Bring on the barbecue! Familiar favorites take a deliciously unexpected turn in this updated collection of cookout classics.
- Peanutty Coleslaw
- Green Bean, Grape, and Pasta Toss
- Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad
- Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette
- Fresh Corn Cakes
- Hot Mango Chutney Baked Beans
- Blue Cheese-and-Green Onion Potato Salad
- Mango-Papaya Salsa
Crisp coleslaw comes to the table lightly dressed with the salty snap of roasted peanuts and wasabi. Spiked with the sweet-sharp heat of Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette, cubes of watermelon team up with crumbles of Gorgonzola cheese. Green beans pair with red grapes in a colorful pasta salad. It’s not a combination you see often, but it’s sure to be a party pleaser. Try them all, and then create your own special versions.
"Summer Fresh Sides" is from the July 2008 issue of Southern Living.