Best Summer Sides from More Time at the Table

Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad

This week marks the beginning of weekend picnics, warm holiday get togethers, nights in the backyard, weeks at the beach, days at the cabin, and all kinds of thrilling grilling on your balcony or patio!  For fun, I ran through my TOP FAVORITE original summer sides on More Time at Table and brought them all together in one place just before Memorial Day.  I’ll keep perusing my files and as I find other luscious things I think you’d like, I’ll stick them in.  Be cool!


Fresh Tomato and Corn Chowder

Cold Whole Lemon-Asparagus Soup with Wine (Some Don’t Like it Hot)

Cream of Pea Soup with Mint, Scallions, and Sharp Cheddar (hot or cold)

Pasta Primavera Soup



Avocado Salad

Mango-Avocado Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil

Peach-Avocado Salad with Grapes


Favorite Asparagus Recipes on More Time


Basil Green Bean Salad with New Potatoes

Tomato Salad:  (shown here with shrimp on lemon-chive risotto)

Caprese Salads-Many!

Top:  Caprese with Lemon Green Beans    

Bottom: Prosciutto Caprese with Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Cheese Zucchini Bites with Salsa

Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mint and Lemon

Green Beans and Feta with Hot Tomato-Garlic Vinaigrette

Grilled Broccoli with Sriracha Sour Cream

Swiss Chard-Sweet Corn Scramble w/ Cherry Tomatoes+Parm

Grilled Cheese Peppers

Grilled Peach and Corn Salad (for Salmon, Chops, Chicken, and more)


One-Pan Orzo “Risotto” with Asparagus, Fennel, and Cherry Tomatoes

Instant Pot Bacon Pintos

Warm Two-Potato Salad w/ Mustard+Tarragon Vinaigrette

Grilled Eggplant-Potato Salad with Homemade Spicy Basil Mayonnaise

Southwestern Rice Salad

Wild Rice-Sweet Cherry Salad

Warm Wild Rice Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad

Curried Broccoli-Almond Brown Rice Salad

Lentil and Wild Rice Salad (With or without poached eggs)

 Orzo Salad

Late Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad with Basil Vinaigrette


Tapenade Salad With Hot Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Crostini

Grilled Caesar Salad

below: Helen Brockman at my “Grill the Whole Meal” Cooking Class

Red, White, and “Blue” Kale Salad

Hot Beet Green and Kale Salad with Beets, Goat Cheese, and Pecans

Coleslaw with a Little Apple


Want more? Check out Ktchn’s post:  12 Awesome Food Bloggers Share Their Most Popular Salad Recipes or FOOD AND WINE’S Grilling Side Dishes.

Did you love the Royal Wedding? So great to see something HAPPY!!

Stay cool and cook on,


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