As summer is quickly approaching, there is no better time to barbecue than right now! Summer BBQs are a great way to hang out with friends, host a party, or even make an otherwise ordinary dinner exciting! Everyone knows the staples of a BBQ, like hamburgers and hot dogs, but what about the sides? If you want to have a barbecue this summer, you’re not going to want to hold off on these top five sides!
#5 – Macaroni Salad
For starters, macaroni salad is a must have at any summer bbq. Everyone has their own way to making this delicious side, but the base ingredients are some type of pasta and mayonnaise. Some people like adding hard boiled eggs to the salad (yum), and others enjoy adding all sorts of fun fix-ins like sweet peppers or relish. You can find a great recipe for macaroni salad, here!
#4 – Corn On The Cob
I absolutely love corn on the cob. It is an essential summer side and is especially great if you’re having a BBQ. There are a couple ways to prepare corn on the cob. For instance, my mom likes to boil the pieces of corn in a large stock pot with some sugar to bring out the natural sweetness of the corn. Another fun way to prepare the corn is to grill it! The heat and char from the grill give the corn an amazing sweet and savory taste that is irresistible. Here’s an awesome recipe for grilled corn on the cob, here!
#3 – Ham and Cheese Sliders
I’m not joking when I say that these ham and cheese sliders will change your life. Delicate ham is layered with Swiss cheese on top of fluffy, sweet Hawaiian rolls. Then, the sandwiches are assembled in a baking dish, and topped with a buttery, savory sauce. I’m drooling already! Check out the recipe for these delicious sliders, here!
#2 – Deviled Eggs
When there is a deviled egg tray, you can bet that I will be the one bound to eat the whole thing. The awesome thing about deviled eggs is that they are so cheap to make and require very little ingredients! People go a bunch of different routes when it comes to deviled eggs, like adding bacon or chipotle peppers, and I encourage you do play around and see what you like! Here’s a simple recipe for deviled eggs that you won’t regret trying!
#1 – Potato Salad
Last on this list, but certainly not least, is potato salad! Like macaroni salad, potato salad can be very versatile and changed depending on your taste. Some people like to keep it plain while others have fun with it! Here’s a yummy recipe for a loaded potato salad that will knock your socks off!