Fast and Fabulous Barbecue Sides

These crowd-pleasers complete the meal in a jiffy.


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Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing

    This everything-goes tossed salad is combined with a classic French dressing with fresh tomatoes.

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Skillet White Beans

    Baked beans are a summertime staple -- and this simple recipe can be made on your stovetop. Add a dollop of sour cream, fresh basil leaves, and chopped tomatoes for a pretty topper.

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 12 to 14 side-dish servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
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Sweet and Tangy Four-Bean Salad

    Update the standard three-bean salad with a fourth bean--edamame--and a bold dressing that includes mustard, garlic, and red wine.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  4 hrs  to 48 hrs 
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Potato Salad with Country Ranch Dressing

    This potato salad recipe is super creamy thanks to a combo of ranch dressing and mayo. It's also wonderfully flavorful: The potatoes are roasted with onions and garlic.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Roast   35 mins  425°F 
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Greek Pasta Salad

    Fresh herbs, veggies, and olives are tossed with pasta in this sprightly salad. Feta cheese gives it a tangy finish.

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 12 to 16 side-dish servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill  2 hrs  to 24 hrs 
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Green Bean Salad

    Lime juice, salt, and pepper give green beans fresh flavor in this 15-minute side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   5 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
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Rosemary Potato Salad

    A savory blend of roasted new potatoes, red onion, sweet pepper, rosemary, and balsamic vinegar puts a fresh spin on classic potato salad.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Roast   25 mins  450°F 
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Macaroni Salad

    Tarragon, tomatoes, and spinach freshen up classic macaroni salad. Chunks of sharp cheddar cheese punch up the flavor.

Makes: 20 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Deviled Egg Salad

    For a pretty starter course, top a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion with these easy-to-make deviled eggs. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds fresh flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
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Baked Butter Beans with Mustard

    With smoky bacon and a hint of rosemary, this combo of butter beans and Great Northerns is sure to be a hit.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   45 mins  325°F 
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Wine-Poached Beets

    Deepen the already-sweet quality of beets with a touch of brown sugar, poach them in dry red wine to balance the caramelized flavor

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   45 mins 
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Grilled Corn Salad

    Grilled corn puts a tasty spin on classic veggie side salad. Sprinkle fresh oregano or another favorite herb to spice it up.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 cups
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   15 mins 
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Broccoli-Raisin-Cauliflower Salad

    Add cauliflower to this broccoli salad for a little dazzle, and bump up the flavor with a new sweet-spicy honey-and-cider vinegar dressing -- all ready in just 30 minutes.

Makes: 10 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Summer Strawberry Salad

    An Asian-inspired dressing featuring coconut and ginger makes this juicy fruit salad even more refreshing.

Makes: 6 servings
Chill  1 hr 
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Zesty Three-Bean Salad

    You'll get lean vegetable protein and all the health benefits of soy in this satisfying bean salad tossed with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and red onion.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  24 hrs 
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