The beauty of summer is that you can enjoy a meal on the deck with your family. Another amazing thing I’ve noticed is that the outdoors make vegetables more palatable for even picky kiddos. Before you make your next meal plan, be sure to check out these 10 delicious vegetable side dishes perfect for summer meals.
Before you make your next meal plan, be sure to check out these 10 delicious vegetable side dishes perfect for summer meals on the deck. Click To Tweet
Are you excited for summer barbecues? Our extended families love hosting pitch-ins all summer long. That means we need some go-to side dishes to bring. These delicious recipes have us covered no matter what veggies we have on hand.
Garlic Roasted Mushrooms (Home Made Lovely)
Mushrooms are amazing! Roasting them in garlic makes them phenomenal! If you’re a mushroom lover you can’t miss this easy recipe.
Italian Seasoned Fresh Green Beans (Teaspoon of Goodness)
Looking for an easy way to amp up the flavor of your green beans? This side dish has you covered. It is also easy to whip up a big batch for family reunions and parties.
Easy Potatoes Au Gratin (A Mom’s Take)
Potato dishes are always a big crowd pleaser! This recipe makes au gratin potatoes crazy easy for a week night dinner or a large BBQ.
Tomato Avocado Salad (Cincy Shopper)
Lighten up the side dishes with this easy salad recipe. It is great for cooling down on hot summer days (or nights).
Creamy Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cherries (Delightful’E’Made)
This is another great side dish for hot summer days. It is the perfect mix of tangy, sweet, and crunchy!
Sweet & Tangy Sauteed Collard Greens (Comfort Spring)
Don’t knock it ’til you try it. Collard greens are delicious and this recipe steps it up even more. Try pairing it with grilled chicken and corn on the cob for an amazing summer meal.
Easiest Way to Make Corn on the Cob (Made in a Pinch)
Speaking of corn on the cob, this recipe keeps your grill and your stove free for the rest of your meal. Find out this super simple cooking method now!
Chipotle Lime Edamame (Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry)
Again, edamame is delicious on it’s own but adding a fiesta twist makes it amazing! This recipe makes a great appetizer, side dish, or even a snack.
Tangy Thai Cucumber Salad (Made in a Day)
Cucumber is such a fresh summer vegetable. That makes it perfect for pairing with tangy Thai flavor! Find out how to do it with this easy recipe.
Cheesy Crispy Baked Asparagus (DIY Adulation)
Last but certainly not least, this delicious asparagus recipe is incredibly easy to make. Layer it, toss it in the oven, and enjoy. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
I totally recommend trying all of these 10 delicious vegetable side dishes this summer. You can’t go wrong with any of them and your friends and family will love them. What are your favorite vegetables to enjoy this time of year? Let me know in the comments!
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