Posted by Keri M on June 23, 2022
It’s cook-out season! There’s just something special about al fresco dining … spreading a gingham tablecloth on the picnic table, firing up the grill, and the happy procession of family and friends carrying trays of dishes, utensils, condiments and picnic-perfect foods to the outdoor dining space.
While the sizzling steak, mouth-watering burger or juicy hot dog on the grill usually takes center stage at these events, what would a cookout be without the tasty summer sides? A hotdog on a bun is a snack. But surround it with potato salad, baked beans and a dessert, and you’ve got a MEAL, man!
If you’re looking for easy-to-prepare, delicious side dishes for YOUR next backyard grill-out or patio picnic, consider these five-start favorite recipes from Tastefully Simple:
Maybe a dessert isn’t technically a side, but this easy meal-capper made on the grill is too good not to share! Fresh-picked peaches and marshmallows share space on the skewer with chunks of Absolutely Almond Pound Cake, and the toasted treat is drizzled with Creamy Caramel Sauce. The verdict? “OMG. So delish!” according to a reviewer.
This summer, when you’re firing up the grill, spare a bit of applause for the super side dishes that make outdoor dining so fresh!