Summer cooking for me is all about fresh, seasonal ingredients and, most importantly, no fuss. I want to spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the weather and being outdoors. These Summer Side Dishes are not only healthy and delicious, but also super easy and quick to make. Definitely a requirement for summer cooking!
Recipes for our favorite Summer Side Dishes :
Watermelon Feta Salad
When you think of summer, you think of watermelon. Combining it with savory elements like fresh herbs and feta cheese elevates it to a whole other level. Chopped mint is the perfect flavor addition to this fresh fruit salad! This one will be in permanent rotation in your Summer Side Dishes
Black bean, Corn, and Avocado Salad
Make this Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salad ahead of time. The longer it sits, the more the flavors combine and develop. Black beans are an excellent plant based protein salad and avocados are the perfect healthy fat. The corn adds just the perfect amount of sweetness. Plus, I LOVE all the colors!
No Mayo Potato Salad
A lightened up version of the traditional favorite. I promisee you won’t miss the mayo! Pro Tip…Red potatoes cook faster and have a creamier texture than white potatoes.
Lentil Fava Bean Salad
Lentils and fava beans are one of my favorite combinations. Add in chopped herbs and some fresh lemon for the perfect summer side dish
Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Glaze
It’s Strawberry Season! Try this delicious combination of strawberries and cucumbers for the perfect summer salad or side dish
Inspired by my favorite pool side snack in Los Cabos, I could eat this every day!
For more warm weather favorites, including more Summer Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Main Courses, check out my Summer Recipe Roundup
Would love to hear what you think!