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What is your go-to summer BBQ side? We are making pulled pork (w slaw), burgers and homemade sausage. Thank you!

I am hoping for quick and easy. Two fairly different sides. Veg sides. Serving 40 friends!

asked by Michele over 3 years ago
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Trena Heinrich

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added over 3 years ago

Your menu sounds delicious! Nothing says summer like corn on the cob, at least to my family. Here's a link to one of my favorites http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 3 years ago

This corn looks divine! I will def try this on a smaller scale! Looking for non-grill side that can serve 40 easily. But me and my fam may enjoy this next weekend!

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added over 3 years ago

I should add - the grill will be maxed out w meat on it. I am hoping for a cold side. As many veggies as Incan cram in to counter the meat feat we'll be serving.

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boulangere

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added over 3 years ago

Great menu! My hands-down favorite bbq side is lapadia's Jalapeño-Apple Slaw:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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pierino

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added over 3 years ago

Beans. Whether it's pork (my favorite animal) or tri tip I really like to prepare pinquito beans (little pinks) in the Santa Maria style. Guilty secret: I actually like Bush's Grillin' Beans out of the can. A little hot sauce and...

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added over 3 years ago

Potato salad, black bean confetti, broccoli slaw, and corn bread can be made ahead :)

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added over 3 years ago

Great call, I have an excellent cornbread that is always a crowd pleaser. On the menu it goes! Have a go to potato salad?

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added over 3 years ago

Second potato salad and these make-ahead stuffed sweet peppers http://food52.com/recipes...

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Pegeen

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added over 3 years ago

Two good green bean salads
http://food52.com/recipes...
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 3 years ago

I have one that is like a cross between a fruit salad with sweet potatoes. But here is a great one with fennel and dill http://food52.com/recipes....

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boulangere

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added over 3 years ago

Here is our favorite corn salad based on one we had in southern France: Chasing Cézanne Carrot and Corn Salad
http://wp.me/p27pPl-xZ

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added over 3 years ago

Grapes, fontina cheese diced , cocktail onion, Worcestershire . Little oil . Great summer salad

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added over 3 years ago

I'm jumping on the corn bandwagon. I love it slightly sauteed (make sure to use all that corn milk) with a touch of butter and topped with some parsley. Sometimes I'll sautee it with finely chopped onions and jalapeños.

I also recently made a Chew inspired slaw that I loved. It called for shredded cabbage and carrots, scallions, equal parts mayo and greek yogurt (i used 2%, but I think you could use 0% without sacrificing much), lime juice, cumin, honey, and siracha. It was really delicious.

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added over 3 years ago

kale salad also comes to mind. Here's just one:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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Your menu looks amazing! Regarding sides, here are two of my favorite food52 recipes featuring green beans. Highly recommend both of them -- they can each be prepped in advance and served at room temperature.
Three Bean Salad the Bona Fide Way by thirschfeld (http://food52.com/recipes...)
French Bean Salad with Tarragon and Green Peppercorn by Jennifer Ann (http://food52.com/recipes...)

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ChefJune

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added over 3 years ago

I love making a Niçoise salad w/o the tuna, then tossing it together with mixed salad greens. It's light, refreshing and nourishing. Makes a lovely entree for any vegetarians who might "Wander by."

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ChefJune

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added over 3 years ago

Corn IS wonderful. but here in New York it's not in season yet. I'll be waiting until it's available at the Greenmarket, and then it's time for corn on the cob and my favorite, Maque Choux! http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 3 years ago

I love Farmers Market Potato Salad, a non-mayo-based salad that also include corn, tomatoes, etc. that are roasted early in the day. Fabulous tarragon-based dressing. http://www.myrecipes.com...

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aargersi

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added over 3 years ago

I have been making this bright pea and potato salad and it has been met with great reviews from the pack!

http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 3 years ago



I posted this recipe that is filling, inexpensive, can be made-ahead and serves a crowd. Easily doubled, tripled, etc.

http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 3 years ago

Cut a watermelon and a pineapple into chunks. Add a mago or two and then soemstarfruit or a couple of kiwis, Next a finely chopped jalapeno, cilantro, freshly ground black pepper, and soemfrsh lime juice and splash of OJ and/or pineapple juice to suit you. Maybe have some sea salt on the side. Many requests for this salad!

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added over 3 years ago

Can I edit that? Sorry.