White serving dish with broccoli, chopped bacon and red onion, sunflower seeds and raisins sitting on a wood table. Scattered seeds and raisins lay beside the dish with a neutral color dish towel.
Side Dishes

Broccoli Bacon Salad

So many good side dishes are carb heavy; am I right? I love when there’s a great side dish that comes along that is veggie heavy instead. Hello Broccoli Bacon Salad! Raw broccoli, delicious bacon, and a sweet, creamy dressing are the staple flavors of this perfect summer side salad. I even throw in some sunflower seeds and raisins for added texture. If this doesn’t scream barbecue side I don’t know what does.

Cubed cucumbers with partial skin on, wedged tomatoes and sliced red onion glisten in a vinaigrette dressing mixed with crumbled feta cheese on a grey stone plate.
Side Dishes

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad – a.k.a. Shirazi

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad brings freshness to dinner. Raw vegetables plus a light vinaigrette dressing; how could you go wrong? Cucumber Salad is so popular in other parts of the world that it even goes by it’s own name – Shirazi Salad. Shirazi salad is a Persian dish. It’s a traditional Mediterranean salad featuring cucumber, tomato and herbs.

Creamy shrimp salad with chopped celery and scallions on a toasted potato hot dog bun. The roll sits on top of a fold blue towel with extra buns and scallions in the background.
30 Minutes or Less Dinner

Shrimp Salad Rolls – The Ultimate Summer Dinner

The combination of fresh shrimp, crisp celery and herby dressing creates a burst of flavors in every bite. The shrimp is cooked to perfection, juicy and tender, and when combined with the crunchy celery, refreshing lemon, and warm curry, it’s like an explosion of freshness in your mouth. All of this and only 10 minutes to make!

Israel couscous salad with tomato, arugula, mozzarella and peaches.
30 Minutes or Less Make Ahead - Heat & Serve Recipes Side Dishes

Couscous Summer Salad

This couscous summer salad recipe has no heavy salad dressing but still manages to pack lots of flavor. Fresh ingredients like the grape tomatoes and arugula pair perfectly with the saltiness of the mozzarella cheese and sweetness of the peaches. Then the salad is lightly dressed with a little olive oil and white wine vinegar and it is ready to serve in under 20 minutes.

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