Delicious 4th of July BBQ Side Dishes

4th of July BBQ Side Dishes
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Fire up the grill and get ready to celebrate freedom with fireworks on your palate! Here is a mouthwatering lineup of the best Fourth of July BBQ side dishes guaranteed to steal the show! From classic coleslaw with a twist to tangy grilled corn on the cob, prepare to skyrocket your Independence Day to epic proportions!

Caramelized Onions

To make your dish even juicier, serve your BBQ meat with this onion and mushroom sauce.

Caramelized Onion and Mushroom
Caramelized onion and mushroom is a top-tier choice for addition to almost every meal, especially meats. This time I served it with rib-eye steak and turkey burgers for a real gourmet feast. It is actually nothing special, but pairs with many dishes enhancing the flavors. Here is the recipe for this simple, but effective side dish!
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Caramelized Onion and Mushroom

Cottage Cheese Salad with Spring Onions

If you are looking for a protein-rich idea that is creamy and tasty at the same time, this cottage cheese salad is a way to go!

Simple Cottage Cheese Salad
This Simple Cottage Cheese Salad is not only easy to prepare but also brings a refreshing touch to any meal, especially during the summer months. It’s a light, protein-rich option that will keep everyone at the table happy and healthy!
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simple cottage cheese salad easy recipe

Culver’s Sauce

Culver’s sauce is one of my favorite fast food sauces, so I had to add its copycat recipe to this list. I recommend this sauce if you are serving burger patties at your 4th of July party.

Culver’s Signature Sauce Copycat
Culver's Signature Sauce is a rich and creamy condiment with a unique blend of tangy buttermilk, Parmesan cheese, and a hint of blue cheese, offering a versatile and dreamy flavor profile ideal for enhancing a variety of dishes.
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culvers signature sauce 1 1

Tangy Grilled Corn

Say hello to summer on a cob! Meet this tangy grilled corn with a Mexican twist – charred to perfection, drizzled with zesty lime juice, and sprinkled with Tajin seasoning.

B.C. summer recipe: Grilled corn on the cob, with a Mexican twist
With B.C. corn season coming into focus, here’s a recipe that includes influences from Mexican cuisine.
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B.C. summer recipe: Grilled corn on the cob, with a Mexican twist

Grilled Veggie Skewers

These vegetable skewers are like a rainbow on fire, bringing the taste of summer to your plate in the most fun and flavorful way possible! Who said veggies couldn’t be the life of the BBQ party?

Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Grilled vegetable skewers are a must-have for any grilling session. Packed with flavor, they make the perfect addition to any summer BBQ.
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Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad

Unusual but perfect for pairing with grilled meat, this salad is summer in a bowl. The sweet, savory, and refreshing combo is ideal for hot days—one bite, and you’ll be hooked!

Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad with Lemon and Basil
Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad is the perfect summer salad, with juicy watermelon, bright and tangy lemon, fresh basil, salty feta, and orzo!
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Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad with Lemon and Basil

Colorful Coleslaw

Vibrant coleslaw packed with crispy veggies and dressed in a tangy, creamy sauce is a magnificent sidekick for your BBQ. Bright, tasty, and oh-so-refreshing – this coleslaw will certainly steal the show!

This Rainbow-Hued Coleslaw Is a Thing of Beauty
Mini sweet peppers and two types of cabbage give this coleslaw a must-see makeover.
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This Rainbow-Hued Coleslaw Is a Thing of Beauty

Pasta Salad

Fresh, colorful, and bursting with flavor, this pasta salad is a fabulous, easy-going side for any BBQ bash! It is loaded with tender multicolored pasta, juicy veggies, and tangy olives, all tossed in a zesty dressing.

Summer Pasta Salad Recipe
With flavors of sharp cheddar, tangy Italian dressing, and crunchy juicy summer vegetables,this pasta salad recipe is perfect for summer BBQs
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Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

Grilled Eggplant

Each slice of eggplant is charred to golden-brown goodness, tender on the inside, and packed with flavor. A sprinkle of herbs and a trickle of olive oil make this veggie dish a standout star at any BBQ!

Grilled Eggplant (Quick & Easy!)
This grilled eggplant recipe is perfectly tender and caramelized! Learn how to make eggplant on the grill, the quick and easy way.
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Grilled Eggplant (Quick & Easy!)

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Tender asparagus spears wrapped in savory prosciutto and grilled to crispy perfection are a mouthwatering combo. It’s incredibly simple yet totally fancy!

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Tender fresh asparagus wrapped in salty cured prosciutto with a dash of pepper and simple honey glaze makes a delicious, quick cooking grilled side.
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Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled Potatoes

Simple, delicious, and totally irresistible, these golden crispy slices are wonderfully seasoned and grilled to smoky perfection. The texture is out-of-this-world, creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside!

Quick and Easy Grilled Potatoes
Delicious grilled potatoes, simply seasoned and brushed with olive oil, are cooked until potatoes are tender inside and perfectly crisp outside.
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Quick and Easy Grilled Potatoes

Arancini

Golden-fried rice balls stuffed with gooey cheese offer a burst of flavor in every bite. This is a fun and tasty treat that will undeniably be a hit at any get-together.

Arancini Recipe (Italian Fried Risotto)
In this arancini recipe, rice balls are filled with herbs and spices, stuffed with mozzarella, breaded, and fried until melty and golden.
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Arancini Recipe (Italian Fried Risotto)

Grilled Tomatoes

Bursting with color and smoky-sweet flavor, each juicy slice is a summer delight. They are lightly charred, seasoned with flaky salt and oregano, and absolutely delish!

Grilled Tomatoes Are the Perfect Summer Side
An effortless dish you will keep coming back to.
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Grilled Tomatoes Are the Perfect Summer Side

Corn Salad

There is no better salad than a very finely diced one! Fresh, colorful, and full of flavor, this salad is the ideal, refreshing side for any BBQ feast. P.S. Vibrant dressing rounds the taste flawlessly.

Corn Salad Recipe
Summery Corn Salad – made with fresh-cut corn kernels, sweet tomatoes, vibrant red onions, crisp cucumbers, flavorful feta cheese, and fresh herbs-
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Corn Salad Recipe

Potato Salad

Baby potato salad will be the cutest side dish at your BBQ! Creamy, tangy, and totally luscious, this salad is sure to be a crowd favorite. 

How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe
BEST Potato Salad recipe is so easy to make! Made with Greek yogurt, fresh dill & parsley for a fresh and summery side dish. Mayonnaise-free!
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How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe

Salad on the Stick

This a pretty unusual way to present a salad! It’s like a veggie kabob party, bringing color and flavor to your palate in the most playful way possible. Salad just got a whole lot cooler!

Salad on a Stick
Some recipes just sound like fun right from the word go! Salad on a Stick gives the kabob treatment to everyone’s favorite vegetable side, allowing you to eat it one-handed!
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Salad on a Stick

Zucchini Casserole

Layers of tender zucchini, gooey cheese, and aromatic herbs baked to golden perfection are a perfect match for grilled meat. It is creamy, comforting, and packed with flavor – like a warm hug from the oven.

Zucchini Casserole (Easy & Cheesy!)
This easy zucchini gratin is a baked cheesy zucchini casserole recipe everyone will love! Only 10 minutes prep time & simple ingredients.
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Zucchini Casserole (Easy & Cheesy!)

Balsamic Green Beans

Crisp green beans tossed in a tangy balsamic glaze and sprinkled with crunchy walnuts is a deliciously fresh and nutty combo. This side dish will offer a burst of flavor and crunch to your palate.

Balsamic Green Beans
These Balsamic Green Beans with Walnuts are one of my favorite vegetable side dishes of all times! Simple, quick, elegant and delicious.
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Balsamic Green Beans

Grilled Watermelon

Unexpectedly, sweet and juicy watermelon slices kissed with fire pair impeccably with meat. The heat caramelizes the sugars, making each bite a flavorful mix of smoky and sweet.

Grilled Watermelon
Grilled watermelon with hints of honey, lime, and cilantro? Yep, this is a side dish that’ll be on repeat for barbecues all summer long!
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Grilled Watermelon

Barbecue Beans

This is a BBQ classic – beans cooked to ideal consistency in a rich, tangy sauce with a hint of smokiness. Sweet and savory, they are the perfect side dish to round out your barbecue feast!

The Best Barbecue Beans Recipe
Using dried beans pays in this recipe, which produces some of the best barbecue beans you’ll ever have—the sauce packs a deep and complex barbecue flavor with tender, creamy beans.
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The Best Barbecue Beans Recipe

Tomato Salad

This tasty salad is packed with vibrant grape tomatoes in every shade. Tossed with fresh herbs, mozzarella, and a zesty dressing, it is a superb side dish to serve along with barbecue goods.

Tomato Salad – Cooking Classy
The BEST, easy tomato salad – made with grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella pearls and it’s all tossed in a refreshing garlic-herb vinaigrette dressing.
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Tomato Salad - Cooking Classy

Muhammara

Roasted red pepper dip pairs flawlessly with grilled meat, especially with chicken and fish. It is creamy and smoky, made from fire-roasted peppers and a blend of savory spices.YUM!

Muhammara Recipe (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)
A foolproof muhammara recipe for a hearty, creamy roasted red pepper dip w/ walnuts, pomegranate molasses & Mediterranean spices. Step by step tutorial!
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Muhammara Recipe (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

Grilled Mushrooms

Marinated and grilled to smoky excellence, hearty portobello mushrooms are the best addition to any BBQ spread. They have a rich, meaty flavor, so mushroom lovers, this one is for you!

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
How to make the best grilled portobello mushrooms. Simple recipe that’s perfect for a portobello steak, grilled portobello mushroom burger, or easy side.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Cauliflower Kebabs

Tender cauliflower florets skewered and paired with a sweet and tangy mango chutney is a fun twist that’s sure to brighten up your BBQ. Get ready for a flavor explosion!

Cauliflower Kebabs with Spicy Mango Chutney Recipe on Food52
This is a recipe I’ve always wanted to make. In fact, I’ve tweaked this recipe in my head for days while commuting, and then at the end, I changed plans at the last minute.
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Cauliflower Kebabs with Spicy Mango Chutney Recipe on Food52

Couscous Salad

This light and refreshing burst of flavor is a terrific option for a sunny BBQ day. The salad with finely diced colorful veggies and couscous will brighten up your 4th of July feast!

Couscous Salad
This simple couscous salad is made with loads of fresh veggies, chickpeas, herbs, feta, pine nuts, and a zesty lemon dressing. SO delicious!
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Couscous Salad

Mozzarella Dip

This creamy, melty dip is packed with gooey mozzarella and savory seasonings. It is ideal for pairing with breadsticks, crackers, and grilled meat! Enjoy the cheesy bliss!

Whipped Mozzarella Dip Is Too Good To Be True
Burst cherry tomatoes and creamy mozzarella, what’s not to like?
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Whipped Mozzarella Dip Is Too Good To Be True

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

From deep purple to bright orange, each carrot adds a pop of color to your plate. These vibrant beauties are roasted to tender perfection, bringing out their natural sweetness and flavor.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots
These Roasted Rainbow Carrots are the perfect side dish. Carrots are tossed in brown sugar & olive oil, then baked until tender!
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Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Gnocchi Kebab

Unconventional but so worth the attention – these pillowy potato dumplings with colorful veggies will impress you. Gnocchi and grilled meat are surprisingly awesome combinations! 

Best Tomato Gnocchi Kebabs Recipe
Don’t forget that salsa verde drizzle!
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Best Tomato Gnocchi Kebabs Recipe

I just wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to the chefs for sharing your amazing recipes with us!

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