15 Healthy Barbecue Side Dish Recipes


15 inspired seasonal recipes to mix up your usual barbecue side dish menu. These healthy recipes feature fresh produce and ingredients to keep your plates filled with nutrient dense locally sourced vegetables, grains and cheeses all through the summer grilling season.

15 healthy Barbecue Side Dish Recipes on the Healthy Living blog by Katie Webster of Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Hey folks. I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Katie and I write a food blog called Healthy Seasonal Recipes. I live right here in Chittenden County, and I am an avid Healthy Living shopper. Which is maybe one of the reasons I have recently had the honor of being asked to become a Healthy Living Taste Maker. That means you’ll probably be see more from me around these parts. You can also visit me over at my blog too. You’ll probably also find me in the wine section stocking up on rose, or filling up my travel mug with dark roast or possibly asking questions at the meat counter in the store. So be sure to say hello! I love chatting about cooking, and healthy eating. I also spend way too much time on social media, so please reach out there too!

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Today, I wanted to share with you some of my very favorite summertime side dish recipes from my blog. Since the weather has warmed up a bit, I have been morphing our meals to grilled meats and fish with a few healthy side dishes. I haven’t been roasting or baking much at all lately. Instead I have been whipping together these simple healthy vegetable side dishes, grain salads and unexpected seasonal salads to go with the meal. Then the left-overs work for lunches or we can serve them for two nights if I’m really planning ahead. I’ve also been using these recipes on the weekends too because there seems to be some sort of potluck or barbecue going on every weekend lately.


What are your favorite summertime side dishes?

What is your go-to to bring to a barbecue?

Have you tried the new pre-marinated meats from the meat department? We’ve had the Buffalo Chicken and the teriyaki chicken. Both were awesome!

Happy Cooking! (and grilling)


Here is the story behind this Composed Bean Salad on my blog and you can get the recipe here on EatingWell.


Pesto Bacon Potato Salad




Tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing



Pickled beets



Creamy Blue Cheese and Walnut Coleslaw



Green Bean and Corn Salad


simple skinny cucumber salad | only 19 cal per serving!

Simple Skinny Cucumber Salad


Lemony Carrot Salad with Mustard Seeds and Feta

Mediterranean Eggplant and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Parsley


Green Beans with Basil Vinaigrette


Five Bean Salad with Curry


Kohlrabi Fennel Slaw with Blue Cheese and Walnuts 


Brown Rice Salad with Berries

Broccoli Salad with Sweet Miso Dressing

Creamy Horseradish Potato Salad