Summer time, the living's easy... Yes friends, it is Memorial Day Weekend and the start of the official BBQ season. To be honest, I thought we had one more week until the holiday until the other day, so you almost got this post a week late. Oops. But don't worry, I am on track now and bringing you a quick fresh list 10 Simple Summer Salads + Sides from the blog! These will be perfect for any potluck, graduation party, or BBQ you hit up all summer!
I was going through all of my old recipes on here, (trust me, some of these are ANCIENT, but still totally delicious even if the photo is a bit outdated) and realized I had a lot of salads and dips that I completely forgot about. The funny part is when most recipes go live here, they are my current favorite so I can't even imagine not making it every other day, but then it somehow fades with the next craze.
This list is a perfect place to keep them all in one place as a reminder to make them more often versus finding them randomly in the archives. You will find simple tossed salads, pasta salads, dips and more. While I didn't order them in any specific way, the Tomato Basil Pasta Salad is my absolute favorite so it did make the cut for first recipe. The keyword on all of these is SIMPLE. No one wants to spend any extra time in the kitchen where there is a pool to be dipping in, right??
Aaaaand, there's a little bonus recipe to throw on the grill as well this summer. So get ready for splashing in the pool, sips of lemonade, ice cream cones, flip flops, and so much more! And while you are at it, always show up to the party with something really good to share!
In no particular order (aside from the pasta salad), here they are:
Avocado Peach Caprese Salad
(This one may seem like it's far from a BBQ side recipe, but I bring this to EVERY potluck I go to and put it on top of crackers and never come home with a single leftover. It's a fan favorite!)
These are my FAVORITE all summer. I make a double batch and then freeze them uncooked so they are ready to toss on the grill anytime.