Side Dish Recipes - From the perfect Potato Salad to Beans
Top 10 Side Dish Recipes
No great barbecue or cookout is complete without a set of great side dishes. From the traditional BBQ beans and potato salads to vegetable dishes, these side dish recipes have been the most popular on my site. So whether you want a big bowl of spicy beans or corn on the cob make up a great side dish the next time you have a big cookout.
These armadillo eggs are one of the best ideas I've seen recently. Spicy bratwurst sausage is molded around a jalapeño pepper stuffed with cream cheese to form an egg.
Grilled Avocados with Crab Salsa
Enlivened by the open flame, these grilled avocados are creamy and delicious. A perfect starter to any meal, they can also fill the role of side dish. Make sure to keep a close eye while on the grill. You want light charring and nothing more.
Grilled Candied Yams
This is a simple candied yam recipe that you can make during the holidays or anytime you feel like eating them. Steaming them before grilling cuts down the actual grill.
Grilled Chicken and Cheese Tomatoes
This delicious stuffed tomato recipe can be used as a side dish or it can stand alone as an entree.
Grilled Corn Salsa
Most of us have tried corn salsa, but why not take the vegetables to the grill? Not only does this add a new dimension to the flavor of the salsa, but the end result in quite appealing to the eye.
Grilled Polenta Cakes with Fontina Cheese
This grilled polenta side dish makes a wonderful addition to any grilled meats. Try it with grilled chicken or pork next time you have a cookout.
Grilled Potato Skins
This is a quick and easy recipe for grilled potato skins. This dish is perfect for summer barbecues and Superbowl parties.
This delicious slaw recipe can be served as a side dish or on a pulled pork sandwich. You can add more or less cayenne to adjust the spiciness of this dish.
In Texas Beans means Pinto Beans. These beans are cooked up with brisket burnt ends and barbecue sauce to make them the perfect side dish for barbecue brisket. If you don't have burnt ends try a grilled steak cooked well. You want smoky flavor for these barbecue beans.
Sweetened Chipotle Corn Butter
A wonderful sweet and earthy corn butter for grilled or steamed corn on the cob
Simple and delicious, this chili-lime butter is mildly spiced and slightly tangy. A great addition to grilled corn and other vegetables.
Cajun Corn Butter
Probably the easiest and most flavorful corn butter you can whip up in no time. Three ingredients is all it takes to add that extra something to grilled or steamed corn on the cob.
Shallot-Parsley Corn Butter
This corn butter provides a nice zing from the shallot and a refreshing flavor from the parsley. It goes well on grilled or steamed corn and can be used on grilled fish and chicken, or served on top of a steak.
Cilantro and Cotija Corn Butter
A delicious mix of cilantro, lime and chipotle, with the added saltiness from the Cotija cheese. This is a great addition to any vegetable dish, but works very well on corn on the cob.
Lemon-Oregano Corn Butter
Mediterranean flavors of lemon, fresh oregano, and garlic are used in this recipe. For an added Greek flair, you can also incorporate crumbled feta into the mixture. Just be careful folding the cheese into the butter, as it can lose it's texture if over mixed. This recipe is wonderful on grilled corn or can be used as a topper for grilled chicken breasts and even pork steaks or tenderloin.
Chive and Honey-Dijon Corn Butter
A great combination of sweet, tangy, and a bit of bite from the chives. Perfect for corn, but also a good addition to poultry, fish, and grilled sweet potatoes.
Truffle and White Wine Corn Butter
Don't be intimidated by this recipe, if you can find truffles, then wonderful, if not, then look for truffle salt with pieces of truffles in it. This can be found in any specialty food store and will add a lovely richness to the corn butter. You can use this on much more than vegetables. Use on all types of seafood, pork, poultry, or on other vegetables if so inclined. You'll be delighted by it and this could become your go to compound butter in the future.
Garlic-Tarragon Corn Butter
A great mixture of fresh tarragon with garlic and a little touch of sweet from the agave nectar. This butter works well with most vegetables and even on fish.
Habanero-Mango Corn Butter
If you want a good sweet and spicy corn butter, then look no further. Make sure to wear kitchen gloves when handling the habanero.