course to go along with these delicious barbecue sides, check out my WW friendly BBQ Beer Can Chicken (shown), WW friendly Maple Cider Grilled Chicken Kabobs, WW friendly Banh Mi Turkey Hot Dogs, Guber Burgers (Peanut Butter Burger), WW friendly Marinated Grilled Maple Lemon Pork (shown) and don't forget my easy homemade barbecue sauce!
So, if you are looking for Summer BBQ side dishes for your next cookout, family gathering, outdoor meal, or summer BBQ, you're sure to find the perfect dish here!
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Wooohoooo! Here comes prime BBQ season and I am ready now! Love all your unique twists on salad. I'm starting with the pierogi potato salad because my kids will be all over it.
Thanks, Bernice! Enjoy 🙂
Just in time for the long weekend! This is a great collection and I really want to try that cucumber kimchi!
You'll love it, Colleen - super easy!
Such a great collection of summer BBQ sides. My favourite here is the Greek pasta salad. So tasty and refreshing, the bowl is always emptied.
wow Terri - those are amazing choices for summer salads! I'm going through the list for a salad everyday!
I love BBQ side dishes so much (sometimes more than the main dish lol). Lots of great ideas here! This will be perfect for summer!