Summer Sides

This is the best time of year for gathering with friends for picnics, cookouts or any other kind of backyard party. These are some of my favorite take-along dishes for such occasions. Enjoy!

Zesty Three Bean Salad

Unlike the so-sweet version I grew up with, this updated salad is zesty with plenty of garlic and fresh herbs. It’s easy to make and perfect for summer picnics!

Orange & Honey-Ginger Fruit Salad

It’s a rare occasion for me to share a “two-ingredient” hack, but this simple twist is so easy and flavorful, you need to try it at least once this summer!

Bleu Cheese Potato Salad

It started as a casual idea for a different kind of potato salad, and this cool, creamy, easy side has earned itself a regular spot in our summer rotation!

Dilly-Dilly, Double-Heat Potato Salad

This salad is saving spring for me—with fresh dill, pickles, jalapeno and horseradish, it’s a perfectly cool, savory side to any casual meal for Passover or Easter.

Elote Macaroni Salad

All the delicious flavors of Mexican street corn are making themselves at home in one of America’s classic comfort foods, and it’s a winner of a macaroni salad!

Fresh Broccoli-Apple Salad

This bright and crunchy salad has everything I want for these modern times, with creamy, sweet, tangy flavors and a satisfying texture.

Healthy Wheat Berry Salad

This salad is a healthy kind of comfort food, with plenty of crunch, chew and fresh flavors, dressed in a light Greek-inspired vinaigrette that’s easy to make yourself.