Barbecue season for 2018 is finally here. You can make your summer family get-togethers even better this year by creating some stunning and delicious side dishes that are not only quick and easy to prepare but will also add some new and interesting flavors to go with your grilled meats!
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Mason Jar Greek Salads
Salads are one of the easiest side dishes to have for a barbecue because they always pair well with meat and can be easily made in advance, as long as you can refrigerate them until it is time to eat. However, big bowls of boring green salad are not going to wow your barbecue guests, so why not try the novel idea of serving layered Greek salads in individual mason jars? These are easy to prepare as you simply layer in the ingredients as you build up the salad and then each of your guests just has to pick up a jar and a fork to enjoy them.
If you have bought a lot of mason jars in order to make a recipe like this, it can also be fun to use them as a novel way of serving drinks. This can work especially well if you have made a special punch or a big bowl of a summer cocktail to dish up to your party guests.
Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers
Add a bit of Tex-Mex flavor to your barbecue by making delicious taco stuffed bell peppers. You can prepare the Taco Mix and stuff your peppers in advance and then you can cook them on the grill alongside your other food. Do cook the Taco mix in advance, however, because you don’t want to risk undercooked meat inside your peppers. This can be a great way to create single serving side dishes, so know how many you will need to make to keep everyone satisfied.
Bacon, Apple, and Cheddar Slaw
Coleslaw is pretty much an essential side dish for a barbecue but adding some variations to the typical cabbage and carrot mix can make your slaw something to remember. One great recipe for a delicious (though not necessarily healthy) comfort food-style coleslaw is to add bacon, grated cheddar cheese, and apple, which will give a sweet and salty taste both at once, as well as a delicious creamy texture. Crunchy vegetables complete the recipe to make a really appealing side or something you can use to top your burgers. The original recipe for this slaw suggests that you use broccoli to add crunch and to make a good vegetable base, but you can really use whatever type of crunchy vegetable you and your kids tend to enjoy most.
These side dishes are easy to make, and can also be easily modified into your own unique recipes for the best barbecue side dishes for you and your family this summer.