Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Delicious Summer Side Dishes

Now that you’ve read our last FoodPair blog post and are grilling like a pro, what’s next?

We think a couple good side dishes are the key to elevating any backyard barbecue to the highest level. Plus, side dishes can be made well in advance of the party, giving you plenty of time to relax with your guests.

While there are a large number of possibilities, we’ve narrowed the list to a handful of summer classics that are simple to make and delicious to eat. FoodPair has plenty of options for each dish, so don’t hesitate to search our database for new twists on these classic recipes.

It's crunchy, refreshing and a great addition to any sandwich.
Ingredients in this recipe: scallion, mustard, cabbage, carrot, black pepper, mayonnaise

Potato Salad
Another summer classic that's available in many varieties.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, salt, black pepper, mustard seeds, Tabasco sauce, new potatoes

Heirloom Tomato Basil Mozarella Salad
Tomatoes are seasonal, healthy and refreshing.
Ingredients in this recipe: basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, black pepper, fresh mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomato

Grilled Corn on the Cob
A FoodPair favorite for the grill! Keep the corn in its husk, grill for 15 to 20 minutes, remove the husk, add a little butter and everyone's happy.
Ingredients in this recipe: corn, butter

White Bean Salad
Beans are healthy, delicious and easy to use.
Ingredients in this recipe: olive oil, lemon juice, red onion, cannellini beans, salt, black pepper, white wine vinegar, mixed herbs

Let’s get cooking!

Any other favorite side dishes? Post them in the comments section!