BBQ Side Dishes

BBQ Side Dishes: The Yummiest Part of a Hearty Dinner Menu

A barbecue party is incomplete until you serve delicious BBQ side dishes to complement the grilled recipes. You can also prepare some of these delicious recipes and turn your regular meal serving into a special treat.
Barbecuing is not restricted to chicken and meat, but you can enjoy veggies as well, with a dipping sauce. Start an outdoor grill and involve your family members in preparing their favorite barbecue recipes. And, if you are bored of your regular meal menu, spice up your dinner with the best BBQ side dishes. You will find a plethora of such recipes for chicken and veggies, which can be prepared ahead of time, before serving such as potato salads, green salads, baked beans, BBQ corn, etc.

For your preparations, be ready with the vegetables and meat that your family members like the most. Also, gather the required marinade, barbecue sauce, and oil for the recipes, and keep them at a nearby table.

BBQ Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter
Spicy beans salads are a favorite for adults, but what about the kids? A healthy side dish that kids will love to have without complaining is corn on the cob served with flavored butter.

Ingredients
  • Sweet corn, 4 ears
  • Butter, 1 stick (unsalted, softened)
  • Basil, 4 teaspoons (chopped)
  • Parsley, 4 teaspoons (chopped)
  • Oregano, 4 teaspoons (chopped)
  • Lemon zest, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon
Directions for Preparation
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine together all the butter, basil, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, and salt. Mix well and transfer into a small bowl. Refrigerate this butter mixture, until it becomes firm.
  2. Grill the corn as you usually do, making sure that all the sides are cooked well. This may take about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Place the barbecued corns in a serving platter.
  4. Remove the chilled herb butter from the refrigerator and make slices out of it. Serve the hot corn with this flavored butter.
BBQ Chicken
There is hardly anything that is comparable with the taste of a barbecued chicken. If you crave for BBQ chicken side dishes, the following recipe will interest you.

Ingredients
  • Chicken, 2 cups (cooked, chopped)
  • Tomatoes, 6-8
  • Havarti cheese, 8 slices
  • Pesto, ⅓ cup
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper, ¼ teaspoon
Directions for Preparation
  1. Start a grill and maintain medium low heat.
  2. Prepare the tomatoes by cutting off the tops and removing the seeds. Keep them aside in a tray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine together the chicken pieces, pesto, salt, and pepper.
  4. After mixing, fill this chicken mixture in the tomatoes. Grill the stuffed tomatoes for about 20 minutes. Carefully, remove them from the grill and add one slice Havarti cheese in each of them.
  5. Return the nearly cooked tomatoes to the grill and heat until the cheese starts melting.
  6. This barbecue dish tastes good, when served immediately.
BBQ Coleslaw
Come summer and you are all geared up for an outdoor barbecue party. The following recipe is one the best BBQ side dishes for a crowd, which you can prepare within no time.

Ingredients
  • Cabbage, 1 large head (chopped finely)
  • Carrot, 1 (grated)
  • Red bell pepper, 1 (sliced into thin strips)
  • Sweet onion, 1 (chopped finely)
  • Apple cider vinegar, 1 cup
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil, ⅔ cup
  • Dry mustard, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper, 1 teaspoon
Directions for Preparation:
The ingredient quantities listed above are sufficient for serving four people. Alter the amounts according to the number of guests you have.
  1. Add vinegar, sugar, mustard, oil, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Heat it over a low heat setting and stir constantly, until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and keep it aside.
  2. In a serving dish, place the chopped cabbage, carrot, pepper, and onion. Toss lightly and then pour the salad dressing mixture.
  3. Toss again for even mixing, put lid and refrigerate before serving.
These were some of the delectable barbecue side dishes that blend well with the remaining meal menu. So, try out these recipes and make your outdoor cookout a complete one. Serve them and your family members will be impressed with your culinary skills.